For some, a camino is about physical exercise and adventure. For others it is might be about the journey within, a spiritual journey. For others it is about meeting people and making new friends. The reasons are multitude and all to be respected.
The Camino San Francisco , conducted by Hawes Heritage Events under the leadership of Fr Robert Cross, is modeled on the world famous Spanish Camino de Santiago and incorporates many of its features.
The Camino San Francisco is so named because it is seeks to elicit in participants an experience of the spirit that inspired Monsignor John Cyril Hawes in his life and architectural works, namely the spirituality of St Francis of Assisi that honours and respects the natural environment and our place within it.
At this time the Camino San Francisco is an event held every year, focussing on the Heritage of Hawes and other local heritage sites. The event is usually conducted over 2 days, beginning on a Friday night and finishing Sunday afternoon. Participants walk approximately 20 kms per day and are supported by a bus and a mobile toilet. All meals are catered for. Accommodation is provided at Echidna Park which has modern kitchen and bathroom facilities and walkers can sleep indoors or out, providing their own sleeping bags, tents, etc. You can even bring your caravan!
To see reports of past events click here.
If you are interested in receiving information on our 2022 Camino, scheduled for Friday 22 April to Sunday 24 April, email Gerry and you will be added to the mailing list.