Course Summary

Experienced Camino trekker, Karen Manwaring, provides practical advice about how to prepare for the terrain, accommodation, food, culture and language plus what to pack and when to go.

Course Sessions

Saturday, 30th November - 1 class


Session ID DNN23905C
30 Nov - 30 Nov 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$129 / $123 (conc)
Teacher
Karen Manwaring

Saturday, 18th January - 1 class


Session ID DNN23901C
18 Jan - 18 Jan 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$129 / $123 (conc)
Teacher
Karen Manwaring

The Way of St James is an ancient pilgrimage that has been walked by millions of people since the Middle Ages. The people of Spain call it simply ‘The Way’.

While some walk the Camino for religious reasons, many see it as one of the world’s great treks – a way of experiencing northern Spain’s unique countryside, history, architecture, languages, wine and food.

Whether you walk all or part of it, the Camino provides an opportunity for personal and spiritual contemplation and reinvigoration.

Clearly signposted with its symbol – the scallop shell – the Camino makes its way through tiny villages in the Pyrenees, through ancient forests, rolling farm country, picturesque wine regions, the high, wide plain of the Meseta, and then to green Galicia in Spain’s northeast. Pilgrims walk a path that varies from an earthen track to ancient Roman road – through fortressed towns and tiny villages, medieval monasteries and castles, before kicking off their hiking boots in front of the Camino’s final goal – the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostella.’Walking the Camino’ is a practical guide, with advice about how to prepare physically and mentally, the terrain across the different regions, what to pack and when to go, accommodation, food, culture and language.

Some walk the Camino for religious reasons, some as a kind of walking meditation. All see it as one of the world’s great treks – a way of experiencing Northern Spain’s unique countryside, history, architecture, language, wine and food.

When you have finished this course you will have an outline of the following aspects of the Camino:

  • how long does it take?
  • can it be walked alone?
  • preparing physically
  • when to go
  • what to take
  • where to stay
  • language
  • weather
  • terrain
  • food

Please bring a notepad and pen. 

People who are considering walking the Camino and wish to learn more about how to prepare and what to expect.

Last updated: August 20, 2019 12:49pm