On Sunday 18 August 2013 it was the ramble list compiler's intention that our club would join the Arundel and Brighton Ecumenical Walking Pilgrims for a day which was being led by one of our long standing members, Francis O'Sullivan.

Above is the extract from the club programme setting out the intentions for the day. However things did not work out quite according to plan as can be seen from the following entertaining note provided by our most prolific photographer, Sheila:

"I got the train from Kings Cross and was all alone until Ely station when I saw Antoinette  We took a taxi to the cathedral with seconds to spare for the service. He dropped us at the side door - first error, meeting place was at main door. We attended the most beautiful High Church service - second error, pilgrims service was inchapel of St Mary. We then saw the sillouette of a most considerate rambler as we headed down the aisle to the main door, concerned that we had not seen any pilgrims throughout. It was Robert, he had waited for stragglers like ourselves who had gone astray! We also then met with Maureen and so the four of us, realising we had no chance of joining the pilgrims' walk, just enjoyed following in their footsteps along the River Ouse to the Swan on the River and Littleport. No photos of the lunch as I was so relieved and in exhultation after the7 miles that I completely forgot to record the lovely inn and three ramblers on a garden swing dawdling away the afternoon sunshine. I had the most wonderful Irish cider with berry flavour, Magners I think. So hopefully we will get it right next year!"

Despite the absence of lunch time photos Sheila has provided the following photos of what looks like an idyllic day's walking in the fens: