British pilgrims would make their way by ship to either Ferrol or A Coruna, two of the biggest ports in Galicia, before completing their Compostela on foot. This is a short Camino: ~75km over three days from A Coruna, and 110km over five days from Ferrol. The two routes join in Hospital de Bruma, after which there’s two more days’ hiking into Santiago — mainly through fields, small villages, and patches of forest.
The modern ‘rules’ of pilgrimage demand walkers complete at least 100km to earn their certificate of pilgrimage, so those coming from A Coruna won’t qualify – although you’ll still be able to have your credential stamped “Completed” in the pilgrim office.
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