A few words regarding the directions in this guide. To begin with they have all been transcribed from notes and recordings made on the scene and attempt to be as true as possible. With that in mind, there is no substitute for your own intuition if you encounter something that doesn't quite line up. The camino is an organic thing and bends to its environment. If you find something in error, follow your gut and any temporary signs you might find, and if it suits you leave a comment via the app so that others behind you can find their way. All of the entries you see have been given specific location information. They are arranged in such a way that they occur in an order that makes sense to somebody walking. Where a detour or alternate route is available, the first entry will briefly describe the route and what can be expected along the way. It may also make reference to directions you will find further along in the guide; and in so doing will be marked with the ◈ symbol. If you see this symbol you can expect to find more information which itself has also been given a location. With regards to navigational directions, white triangles (◁△▷) will indicate a change in course or to indicate that you continue. They can be translated into "Turn left or bear left, carry on following the current trail, and turn right or bear right". They will be used exclusively to indicate where your body would have to go to follow the trail. Where relative positioning is needed to describe your relationship to your surroundings, the lowercase "left" and "right" will be used. Do not interpret them as the need to turn. The guide works in two modes, one which utilizes the GPS on your device, and another which is meant to be the graceful fallback for devices without it. If you have a device with GPS and want to know the distance to any piece of information in your guide, you must enable "Location Services" for this app inside your settings. It is important to note that the distances shown are "as the crow flies," which is to say a straight line. Curves in the trail and changes in elevation are not calculated. These distances are shown in blue. Without GPS only certain items indicate their distance to the next point. These are shown in red, and are written descriptively enough that you will know them when you arrive. About the symbols used in the stage listings. These are meant to indicate visually what each entry is about. They are: ⚔ - crossed swards indicate the border between region and another ♱ - a cross indicates a monument, church, pilgrims cross, or similar ︽ - upward facing chevrons indicate an alto, or high point on the trail • - a small black dot indicates a small hamlet. these towns seldom have more than a fountain, and might not even have that. ◦ - an empty dot indicates a smaller village. these often have at least one basic service such as an albergue, shop, bar, or guest house. ✪ - a star filled circle, indicates a larger town where all services can be found. ⇋ - double ended arrows indicate a detour or alternative route where you must decide a course.

Camino Frances