Author:  Andrew Houseley
ISBN: 9780956976802
Format: Paperback
Extent: 228 pp
Price:  £16.95
Publication: May 2021
Publisher: Pilgrim Book Services

Vol. 1: Camino Frances & Camino Finisterre

The first book in a planned sub-series of three volumes covers all of the stages of the Camino Frances, as well as the Camino Finisterre (including the extension to Muxia). Sometimes referred to as The Way of St James, the Camino Frances is the most popular walking route to the cathedral and tomb of St James in the medieval and Baroque city of Santiago de Compostela. It covers some 700Km from the French town of St Jean Pied-de-Port, across the Pyrenees into Spain, taking in Gothic cathedrals, myriad medieval villages, mountain passes and the open meseta.

Each formal stage is accompanied by a double-page spread of mapping from CNIG/IGN, with town/village insets locating the start and end. A comprehensive up-to-date Gazetteer of accommodation lists all of the Albergues and a selection of hotels at every part of the Way.

There is a History of the pilgrimage and legend. Practical preparations for your pilgrimage are accompanied by reflections on why people go and what to expect.

The Pilgrim’s Guide to Northern Spain contains 120 colour illustrations, 39 Route Maps with start/finish insets, 1 Region Map, 9 City/Town Plans and 3 Cathedral Plans.