Men's Event - Walking Weekend
17-19th May 2019
About 16 Men from HBC are attempting to walk the 34 mile Peak Pilgrimage Walk, from Ilam to the ‘plague village’ of Eyam. The plan (subject to weather and how we feel at the time!) is to do the whole walk, in three approximately equal day stages. David Johnson will lead the walk.
Eyam has a sense of being a holy place because of the sacrifice of its people in 1665 when they refused to flee in the face of the plague that arrived from London. Led by the rector, their self-sacrifice motivated by their Christian faith saved the surrounding area but cost about a third of them their lives.
They are staying at a National Trust Bunkhouse at Ilam – information can be found here
Go to the Peak Pilgrimage website to see the route.