Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum

A network of organisations and individuals committed to developing routes for off-road pilgrimage travel across Scotland

Telephone : 01786 841809 E-mail : info@sprf.org.uk
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SPRF Events

Scottish Pilgrimage Gathering & SPRF AGM - 5th October 2018

The Annual Gathering will be held on Friday 5th October starting in the morning with a walk from Whitekirk to North Berwick along a section of the Forth to Farne Way followed by lunch and afternoon seminar at St Andrew’s Blackadder Church, North Berwick.
The details relating to the days events are shown below and by clicking on the Programme and Information Sheet titles you can download these items in A4 size.
Programme Information Sheet

Booking a place is now available by downloading the BOOKING FORM PDF and payment can be made by several means.

  • Bank transfer - account details are on the booking form
  • Cheque payment - posting details on the booking form
  • On - line via PayPal - using the BUY NOW button below.
Member or Non-member

Guided walk on Three Saints Way - 15th August

As part of the SPRF Guided walks programme we are very keen to promote the forthcoming walk between Abernethy and Lindores Abbey to be held on the 15th August 2018.
This is a great walk and will be led by John Andrews of the Three Saints Way Steering Group.
The attached downloadable PDF give you all the details and suggestions in terms of travel options. We require to have notificaton of who will be coming on this walk and this should be sent to John Henderson by simply clicking on this link and providing your name, address and contact number.
As with this and the other SPRF guided walks there is not charge for this event.

Do also consider the final Gudied Walk for 2018 which is on the 12th September and which is related to the Whithorn Way and the newly developed section from Whithorn to the St Ninian's Cave. Details are shown on the table below.

Heart & Soul - Princess Street Gardens

SPRF exhibited for the third year at the Church of Scotland's Heart and Soul event on Sunday 20th May 2018 in Edinburgh. Our stand had banners and leaflets from all of the priority pilgrim routes and several of the various steering group members were on hand to talk about the pilgrim routes and SPRF's work in general.


Forum Meeting at Luss Parish Church

The spring meeting of the Forum will be held on Thursday 12th April 2018 starting at 11.00 am at Luss Parish Church.

To download a programme simply click on the programme image on the right. On this download there are additional information relating to the location and travel directions to get to the Forum Meeting.

You can also download a BOOKING FORM for the event where there is detail on the cost of the meeting and methods for payment. This can be by bank transfer, which is our preferred method, or by cheque or online payment via the SPRF PayPal account.

For payment by the PayPal account please CLICK ON THIS LINK.

This Forum Meeting is open to Members, Associate Members and any person who would like to hear more about SPRF's work and activities.

To make you payment and booking by PayPal be you a member or non-members use the Buy Now button below.
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Walk with St Cuthbert

Channelkirk and Lauder Church are organising, for the second year, a Walk with St Cuthbert this being a 17 mile route from Channelkirk to Melrose. If will take place on Saturday 9th June and this is a sponsored walk where you can raise money for your own chosen charity.

It is believed that St Cuthbert was born and grew up in Channelkirk before entering the monastic community at Old Melrose. So this is countryside with long association with the Saint, as well as passing over some great open countryside.

Last year about 100 persons took part in this pilgrimage walk and it is hope that the numbers will be greater this June. This is also a very well organised event with the opportunity to walk all or a part of the route. To be part of this you need to register and all the details regarding the event are on the Channelkirk and Lauder website www.clchurch.org.uk and registration to take part in the walk is via Border Events at www.borderevents.com.

If you can put the date in the diary and come along and enjoy the fellowship of the other pilgrims and the chance to follow in the footstep of St Cuthbert.

SPRF Lead Walks for 2018

As part of an extension to membership services and to raise the awareness and use of the SPRF Priority Pilgrim Walking Routes we have introduced monthly guided walks on sections of the Three Saints, Whithorn, Forth to Farne and Fife Pilgrims Ways.
These are half day walks generally on a Wednesday and they will be lead by members of the respective route's steering group. As a result not only will it be an attractive walk but one where the leader can point out much of the heritage and pilgrim interest of the Way.
It will be necessary to registered your interest in walking and this can be done by e-mailing "walks@sprf.org.uk".

DateTimeRouteRoute descriptionLeader
Wednesday 11 April 11.00 15.30 TSW Comrie to Crieff via Auchingarrich 8.5 miles / 14 Km Ken Heiser Val Hadden
Wednesday 9 May 11.00 15.15 WW Troon to Ayr 7 miles / 11 Km Gerry Murdoch & Sylvia Pat Murdoch (Admin)
Wednesday 13 June 11.00 15.00 F to F Coldingham to St Abb’s Head circular 6.5 miles / 10 Km Jimmy McGuiness
Saturday 28 July TBA FPW Pilgrimage from Ceres to St Andrew Cathedral 8.5 miles / 14 Km Rev Alastair Coles SEC Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018
Wednesday 15 August 11.00 15.30 TSW Abernethy to Newburgh & Lindores Abbey 6.5 miles / 10 Km John Andrews Abernethy Walking Group
Postponed to Spring 19 11.00 14.45 WW Whithorn St Ninian’s Cave 5 miles / 8 Km Gerry & Sylvia Martin Bonnar (Admin)

For more detail and a downloadable informaton sheet click on this link.

To access prior SPRF Events click on this ARCHIVE link

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