John Bradburne Memorial Society’s annual pilgrimage takes place this weekend

The Annual John Bradburne Memorial Society pilgrimage will be tackling the challenge of climbing Cross Fell this weekend. This is the highest mountain in England outside the Lake District. John Bradburne climbed and wrote about it many times in his poetry. The summit is just 5 miles
from Skirwith where John was born and spent his early years.

The Pilgrimage takes place tomorrow, Saturday 8th June, and starts at Kirkland church. Pilgrims will walk to Wythwaite then up Grumply Hill to
Wildboar Scar and on to the summit where there will be a stop for lunch and prayers.

The route is 11 miles and 2,400 feet of ascent which will take approximately six hours. You will need to be fairly fit and dressed for a boggy walk with possibly a cold wind, even in June.

Before the walk, there will be a Mass held at St John the Evangelist Church, Skirwith, CA10 1RQ at 10am. All are welcome to join the Mass. There will be refreshments, talks and an exhibition on John Bradburne and the Mutemwa Leprosy Care Centre in the Skirwith Village Hall after the walk.

To book your place and make your donation please visit: or call Kate on 07979187498