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WALKING WITH STRANGERS

Conventionally the act of pilgrimage has been attached to religion, and for thousands of years pilgrims have walked across Europe to demonstrate a devotion to God. The last 20 years have seen a revival of interest in this practice of long distance walking, so I set out with my tent across the network of pilgrimage routes through France and Spain to experience this increasingly popular phenomenon and discover how it has changed. I walked continuously for three months, beginning at Le Puy en Velay in Eastern France, and ending 1700km later at the village of Muxia on the West coast of Spain.