Camino Inglés (The English Way)

Ferrol - Pontedeume

31 km Difficulty

You leave from the harbour of Ferrol, As Curuxeiras, to begin the English Way surrounding the bay and walking past the church of San Francisco and the Old Arsenal. You will go through Ferrol’s famous Calle Real, with its Art Nouveau buildings, towards plaza de Armas, where you will see the town hall.

After that, the route takes you to the areas of Recemil and Caranza, slowly leaving the city after 6 kilometres towards the industrial park of A Gándara, already in the municipality of Narón. The walk continues parallel to the river and crosses the Xubia to enter Neda. This is a marshland fed by the river Belelle. In Neda, you can see the church of Santa María, with the Cristo de la Cadena, a Gothic wooden sculpture that came from England in 1550, the clock tower, and the church of San Nicolás. Very close to it you have the Monte de Ancos, with a viewpoint from where you can see the Ría de Ferrol and the bridges crossing it. This mountain is a beautiful nature and leisure enclave with a castro (pre-Roman settlement) also in it.

You leave Neda behind towards Fene and walk through the industrial area of Vilar do Coto, 9 kilometres away from the starting point and on the border with the municipality of Cabanas. You should pay attention to the yellow arrows, otherwise, you might get lost here.

You must carry on walking along the beach of Cabanas, the Praia da Magdalena, with its impressive pine grove, towards the esplanade until you reach Pontedeume. This beautiful town is on the bank of the river Eume, and the name comes from the bridge (ponte) leading to it.

An important landmark in this area is the Parque Natural Fragas do Eume, a nature park of 9,125 hectares of forest, the best preserved Atlantic coastal forest in Europe. In this beautiful natural setting, you will find the Monastery of Caaveiro, with amazing views over the river.

Every Saturday there is the Feirón in Pontedeume, an open market where you can buy local produce such as fruits and vegetables, as well as local cottage cheese, empanadas and honey. You can buy cottage cheese in the Feirón and have it with a local almond-based sweet called manguito eumés.
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Tips from our postmen and women

“You should not miss the Old Arsenal in Ferrol, only possible during the summer, and the Naval Museum. If the weather is fair, you can take a boat from Ferrol to Mugardos, as this friendly fishing village is famous for the way they prepare our national dish, “pulpo” (octopus). The first Sunday of the month there is a flea market in the area of A Praza Vella, close to the harbour. Already in Narón, you will find the 12th-century monastery of O Couto and little after that a tide mill known as Aceas, which used to be a very important flour mill in Galicia”.“Pontedeume, a medieval town, offers the Torreón dos Andrade, and if you have the time, you should not miss the Monastery of Caaveiro, reachable on foot, by bus or bike. You can also have a walk on the beach. If you come in September, you have to go to the town harbour on the 8th to see the traditional cucaña marítima during the Festa da cucaña.” José Mª Doce, Correos de Fene.

 

We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

 

Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.