IRELAND TO THE WASH By the time you read this, Mary may already have started her 500-mile walk. The first day of the walk is April 21st, the feast day of the little known St Bueno of Wales. Legend has it that as he was sailing on the sea he dropped his prayer book into the water. A Curlew swooped down, scooped it up and laid it on rocks to dry. St Bueno was mightily pleased and blessed the bird saying Curlews should always be protected. Mary says: “That blessing has worked well for a long time but now needs a refresh, hence my first 15 miles is on St Bueno’s Day, from Lough Erne to the border of Ireland, right in the heart of Celtic Britain.” Her other stop-off points during her mammoth walk from Northern Ireland to the Wash in Norfolk include: Lough Rynn and Swords in Ireland, Anglesey, Pwllheli and Llangollen in Wales and Market Drayton, Stoke-on-trent, Lincoln and Boston, Lincolnshire, in England.
HOW YOU CAN HELP As well as raising funds, Mary will be giving various talks and attending different events along the way, so you can show your support in many different ways. She plans to blog along the way, too, so follow her progress and find out more about her location by visiting and see