Walking Stick anyone?

Many pilgrims in the forum are wondering about if they should buy a walking stick, what type and if this stick can be brought with you on the plane. Another option is to just pick up a stick on your way and walking it to Santiago.This option is cheap, flexible and gives someone in Santiago free wood for their fireplace.

The photo above show the number of walking sticks left behind at the pilgrims office in Santiago de Compostela.

More references to walking sticks can be found here.

  • I wouldn’t do El Camino without my walking sticks – I’ve done three separate journeys over the ancient way. My sticks telescope down and can fit into my pack for the airplane ride. The sticks help distribute weight when going up, and help with balance when going down. And they are a good work-out for my arms which trim right up in the first three days!