On Easter Saturday an intrepid set of walkers set off for the third Pilgrimage for the Street Children from Hythe to Canterbury.
The day dawned bright and clear, so we knew that there was a good chance of a dry trip, which made a welcome change on previous years. After the initial climb to Etchinghill, we stopped for a much needed cooked breakfast and then headed off along the historic Elham Valley Way, passing Lyminge, Elham, Barham, Kingston, Bishopsbourne, Bridge and finally Patrixbourne before the final stretch along farm tracks into the city centre.
As we started to tire after 10 miles or so the beautiful views along the way, with vistas filled with bluebells and wood anemone, helped to keep our spirits up, but it was the thought of the street children of Uganda that we were walking to support that was the biggest motivation and that kept one foot moving in front of the other when we might otherwise have given up.
If you didn’t manage to join us for this year’s walk you missed out on a very special day, so why not consider joining us for next year’s walk? Get in touch if you want us to contact you about the next Pilgrimage for the Street Children.