Approaching O Cebreiro, Spain in March

Course - Walking Journeys

Travellers throughout history have found that the very best way to see a country is on foot, following paths both less and well travelled, experiencing the daily rhythm of the land, its wildlife and the rich culture of its people. If you have ever wanted to go on a walking journey, but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you to prepare for that independent or guided walk of your dreams.

The Camino, Historic Sydney, Milford Track & Coast to Coast - 4 x Sessions 6.00pm - 9.00pm

In Walking Journeys:
we look at some of the best treks available, including The English Coast to Coast Path, New Zealand's famous Milford Track, exploring Colonial Sydney and the pilgrim's path to Santiago de Compostela, looking at the history, the idea of the "journey" and offering practical tips from the boots up!
Kirkby Stephen on the Coast to Coast Walk
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Course Information

Walking Journeys 4 x Sessions Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussion
  • Gear Demonstrations.
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
  • Next Scheduled Course: TBA
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • THE FOOT TRAVELLER.
  • Types of travel, places to visit.
  • Exploring English history through walking journeys.
  • We look at Wainwright’s COAST TO COAST WALK in England.
  • Planning the walk – distances, times.
  • SESSION 2.
  • EXPLORING HISTORIC SYDNEY.
  • We discover Sydney’s heritage on foot.
  • We explore MACQUARIE’S KINGDOM.
  • Selecting the correct Footware.
  • Historic walks – Cox’s Pass, La Perouse
  • SESSION 3.
  • WALKING THE WILDERNESS.
  • We walk THE MILFORD TRACK in New Zealand.
  • Preparation for the walking journey.
  • What clothing and equipment is best?
  • Commercial walk operators.
  • Session 4.
  • THE JOURNEY AS A PILGRIMAGE.
  • We journey along the CAMINO to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.
  • Walking groups to join.
  • We’re Ready to Walk!
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Have more confidence in planning your walking journey.
  • 2. Know what gear and clothes to take on a journey.
  • 3. Be confident of journeying along the Camino, Milford Track, Coast to Coast and exploring Historic Sydney.