This website was started in 2002 with
32 pages on the Camino Francés with English captions. Since then
it has grown in size and scope every year. It now has over 500 pages,
with a total of nearly 5,000 pictures. These pages give day-by-day
descriptions of 8 Caminos, nearly all of them in both English and
Spanish, and some of them in up to 6 other languages.
This considerable achievement has been much assisted by the Xunta
de Galicia and by Turespaña
through the Spanish
Tourist Office in London. This sponsorship is gratefully acknowledged.
In 2008, we have further extend the site by adding pages on the
Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Lugo and the Camino Francés. We
are have also added nearly 150 pages of translations..
The contribution this website is making to the needs of pilgrims
is powerfully demonstrated by the increase in traffic from 172,000
pages in 2003 to 1,362,500 pages in 2007. This increase has been
much helped by our visitors who have liked the sWite and have told
their friends or used our "send a photo" facility - please feel
free to do the same!
We are now working closely with two other Camino websites, the Contraternity
of St James and pilgrimage-to-santiago.com
. The Confraternity of St. James provides a wide range
of resources about the Camino de Santiago, including
descriptions of all the major routes in Spain, France and other
guides (giving routes, distances, and facilities), all of which
are available through an on-line Bookshop,
gallery (searchable by subject, such as Roman bridges, and using
All Terms/Any Terms searching), and an on-line catalogue listing
the contents of the CSJ's large library.
www.pilgrimage-to-santiago.com has a
large number of discussion
forums, 17 of them specific to individual caminos in Spain and
also in France, and more realted to specific issues such as equipment,
biking, and the weather. On these pages, you can get first-hand
impressions of questions which others have raised in the past, and
can ask questions specific to your infidual pilgrimage. It also
carries recent news
items abot the Camino
- This website is
intended to complement the many excellent books, maps, and guides
available commercially or through the national Confraternities
listed in our links page
- We hope that this
site will be useful to those considering walking the Camino, to
show them the conditions they can expect to encounter and the
standards of the refugios. Please
tell us if you have found it helpful in this way.
- We also hope that
it will be a useful reminder to those who have, like us, walked
the Camino in the past. Please
If you would be interested
in taking the digital photographs for any other parts of the Camino
in France or Spain, please get in touch by
- We would welcome your feedback
- particularly if you can identify any of the flowers I was
keen to photograph but hopeless at naming.