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Beth-o

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In order to avoid spending a lot of time searching, where might I find wooden walking sticks in Leon?
Thanks!
 
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CaminoJohn

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on the Calle de la Rua..it is the camino through a medieval part of the city! Have fun!
 
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nathanael

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In order to avoid spending a lot of time searching, where might I find wooden walking sticks in Leon?
Thanks!
On walking sticks I have done 5 Camino's and have never bought a walking stick. Although I do us one I always give myself a day and search for a suitable from nature and it has worked.
 

piogaw

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In order to avoid spending a lot of time searching, where might I find wooden walking sticks in Leon?
Thanks!

Welcome to the camino forum.

You can buy wooden walking sticks or poles anywhere along the path of the camino.

Buen camino and god bless.
 
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sriyantra

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What about in SJPP? I have walked about 600ks training with my wooden staff and want to walk the camino with one.
 
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You can find walking sticks in nearly every village along the Camino, as Falcon says.
They range in price from 3 euros up and average around 8 euros.
You can get them all lengths and they are virtually indestructible.
I know because I had a meltdown once on the Meseta and tried to break mine over a boulder.
I ended up bruising my hand instead and tossing the danged thing into the desert, where it probably still resides.
:rolleyes:
 
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Beth-o

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You can find walking sticks in nearly every village along the Camino, as Falcon says.
They range in price from 3 euros up and average around 8 euros.
You can get them all lengths and they are virtually indestructible.
I know because I had a meltdown once on the Meseta and tried to break mine over a boulder.
I ended up bruising my hand instead and tossing the danged thing into the desert, where it probably still resides.
:rolleyes:
Thanks so much. I'll try to contain myself!
 

shefollowsshells

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I know because I had a meltdown once on the Meseta and tried to break mine over a boulder.
I ended up bruising my hand instead and tossing the danged thing into the desert, where it probably still resides.
:rolleyes:[/quote]

A melt down on the Camino????
Was it witnessed?

I left Ventosa one morning as the sun was coming up, by myself and realized my back was wet....the day before my stuff in my pack was wet...I pulled out my Camel Back (water bladder) and with tons of effort realized it was leaking....my meltdown was there infront of a vineyard gate as I kicked it down the trail ranting and raving and cursing at it.
hubby called REI (he was State side) which refunded my money in the States that very day without even having to prove it :)

Then I gathered myself together and carried on....
...that felt real good....
 

CaminoJohn

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No problems, in Leon, on Calle de Rua, you can find a stick in 5 mins..
 
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Chacharm

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Have you walked with a wooden stick before? I bought one in SJPP and it actually hurt. Grasping it all day hurt. I gave it away in Pamplona and bought two trek sticks. They were excellent. I would have had a much harder walk without them.
 

CaminoJohn

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Have you walked with a wooden stick before? I bought one in SJPP and it actually hurt. Grasping it all day hurt. I gave it away in Pamplona and bought two trek sticks. They were excellent. I would have had a much harder walk without them.
I have never bought a hiking stick. I find one in the woods that fit my hand and height and then work it into shape. I also wear biking gloves ( fingerless). This prevents blisters and protects the hands if I fall...most people put their hands out in a fall. Old fashion, but I feel a bit like Gandalf as I stride through the forests!;)
 

CaminoJohn

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Me as Gandalf. ;)
 

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Chacharm

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I have never bought a hiking stick. I find one in the woods that fit my hand and height and then work it into shape. I also wear biking gloves ( fingerless). This prevents blisters and protects the hands if I fall...most people put their hands out in a fall. Old fashion, but I feel a bit like Gandalf as I stride through the forests!;)
Ohhh - well that makes perfect sense! It was what I had in mind when I bought my stick. I guess I hadn't thought it out very well. I am OC enough that having just one stick made me crazy - and I don't have Gandalf sized hands. ;)
We bought my son a stick somewhere along the way - I don't remember where - who had burned the names of every town into a stick he sold us. He burned my son's name into it when we got it.
 

Olivares

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Don't buy one without checking the albergues in Leon for those left behind. I picked up a leftover wooden stick in Logroño (after checking with the Hospitalero, of course!). I found the wooden stick was really helpful, specially when going deep downhill. The first days from SJPD-Puente la Reina I found it very helpful. Then, I dropped it off in Burgos and found that did not needed at the Meseta. That said, make sure it fits your height and grasp; a badly matched walking stick can be more of a nuisance than support...
 
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We bought wooden 'shepherd's crook' type sticks which were overlong and then cut them to the right length to grasp on the level with our elbows bent and lower arm at right angles to our bodies and when wearing our boots. Took 6" off to start and then about 1/8" at a time until each was right individually with an ordinary walking stick rubber on the end. These are easily bought in Spain (and elsewhere).
Although our sticks were bought in the UK I am sure that there would be something similar in local, not hiking, shops in Spain.
 

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