We celebrate caminos and pilgrim paths with this selection of books and articles.
Often based on ancient pilgrimage trails, these long-distance walking routes can be found throughout Europe. There are a great number of options finishing at Santiago de Compostela, such as the Camino de Santiago, Primitivo and Norte, the Way of St James through France and Spain, as well as the Via Francigena, the Way of Saint Francis and the Camino Portugués. There are also a couple of British pilgrim routes – the Pilgrims’ Way, St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way.
There's enough to keep you walking for years and you don't have to be religious to enjoy these trails. People walk the caminos for all sorts of reasons as well as faith: for a gap year, a challenge, some contemplation time, recovery or just because they are beautiful routes.
Feature · 19 May 2018
With both offering boasting stunning views and an abundance of historical sites, it can be hard to choose between the Central and Coastal Camino. Fortunately, link routes mean you can combine the two, as Kat Davis explains.