The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2019

Day 10: Driffield to Bridlington

Today's walk has two problems. Rural pubs are becoming gastro-pubs and are sometimes closed Monday lunchtime after a busy weekend. The second problem is the scarcity of public footpaths between Driffield and Bridlington. The first problem has been solved by finding a cafe at a stately home that serves a small range of snack meals, some excellent home-made cakes and locally brewed bottled beer. We can sit inside if it is raining and if it isn't there are plenty of seats and tables outside. The manager is quite relaxed about us eating our packed lunches but you must each buy at least one drink; tea, coffee, soft drink or a bottle of beer. The scarcity of footpaths means we must use more roads and pavements than we would wish. One is the Roman road to Bridlington . It is straight and you can imagine the Roman legionnaires marching along it to northern Britain and Hadrian's Wall. Terrain is mainly flattish. If the weather is bad you will bless the mud free route of country lanes and the Roman road!


Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 10


All Saints Driffield main church where many of us slept hbuxton


Jack sleeping in nice socks hbuxton


Pilgrimage life John Chenery


Mass with the parish of Our Lady and St Edward, Driffield John Chenery


Coffee after mass in the parish hall John Chenery


2 Driffield churches. Tower of All Saints to the left of Our Lady and St Edward John Chenery


The front markers have tea at All Saints Nafferton hbuxton


All Saints Nafferton hbuxton


All Saints, Nafferton, ringing its bells to welcome us. John Chenery


All Saints Nafferton gave us coffee too John Chenery


Fr Tony talked about the role of St Hilda at the Synod of Whitby. John Chenery


Leaving All Saints, Nafferton John Chenery


St John of Beverley Harpham hbuxton


Harvest time John Chenery


French Marigolds At Lowthorpe


DIY Prayers, St Martin, Lowthorpe John Chenery


St Martin, Lowthorpe John Chenery


The end bit of the church needs some repairs John Chenery


An interesting caterpillar being moved out of harm's way John Chenery


Approaching St John of Beverley, Harpham. John Chenery


Michael speaks of the ecumenical struggle and our role in it. John Chenery


Leaving St John of Beverley, Harpham John Chenery


The pilgrim line heads for Burton Agnes and lunch. John Chenery


Front markers at lunch at Burton Agnes Hall cafe hbuxton


John Chenery


Lunch, Burton Agnes Hall Cafe John Chenery


so to St Martin, Burton Agnes John Chenery


In St Martin's, next to Burton Agnes Hall John Chenery


Gill compared St Hilda to the founder of overseas disabled charity CBM John Chenery


Distant view of the sea. John Chenery


uphill, getting more Wold-ish John Chenery


coming towards the end of a very long Roman Road into Bridlington. Ahead of schedule! John Chenery


Nice view across to Bridlington Priory John Chenery


The Marlow Family from Huddersfield on our way to Bridlington


Arrived at Emmanuel Church, Bridlington John Chenery