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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 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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Camino Primitivo, Day 3

Walked from: Bodenaya Walked to: Campiello Distance: 23.km When: 14 October 2019 I left the hostel (albergue) reluctantly this morning; it had been such a fun, cozy night and the weather forecast for today didn’t bode well. Luckily, the aforementioned … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 2

Camino Primativo, Day 2 Walked from: San Juan de Villapañada Walked to: Bodenaya Distance: 24.6km When: 13 October 2019 (Image: dawn with a hint of rainbow!) Another evening, another out of the way hamlet to call home for the night. … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 1

Walked from: Oviedo Cathedral Walked to: San Juan de Villapañada Distance: 28km When: 12 October 2019 (Image: View from tonight’s hostel) What a stellar start to my third Camino route. An overcast morning gave way to a beautiful sunny afternoon … Continue reading

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Two Days in the Lakes

Where: The Lake District When: 27-28 September 2019 Weather: Mixed! With: Peter (Image: Lake Buttermere) I haven’t gone north to go walking since I completed the Dales Way with a group of friends last August (never did get around to … Continue reading

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The Dunwich Dynamo

Cycled: The Dunwich Dynamo Distance: 130 miles (from Dulwich) Date: 13-14 July 2019 There’s an overnight bike ride that has an almost mystical status for England’s cyclists. I say ‘almost’ because while it’s far from a myth (thousands of us … Continue reading

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