The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2019

Day 14: Pickering to Goathland

The route today is seldom far from the railway line so watch out for steam trains. The morning is a mix of farmland and forest. After lunch there is a pleasant grassy walk beside the Hole of Horcum. After that there is a gulley side path which you must not fall off followed by forest and barren moorland before we reach Goathland and its teashops.


Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 14


Pickering memorial hall loading hbuxton


Large Primitive Methodist building in Pickering hbuxton


Catherine washing Pickering hbuxton


Pickering washing up Catherine Marie John hbuxton


Wall painting by artist Rex Whistler at Pickering Memorial Hall


Donations to Pickering Memorial Hall welcome, says Manager Joy


Memorial Hall, Pickering John Chenery


St Joseph RC, Pickering John Chenery


Gathered for mass in St Joseph's John Chenery


Pickering morning service hbuxton


Morning service hbuxton


Hogwarts Express passes New Bridge


Sun out all set for a lovely walking day as we climb into the Yorkshire Moors John Chenery


I think that's the Howardian Hills behind John Chenery


Pickering Castle (Howard was in Fr Tony's alternative group who remained in Pickering then caught the 12:00 steam train to join us at lunch) hbuxton


Train Pickering hbuxton


Most challenging obstacles of the pilgrimage: unrailed bridge over stream then barbed wire over stile. Marie assessing the best route; she was to crawl under the fence. John Chenery


Maria at Pickering station hbuxton


Levisham Old Church ahead amongst the trees John Chenery


We exit train at Levisham station then walk 30 mins to village hbuxton


Inside the roofless Levisham Old Church. Note distant sheep. John Chenery


Levisham train control room hbuxton


Levisham Old Church John Chenery


Tiny lunch pub so we also booked Levisham Village Hall, here. John Chenery


In Levisham Village Hall John Chenery


Levisham village hbuxton


Enjoying a pint Levisham hbuxton


The Horseshoe Inn, Levisham John Chenery


More pilgrims over here. John Chenery


St John the Baptist, Levisham John Chenery


in St John the Baptist, Ed talks of his Whitby family connections and the role of women John Chenery


Moors ahead for next 4 hours hbuxton


Family greeting us hbuxton


getting into real moors John Chenery


on the moors John Chenery


View from start of rough Moors hbuxton


Shall we pass hbuxton


Not sure if safe to walk hbuxton


The Hole of Holcombe John Chenery


RAF Fylingdales - no longer is it three golf balls John Chenery


The Hole of Holcombe again John Chenery


Start of woods. Old farm hbuxton


Hardest way to get to goathland,giggle giggle. Amazon Team UK


It's a long way down. Gets worse hbuxton


Kester's arrow takes a rest


Close encounter with a steam train John Chenery


A steep climb. John Chenery


High above the railway now John Chenery


Moors go on and on hbuxton


Above Goatland hbuxton


Train! John Chenery


Simon Howe Rigg John Chenery


Coming down off the moors now John Chenery


DIY Prayers, St Mary's, Goathland, a welcome respite after being attacked by huge swarms of flying ants John Chenery


St Mary, Goathland John Chenery


Goathland John Chenery


Goathland Village Hall, one of two halls tonight. John Chenery


Police presence in village hbuxton


Interesting occupation in village. Repairs cars and funeral director hbuxton


Beer for dinner tonight? In the second hall, Goathland Community Hub John Chenery


The queue for dinner in Goathland Community Hub at the end of the sunniest, hilliest, muddiest, best day of the pilgrimage. John Chenery