An intriguing walk for the pilgrim that’s done it all.
The Camino Ingles, or English Way, is perhaps the least-known Camino in Spain. It begins in either Ferrol (118 km) or A Coruna (75 km), both port cities in Galicia, and travels south to the city of Santiago de Compostela. It was established by pilgrims arriving from places in northern Europe, including Ireland, England and the Scandinavian countries, and became particularly popular during the Hundred Years’ War between France and England, when it would’ve been difficult to avoid conflict while walking through France. It has seen a revival as a much shorter and quieter route to Santiago, though a pilgrim beginning in A Coruna must also walk 25 kilometres in their home country to make up the required 100 kilometres to receive one’s Compostela at the end of the journey.