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León to Santiago January 2020

Janu

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Year of past OR future Camino
January 2020 León to Santiago de compostela
Hi everyone!

I'm new here and this will be my first camino (or any type of long walk) ever. So pretty excited and nervous at the same time!

Is anyone else walking during January? I really hope to meet at least a few other walkers. I will be starting from León on the 15th of January.

A bit nervous about possible snow especially on O Cebreiro, but I guess there is an alternative route worse comes to worse?

I'm also not great at navigation, but everyone seems to be of the opinion that you won't get lost easily on the camino, so fingers crossed!

Wish me luck and hopefully I will see some of you on my walk :)
 
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Dave C.

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Francis (2016)
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Santo Domingo to Fromista (2018)
SJPdP to Burgos (2019)
Welcome to the forum and may you have a Buen Camino!!
 

mspath

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Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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2020Pilgrim-hopeful

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Newcomer! (Frances hopefully in 2020)
I will not be walking in the winter, but I see your Camino will start soon! Buen Camino! So excited for you!
 
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Lisakline

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I am walking in March and April of 2019.
Hello i will be walking in January as well! A bit later than you....i start in Pamplona on Jan 23rd. Dont worry, there will be other crazy winter walkers! I completed the Camino last February and was never alone.
 

freescot

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
La Plata (2010) Portuguese from Coimbra(2010) Levante (2011) La Lana (2013) Francés from Roncevalles to Molinasaca then the Camino de Invierno (2014)
Hello Janu, you might just pass me. I'm off to start in Sarria middle of next week. I'll be the slowest pilgrim you pass. Buen Camino.
 

dfox

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CF (4/2017)
CP (5/2019)
CF (5/2021)
... but everyone seems to be of the opinion that you won't get lost easily on the camino, ...!

One should be OK, as long as you pay attention to the waymarkers, which at times could be confusing.
 

Peter Fransiscus

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All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
I'm also not great at navigation, but everyone seems to be of the opinion that you won't get lost easily on the camino, so fingers crossed!
You have to talk to my wife, she got lost on a square meter.😉
Wish you a beautiful walk .🙏
 
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Janu

New Member
Year of past OR future Camino
January 2020 León to Santiago de compostela
Thanks for the tips everyone! I've tried to read as much about winter caminos as possible in preparation. Also I feel reassured now that I'll meet fellow pilgrims. :)
 

Mark McCarthy

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Year of past OR future Camino
CF 2014 2015
Lourdes 2 SdC 2016
Sarria 2 SdC April&Oct 2016 & (April 2018)
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It was very wet and very muddy in December. Waterproof boots and gaitors are recommended. Have a wonderful trip. Buen Camino!
 

Michael-FL

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Year of past OR future Camino
Caminho Portugues (2017)
Frances/Salvador/Primitivo (2021)
Hi everyone!

I'm new here and this will be my first camino (or any type of long walk) ever. So pretty excited and nervous at the same time!

Is anyone else walking during January? I really hope to meet at least a few other walkers. I will be starting from León on the 15th of January.

A bit nervous about possible snow especially on O Cebreiro, but I guess there is an alternative route worse comes to worse?

I'm also not great at navigation, but everyone seems to be of the opinion that you won't get lost easily on the camino, so fingers crossed!

Wish me luck and hopefully I will see some of you on my walk :)
So excited for you. Wishing you a safe journey. I will be following you nine weeks later on the CF, starting at SJPP and walking it in memory of my dear wife who passed just 18 days ago. Please keep us posted on your progress. Buen Camino.
 

Gumba

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2022
I'm sorry for your loss Michael. Not the same but I lost my mum a few weeks before our Camino. Xo (We reached Santiago a few days ago)
 
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