Pilgrimage from Whorlton to Lady Chapel, nr Mount Grace Priory Timetable
Times – 9:00 – Meet and sign-in (register) at Swainby Church Hall
(approx.) 9:30 – we start walking to the old church in Whorlton
10:00 – Leave Whorlton Church
11:00 – Walk across fields (8 stiles) and through forest
(steep climb of 60m) to cattle grid above Scarth Nick. Walk along the Cleveland Way to the Lady Chapel.
[Alternative route follows road from Whorlton to meet main group at cattle grid; will be used if weather bad]
12:15 – 12:30 – Arriving to the Lady Chapel
12:30 – Service in the Lady Chapel
13:00 – Lunch – pack lunch, tea and coffee available, toilets.
Total length 5 miles
Total ascent 315 metres (1000 feet)
Return options 1) Walk back the same route to road – easier as largely downhill!!
2) Walk alternative routes back – self guided, maps available
3) Visit Mt Grace Monastery – entrance fee, café, toilets
4) Walk to Osmotherley, arrange to be collected or parked car
5) Walk to Osmotherley, public bus to Swainby 14:15 & 16:15
Guidance For some, this will be a challenging walk, for others, routine.
Weather conditions will have a significant bearing on the day.
If conditions are very poor, or the ground is simply too wet to use
a route across fields, the initial part of the walk can be completed on roads.
If some people want to walk, but are unable to climb the steep hill,
there will be limited places to be driven to the cattle grid and join there.
And those unable to walk can join us at Lady Chapel for the service.
Limited parking at Swainby and Osmotherley, please try to car share.
Only limited disabled parking at Lady Chapel
Dogs welcome – on leads
Children very welcome, must be accompanied by adults
Bring your own pack lunch