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Walk for the planet
13/08/2021 - 18/08/2021
Join us in a walk across the Diocese of Gloucester to connect with the Young Christian Climate Network’s national pilgrimage.
- Friday 13 August, Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre, Lydney, GL15 4NA to Church of St Mary, St Peter and St Paul in Westbury-on-Severn, GL14 1PS 16km
- Saturday 14 August- Church of St Mary, St Peter and St Paul in Westbury-on-Severn, GL14 1PS to Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX 17.8km
- Monday 16 August, Gloucester Cathedral GL1 2LX to Trinity Cheltenham, GL52 2NW 18.1km
- Tuesday 17 August, Trinity Cheltenham, GL52 2NW to Tewkesbury Abbey, GL50 5RZ 14.2km
- Wednesday 18 August, Tewkesbury Abbey, GL50 5RZ to Upton upon Severn Church of St Peter and St Paul, WR8 0JF 11km
You can book to walk every day or just one day and transport from the finish back to the start point is provided.
Walk leader Ella Burfitt said, “Little changes can make a big difference and everyone can play a part, but structural and political changes need to occur if we’re going to make a difference before it’s too late. The wider YCCN relay is walking from the June G7 summit in Cornwall to the COP26 summit in Glasgow this November, raising awareness and drawing attention to the lack of aid the Government currently provides to the climate crisis. It will also highlight how the poorest countries are being the worst affected by climate change, despite contributing very little to it. This injustice needs to be addressed.”
Our part of the walk will help raise awareness of the issues in our diocese and let local people connect with the issues in a tangible way.
“There will be prayers at the start of each day and churches will put on cake and closing worship at the end of each day, but if you don’t want to be part of that you don’t need to.”
Walkers of all ages are welcome to join Ella, including family groups, individuals and groups from communities and churches. Make sure you’re wearing sturdy shoes and are able to walk the distance each day you join us.
She said, “Each day will be achievable – it won’t be like an army boot camp! We’ll go as slow as the slowest person, but we do want to make sure that people enjoy it, so we’re asking that people consider whether they can cover the distance before they set out.”
At this point, the walk will be handed over to Worcester Diocese to continue towards Birmingham.