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1652 Quaker Pilgrimage ‘In Fox’s Footsteps’

Event details

Web Page
www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk
Description
A five-day residential event for people who want to explore the dramatic Cumbrian landscape and the equally dramatic dissenter history of the C17th there. On Monday evening the guide will give an introductory talk on the tumultuous civil war history when the Quaker movement emerged. The rest of the week there will be visits, by minibus, to Brigflatts, Clitheroe, Firbank Fell, the Quaker Tapestry at Kendal, Lancaster Jail, and Sunbrick Quaker Burial ground on Birkrigg Common. There is the opportunity to climb Pendle Hill and experience a Meeting for Worship at the top but this is not obligatory. Another highlight of the trip is a tour of C16th Swarthmoor Hall itself, where daily Meetings for Worship and evening epilogues will be offered.
Start Date
16/09/2019
End Date
20/09/2019
Start location
Address Line 1
Swarthmoor Hall
Address Line 2
Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Town
Ulverston
City
Cumbria
Postcode
LA12 0JQ
End location
Address Line 1
Swarthmoor Hall
Address Line 2
Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Town
Ulverston
City
Cumbria
Postcode
LA12 0JQ
Area
North England
Travel Advice
BY RAIL: Ulverston station is 45 minutes from Lancaster station, which is about 2 1/2 hours from London Euston. It is 2 hours from Manchester airport. Swarthmoor Hall is a 15-20 minute walk across fields from the station, or a taxi can be ordered. BY ROAD: Swarthmoor Hall is a 25-minute drive from junction 36 on the M6 motorway. There is free off-raod parking at the Hall. BY BUS: Stagecoach Cumberland service X6 runs regularly from Kendal to Ulverston
What To Bring
waterproofs, stout shoes, water bottle. Also shady hat and sun-glasses!
Distance
maximum distance walked in any one day is 4 miles, but that is not obligatory. Some pilgrims prefer to miss climbing Pendle Hill. There are longer walks available e.g to Sunbrick Burial Ground.
Maximum Size Of Group
25 residents plus unlimited non-residents.
Difficulty
Easy
Price
£550 for 5 days ensuite and full board (packed lunches). £490 per person sharing a room. £284 non-residential. (full board)

Organising company

Organising Company Name
Swarthmoor Hall
Telephone
01229 583204
Website
www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk
Email
info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk
Address Line 1
Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Town
Ulverston
City
Cumbria
Postcode
LA12 0JQ

Primary contact

Name
Clare Dent; Janet Shimmin.
Telephone
01229 583204
Email
info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk
Position
Admin