Le Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compestelle has been followed by pilgrims for over a 1000 years.
In medieval times it was one of only three pilgrimages offering a plenary indulgence – meaning the remission of the entire temporal punishment due to sin so that no further expiation is required in Purgatory. Which is nice.
It’s called “The Way of Saint James” in English, “Jakobsweb” in German and, “El Camino de Compestella” in Spanish.
There are countless different routes spidering across Western Europe towards Compestella, Spain – and one stretch runs behind our garden. See
Wikipedia for more info.
In summer especially, we often see modern pilgrims with big back-packs following the trail.
And it’s a fun route to bike: