Join me on the Camino Ingles – the English Way from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela.
In the middle ages, the news of the Camino de Santiago spread all over Europe and thousands of pilgrims would arrive by boat from England and Ireland at the ports of Ferrol or A Coruña. They would then continue their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela on foot.
Join my Camino from Ferrol. The first couple of days walking are rewarded with wild coastal scenery , passing historic towns such as Pontedeume and Betanzos, before delving into the heart of the Galician countryside. The path then turns inland, through the rural farmlands of Galicia and gives you the chance to really enjoy this region of Spain, it’s people and cuisine. After passing the peak at Bruma-Meson do Vento it is downhill most of the way into the vibrant city of Santiago de Compostela and its famous cathedral.
A free day to enjoy this coastal town. Feel the history at Ferrol docks where thousands of pilgrims have gone before you
From here the track continues to meet the Way of O Salto and at the banks of the Eume estuary, you will join the Camino Real or Royal Way. There is a lovely beach at A Magdalena, which is a great spot to rest and relax.
Today we continue our Camino to the town of Pontedeume. From here the trail climbs up to give spectacular views over Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. The trail continues on to Miño by way of a medieval stone bridge over the Baxoi river and the Camino Real once again.
This morning you will then travel along the coast to the wide estuary of the Lambre river on a path that holds beautiful views of the Rias de Betanzos and the surrounding marshlands. The town of Betanzos has some of the most interesting and artistic, historical buildings in Galicia. Continue to the small village of Cos.
During the day you will cross the Mendo River by way of the ancient bridge of As Cascas. From here the trail passes the villages of Matino and Boucello. You will pass the hermitage of San Paio, which is abandoned and travel through agricultural lands to the village of Bruma which is the site of a medieval hospital.
The Camino leaves Bruma from the chapel and heads into the lovely green area of Ordes. You will then pass the church of San Xiao and the village of Casanova on your way to Sigüeiro.
Upon leaving the town of Sigueiro, we will cross the bridge over the River Tambre. The trail continues parallel to the river until we reach Fontana de Ingles, where we will continue on our way until reaching Meixonfrio, a historically popular place where pilgrims would rest.
We will continue until we reach Santiago de Compostela, where we can admire its magnificent cathedral and enjoy the city’s unique charm.
A full day to enjoy Santiago de Compostela. If you haven’t already done so, you can go to the official Pilgrim’s Office and collect your certificate for completing the full Camino ‘The English Way’.
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