RC Diocese of Aberdeen

Diocesan Walking Pilgrimage to Pluscarden

Diocesan Walking Pilgrimage to Pluscarden

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Date(s) - 24/06/2018
All Day

Pluscarden Abbey


As an element of the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Pluscarden on Sunday 24 June, a Walking Pilgrimage is being organised by ‘Uplifting Walks’.

The Pilgrims will arrive at Pluscarden for quiet time followed by Mass at 15:00, presided by Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB. 

Choose from two options:

  • Full Pilgrimage – 9 miles:
    • Greyfriars Convent, Elgin to Pluscarden Abbey
    • 9 miles over countryside/off-road conditions. Some gradient.
    • Lunch stop at Torrieston – please take your own packed lunch
    • Suitable walking footwear recommended
    • Leaves Elgin at 09:30 sharp
  • Mini Pilgrimage – 3 miles:
    • Torrieston Car park  to Pluscarden Abbey
    • 3 miles on good forest tracks.
    • Easy Walk / Suitable for the less able.
    • Suitable walking footwear recommended
    • Leaves at approx 12:30 (upon arrival of the pilgrims from Elgin)

Transport back to Elgin (or Torrieston) after the close of the pilgrimage can be arranged at a small cost.

Everyone is Welcome! We especially welcome families and Youth Groups! 


To register, visit Pluscarden Walking Pilgrimage Registration Form;

Registration is Mandatory and will close on Tuesday 19th June. You may register after this but transport back to Elgin will not be guaranteed.

Interest? Questions?  contact the Uplifting Walks Administrator – Sabrina Maguire at sabrina@rcda.scot