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Camino Inglés in February 2022

Laundoner

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Francés - September 2019
Inglés - February 2022
Greetings everyone! I am planning starting the Camino Inglés this weekend, from Ferrol. I am wondering if there are many people doing this route in February or if we will be the only ones on the road.
 
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Rebekah Scott

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I don't think you will have a lot of company. The weather this year is fabulous for walking, cool and sunny. It's as if winter never really arrived! Still, this is a low-traffic time for the Way.
I walked the Ingles in February several years ago with three friends, and in five days THREE storms came ashore, big enough to have NAMES. I have never been so wet in all my life! We called it the Monsoon Camino, and swore to never again walk in Galicia in February. But we had a whale of a time!
 
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Greetings everyone! I am planning starting the Camino Inglés this weekend, from Ferrol. I am wondering if there are many people doing this route in February or if we will be the only ones on the road.
Not till April, for reasons mentioned:) May you have good weather all the way to Santiago! Buen Camino!!
 
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Laundoner

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Francés - September 2019
Inglés - February 2022
Thank you all very much for your prompt and helpful replies. Yes, I know this weather very well. Having been born here, and residing in London, I am already well seasoned. But with the Galician winter equivalent to a British autumnal Indian Summer, this should not be a problem.
 

selebi51

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2019
Enjoy. Many albergues closed in January. Few cafes open. At least one day 25k nothing open.
Very pleasant though
 

KJFSophie

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We walked the Ingles in Sept of 2019 and we barely encountered 10 other pilgrims at any given time. There were very few walking and we seldom encountered anyone twice or for any repetitive length of time as one would on other routes. It was an enjoyable route however and we walked slowly, staying at a variety of accommodations along the way. Enjoy your walk, I'm envious as my Camino this year only begins in June!
 
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Greetings everyone! I am planning starting the Camino Inglés this weekend, from Ferrol. I am wondering if there are many people doing this route in February or if we will be the only ones on the road.
Laundoner, it would be wonderful if you post here on the Forum about your upcoming Camino Inglés and let us know about your experiences along the way! I'm looking forward to going through the same route in May and seeing it through someone else's eyes proves very useful and gives insight on things one might overlook. Buen Camino!
 
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DonnaM

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2021
Greetings everyone! I am planning starting the Camino Inglés this weekend, from Ferrol. I am wondering if there are many people doing this route in February or if we will be the only ones on the road.
Buen Camino! My granddaughter and I start the Ingles end of May, I believe it is not a super busy camino at any time of the year
 
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MayDaz

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Walked in it October last year, we saw about 12 people on and off during the walk, apart from one day when we came across a large group on an organised walk but only saw them for that one day.
An enjoyable walk with some nice landscapes and some lovely places to visit
Buen camino
 

Mera

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Greetings everyone! I am planning starting the Camino Inglés this weekend, from Ferrol. I am wondering if there are many people doing this route in February or if we will be the only ones on the road.
I walked Ingles last November. 2 days were sunny and lovely but had 2 days with rain and hail. Still, Ingles was drier than the Norte. I saw around 5 people mainly at the lodging. I loved it and going back in March, right after you.
 

Laundoner

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Francés - September 2019
Inglés - February 2022
Laundoner, it would be wonderful if you post here on the Forum about your upcoming Camino Inglés and let us know about your experiences along the way! I'm looking forward to going through the same route in May and seeing it through someone else's eyes proves very useful and gives insight on things one might overlook. Buen Camino!
Good idea. Thank you I will report back. If you don't hear from me, send the cavalry!
 

Laundoner

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Francés - September 2019
Inglés - February 2022
We walked the Ingles in Sept of 2019 and we barely encountered 10 other pilgrims at any given time. There were very few walking and we seldom encountered anyone twice or for any repetitive length of time as one would on other routes. It was an enjoyable route however and we walked slowly, staying at a variety of accommodations along the way. Enjoy your walk, I'm envious as my Camino this year only begins in June!
Wow. September 2019. I walked the Francés then and it was quite full. If even in those free and happy times the Inglés only attracted a handful of travellers, I imagine we will have the route to ourselves
 

Ctshagr

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Camino Frances- Sarria to Santiago (2017)
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I don't think you will have a lot of company. The weather this year is fabulous for walking, cool and sunny. It's as if winter never really arrived! Still, this is a low-traffic time for the Way.
I walked the Ingles in February several years ago with three friends, and in five days THREE storms came ashore, big enough to have NAMES. I have never been so wet in all my life! We called it the Monsoon Camino, and swore to never again walk in Galicia in February. But we had a whale of a time!
Was it 2018? I was the CP that year and rained everyday downpours at times and some sleet. But it still was all good anyway.
Greetings everyone! I am planning starting the Camino Inglés this weekend, from Ferrol. I am wondering if there are many people doing this route in February or if we will be the only ones on the road.
I’ll be there towards the end of February starting from Ribadeo To Ferrol and onto Santiago.
 
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Nathen

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Francés (SJPDP to Finisterre), Sept-Oct 2019
Greetings everyone! I am planning starting the Camino Inglés this weekend, from Ferrol. I am wondering if there are many people doing this route in February or if we will be the only ones on the road.
Good to see you returning to Spain for another Camino, dear man! I look forward to one day doing the same - may it be sooner than later! MUCH love from Canada, and Buen Camino! :)
 

Jim

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2014- Camino Frances
2017- Camino Finisterre
Laundoner, it would be wonderful if you post here on the Forum about your upcoming Camino Inglés and let us know about your experiences along the way! I'm looking forward to going through the same route in May and seeing it through someone else's eyes proves very useful and gives insight on things one might overlook. Buen Camino!
Ditto for me! I would very much enjoy reading Laundoner's reports!
 

Laundoner

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Francés - September 2019
Inglés - February 2022
Hi everyone! Apologies for radio silence. I kind of went into total isolation and forgot about my good friends.

We had 5 glorious sunny days, without a drop of rain. Most unlike Galicia, but welcome anyway.

The Camino Inglés from Ferrol is very well signposted. The ubiquitous yellow arrows are enough for you to get to Santiago without any maps or GPS aids. I think Santiago, or some helpful pixie, was looking after us, because on three occasions when the sign was out of sight from our path and we missed it, a local immediately corrected us. Incredible serendipity, but the Camino is often like that. Even if we had carried on, we would have eventually re-joined the Camino, anyway. It's practically impossible to get lost.

From speaking to the locals at several points this route is a lot more frequented in the milder months than I was originally led to believe. Winter is, understandably, the least popular. However, we did find some small groups, quite focused and not keen on converstion, and even coincided with a pilgrim at a private hostel in Siqüeiro. At this time of the year expect most albergues to be closed. The ones funded by la Xunta (regional government) seem to be open.

The paths are easy. There is perhaps more road than I would like, but it is not too bad. Most stages are long, 25 to 30 Km, but In particular, Betanzos to Bruma is quite tough due to the uphill walk. Bruma to Sigüeiro is also hard, but not so much.

For the vegetarians amongst us (sorry, some mothers do have 'em/us) Spain doesn't always offer many meat-free options. Please remember that for people who are not used to veggies, the local soup, caldo gallego, is vegetarian because it has no meat. However be aware that it is cooked with pork bones to flavour it. Either have it, anyway, or ask for huevos fritos o tortilla. If you are vegan, then, well, you'll figure it out.

I wanted to remark on the great hospitality of the locals. I was looking at this persimmon tree, already naked for winter, but still loaded with the apparently rotting fruit. I asked a lady in the garden why the fruit as left to spoil in the tree. She said that she had more than she could consume. She asked me to go inside and fetched a stepladder for me to get as many persimmons as I liked. When I stepped down, she also had a bag with 3 dozen kiwis! I was not thinking at the time that I would have to carry all that weight on my back, but carry I did and we feasted on them for the next three days. Always speak to the locals. Specially if they have fruit!!!

Overall, a great experience.
 
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Nathen

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Francés (SJPDP to Finisterre), Sept-Oct 2019
Hi everyone! Apologies for radio silence. I kind of went into total isolation and forgot about my good friends.

We had 5 glorious sunny days, without a drop of rain. Most unlike Galicia, but welcome anyway.

The Camino Inglés from Ferrol is very well signposted. The ubiquitous yellow arrows are enough for you to get to Santiago without any maps or GPS aids. I think Santiago, or some helpful pixie, was looking after us, because on three occasions when the sign was out of sight from our path and we missed it, a local immediately corrected us. Incredible serendipity, but the Camino is often like that. Even if we had carried on, we would have eventually re-joined the Camino, anyway. It's practically impossible to get lost.

From speaking to the locals at several points this route is a lot more frequented in the milder months than I was originally led to believe. Winter is, understandably, the least popular. However, we did find some small groups, quite focused and not keen on converstion, and even coincided with a pilgrim at a private hostel in Siqüeiro. At this time of the year expect most albergues to be closed. The ones funded by la Xunta (regional government) seem to be open.

The paths are easy. There is perhaps more road than I would like, but it is not too bad. Most stages are long, 25 to 30 Km, but In particular, Betanzos to Bruma is quite tough due to the uphill walk. Bruma to Sigüeiro is also hard, but not so much.

For the vegetarians amongst us (sorry, some mothers do have 'em/us) Spain doesn't always offer many meat-free options. Please remember that for people who are not used to veggies, the local soup, caldo gallego, is vegetarian because it has no meat. However be aware that it is cooked with pork bones to flavour it. Either have it, anyway, or ask for huevos fritos o tortilla. If you are vegan, then, well, you'll figure it out.

Overall, a great experience.
Very happy to hear that your experience of the Inglés was great, dear Laureano! Thanks for your "report". :)
 

Laundoner

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Francés - September 2019
Inglés - February 2022
Good to see you returning to Spain for another Camino, dear man! I look forward to one day doing the same - may it be sooner than later! MUCH love from Canada, and Buen Camino! :)
Hey Nathen! I am so glad to hear from you. I'll catch up off forum
 
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Laundoner

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Time of past OR future Camino
Francés - September 2019
Inglés - February 2022
Was it 2018? I was the CP that year and rained everyday downpours at times and some sleet. But it still was all good anyway.

I’ll be there towards the end of February starting from Ribadeo To Ferrol and onto Santiago.
Argh! I stayed in Ribadeo at the end of February for a few days! The place I stayed in was just on one of the alternative branches of Camino del Norte
 

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