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Sleeping bag or liner only on Inglés in May?


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Walking the Inglés with a friend in early May. Planning to stay at 3 albergues (Neda, Presedo and Bruma). For those who have walked it, would you recommend a sleeping bag or will a liner be enough?

Any other tips or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks and Buen Camino!

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If your staying in the albergues only then just a liner will be fine in may. The weather never gets that cold in the north even in the winter. If your camping however then I would take the sleeping bag as the liner may not be enough depending on how tough you are.
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It is not on your list but when we were in the Betanzos albergue, there were no blankets

Elle Bieling

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I did it in September, but it is also a cusp season. In Bruma, I was cold with a liner and my long underwear. It is a stone building, and it is cold, with no heat. I don't recall any blankets here either. I did not stay in the albergue in Betanzos. The liner may not be enough in April. For my next Caminos I bought an ultralight camping blanket, because I do not like being cold! Here is what it was on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GxhVLw. It worked like a charm for my next Caminos.


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Frances 15,Portuguese 16,Finisterre Muxia 16,Ingles16,, Almeria to Muxia,Finesterre 18,,Via Serrana
May can still be cold ,,,or not ,,, I personally would not walk without a sleeping bag ,,, and I do stay in albergues ,,, and yes most but not all have blankets ,,, but sometimes the blankets look like they haven't been washed for years ,,, so I use a Cumulus Magic zip sleeping bag so it opens out except for the foot area,, weighs in at 275 gms ,,,and I love it !!!
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I bought a 10 degree C/50 degree F bag to go with me on my Camino as a very light ‘just in case’. I think it really depends on if youre a warm sleeper or a cold sleeper. I’m always throwing blankets off and sticking my legs out in the dead of winter so I don’t need much.


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Ronces-SdC (03-04/10);Oporto-SdC (10/2011); VdlP via Portugal 03/04 2012/2013;Part Invierno 2012; Toulouse to Sarrance 2012; Ingles to Muxia June 2013 Cami Catala and Aragones 2014; El Salvador & Primitivo 2014; Camino de Madrid 2016; Levante 2015,2017
I walked the Ingles in June in 2013. The weather forecast said the weather would be good but it wasn't, it was cloudy and wet. Because of the weather forecast I only took a sleeping bag liner and a small fleece blanket. I survived but I promised myself not to walk without a sleeping bag again.

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