Camino Routes across Europe

2018- Via Francigena. Starting 28 May, I will walk from my home in Weybridge to Rome. I’m fortunate to live close to the Pilgrims Way so I can follow this ancient footpath along the North Downs to Canterbury and onwards to Dover for the boat to France. The route from Canterbury follows the pilgrimage undertaken by archbishop Sigeric in 990. The archbishop kept a blog of his 79 stages and I will do the same.

2017Via Podiensis. I will walk the Path of Power, one of four Camino routes in France, from Le Puy-en-Velay down to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the start of the Camino Frances. I’ll continue over the Pyrenees to Pamplona where I joined the Camino last year. The distance is about 820 Kms over mountainous and often desolate terrain, with climbs and descents equivalent to climbing Everest twice. I’ll be following in the footsteps of Bishop Godescalc of Le Puy who walked to Compostela in 950AD, the first recorded pilgrim from beyond the Pyrenees.

2016Camino Frances. I’m walking from my home in Weybridge to Santiago de Compostela. It’s been my intention for many years to undertake this pilgrimage about now. The time has come…