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1652 Quaker Pilgrimage ‘In Fox’s Footsteps’

Event details

Web Page
www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk
Description
Swarthmoor Hall organises pilgrimages around early Quaker sites in Cumbria, redolent with the struggles of dissenters during the C17th civil wars and their aftermath. Some of these pilgrimages are for closed groups of Quakers, and there are also two each year which are open to individuals, couples and groups of friends. A mini bus is used to travel to the different sites. On Monday, an introductory talk gives a background to the happenings of 1652. There is an opportunity to climb Pendle Hill and experience a Meeting for Worship at the top. The pilgrimage will also include visits to Clitheroe, Brigflatts, Firbank Fell and the Quaker Tapestry at Kendal (Wednesday), Lancaster Jail and Sunbrick Burial ground (Thursday) and Swarthmoor Meeting House (Friday). A tour of C17th Swarthmoor Hall itself takes place during the pilgrimage, and the Great Hall there, furnished in 1652 style, is the venue for morning Meetings for Worship and evening Epilogues.
Start Date
01/07/2019
End Date
05/07/2019
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 to Ulverston station: Ulverston is 45 minutes from Lancaster station, which is about 2 1/2 hours from London Euston. Ulverston is on the Manchester Airport to Barrow-in-Furness line. The station is a 15 minute walk from Swarthmoor Hall, where pilgrims stay. Taxis need to be booked in advance. BY ROAD: Swarthmoor Hall is a 25 minute drive from junction 36 of the M6 motoroway (follow signs to Barrow A590 until Ulverston). In Ulverston, follow the brown road signs at the second set of traffic lights onto Princes Street, right onto Urswick Road and right into Swarthmoor Hall Lane. The postcode is LA12 0JQ BY BUS: Stagecoach Cumberland service X6 runs regularly from Kendal to Ulverston
What To Bring
waterproofs, stout shoes, water bottle,
Distance
Daily trips to sites by mini-bus, maximum distance walked in one day 4 miles.
Maximum Size Of Group
26 residents, plus non-residents without limit.
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. Leader Gordon Matthews
Telephone
01229 583204
Email
info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk
Position
Admin