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About silkakt

I love to explore countries on foot or by bicycle. An English woman, I moved to the south of Spain in September 2020 and I have dreams of encouraging more people to discover this amazing country by walking its various Camino routes. To date, I've walked the French Camino from St Jean in France, the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon (interior route, not coastal) and the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I have also walked a fair few long distance trails in the UK, including all of the National Trails in England and Wales, and a couple of long walks in beautiful Scotland.

Camino Primitivo, Day 13

Walked from: Pedrouzo Walked to: Santiago de Compostela Distance: 19km When: 24 October 2019 My day started early. After lying in my bunk, unable to sleep as the small room’s two champion snorers duked it out for pole position, I … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 12

Camino Primitivo, Day 12 Walked from: Melide Walked to: Pedrouzo Distance: 33km When: 23 October 2019 The mission today was about one thing and one thing only – to eat up as many of the 52kms that stood between me … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 11

Walked from: Ferreira Walked to: Melide Distance: 21.7km When: 22 October 2019 The Camino Primitivo meets with its famous sibling, the Camino Frances (which is what most people think of, if they do at all, when they talk about the … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 10

Walked from: Lugo Walked to: Ferreira Distance: 22.4 When: 21 October 2019 (Image: Helen and Florentino) The landscape I’m walking through has changed. It’s less mountainous, less wild – in fact, much of today looked a lot like the Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 9

Walked from: Castroverde Walked to: Lugo Distance: 22km When: 20 October 2019 I had an entirely inappropriate fit of the giggles this afternoon in the cathedral in Lugo; I suspect the half a bottle of red wine and the liquor … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 8

Walked from: Cádavo Baleira Walked to: Castroverde Distance: 8km When: 19 October 2019 (Image: leaving Castroverde) It’s rained a lot so far on this trip. And that’s ok – I’m English, I have the wet weather gear. But there was … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 7

Walked from: A Fonsagrada Walked to: Cádavo Baleira Distance: 26.3km When: 18 October 2019 I’ve had the most extraordinarily interesting, rain-filled, mist-shrouded day. Things started off pretty much as normal; I left at around 8.15am and it was still as … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 6

Walked from: Castro Walked to: A Fonsagrada Distance: 19.1km When: 17 October 2019 I was prepared for most things on this trip: that the weather would probably be bad; that there would be a lot of hills; that I would … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 5

Walked from: Berducedo Walked to: Albergue Juvenil, Castro Distance: 23.8km When: 16 October 2019 In a run of luck I know can’t last, but which I am nonetheless grateful for, I yet again got to my hostel this afternoon just … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 4

Walked from: Campiello Walked to: Berducedo Distance: 29.6km When: 15 October 2019 My guide book warns that the ‘Hospitales’ route I walked today is one of the most demanding days of any on the many caminos that crisscross Europe, bound … Continue reading

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