Tom’s Walk 2015
On Tuesday 28th April Tom has booked to fly to Madrid from Edinburgh, and then booked on the high speed train to Seville.
His first night's accommodation is booked in Seville, and he will start walking on either the 29th or 30th April. He hopes to average about 40km per day and finish in about 25 days taking the Sambres route.
VIA DE LA PLATA – Camino Mozárabe
The Vía de la Plata or Camino Mozárabe is by far the longest Camino de Santiago route (1000km long) and crosses the whole of Spain from Andalucia in the South to Galicia in the North. This Camino route was traditionally taken by North African Christians on their way to Santiago de Compostela.
Starting in magnificent Sevilla with its fascinating mix of architecture styles, you will soon be walking among olive trees, orange groves and bulls (behind fences, don’t worry!) in Andalucía.
As you enter the land of the ‘conquistadores’, you will discover a rarely visited part of Spain; off the beaten track and full of medieval churches and wonderful palaces.
The Romans left an important mark along the Vía de la Plata; you will encounter some of the best preserved Roman sites in Europe: such as the city of Mérida and Caparra. Extremadura is also home to some of the best bird watching in Europe and home of the exquisite Pata Negra ham.
You will also visit the elegant UNESCO-listed cities of Salamanca and Zamora before entering the green and remote mountains of Galicia.
After Ourense city, perfect to relax at the famous thermal springs, you will discover
THE most beautiful of all the last 100km sections to Santiago de Compostela: across peaceful forests, charming hamlets and lush rolling hills with outstanding views.
Tom's reports back to base will be put on this site, as and when they come in.
Route and Distances
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Monies will also be accepted at the Coffee Morning to be held on Saturday 23rd May in Maxton Village Hall from 10am.
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