Traditionally, English and Irish pilgrims arrived by sea at Ferrol. The English way starts following the rugged hilly coastline, then moves inland to the lush, wooded countryside. Passing through the medieval village of Betanzos is like travelling back in time with its hill-perched market place. It is quieter than other routes so far those who are trying to get away from the more popular French Way, the English Way presents a great alternative to reach Santiago and get your pilgrim certificate within a week.
Walk the Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela
Ferrol to Santiago De Compostela
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- Great mix of comfortable stay in 2-3* hotels or equivalent
- Bed & Breakfast
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- 24/7 Customer Service
- Our Holiday/ Pilgrim Pack
- Premium Accommodation
- Airport Pick-up
- Additional Night
- Day Tours Available
FERROL (Arrival)You will be booked into a hotel in the heart of the town of Ferrol. The rooms are en-suite.
FERROL to PONTEDEUME
The English Way begins at the docks of Curuxeiras, in the neighbourhood that has sprung up on the site of the 9th Century.
After leaving Ferrol, the Camino rises to an elevation offering sweeping views of Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. After crossing the single-arched medieval bridge over the Baxoi river, the Camino leads to Mino by way of the Camino Real once again. Following the shoreline,which is an ever-present feature along the early stretches of the English Way, we reach the wide estuary of the Lambre River. This stretch offers lovely views of the Rias de Betanzos and its marshlands.
An option to split into two days, with a stop over in Neda.
PONTEDEUME to BETANZOS
After leaving Pontedeume, the Camino rises to an elevation offering sweeping views of Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. After crossing the single-arched medieval bridge over the Baxoi river, the Camino leads to Mino by way of the Camino Real once again. Following the shoreline, which is an ever-present feature along the early stretches of the English Way, we reach the wide estuary of the Lambre River. This stretch offers lovely views of the Rias de Betanzos and its marshlands.
BETANZOS to MESON DO VENTO / ORDES / BRUMA
MESON DO VENTO / ORDES / BRUMA to SIGUEIRO
Walk through the beautiful Galician countryside. On day three, the trend in elevation is downhill must of the time, with very few short uphills in between. Some of the main highlights on this day are the lovely historic Horreo, the 18th-century Igrexa de San Paio de Buscas in A Rúa town and the impressive colours of the forest and charming paths that you’ll find on your way.
SIGUEIRO to SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
After crossing the Sigueiro Bridge over the Tambre river, we continue into the municipality of Santiago. The Way continues along the river and leads to the “Fonte do Ingles” (The English Fountain). The way soon reaches Meixonfrio, site of an old inn where pilgrims and travellers would stop and rest. After passing a pre-Roman hill-fort, where, according to the tradition each passing pilgrim would lay a stone on the already exiting pile, the Camino enters Santiago to reach its imposing cathedral.