A Queen’s final journey
Keen walkers and history buffs are being invited to inaugurate a new walk following the original 225 mile route of the funeral cortège of Queen Eleanor, Queen Consort of King Edward I. The walk will use the original route as far as possible, starting at Harby (Notts) where she died, and calling at Lincoln Cathedral, Grantham, Stamford, Geddington, Delapre Abbey, Stony Stratford, Woburn, Dunstable, St Albans Cathedral, Waltham Cross, St Mary-le-Bow (Cheapside, London), Charing Cross and finally Westminster Abbey where the Queen is buried. Following the commemorative crosses (pictured) or their sites which King Edward erected in the her honour between Lincoln and London, the route winds through attractive countryside and past other notable historic sites.
Walkers will undertake the journey, which is being organised by volunteers at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, between Monday August 17 and Sunday August. The team is also looking for walkers to join in for any particular day(s) of the walk, especially the last weekend of August 29 – 31 for the section between Waltham Cross and London when accommodation will be provided.
You are invited to help launch this exciting and challenging new walk – for further information please contact Giles Andrews on ✆ 020 8949 2573, email@example.com or at 43 Woodside Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3AW.