A compact guide that you will refer to everyday of your trip, each page in full colour, with maps and profiling of all the stages.
The introduction contains a wealth of advice on planning and preparation and tips for making the most of the walk.
The book describes the first 1,100km of the journey from Canterbury to Lausanne / Great St Bernard Pass.
The route passes through England, France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardie, Champagne-Ardenne and Franche-Comte) and Switzerland to finish by Lake Geneva and is described in 55 stages and is suitable for walkers of average fitness.
Each stage has route directions and 1:100,000 mapping which shows the route line and the facilities available at different locations. The book details accommodation along the route, including invaluable information on facilities and pilgrim hostels.
About the Author:
Sandy Brown is a community activist, long-distance walker and ordained minister from Seattle, Washington, now living in Lucca, Italy.
Inspired by The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho, he trekked the Camino de Santiago in 2008 and since then has walked or biked over 14,000km on pilgrim trails in Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy and the United States.
Sandy earned his undergraduate degree in medieval history at the University of Washington in Seattle, his Mdiv at Garrett Theological Seminary, which honoured him in 2006 as a Distinguished Alumnus, and in 1997 earned a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary in gender, sexuality and spirituality. In his spare time he enjoys yoga, sailing and piano.
He is married and has two grown sons.
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