Put something back into the Camino this Festive Season

Appeal for Funds from the Confraternity of Saint James

The Confraternity of Saint James (CSJ) is a not for profit registered charity which is open to everyone. We support the pilgrimage to Santiago through providing advice and support to individuals and groups, publishing guidebooks and through our two donativo albergues at Miraz (Camino del Norte) and Rabanal Del Camino (Camino Francés ) which accommodated more than 7000 pilgrims last year from 138 countries.

We need your help to:

Support older, more frail and disabled people to go on the Camino through our Saint Christopher Fund

 

Renew and maintain the beds and mattresses and other fixtures and fitting in our albergues

 

 

 

Sustain our programme of Practical Pilgrim Days which provide advice and support to people planning a Camino

 

 

Make a donation – Large or small every donation helps. Donate here:

Once on the CSJ website, click the “Donate” image at the top

The Festive Appeal will run until around the end of the year and we’ll keep you informed of how much has been donated.

On behalf of the CSJ and all of the pilgrims we help – thank you for your generosity.

The CSJ has over 2000 members and is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the membership. The Charity is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales. For further details including our Annual Report and Accounts: www.csj.org.uk

Why do it again and slow walkers. Some of the most read content on the forum in November

Camino Frances
Why do it Again?

The Le Puy Route
Le Puy to Santiago: a few random thoughts

Miscellaneous Topics
NOT a serious thread

Medical issues on the pilgrimage
Curious about achievability of Camino at 50, slow walker

Food on the Camino de Santiago
What to drink in Spain II

From Santiago de Compostela
New annual record number of Compostelas issued

Equipment Questions
Steep declines

Camino Frances
The puzzling 100 km mark

Equipment Questions
Prepping for a second and a third Camino. Cell phone and Gear observations

Miscellaneous Topics
Guided vs. Self-Guided Caminos

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
A Memorial for Denise Thiem

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Oldest person to complete the Camino Frances ????

Camino Frances
Best Blister Prevention and Care

Miscellaneous Topics
Recommendations for a non crowded ‘pilgrimage’

Personal Safety
não me toque – don’t touch me – words you may need on the Caminho Portugues

Miscellaneous Topics
Feeling empty after finishing my Camino.

Equipment Questions
What size backpack should I get?

Equipment Questions
Crocs Rule

Camino Frances
Camino Frances – Amazing YouTube Video

Miscellaneous Topics
Coincidence

Camino Frances
Walking the Caminos in the 70’s or 80’s

Mobile phones and tablets
look what’s on the map!

The Camino Primitivo
Second solo Camino – Primitivo or Frances?

From Santiago de Compostela
Pilgrims mass moving out of the Cathedral (temporarily)

Miscellaneous Topics
Ivar’s Staff members & Members

Last Week’s Most Popular Topics (September 16th 2017)

Camino Ingles albergues, pensions and hostals
Pilgrim behaviour in albergues

Santiago to Finisterre and Muxia
I was one of the noisy bag rustlers in the am

Personal Safety
Another rescue by bomberos on the Route Napoleon

Camino Frances
One of the best video blogs I have seen!

Camino Frances
Washing clothes on the camino

Miscellaneous Topics
Unsafe bunk beds

Equipment Questions
Last minute thoughts on clothes

Miscellaneous Topics
BiarritzDon in the Hurricane

Equipment Questions
Gear / Weight – Packing List Thoughts, Opinions, Questions

Equipment Questions
Happy to make your acquaintance, I said..

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Drones Coverage

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Not enough Scots on the Camino

El Camino del Norte
Eating and sleeping on the Camino

Camino Frances
fluids in fluids out

Camino Frances
Sleeping bag in April

Miscellaneous Topics
What routes need a new guidebook?

Other Pilgrimage Routes
Tired of the bed race? Try the Qhapaq Ñan

Other Pilgrimage Routes
Best route for a rookie pilgrim?

Camino Frances
Carrying coins and small change

Camino Frances
Solo Camino – time scale and camping

Camino Frances
pre booking

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Waiting To Board My Flight

Pilgrim Books
Who Has Used iPhone app “Wise Pilgrim Guide”

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Return from Camino. Thank you!!

El Camino del Norte
Setting off

Camino Portugues
Should I bring a lock?

Camino Frances
The Frontrow, back on Camino

“LIVE” from the camino
September from SJPP

From Santiago de Compostela
Pilgrim’s House

Miscellaneous Topics
Young Family Choosing a Camino for mid-November

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Directions

Santiago to Finisterre and Muxia
Santiago to Finisterre

Camino Frances
Excited newbies

Equipment Questions
Question on cinching down backpack

Camino Mozárabe
Suggestions

Equipment Questions
New water filter – 2 oz.

Camino Frances
SJPDP – your accommodation recommendations, and why…

Mobile phones and tablets
Why I Did Not Use an iPod on the Camino

Miscellaneous Topics
Winter walking options

Camino Portugues
Advice re the Camino Portuguese

Last Week’s Most Popular Topics (August 19th 2017)

Miscellaneous Topics
Where are some veteran members?

Camino Frances
Another pilgrim rescue

Miscellaneous Topics
Camino etiquette: learn a lesson from the rambling hiker

Announcements
Apology to forum members

Equipment Questions
Is Dousing My Silk Bag with Pemetherin (for bed bugs) a Bad Idea?

Miscellaneous Topics
What do people do about carrying their valuables after walking for the day?

“LIVE” from the camino
Pilgrim Office Status Report

Miscellaneous Topics
Incident in Barcelona

Food on the Camino de Santiago
Pulpo, pulpo and more pulpo

Miscellaneous Topics
“The Way”: shooting locations map

Via de la Plata
Coffee first thing in the morning

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Do you know what this symbol is?

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Blister prevention

Equipment Questions
when you thought you had it all, you find….

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Language on the Camino

Camino Portugues
Nana and Meg on the Caminho Portugues

Miscellaneous Topics
Another way to see pack transport

Camino Frances
My Camino story featured in the Washington Post

Miscellaneous Topics
Survey on motivation for the Camino

Camino Mozárabe
Granada!

El Camino del Norte
Our Camino del Norte Journey

Camino Frances
Dollar to Euro Exchange, Credit Card, fees

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Social Experience, Camnio Family

“LIVE” from the camino
Anyone in Santiago right now?

Camino Frances
The Camino Just got a bit longer

Equipment Questions
Teva sandals in October?

Camino Portugues
Where to place my rock?

Equipment Questions
The wrong trousers

Miscellaneous about Santiago
Camino DVD?

Personal Safety
Tourist Risks in Barcelona

Announcements
Flight offer due to cancellation

Camino Frances
Sahagun overnight stop?

Camino Frances
Raingear on Frances in September

Medical issues on the pilgrimage
Any issues bringing Ambien over from the US?

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Thoughts after my first Camino

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Love and Love of Solitude

Equipment Questions
Sleeping bag during this heat?

Food on the Camino de Santiago
Canned tuna and veggie salad?

Weather
Weather & Clothing – September 2017

Camino Portuguese albergues, pensions and hostals
Albergue Recommendations

Last Week’s Most Popular Topics (July 15th)

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Sept.-Oct. 2017 pilgrims: check in!

Camino Frances
Can Forum rules be Questioned?

Via de la Plata
Condolences for sad death of German pilgrim

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Indecision and questions about Camino for first time- helpful advice from pilgrims requested!

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Camino Signage – Which Way to Point

Miscellaneous Topics
Buen or bon camino?

Equipment Questions
Is there any reason why I need more than 2 outfits?

Equipment Questions
What is your 2nd footwear item?

Camino Frances
Random helpful advice

Camino Frances
Look Out For The Lowveld Ramblers!

Miscellaneous Topics
Where did you find the courage?

Miscellaneous Topics
AA meetings on camino?

Camino Frances
I Love Pamplona

Camino de Madrid
The Camino Madrid in March?

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Help, please!!!

Medical issues on the pilgrimage
Pilgrim needs medical assistance for foot in Leon

Equipment Questions
Fitbit

Hospitaleros
Where to stay in Santiago if you are volunteering?

Camino de Invierno
Reopened.

Traveling to/from the camino
What did you do/Where did you go after your Camino?

The Le Puy Route
Passport

El Camino del Norte
Camino norte

Medical issues on the pilgrimage
Know when to stop

Equipment Questions
Base Layer

Camino Frances
Got limited Camino time? Leave out the last 110km!

Camino Frances
Camino with children

El Camino del Norte
Flip Flop

Camino Portugues
Advice about this big adventure….Please and thanks.

Camino Vadiniense
Camino Lebaniego

Medical issues on the pilgrimage
Electrolyte powder or tablets

Camino Ingles blogs/photo albums
So far, so good – Camino Ingles with 16 yo son

Camino Frances albergues, pensions and hostals
Good albergue at Puente de la Reina

Camino Portugues – Variante Espiritual
Heights..

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Symbolism of the dog on the Altos de Perdon

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Backpack Transfer

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Poncho question

Camino Portugues
6 of us

The Camino Primitivo
Camino primitivo

Camino Crime Watch
Santavierra albergue dear Pellegrino’s alert

Traveling to/from the camino
Cheapest flights/routes from USA to SCQ?