Previous Caminos

My first Camino de Santiago was in June 2011 when I walked from Sarria to Santiago. Since then, I have returned to Spain or Portugal each year to walk one of the routes to Santiago. I hope you enjoy my posts as much as I have enjoyed writing them. 

An Introduction…

The Camino Francés (or French Way) is the most popular of all the Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela. There are many other routes however. My first experience of the Camino Francés was in 2011 when I walked from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. It was an eye-opener for me as I hadn’t been to Spain before nor had I experienced the Spanish culture. Walking 100 kilometres was a huge achievement also at that time as I was not properly prepared nor had I the same appreciation of what the Camino was before I left for Spain. You can read about my first experience on the Camino in a conversation with Maria over on

Ever since I have been going back year on year and walking for a few weeks. You can read how I got on by clicking any of the following links:

Caminos de Santiago 2012 – 2023

YearRouteTo / FromDistance
June 2011Camino FrancésSarria – Santiago de Compostela116 kms
May 2012Camino FrancésAstorga – Sarria152 kms
May 2013Camino FrancésLogrono – León306 kms
September 2014Camino FrancésSt Jean Pied de Port – Belorado236 kms
May 2015Camino FrancésBelorado – Molinaseca328 kms
September 2016Camino FinisterreSantiago de Compostela – Finisterre90 kms
September 2017Camino FrancésBurgos – Astorga230 kms
May 2018Camino PortuguésA Guarda – Santiago de Compostela159 kms
September 2018Camino FrancésPuente la Reina – Burgos195 kms
May 2019Celtic CaminoA Coruna – Santiago – Finisterre190 kms
September 2019Camino PortuguésLisbon – Agueda303 kms
September 2021Camino FrancésBurgos – El Burgo Ranero144 kms
May 2022Camino PortuguésPorto – Santiago de Compostela280 kms
April 2023Camino PortuguésPorto – Santiago de Compostela280 kms

Podcasts – Hear me talking about my Caminos

I have been on a few podcasts over the last 5 years. It is always a thrill to talk about my Camino obsession. If you have a few moments, feel free to listen to any of these links.  

What do you think? Your suggestions are welcome!

  • If you have walked any of the Caminos or are preparing to walk one of the Caminos, please let me know. It would be interesting to get in touch. 
  • Have you a pilgrim experience you would like to share? 
  • Did you know that Clearskies Camino has a podcast. Are you interested in being a guest? 

Buen Camino!

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  1. Just listened to your interview on Dan Mullins podcast. Thanks for sharing.
    I see you have had many Camino walks. Have you thought about the Norte? I ask because I am considering doing a portion starting in Irun. .My mother’s great grandfather is from Sare in the French Lombard region, halfway between Irun and St. Jean Pied de Port, so I am wondering which to start from. May have to flip a coin. Lol. Buon Camino!

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    1. Cheers for the comment Jean Paul, I hope you are well. I hope you enjoyed the interview with Dan. It was a long time ago now 🙂 I have walked a few Caminos since. I haven’t walked the Norte, but I do plan on walking it one day. I like the flat and long walks – probably the reason why I walk the meseta so many times. Let me know how you get on when you walk it 🙂 Buen Camino!


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