23rd - 28th April 2018

Monday 23rd April - Pilgrims arrive at Craig Lodge

On Monday afternoon pilgrims arrive at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer, Dalmally.  This gives everyone time to get to know each other and discuss the week ahead.  After dinner there will be a short talk then it's an early night ahead of tomorrow's long walk!


Accommodation:  Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer (Dinner provided)

Tuesday 24th April - Dalmally to Taynuilt

On Tuesday morning the pilgrims set off along Stronmilchan before making the ascent over into Glen Noe.  Skirting along the banks of Loch Etive pilgrims will then arrive in Taynuilt.  Here the support vehicles will transport everyone back to Craig Lodge.


Accommodation:  Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer (Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided)

Wednesday 25th April - Taynuilt to Craignure (Isle of Mull)

The support vehicles will drop the pilgrims off at Taynuilt to pick up from where they left off on Tuesday.  Today it is a walk through the beautiful Glen Lonan enroute to Oban where a ferry ride over to Mull awaits.


Accommodation:  Craignure Bunkhouse (Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided)

Thursday 26th April - Craignure to Pennyghael/Carsaig

There are two options available from this point, both spectacular!  One route follows the main road through Glen More to Pennyghael and the other along the south coast via Lochbuie to Carsaig, the route taken will depend on weather conditions and the group's ability.  Arriving at the destination the support vehicles will transport everyone back to the Craignure Bunkhouse.


Accommodation:  Craignure Bunkhouse (Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided)

Friday 27th April - Pennyghael/Craignure to Bunessan

The support vehicles will drop pilgrims of at either Pennyghael or Carsaig to pick up from where they left off on Thursday.  Again there are two possible routes, one following the road along the banks of Loch Scridain to Bunessan; and the other over Malcolm's Point and via Scoor enroute to Bunessan.


Accommodation:  Achaban House (Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided)

Saturday 28th April - Bunessan to Iona

Almost there!!  A short walk now to Fionnphort to catch a morning ferry across the Sound of Iona to the Isle of Iona.  Once settled into the Iona Bunkhouse, pilgrims are free to explore the island.  A vigil mass will be attended in the Iona Catholic Prayer House followed by a celebratory meal in the Martyr's Bay Restaurant!


Accommodation:  Iona Bunkhouse (Breakfast & lunch provided)


The pilgrimage guides and helpers will depart on Sunday morning for Craig Lodge, pilgrims wishing to return to Craig Lodge can do so at this time.  Alternatively pilgrims can make their own homeward travel arrangements.

Cost: £300 pp

The cost includes all accommodation, meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner (excludes Martyr's Bay Restaurant) - and return ferry tickets.  Support vehicles will be provided to transfer pilgrims and their belongings throughout the week and a minimum of two guides will be walking with the group at anytime.