The Camino Walk

Dick Smith, our President of Charente Maritime, is taking on the HUGE challenge of the Camino Walk.

Please get behind and support Dick in whatever way you can, I'm sure you will all join me in wishing him the best of luck!


Here is his personal message:-

Dear CSF Members and Supporters,

Since I became President of Charente-Maritime Association, I have found that getting our message out to the public about who we are and what we do is frustratingly slow. Although we have had some notable successes there is still much more to do.

To this end I have decided to walk the Chemin de St Jacques de Compostella to publicise CSF and the work we do and, hopefully, to attract some more members. The April edition of Connexion will have a little bit about it and I am hoping to get something into Sud-Ouest newspaper. The more publicity I can get the better.

As a secondary task I will use the walk to try and raise some funds for CSF. If anyone would think about sponsoring the 800 km walk, maybe on a per km basis or as a single sum, please send me an e-mail with your name and sponsorship amount to: I will send updates on my progress and even some photos when I am in internet access.

I will start the walk on 3rd April and my target is to finish on or around 11th May but if you want to see more about the walk, there is a series of three programmes on BBC2 at 9pm on Friday starting on March 16th.

Thank you for your support.

Dick Smith


CSF Charente-Maritime

Dick Smith
Map of the walk
The long and winding path