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Countrystride #47: LAKELAND PILGRIMS which we embark on a virtual pilgrimage with John Fleetwood and Stephen Wright, the founders of two Cumbrian pilgrim trails. As we wander, from the great rock cathedrals of Scafell Crag and Napes Needle to the softly-spoken churches around the Northern Fells, we ask what it means to be a pilgrim; we unearth the history of Saint Kentigern – Cumbria's great saint; we consider why long distance walking generates such a deep bond with the landscape; and we ask what spiritual journeys have given to Stephen and John.

St Kentigern’s Church, Mungrisdale.
John Fleetwood, on his Lakeland Pilgrimage.
Stephen Wright en route to his beloved Carrock Fell.


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