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 Meetups, dinners, movie nights and self-guided training walks from a few hours up to 5 days in our stunning Blue Mountains.
Stories and information readily shared to help those who dream of walking, Pilgrims who have walked as well as to the curious and just wanting to know more; to understand the power and the healing that can be derived from this ancient pilgrimage are welcome. Buen Camino
JOIN in conversation on our new Blue Mountains Camino Community group on facebook. This is a fourm where you can post photos, share interesting Camino, walking/hiking related articles, news, ask any questions (there are no dumb questions), tell us if you walked somewhere new or interesting recently. We have our facebook page of Blue Mountains Aust Camino Supporters which lists upcoming events.
COME at our regular Camino Meetups which are now held on the last Saturday of the month, 2.00-4.00pm at our base, Glenella Guesthouse, 56 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath. Come along to learn, share your Camino stories; give back and get involved. Meet like minded people, make new friends. Pilgrims and newcomers are welcome! FIND NEXT MEETUP
22-26 October 2019: 5 Day Camino-style Walk
It is fast approaching 22-26 October for the start of the 5 Day Walk, Camino-style from Penrith to Blackheath, approx 84kms. You can join us for all 5 or fewer days if you wish. This year the walk has been moved from September to October to co-inside with John Brierley's visit to the Blue Mountains, 25-27 October 2019. More information and registration for the 5 Day Walk HERE The route maps will be arriving in mailboxes of those walkers who have registered. If our email is not in your Inbox, please check your junk mail just in case! Please contact us if you have any questions.
25-27 October: You are invited to an audience with John Brierley in the Mountains
Following the successful inaugural National Conference hosted by AFotC in Adelaide, we are excited that John Brierley, renown UK author of the most popular and used Camino guide book A Pilgrims Guide to the Camino de Santiago, a Practical & Mystical Manual for the Modern-day Pilgrim covering the Camino Frances, Portugues, Ingles, Finisterre & Muxia routes, will be in Blackheath 25-27 October 2019 for his first visit to the Blue Mountains. See the program HERE
Many of the venues have limited capacity, you must book to reserve your place via the Trybooking link(fees do not apply).
UPDATE: The Camino Meetup on Saturday 26 October is FULLY BOOKED, however John Brierley has generously offered to repeat his presentation for those who missed out on Saturday. We have scheduled an additional Camino Meetup on Sunday 27 October, 2.00-4.00pm at Glenella Guesthouse. Please book your place via the Trybooking link.
Saturday 26 October 2019
*Walk: 8.50am for 9.00am departure - Meet at Glenella Guesthouse by 8.50am. If you haven't registered for the 5 day walk or part thereof including Day 5 Katoomba to Blackheath and you wish to do a walk, there is the aternative walk which is a reasonably flat track along the Firetrail from Blackheath to Medlow Bath and return which is a good self-guided walk. This is approx 7-8kms taking about 3 hours return and you can get a cuppa at Medlow Bath! You do not need to register for this walk from Blackheath to Medlow Bath, return.
Please wear study footwear, suitable clothing, bring ample water, snacks, money for refreshments if shop/cafe available, Opal card (depending on route and if you need to get train back to Blackheath).
Sunday 27 October 2019
9.30am-1.00pm Morning Walk of the Grand Canyon track, Evans Lookout Rd, Blackheath. Meet by 9.15am at the Grand Canyon Loop carpark (approx 100m from the park entrance). Please refer to events link on Trybooking for details. The additional Camino Meetup at Glenella Guesthouse will commence after the morning walk.
2.00-4.00pm Camino Meetup at Glenella: This is an additional scheduled event for John Brierley to repeat his presentation A Path to Self Discovery.
**See the What's On calendar of events hosted by the Blue Mountains Camino group for more details of dinners, Camino Meetups, walks, special events and movies....