2017 Priory 900

Windmill Walkers

A friendly walking club based in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Page updated 02/06/2017

From IP about our 2017 long distance walk:

The Windmill Walkers will be tackling another long distance walk in 2017

"The Priory 900"

No, do not get the wrong idea!  Not a 900 mile walk but a linear pilgrimage 68 mile walk from York to Bridlington. It was devised a couple of years ago to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Bridlington Priory.  It is supposed to be possible using public transport but this will only be easy for some of the stages.  The walk is in 6 stages (68 miles in total). 

The plan is for the six successive Mondays starting on 24th April to include two Bank Holidays.  There is no need to book.  It will be a smorgasborg to which people can dip in and out.

Put the dates in your diary!

24th April

1st May (BH)

8th May

15th May

22nd May

29th May (BH)

Joining points and arrangements to be decided much nearer the time --- see stage details below.

Stage 1 will leave York Minster,

Next to this bloke (Constantine),

On Monday 24th April at 11:10am (to allow passage from Beverley on the X46 using bus passes).

9 miles flat to Stamford Bridge (apart from climbing the steps to the walls near this Bar).  10 walkers completed stage 1.


Stage 2 - 01 May 17 - Stamford Bridge to Kirkham Priory 9.5 miles. Moderate slopes.

Meeting at the Free car park in the middle of Stamford Bridge at 09.30.         9 walkers completed stage 2.


Stage 3 - 08 May 17 - Kirkham Priory to Wharram le Street  (12.5 miles). Hilly.

A change to arrangements for Stage 3!!

Meet at Wharram le Street and be ready to walk by 09.30

Catch the 09.36 bus (190) to Malton.  Then by Coastliner to Whitewell on the Hill for Kirkham Abbey.

Walk back to Wharram.           9 walkers completed stage 3.


Stage 4 - 15 May 17 - Wharram le Street

           8 walkers completed stage 4.


Stage 5- 22 May 17

           8 walkers completed stage 5.


Stage 6- 29 May 17

          9 walkers completed stage 6.


7 people completed all six sections of the walk.