The Newts take on their own pilgrimage to raise funds for Ride +Stride


YHCT trustee Edward Waterson is gathering a team of fellow cyclists to take part in Ride +Stride on Saturday 9th September, to raise funds for the repair and restoration of Yorkshire’s churches.

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Calling themselves ‘The Newts’, the group are planning a 14 mile route in the East Riding. The route takes in 7 churches and finishes with a well- earned cuppa in Everingham.

The route is inspired by Robert Aske, who led the ill –fated Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536. Aske lived in Aughton, one of the stops on the route, and ‘The Newts’ is a reference to the newt carved into the tower at the Grade I listed All Saints church  – a  newt was known in old English as an Ask.


The route will take in the following churches:

St Mary’s in East Cottingwith, St Mary’s in Ellerton,  All Saints in Aughton, St Edmond’s in Seaton Ross , St Giles in Bielby, St Everilda’s in Everingham and The Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Everilda in Everingham

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Map of the Newts route