Seven hours, every day, for thirty three days. This is the time it takes to walk the eight hundred kilometres across the north of Spain along the Camino de Santiago, one of the ancient pilgrimage trails in Europe.

Walking the Camino in winter is a profoundly solitary experience. It is a time when way-markers can be obscured by snow or heavy fog, pilgrim refuges are often vacant, fields are deserted and rustic Spanish villages appear abandoned.
It is a journey of quiet reflection and of pushing beyond physical and emotional boundaries; a journey where you gather new pieces of yourself along the way, and inevitably leave other pieces behind.

These photographs, captured on high-grain colour film, offer a glimpse of some of the in-between moments of such a journey, as we move slowly from one place to another.
Pilgrim statue in the hills near O'Cebreiro on the Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainPilgrim refuge in the mountain town of O'Cebreiro, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainCruz de Hierro (Iron Cross) - the highest point on the Frances route of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail in Northern SpainMadonna near Alto del Perdón, Navarra region, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainCrumbling Wall, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainRiego Los Ambros in the Cordillera Cantabrica mountains, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainThe Pyrenees, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainEmpty Basque pelota court near St Jean Pied de Port in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, FranceMorning dew, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainTiny abandoned church near Triacastela, Galicia, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern Spain'Bacchus', Puente la Reina, Navarra region, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainKiss Club, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainCamino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainFeather, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainThe sign that makes every hiker happy, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainCamino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainBlue door on the Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainYellow arrow on the Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainSnow in the Pyrenees, Camino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern SpainCamino Frances pilgrimage trail, Camino de Santiago, Northern Spain