Can a Walk Change Your Life?

It changed mine.  Join me on one of my adventures and see if it changes yours.

In 2013 we took a holiday in Northern Spain. I kept seeing hikers. I watched through the window of the car as we drove.  By Leon I was curious. By the Galician coast I was committed.  I sat on a beach, not far from Fisterra, on the Atlantic coast and my hand rested on the most perfect scallop shell.  The following year, at the end of my 800 kilometre journey, my husband presented me with that shell on the steps of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.  My life has never been quite the same.

The Camino Frances at Roncesvalles
  • When I tentatively contacted Colleen to ask if I might join her Camino Taster, I was 71 and two months on from a serious stomach operation, so didn’t imagine that I presented a promising candidate for such a rigorous workout. However, to my surprise, Colleen immediately made space for me, did all the organisational heavy lifting and, three months later, I made the walk from Pamplona to Logrono and had a ball.

    If you want to walk the Camino, but are unsure how to go about it, Colleen will be your companion, your mentor and your friend. And some of her extensive knowledge will, inevitably, rub off on you!

    Jim (Camino Taster 2019)

Walking Holidays & Events

I offer escorted small group camino walks and one-centred walking holidays Spain, France, Portugal & Italy

Some people say that you’re called to walk the camino.  I think that’s true.  Whatever your reason, once you have decided that you want to walk… no matter how vague the idea and no matter how distant the plan… once you have decided, the desire will stay with you until you take those first tentative steps.

One of the obstacles to starting is often the ‘hows‘ and the second is more about taking a leap of faith and just going.  My workshops will provide answers to some of the ‘hows‘ and my escorted walks provide the support that you need to just do it.   Take a look at my future walks & events and see if one of them is for you!

I also offer walking holidays and one-centred holidays where we can walk each day and get immersed in the local culture.

*** COVID-19 has forced us all to change our lives for the short term |  I’m using this time by staying hopeful for a happier Autumn into 2021 and beyond ***

Portuguese Escorted Camino

Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Camino Portuguese

29 September – 12 October 2020

Spanish Navarra | October 2020

Roncesvalles to Logrono
Camino Frances

24 October  – 30 October 2020

Ponferrada to Santiago | October 2020

Ponferrada to Santiago
Camino Frances

30 October – 10 November 2020

Walking the Garden Isle

30 January – 6 February 2021

Granada to Cordoba on the Mozarabe | February 2021

Granada to Cordoba
Camino Mozarabe

10 February – 18 February 2021

Portuguese Coastal Camino | April 2021

Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Camino Portuguese

15 April – 29 April 2021

Roncesvalles to Logrono
Camino Frances

5 May  – 12 May 2020

Burgos – Leon
Camino Frances

14 May  – 21 May 2020

Comfort Camino Norte | June 2021

San Sebastian – Santander
Camino Norte

10 June -19 June 2021

What’s New?

Chapter & Verse | Send Me Your Stories

A few weeks ago I had an idea and now that we're here in isolation at home in France I thought it might be a good time to start it. I am going to make a book of stories; Chapter and Verse.    There are a few events that I can recall from many [...]

Granada and the Camino Mozarabe

Granada and the Camino de Compostella Where ever you go in Spain whispers of the camino exist.  We're visiting Andalucia and her links to Santiago are everywhere and Granada is no exception.  When you think of Granada you perhaps think of the Alhambra, or the majestic views of the snow capped Sierra Nevada?  Perhaps [...]

Saint Privat des Pres Circuit

*** Postponed *** Sadly due to the restrictions issued during this COVID-19 outbreak we need to cancel (or postpone) our walks.  As soon as restrictions on movement are lifted then more walks will be arrange but in the meantime... protect yourselves... go walking around your home... get the fresh air in your lungs and [...]