To celebrate the launch of the new book London to Walsingham Camino, a special and exciting walking pilgrimage which takes in the last stages of the Camino has been arranged for pilgrims to participate in. A great opportunity to participate in a walking pilgrimage with an experienced guide which involves treading one of the ancient and newly re-established pilgrimage routes to Walsingham.
Travel in the Middle Ages is filled with the stories and adventures of those who hazarded hostile landscapes, elements, and people―out of want or necessity―to get from place to place. While most journeys involved very short distances (home to market or village to village), longer trips were not uncommon in the Middle Ages. Clergy were frequently called upon to act as ambassadors, messengers, and overseers to the various monasteries and churches within their jurisdiction. Merchants, agents of the king, and pilgrims were also frequently required to travel. While sharing the fascinating stories of these ordinary wayfarers, Verdon also relates colorful tales of the journeys of notable historical figures such as Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus.