Do I need to bring a flashlight with me on the Camino de Santiago?

Flashlight on the Camino de Santiago
Flashlight on the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

At this time of year when it is light so late, do I really need to bring a flashlight? Opinions please.

Or, will I need it to find my way to the bathroom during the night? I would still be worried about it bothering fellow pilgrims. Would most places not have some sort of night light?

Read all the responses to this question in our Camino de Santiago forum.

4 Replies to “Do I need to bring a flashlight with me on the Camino de Santiago?”

  1. to the person who asks if they need a flashlight. Do yourself a favour – don’t even leave your house.

  2. A flashlight is always handy but be careful for too heavy or too bright. LED flashlight, even a small one with at least 12 led’s is handy to find the path in the dark. A headlamp is handy to use when you pack in the dark . Even one with three led’s are good and the batteries last very long.

  3. we did take a very lightweight head light ( from the dollarstore so we could always dump it ) and it was very useful. Also the light on the phone was enough to light our way. the headlight was good for reading in bed and checking next days route if woke up early.

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