We are here in the Blue Mountains to support all Caminos in Spain and we are excited and willing to share the wonderful spirit of the Camino that so many of us call - life changing, wonderful and amazing.
We try to emulate the Camino spirit and camaraderie through regular Camino Meet-ups, dinners, movie nights and self-guided training walks from a few hours up to 5 days in our stunning Blue Mountains.
We share stories and information to help those who dream of walking and those Pilgrims who have walked, as well as those curious and just wanting to know more, to understand the power and the healing that can be derived from this ancient pilgrimage. Buen Camino
Join us at our regular Camino Meet-ups held the 4th Saturday of most months 4.00-6.00pm at our base in beautiful Blackheath. Come along to learn, listen, share, give back and get involved.
Meet new people, make new friends. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!
See 'What's On' calendar of events hosted by the Blue Mountains Camino group for details of dinners, special events, Camino Meet-ups, movies and walks....
SOME UPCOMING EVENTS :
26 October - Camino Picnic Dinner
27 October - Camino Meet-up and Walk before
24 November - Camino Meet-up and Walk before
30 November - Camino End of the Year Dinner
CAMINO PICNIC STYLE DINNER, FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 6.00-9.30PM
BLUE LABYRINTH BUSH RETREAT, WOODFORD
Walked the Camino? Now try a Labyrinth!! How walking labyrinths can be a continuation of the Camino pilgrimage, or any pilgrimage, is the topic for the October Camino dinner to be held at the Blue Labyrinth Bush Retreat,
30 Park St, Woodford.
This will be a BRING A PLATE OF FOOD TO SHARE picnic style Camino dinner held outdoors in the grounds of the Blue Labyrinth Bush Retreat. If the weather turns then we shall retreat to the nearby Earth Room.
The 'picnic' dinner will be a Camino dinner with a difference, you won't be disappointed! You may bring your own alcohol as well as other drinks. Further details under What's On
Directions for getting to the Blue Labyrinth Bush Retreat:
Park Road is a turn off the Great Western Highway (left coming up the mountain from Sydney, right if going down the mountain from Katoomba). So drive down Park Road, the Blue Labyrinth Bush Retreat is on the right-hand side just before the road forks and takes a sharp right turn, you should see the number '30' as you come down the road and the labyrinth logo. You can't see the house from the road, so just head down the driveway (it's steep so take it easy) to the bottom, where you will be directed on where to park. If parking is full at the bottom, someone will direct you to park on the verge. Car pooling would be most preferably if you can arrange it!
5 Day Camino style training walk - completed!
A big thank you to all the walkers who participated in our 5 day Camino style training walk held 25-29 September 2019. It was a great adventure with several people completing the whole 5 days and many coming for just some of the time. Day 1 from Penrith saw 11 walkers start which increased after lunch to 14 walkers. By Saturday Day 5, we had 'lost' a few due to other commitments (AFL GF!) or blisters, however we gained new walkers and a total of 18 walked from Katoomba to Blackheath and onto Glenella Guesthouse with others joining in for the Camino Meet-up at 4pm. It was a successful 5 day walk, and we are seeking feedback for inprovements/changes to the route for the next 5 Day Camino Style Training Walk, hopefully in 2019!
Big thank you to everyone who participated and those involved in the mapping, planning and organising of the training walk, in particularly to Sue Rauchfuss from the Blue Mountains Supporters of the Camino group for her tireless organisation. Also heartfelt thanks to all of our 'albergue' and dinner hosts.