The Camino Inglés or English Camino is the historic Camino de Santiago route taken by pilgrims coming from Northern Europe, in particular, Britain and Ireland, and it also used to be a very important trading route.
This Way has two starting points: A Coruña and Ferrol. Even if A Coruña is a larger and more attractive town than Ferrol, only a few pilgrims start from there, because it is situated less than 100 kilometres from Santiago de Compostela. That means that if you are starting your route from A Coruña, you won’t qualify for a Pilgrim Certificate unless you have already completed the Celtic Camino in Ireland.
The English Camino from Ferrol
The first two walking days of the English Camino from Ferrol are beautiful, as you weave along the coast soaking in the seaside views. The towns you visit along the way are quaint and pretty, with Pontedeume and Betanzos being particular highlights.
You can sit and rest or take a cooling dip at A Magdalena beach as you make your way between towns. Betanzos town is full of history and wonder, and you will have a great time exp0lring its historical buildings.
Bruma Meson do Vento and Sigüeiro are your final two stops before you reach the sacred City of Santiago de Compostela. The landscape in the lush green area of Ordes on the way to the Church of San Xiao is an idyllic taste of the countryside and your last rural experience on this Camino route.
*Ferrol is home to one of Galicia’s most renowned and important Easter festivals. If you are travelling during Spring, Semana Santa de Ferrol is an absolute must-see.