Walk the Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela

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.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Ferrol
(Arrival)

You will be booked into a hotel in the heart of the town of Ferrol. The rooms are en-suite.

Day 2
30km

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.

Day 3
29km

Pontedeume
to
Bruma-Meson do Vento

After leaving the city behind, the Camino Ingles reaches the old bridge of As Casca, spanning the Mendo River. It then passes the villages of Matino and Boucello. Coming to the abandoned hermitage of San Paio, the Camino traverses farmlands until it comes to Bruma, the site of a medieval hospital.

Day 4
29km

Bruma-Meson do Vento
to
Sigueiro

From the chapel of Bruma, the Camino leads to the lush municipality of Ordes. A tree-lined path brings the pilgrim to the church of San Xiao and the village of Casanova. Passing by meadows your final half of today is through a forest.

Note: There is an option to actually stop in Sigueiro rather than continuing onto our accommodation outside of Sigueiro. This will reduce this days walking to 23.8km and make the walk to Santiago 20.8km.

Day 5
12km

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.

Day 6

Santiago de Compostela

After breakfast we bid you farewell.

Section 1

Ferrol
to
Pontedeume

You will be booked into a hotel in the heart of the town of Ferrol. The rooms are en-suite.

Section 2

Pontedeume
to
Bruma-Meson do Vento

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.

Section 3

Bruma-Meson do Vento
to
Sigueiro

After leaving the city behind, the Camino Ingles reaches the old bridge of As Casca, spanning the Mendo River. It then passes the villages of Matino and Boucello. Coming to the abandoned hermitage of San Paio, the Camino traverses farmlands until it comes to Bruma, the site of a medieval hospital.

Section 4

Sigueiro
to
Santiago de Compostela

From the chapel of Bruma, the Camino leads to the lush municipality of Ordes. A tree-lined path brings the pilgrim to the church of San Xiao and the village of Casanova. Passing by meadows your final half of today is through a forest.

Note: There is an option to actually stop in Sigueiro rather than continuing onto our accommodation outside of Sigueiro. This will reduce this days walking to 23.8km and make the walk to Santiago 20.8km.

Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela

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Fly In

Option 1 – Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela airport with Aer Lingus or Ryanair (can book return flights).

Option 2 – Ferrol
Acoruna airport with Vueling.



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Starting Point

1 – Santiago de Compostela. From Santiago de Compostela: by bus 1hr30, several a day.
2 – Ferrol.Acoruna Airport: by bus 40min, several a day.



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Getting Home

Option 1 – Santiago de Compostela
Regular shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to Santiago Airport, takes 45mins.

Option 2 – Ferrol
Bus to La Coruna (1h20), several a day.



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Included
  • 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
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  • Premium Accommodation
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Additional Night
  • Dinners
  • Day Tours Available
Not Included
  • Flights/train
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

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