Camino Guidebook by Stacey Wittig and Johnnie Walker recently released

Cover of Confraternity of St James Camino Primitivo guide book

 

A London publisher, the Confraternity of St James, recently released their latest Camino guidebook, Camino Primitivo Villaviciosa-Oviedo-Melide, by Stacey Wittig and Johnnie Walker. This new, pocket-size edition of the Confraternity of St James (CSJ) guide to the Camino Primitivo brings together

  • up-to-date details for walkers and cyclists,
  • elevation profiles by Sean Hampton, and is
  • sprinkled with intriguing background information

about this historically significant route.

Camino Primitivo Guidebook

The Camino Primitivo is so historically relevant to the early development of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage phenomena that this year, the Confraternity of St James crafted a guide that devotes segments to the history and culture of the route in addition to the walking notes and accommodation.

Stacey Wittig did the historical research and wrote the additions.

Roman wall in Lugo on Camino Primitivo

Camino Primitivo Guidebook sprinkled with historical and cultural info

EXCERPT: In the early 9th C, some say 814 AD, the tomb of St. James was discovered in north-western Spain by a hermit named Pelayo. Pelayo seems have been a popular name in medieval times, so don’t get this Pelayo confused with the Pelayo (Pelagius in Latin), who begat the tiny Kingdom of Asturias after leading Christians into battle against the Moors almost 100 years prior to the discovery of the saint’s remains. Legend has it that the hermit reported his findings to the bishop of Iria Flavia, Teodomiro, who in turn communicated the miraculous discovery to Alfonso II, the Asturian king ruling from Oviedo.

The king and his entourage journeyed to Iria Flavia (modern-day Padrón) to view the crypt. That being so, Alfonso II is often referred to as ‘the first pilgrim’ to make the trek to honor the relics of the saint. His route from Oviedo to Iria Flavia (18km from what is now known as Santiago de Compostela) was the first Camino route. Hence the name, Camino ‘Primitivo’ or ‘original’ road. 

CSJ Camino Primitivo Guidebook

The Camino Primitivo guide was initially written and mapped by CSJ stalwart Eric Walker. CSJ fellows made edits until 2013, when editor Chris Lennie updated all the route and accommodation information. This year, CSJ again walked the route, brought the information up to date, added maps and elevation profiles by Sean Hampton and Stacey Wittig, and enhanced the guidebook with the intriguing historical and cultural background of Camino Primitivo.

Camino Primitivo Guidebook Authors

Stacey Wittig,  Travel Writer

Stacey Wittig’s life was transformed by her first Camino in 2005. Since then, the writer has walked more than 4300km on Camino routes in France, Italy and Spain. She is the author of the “Spiritual and Walking Guides” series of Camino devotionals for Christians yearning for deeper spiritual journeys.

Johnnie Walker, Camino Expert

Johnnie Walker is a former Chief Executive who found new life and meaning on the Camino to Santiago. The Camino author has walked thousands of kilometers on pilgrim routes in Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and Japan. Learn more about Johnnie Walker here.

Camino guide available in KINDLE and PAPERBACK

Buy the pocket-sized paper edition of the Camino Primitivo guidebook at the Confraternity of St James website at www.csj.org.uk-camino-primitivo

Get your copy of this complete guide to the Camino Primitivo: The Kindle version is available on Amazon by clicking here.

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