Cadiz to Santiago de Compostela June-July 2024

Ryan Fayed (husband of Teresa Burridge) is currently walking the Camino from Cadiz to Santiago de Compostela. Many parishioners will remember Nicholas and Sol Burridge who lived in Crawley Down and were long-time members of Worth Abbey Parish. Ryan is walking in their memory and also to raise funds for Outreach Peru. Nicholas loved and walked many caminos also in aid of Outreach Peru. Ryan is aiming to complete the 1,200km walk in 2 months.

 

Ryan’s first update on the Via Augusta (Cadiz to Seville) 10th June 2024

Outreach Peru is a development fund of Worth Abbey, supporting the Peruvian church among the poor, nurturing hope and faith for a better life. The fund raises money in the UK, and promotes about 8 sustainable development projects each year in health, education and nutrition. It provides aid to vulnerable people, and supports people, networks and organisations working for and within the underclass of Peruvian society.  Click here to donate

 

The Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) is a phenomenon like few others in the world, since it fosters the encounter of thousands of pilgrims of completely different nationalities. After the discovery of the remains of the apostle, buried in the Cathedral of Santiago, multiple paths were opened to reach them.

The Via Augusta is a Jacobean route that begins in the province of Cadiz and connects with the Via de la Plata. It is popularly known for being one of the longest Roman roads in ancient Hispania. It is formed by a length of no more and no less than 1500 kilometres, and formerly linked the Pyrenees with the city of Cadiz and crossed Andalusian regions such as Seville, Cordoba and Jaen

 

 

Via de la Plata (Silver Route) is an ancient and commercial pilgrimage path. The Way was laid out in early Christian times, taking advantage of older Roman roads. The route was still in use during the Early Middle Ages, first with the Visigoths and later under Islamic rule. it is one of the least crowded Caminos and also one of the longest in Spain at roughly 1000 kilometres. It crosses natural reserves with a wealth of cultural and ecological heritage The route begins in Seville, the former Hispalis and from there passes through the ruins of Italica, once a city in Roman Baetica (Andalusia). The route goes through Zafra and Almendralejo to Mérida, which has been called the Rome of Spain.

Ryan’s update July 4th 2024