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    Ferrol to Santiago in 4 days

    Flat walk through Siguiero, but then the walk from Siguiero to SdC is not flat and has some tiring punchy uphill bits which are testing as you are tiring, thinking the last stage is an easy one
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    Ferrol to Santiago in 4 days

    4 days guidebook stages are: Ferrol to Pontedeume 29km Pontedeume to Betanzos 20km Betanzos to Hospital de Bruma 28km Hospital de Bruma to Santiago 40km All long stages, doable, but the Ingles is not flat. if you can afford, stop on the third day in Casa Rural Donnamaria in Buscas, which...
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    Final Long Walk Before Departing for the Ingles

    I would avoid the old route via Bar Julia and up to Bruma. Although the new route has more road, especially a boring part walking past an electricity substation, it does cut out the very fearsome hill that the old route took. The new route is a long gentle incline, and you keep questioning...
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    Ingles in March or Summer 2020

    I walked in the Ingles in March. Was not cold, but rained every day. Needed a golf umbrella, real walking boots, and other wet weather gear. Summer will be warmer, but one advantage of the spring is the lack of other pilgrims walking. I only saw 3 or 4 other people walking per day. Means there...
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    Final Long Walk Before Departing for the Ingles

    Just to add in, I am in my 50's, do no sport and did no training before I did the Ingles. I walk 10km every day, but had never walked over 20km, ever. I was completely daunted when I set off from Ferrol. However, walking at just 4km per hour means that if you walk 8 or 9 hours a day, counting...
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    Parking in Ferrol

    I would go for the underground parking in praza de espana, instead of parking outdoors in the Galician weather
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    How to get to Camino Ingles

    flying into A Coruna is often cheaper than flying to Santiago. agree what @bronzevernis says about not underestimating jetlag. Consider spending a night in A Coruna and then taking the train to Ferrol from A Coruna next day. Better to spend down time in A Coruna than in Ferrol. Advantage of...
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    Transfer from A Coruna to City

    I second what @Betterisgood says. The taxi drivers wait until the last flight at night from London has arrived, and will wait even if the flight is late. There should be a taxi at La Coruna airport for you. Taxi fare is a bit steep for the transfer to the city. Expect to pay € 35 or so, but...
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    Camino Ingles Question

    Ingles is quiet, which is one of the attractions of it, compared to more popular caminos. I would not worry about not having a queue of pilgrims in front of you. The ingles is safe. The one thing you need to bear in mind is that bars, restaurants and shops may be 2 hours between eachother. So...
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    Dona maria

    Bella, on the Betanzos to Casa Rural Donnamaria stage, there are basically two places to have lunch 1. the museum at Presedo - lovely place, but after an 8am start, I hit here at 11am and it was too early for lunch, but had a coffee and pastry 2. Bar Avelina - really did not like the look of...
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    Bag transfers

    Lskeen,. It is easier to book the Correos service by internet. You can book it the whole way through in advance, or day by day. Correos has a useful English language website see below, which a muggins like me was able to use...
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    Advice for the Camino Ingles for June 2019.

    Trevor, I estimated 36km from Betanzos to Casa Rural Donnamaria. That sounds a lot, but at a slow 4km per hour, it took me 10 hours, including coffee at Presedo and stopping for lunch at the picnic area by the lake at Vao (took my own lunch as there are not many places to eat on this stage...
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    Dona maria

    Casa Rural Donna Maria in Buscas was the best place I stayed on in the Ingles. Just 4 rooms, refurbished to a high standard, some with washing machine, lovely garden. Well worth the extra 1.5 hours flat walk past Hospital de Bruma. From Betanzos, the walk to Buscas took 10 hours, and it cuts...
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    Sending on rucksack

    Correos does not send or pick up bags from municipal albergues. They only pick up from private albergues, hostels and hotels. You can also pick up or drop off from the post offices themselves, which is good for most stops on the Ingles except Hospital de Bruma. I sfayed in hotels and private...
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    Advice for the Camino Ingles for June 2019.

    Dave, the ingles is not like the Frances. The next town for accommodation, especially in the middle stages, may be over 2 hours away. I would be safe, and pre-book accommodation on the Ingles