The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2019

Day 7: Brigg to North Ferriby

A long but almost totally flat day, few hills and only two stiles to go over. The morning is mainly a long stretch beside a canal. The afternoon becomes more scenic as we approach the Humber Estuary and there should be time for a brief pub stop in South Ferriby before we cross the Humber Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world when it was built in 1972. A short, pleasant walk along the shore should then bring us to North Ferriby.


Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 7


Rolls are now stored in aluminium foil not plastic bags (and we don't have disposal plastic cups at drinks stops anymore either) John Chenery


Colourful Karen - a local lady in Brigg


Heritage centre Brigg 3000 year old raft hbuxton


The minister welcomes us to our eucharist in Brigg Methodist Church John Chenery


Brigg Methodist Church John Chenery


It's going to be a long straight morning in the rain following the canallised R Ancholme John Chenery


I told you it was straight. John Chenery


at last time to leave the river John Chenery


Approaching Saxby All Saints, back in the Lincolnshire Wolds John Chenery


Moira and Maureen talked about Talking; The Samaritans and St Hilda John Chenery


No lunch pub! Lunch in Saxby All Saints Church. John Chenery


Saxby All Saints Village Hall open for us to use the loos. John Chenery


Saxby All Saints John Chenery


wks by the Humber John Chenery


St Nicholas, South Ferriby John Chenery


Church locked but keyholder has just arrived John Chenery


Sally led our prayers in St Nicholas John Chenery


Afternoon pub stop in the Nelthorpe Arms John Chenery


John Chenery


Humber Bridge here we come. John Chenery


John Chenery


Malcolm Bowen - our friend and fellow Pilgrim


Bruce and Hazel find no hot water in the ktchen in the Norht Ferriby hall (meanwhile the walkers have rather too much water falling out of the sky!) hbuxton


DANGER High WIND says the sign. John Chenery


John Chenery


At the half way point on the Humber Bridge, Jack marches into God's Own Country John Chenery


Yes it's windy but hey it's behind us and this is fun! John Chenery


Leaving the bridge walkway John John Chenery


Suddenly we are in a country park John Chenery


Humber bridge behind us and pilgrims pretending that it is raining! Adilz, Fred (KWLWG)


Made it! After the bridge walking westwards along the north bank of the Humber into the wind, we had got soaked. John Chenery


The aftermath John Chenery


Cooks Bruce, Hazel, plus Howard and Deirdre serve dinner. John Chenery


North Ferriby Village Hall: just like the pilgrims, the arrows have to drive off. John Chenery


John Chenery Envious of you all whilst I was at work today despite the rain. Regards John Brennan John Brennan


Today it was raining but the wind was behind us so one's waterproof jacket was unzipped John Chenery


apart from the last stretch after the bridge heading west to N Ferriby. There we got soaked. John Chenery