The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2019

Day 13: Sherburn to Pickering

This day is mainly spent crossing the Vale of Pickering with the Yorkshire Moors looming larger ahead of us. However, we do have some climbing to enjoy as the end of the day will take us to the very edge of the Moors with a little bit of undulation to whet our appetites. In addition, as we leave Sherburn in the morning, we head briefly south to make a significant climb onto a Wolds ridge that should afford views both out to the coast and across the Moors. In the late afternoon we pass through Thornton-le-Dale with ice cream and hand made chocolate on offer and the whistling of steam trains will tell you that you have got to the end of the day at Pickering - the Hall is very close to the station.

Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 13

2019 process improvement: 3-phase washing: red rinse/scrape, white wash, blue rinse John Chenery

🇳🇱 The red white blue of the Netherlands flag; it's Tineke's idea to get us all washing up the continental way. John Chenery

Frontmarking again today with Louise and day leader Nick John Chenery

St Hilda, Sherburn John Chenery

Peter Whipps in action at Sherburn

Bruce and Geoff in church contemplating hbuxton

St Hilda John Chenery

Michael taking our eucharist in St Hilda church hbuxton

St Hilda, Sherburn John Chenery

Back on the Yorkshire Wolds looking across to the Yorkshire Moors. John Chenery

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St Andrew East Heslerton. hbuxton

Leaving the Wolds behind us now, down into the Vale of Pickering John Chenery

Heading for St Andrew, East Heslerton John Chenery

St Andrew, East Heslerton (curious, isn't it that Howard got here 45 minutes before the frontmarkers) John Chenery

St Andrew, East Heslerton John Chenery

East Heslerton church hbuxton

Sally giving a talk at St Andrew's church East Heslerton. She covered the end of Hilda’s life, read Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” with much emotion and got the pilgrims to sing Rod Stewart's "Sailing" hbuxton

Geoff and Howard at the Providence Inn Yedingham hbuxton

Time to smell the roses in Yeddingham!

Rachel and Bruce bar at Providence Inn hbuxton

Michael teaching darts hbuxton

Lunch break hbuxton

Tineka eating hbuxton

in the Providence Inn John Chenery

The Providence Inn, Yedingham John Chenery

Maurice passing a major house repair hbuxton

Yedingham church hbuxton

Aussie Neville testing out seat hbuxton

David speaking in old church at Yedingham. He talked about his family connections with both Lincoln and Whitby and explained why that had drawn him to the pilgrimage. hbuxton

Yedingham church attendees hbuxton

On the road to Pickering hbuxton

All Saints, Thornton le Dale John Chenery

Thornton le Dale Methodist Church John Chenery

Sign on Methodist Church but it's locked (it did open later and Fr Tony led the prayer stop) John Chenery

Entering Thornton left Dale hbuxton

Bridge over Thornton Beck hbuxton

Marie admiring almshouses hbuxton

Antique car sales Thornton left Dale hbuxton

The wall paintings of SS Peter and Paul, Pickering John Chenery

Inside St Peter and St Paul church Pickering hbuxton

More wall paintings St Peter Pickering hbuxton

View down steps of Pickering main street hbuxton

SS Peter and Paul, Pickering - view from the third floor of the Pickering Memorial Centre where we were staying. Not many pilgrim halls have a third floor! John Chenery