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Sign for Camino Inglés spotted on the Cornwall Coastal Path (UK) somewhere near St. Ives.

MarkyD

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A friend of mine recently sent me this photo (see below), which made me wonder why such a sign would be put on the Coastal Path in Cornwall, UK.
Does anyone have an explanation for this? Is there a rogue "stuck in the UK" pilgrim putting signs up and inventing a new Camino Inglés in England?
 

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CarolamS

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A friend of mine recently sent me this photo (see below), which made me wonder why such a sign would be put on the Coastal Path in Cornwall, UK.
Does anyone have an explanation for this? Is there a rogue "stuck in the UK" pilgrim putting signs up and inventing a new Camino Inglés in England?
The signs are legitimate. This is the St Michael's Way a genuine Camino route. In non-Covid times you could get a credential and stamps. I don't know if that is available again yet. The route starts in Lelant and takes you to St Michael's Mount with a choice of direction at the end. It is a delightful one day walk and marked on OS maps as well as with signs along the way. I enjoyed walking it last year with the Confraternity of St James UK. Highly recommend joining this group who are great supporters of the Camino. They plan to walk it again in mid September.
 
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A friend of mine recently sent me this photo (see below), which made me wonder why such a sign would be put on the Coastal Path in Cornwall, UK.
Does anyone have an explanation for this? Is there a rogue "stuck in the UK" pilgrim putting signs up and inventing a new Camino Inglés in England?
I've seen them around the Reading and Burghfield area, and the route continues to Southampton. Oddly enough the first time I saw one was when I was out on my bike on the same day that I'd booked my plane tickets to walk the Primitivo.
 

Bradypus

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Too many and too often!
It all ties in with the odd status of the Camino Ingles branch from A Coruna. Although A Coruna is the historical starting point for the medieval Camino Ingles that route is well under 100km and so those who choose that route are not eligible for a Compostela under the modern rules. The cathedral agreed a compromise where those who could show that they have already walked a minimum of 25km on a pilgrim route in their home country could receive a Compostela after walking from A Coruna rather than Ferrol. The Camino Society Ireland have been specially active in promoting this "loophole" in the Compostela rules and it forms the basis of their "Celtic Camino" concept. The Cornish route also makes use of this special exception.

 
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Bradypus

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Too many and too often!
I've seen them around the Reading and Burghfield area, and the route continues to Southampton.
Another recent attempt to revive a historical connection between pilgrimage in England and Galicia. For several centuries Reading Abbey was the home of a relic believed to have been the hand of St James and therefore it was a centre for pilgrimage in England. So Reading was considered an appropriate starting point for a pilgrim route leading to the ferry ports on the south coast.

 

Wendy MS

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I've seen them around the Reading and Burghfield area, and the route continues to Southampton. Oddly enough the first time I saw one was when I was out on my bike on the same day that I'd booked my plane tickets to walk the Primitivo.
The route runs from Reading to Southampton, and is St James's Way. Plenty of information is available via The Confraternity of St James. I believe it's a legitimate part of the Camino Ingles.
 

susan1312

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A friend of mine recently sent me this photo (see below), which made me wonder why such a sign would be put on the Coastal Path in Cornwall, UK.
Does anyone have an explanation for this? Is there a rogue "stuck in the UK" pilgrim putting signs up and inventing a new Camino Inglés in England?
Hi I live in Co. Durham there are the same signs starting in Gainford to Piercebridge they go on but haven't yet followed further Looked very new.
 
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CF 2012, others, hospitalero, resumed VdlP 2022
Spotted this shell sign cemented into wall on seafront at St Mawes, Cornwall
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while looking for the Holy Well (just around the corner)
 

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Anngray

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Norte and Primitivo
A friend of mine recently sent me this photo (see below), which made me wonder why such a sign would be put on the Coastal Path in Cornwall, UK.
Does anyone have an explanation for this? Is there a rogue "stuck in the UK" pilgrim putting signs up and inventing a new Camino Inglés in England?
Also saw one on the Coast to Coast route in Yorkshire.
 

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