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Pilgrimage Of Grace walking trail opens in East Yorkshire
A NEW walking trail will open in East Yorkshire this weekend between Warter and Pocklington.
The Pilgrimage Of Grace Trail, which will officially open on Sunday, also passes through Nunburnholme and Kilnwick Percy.
The route commemorates local aspects of the Pilgrimage Of Grace, the Yorkshire rebellion of 1536, sparked by the dissolution of the monasteries.
The trail stretches eight and three-quarter miles across the Wolds countryside, starting at the Yorkshire Wolds Heritage Centre at St James Warter, which is built on the site of the former Augustinian Priory.
It then takes in Nunburnholme, site of Yorkshire’s poorest nunnery, Kilnwick Percy, and ends in Pocklington, which also played an important part in the rebellion.
The route will be officially opened by the Chairman of East Riding Council, Coun Claude Mole, and is part of a number of initiatives looking to raise the profile of the Pilgrimage.
Work has been ongoing on the Pilgrimage Of Grace Heritage Project for more than two years, and in recent weeks the finishing touches have been completed with assistance from the Green Gym Conservation Volunteers.
The project is part funded by the Coast, Wolds, Wetlands & Waterways LEADER programme, and is one of dozens of walks and cycle rides across the East Riding between September 14 and 22 which are part of the Visit Hull and East Yorkshire’s 2013 Walking and Outdoors Festival.
On Sunday, there will be a free bus from Pocklington to Warter at 10.30am leaving from outside the Arts Centre in Market Place, followed by a guided walk back along the trail at 11.30am. Visitors will be able to travel on the bus to see and hear more about the trail, then return with brief stopovers at Nunburnholme, Burnby and Kilnwick Percy. Refreshments will be available.
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