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  1. gollygolly

    A day in Ferrol

    Some suggestions can be read at this link : https://www.trevorhuxham.com/2016/03/ferrol-spain-galicia.html Ferrol is fairly compact with some attractive architecture, and the birth place of the dictator Franco. I am not the author nor in any way associated with the author !
  2. gollygolly

    Starting in A Coruña vs Ferrol?

    I have walked from Ferrol as well as A Coruña. Both of these starting points have something to offer, and I would be hard pressed to say one is better than the other. If you are in A Coruña, strongly recommend going to the Iglesia de Santiago and the Torre de Hércules (the lighthouse), while if...
  3. gollygolly

    Camino ingles. Starting in UK

    Have you thought about first walking the quite amazing and personally very recommended Pilgrims' Way from Winchester Cathedral to Canterbury ? I suggest that if time allows, commencing at Salisbury Cathedral and walking on the Clarendon Way to Winchester before proceeding to Canterbury. The...
  4. gollygolly

    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    Jeff - I am so, so sorry that we never made contact. Totally my fault as I was attempting to squeeze far too much into far too short a time. The future is always hard if not impossible to predict, but I have made a pledge that I will return to Canterbury, possibly to walk the very short Way of...
  5. gollygolly

    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    You will love it, though I cannot urge strongly enough that if circumstances allow, do not rush walking The Pilgrims Way. It is a walk that was for me very uplifting in so many respects, though circumstances were such that were I to plan it again I would allow at least 3 more days for the...
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    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    I was disappointed to not have had a brief look inside St Martha's on the Hill, set in such an incredible and commanding location, though fully understand that in its isolated position it would be very vulnerable. It was also slightly personal for me to be able to see the graves for the very...
  7. gollygolly

    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    Walking The Pilgrims Way For me, there are an insufficient number of superlatives to describe the Pilgrims Way, which in places is stunningly beautiful and begins and ends at two of the world's most magnificent Cathedrals. It may be useful to commence by relating my 12 year old daughter's near...
  8. gollygolly

    Camino Ingles - return of the marker stones (moines)

    I fear that it may have invented the word, and that all along I should have probably have written mojones . Thanks for the correction and my sincere apologies.....
  9. gollygolly

    Camino Ingles - return of the marker stones (moines)

    My limited understanding is that much of the local marking, especially the painting of the yellow arrows, is the input of the local 'asociación'; sometimes the way-marking can be sparse and sometimes almost in excess. It is also my experience that there can be quite a diverse style, and not...
  10. gollygolly

    Camino Ingles - return of the marker stones (moines)

    Many years ago, when I had the still tender age of 14 and made my first major walk, which was walking the Pilgrims Way from Winchester to Canterbury and I was not yet even aware of the Camino de Santiago, I recall being given a talk at Canterbury Cathedral about the role of pilgrimage. That...
  11. gollygolly

    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    I will be making a future post about the Pilgrims Way, though before that would like to really encourage you, anybody and everybody to seriously consider walking the Pilgrims Way. It is stunningly beautiful !! It is tremendously uplifting !!! It should be as 'popular' as the Camino Frances...
  12. gollygolly

    Camino Ingles - return of the marker stones (moines)

    Outside of Galicia I have found that the focus point from where the lines lead from almost always indicate the direction to head towards, as if the 9 lines/routes are all heading towards Santiago. When we spoke to the man who was charges with placing the tiles, he said that he was always...
  13. gollygolly

    Camino Ingles - return of the marker stones (moines)

    We have just completed our walk from Salisbury to Winchester and then to Canterbury, which was then followed by walking the Camino Ingles from La Coruña. I intend to write up about this when time allows, but thought that I would share the very welcome news that the marker stones (moines) are...
  14. gollygolly

    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    By coincidence, as it is only on an occasional basis that I look at this forum, currently sat at the airport at Santiago de Compestella awaiting the flight out of here having completed the walking of the Pilgrims Way followed by the Camino Ingles from La Coruna. More on the walking once I get...
  15. gollygolly

    Camino Ingles - the thought of it feels a little like cheating :)

    Wish you all the best on whatever camino / path / route you finally choose, and suggest that the only judgement about cheating will be your own. Each persons experience along their chosen camino / path / route will bring them, as in life, the richness that they can choose to find in it, whether...
  16. gollygolly

    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    Many thanks indeed - will be ordering this once the publication date is reached !
  17. gollygolly

    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    Many thanks indeed Jeff If the weather permits, which from reading the post above that suggests that walking on the chalk paths when they are wet can be slow going, hope to get to Canterbury on Friday 7th July. Our time available for the whole walk is very, very tight... but if there is an...
  18. gollygolly

    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    Hello Andy, and thanks for your post. Would very much appreciate if you could let me have the link to your account ; I opened https://pilgrimpace.wordpress.com/tag/pilgrimage/ but could not see the account of the Pilgrims Way walk. Many thanks Andrew
  19. gollygolly

    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    Many thanks - I have just placed an on-line order for this map / guide !
  20. gollygolly

    Walking the 'Pilgrims Way' as a prelude to Camino Ingles

    Many thanks for the reply ; the idea of starting at Southwark Cathedral never crossed my mind, but your account of your walk has planted the seed of an idea for me to do another walk in the future. For this year the planned walk is going to be Salisbury - Winchester - Canterbury, and hopefully...

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