Press Release for the West Highland Way

The Legs Under the Canon’s Cassock are not just for Kneeling.

Lent for the Rev’d Canon Simon Moor of Huddersfield Parish Church is not just about kneeling for his prayers. In the first week of May he will be walking the 96 miles of the West Highland Way over a period of 6 days.

“ Lent for me this year is about taking something on and not just giving up chocolate or beer” said Canon Moor, “I’ve got to walk some miles into my legs through the weeks of Lent just to be prepared!”

Already in consecutive weeks Simon has walked from Marsden, Todmorden and Wakefield back to his home in Huddersfield.

His walk from the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William through some beautiful and rugged countryside will be in aid of the next stage of the refurbishment of Huddersfield Parish Church which is to begin in April. Simon will be walking at least 15 miles each day of the trek, so needs the practice on the run-up (walk-up!) to the challenge itself.

Simon is hoping to raise sponsorship for the North Wall repairs to Huddersfield Parish Church. English Heritage has awarded a grant of £155,000 to St. Peter’s restoration and a tidy sum has to be raised by the Vicar, the PCC, the church and the local community.

See the Canon’s progress –
and the blog –

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