Spanish Signs

Another theme that seems to have come out from my photos is that of signs! I was very impressed by the footpath signage, and indeed by the paths themselves, throughout our walk. ATG devise their own distinctive (and copyright) routes but they do cross over with many local, national and even international footpaths. The GR route is one.

The Grande Randonnée (French), Grote Routepaden or Lange-afstand-wandelpaden (Dutch), Grande Rota (Portuguese) or Gran Recorrido (Spanish) is a network of long-distance footpaths in Europe, mostly in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain.” [source]


We saw these white and red bars (and occasional crosses – meaning ‘not this way’) very frequently. The Spanish take their footpaths seriously.

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I mentioned already that we walked partly on the Camino: The Way of Saint James/The Camino of Girona.


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Sometimes we’re told timings on foot …

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… and sometimes just distances


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This sign that looks like a bus stop is just informative about the area


Lovely old carved wooden signs


And … Where next for Milady? Well, none of these places. I can tell you that much!


6 comments on “Spanish Signs

  1. ms6282 says:

    I have to say that the signage on St Cuthbert’s trail was pretty good. But not to this standard! Were they not a little obtrusive?

  2. Sarah wrightson says:

    I shall be looking at signs on our small travels today!

  3. Fran says:

    Always reassuring to know you are on the right path!

  4. Nice comment, Fran. You are dead right.

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