A unique fund raising plan will see supporters of Windsor's hospice in Hatch Lane offered the chance to walk or cycle one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in the world.

The Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as ‘The Way of St James’, is set in the beautiful landscape of rural northern Spain.

Thames Hospice fund raisers are offering the chance to make the trip between October 14 and 20 for £150. In return the 'pilgrims' will be expected to find sponsors to raise money to support the hospice, during this momentous year that will see it move to new larger premises from its overcrowded site in Hatch Lane, Windsor.

The famous pilgrimage route attracts people from all walks of life, backgrounds and beliefs. Many find a purpose of their own, everything from self-discovery to personal achievement.

People who take up the hospice's offer will be able to choose between trekking the final 100km or cycling the final 200km, taking in the breath-taking scenery and seeing some of the route’s most important cultural, natural and historic highlights.

Alison Evans, head of community and events fundraising at Thames Hospice, says: “The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage has really risen in popularity over the past year, and we are so excited that we can now offer this experience to our community.

"2020 is a momentous year for Thames Hospice as we move from our current home in Windsor to our new hospice by Bray Lake. Be a part of our journey and join us on this adventure to raise funds for your local hospice, so we can care for even more local families now and into the future.”

The flights, accommodation with meals, bikes and mountain guides are all included in the cost of the trip.

To find out more, attend an information morning on Saturday, February 29 from 10.00am to 11.30am at the current hospice site in Hatch Lane.

To book a place, visit www.thameshospice.org.uk/elcamino or email Thames Hospice at events@thameshospice.org.uk