Padley Martyrs Way

West & East Midlands, 1 day

The Padley Martyrs Way – 10.5 miles, 1 day. A Pilgrim Way for the Catholic Diocese of Hallam from the Cathedral of St Marie in Sheffield to the Diocesan Shrine of the Chapel of the Padley Martyrs in Upper Padley. The Chapel is on the site of Padley Hall where Frs. Nicholas Garlick and Robert Ludlum were arrested on the charge of being Catholic priests. They were taken to Derby and executed there in July 1588.

The route passes the Anglican Sheffield Cathedral and then heads through the University of Hallam area to exit the City along Porter Brook through Endcliffe Park. After passing the Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow the route ascends Houndkirk Moor and then descends beside Burbage Brook to reach Upper Padley and the Martyrs Chapel in the Hope Valley.

About the Catholic Diocese of Hallam: It comprises the County of South Yorkshire, parts of the High Peak and Chesterfield, districts of Derbyshire and the district of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire. It is under the patronage of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, whose feast is celebrated as a solemnity in the Diocese on the 27th June. It was formed on 30th May 1980 by the division of the Dioceses of Leeds and Nottingham. It is one of the six dioceses within the ecclesiastical Province of Liverpool. The Diocese derives its name from Hallamshire, an ancient name for the area.

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