In late October 2012 our Festivals and Events Manager Greg set off on an amazing journey in which he walked 800km across Southern France and North Western Spain along the ancient Pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago.
Walked for thousands of years, the most popular route of the Camino de Santiago stretches all the way from St Jean Pied de Port near the Spanish border to the mythical city of Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St. James the apostle of Jesus are interned. Today, however, people from all over the world walk the Camino for many reasons ranging from religion to adventure, to healing.
Setting off from St Jean Pied de Port on 21st October 2012, Greg passed over some truly amazing terrain tackling mountain ranges, river valleys and navigating busy cities before arriving in Santiago 34 days later in late November to kneel before the tomb of St. James. In 2012 alone an estimated 100,000 people walked the Camino, as year by year its popularity grows all over the world as an increasing number of people are drawn towards this truly unique experience.
To see photos of his experience and to find out more information, check out Greg’s blog at www.gregstrachey.co.uk