The Camino Ingles (English way) is the route that English, Irish and Northern European pilgrims would walk to Santiago once arriving by boat to the ports of Ferrol or A Coruna on the northern Galician coast.
A Coruna is approximately 75km from Santiago de Compostela, and therefore not eligible for a compostela as the distance is less than 100km. Ferrol is, however, approximately 120km from Santiago and therefore eligible. Both routes are ancient paths and meet up in Hospital de Bruma.
I will be walking from Ferrol as I have already visited A Coruna on a previous trip to Spain and I will be walking it in 4 days.
My planned stages are:
Day 1: Ferrol to Pontedeume (albergue), approx 30km
Day 2: Pontedeume to Presedo (albergue), approx 30km
Day 3: Presedo to 3km after Buscas (Casa rural Anton Veiras), approx 28km
Day 4: Casa Rural Anton Veiras to Santiago, approx 30km
The Cicerone guide I have also breaks this walk into 4 stages but the days are slightly different:
Day 1: Ferrol to Pontedeume, approx 30km
Day 2: Pontedeume to Betanzos, approx 20km
Day 3: Betanzos to Hospital de Bruma, approx 28km
Day 4: Hospital de Bruma to Santiago, approx 40km
I can see the reasoning behind the Cicerone guide’s choice of days but I didn’t want to walk 40km into Santiago on day 4 and therefore tried to split the days into 30km increments. I’ll reflect on how this worked out at the end.
What the? One word “Jeallous”!
Very cool! Have fun!
Thanks Drew, just 30km to go until Santiago 🙂
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