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ROTHWELL BONE CRYPT WALK | 8 MILES | NORTHANTS | MODERATE
October 17, 2021 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm BST
Note, please arrive by 9.15 am we will set off at 9.30 am sharp.
An 8 mile walk which includes a few hills, some stunning scenery, a country park and lunch in a beautiful church yeard. (Bring a packed lunch).
After the walk (and included in your ticket price)
We have organised a guided tour of the Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell, including the very unusual Bone Crypt.
Deep under the floor of the church, near the south door exists Holy Trinity’s crypt or Charnel House. Local legend suggests that little was known about its existence until the day a hapless gravedigger fell into the crypt whilst working in the church many years ago. Falling some twelve feet through pitch darkness into a mass of bones was too much for the individual to bear, and it is reputed that he lost his mind through the incident, remaining that way until the day he died.
More latterly, the crypt has been reorganised such that the skulls are now displayed on shelves around the walls, and the thigh bones displayed in two large square piles in the centre. A favourite pastime of guides on Sunday afternoons is to enter the crypt in front of visitors so that they can witness the gasps of sheer amazement as visitors first enter!
The 13th century crypt contains the remains of around 2500 individuals
MEETING PLACE: We will meet in the Market Hill Car Park (use the What3Words Link below for exact location).
WALK LEADER: Julia Doherty
ABOUT THE WALK – grade: Moderate Walk
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).
- A drink.
- Hand sanitizer
- A packed lunch.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.
Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.
By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.
Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.
Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.
Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk. On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.