Shrewsbury School

The annual Confirmation Walk on Offa's Dyke

Thursday 25 April 2013

Confirmation walkers

Spiritually refreshed walkers

A week before their confirmation on Sunday 28th April, twenty-five boys completed their preparation by walking what has now become the customary nine-mile section of Offa’s Dyke path from Knighton to Clun in glorious south Shropshire countryside, the weather perhaps not quite so glorious.

It is fair to say that the spiritual benefits of the walk remained a mystery to most of the boys, but in spite of the determination of a few not to do so, they all seem very much to have enjoyed themselves, as the picture above testifies.

The walk was led by Chaplain Revd Gary Dobbie, with orienteering services provided by Mike Wade and Richard Hudson, the Chaplain being too occupied with souls to bother much about maps!

A view from Offa's Dyke

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