Saturday 30th October
Day 56: Blantyre – Glasgow
Total distance: 17.8 km, ascent: 113 m
Dear Caministas 💕
We have a cracking walk for tomorrow! 11 miles in total – 4 along roads and 7 along the River Clyde into Glasgow Green. At Glasgow Green we meet all the other pilgrimages and will join one Mighty March into Glasgow City Centre. We must be there (Glasgow Green) by 2pm. In order to achieve this we must brief at the earlier time of 7:30am. There are NO planned breaks on our walk but I have marked FOUR “targets”. These are the times that we should DEPART from these points (so if we get there early, we can take a breather 😁)
My forecast tells me that the weather should be drier than today, BUT there are still some showers. Everyone 🙏 for sunshine so our Coat and flags can flutter in all their glory! XXX
|07:30||Briefing and departure on day 56 route from:|
St Joseph’s RC Church
(with Marcha Glasgow 😍)
|09:15||Depart Flemington Junction|
|10:30||Leave Cambuslang Bridge|
|12:15||Leave Dalmarnock Footbridge (with YCCN 🥰)|
Glasgow Green, West End and meet everyone else 💗
Can I still join?
We’ve had quite a few requests from people wanting to join the Camino. Here’s what you need to know…
For a day
To join us for a day, there is no need to register, just turn up at our accommodation in the morning. Departure is between 08:00 and 09:00 and this gets confirmed the night before on the WhatsApp groups and at the top of this page. Do be sure to bring a packed lunch, sensible waterproof clothes and join the relevant WhatsApp groups above so that Day-Walkers can plug into Camino communications for the days they are with us.
The pace isn’t fast, but neither is it a leisurely ramble because we often have hosts giving us dinner and outreach events at the end of each day. The route maps and spreadsheet give a sense of how far will be walked each day and the likely terrain and ascent.
Day walkers are welcome to stay for evening outreach events and our debrief where we share how the day has been. Evening meals aren’t guaranteed as our hosts will have planned meals based on the Caministas staying overnight.
If you are planning on staying with us for the evening we would appreciate it if you had taken a lateral flow test before coming on the walk, as all the other Caministas will have done.
For more than a day
If you’d like to walk with us for more than a day, the same information above applies. The important thing to know is that our accomodation is full and because we are mostly staying in urban areas we do not have permission to camp. It may be easier to wild camp in Scotland, but it will be very cold!
Many of our Caministas have arranged separate accommodation in Airbnbs, hotels & campsites and are still very much a part of the Camino – even if they are not sleeping in the same place. Once the outreach event is over we pretty much all go to bed so you aren’t missing much!
How are we getting to COP26?
The walking route is detailed on a spreadsheet with the planned stops and the mileage between them for each section to Glasgow. The route is in two sections and each has its own WhatsApp group. All walkers are encouraged to join the WhatsApp group that they’re attempting to walk with.
|Section Route Map|
|Birmingham to Carlisle||Birmingham to Carlisle |
|Carlisle to Glasgow||Carlisle to Glasgow|
The embedded sheet below have links to the planned daily routes. Any changes to these routes will be updated at the top of this page the night before the next day’s walk. Each route can be exported to different mobile devices or printed.
Caminista information pack
The Camino to COP Info Pack contains all you need to know about participating in this event and is being updated constantly. If you have an unanswered question about Safety and Wellbeing, Accommodation and Food, the Camino Day, Kit and planned use of the Support Vehicle please let us know and we will update the Pack.
Caminista declaration & Covid-19 Protocols
All Caministas who are staying overnight in shared accommodation that has been arranged by Camino to COP should complete the brief Caminista Declaration because in some cases the accommodation that has been offered is based on our commitment to adhere to our Covid-19 risk assessment and protocol.
This should be done after you have carried out a negative COVID-19 lateral flow or rapid antigen test in the 24 hour period prior to you joining the Camino.
For those joining us on Sunday 5th September, for example, please complete the form on Saturday 4th September. For those joining us on a later date, please complete the form the day before meeting us.