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Weather on the Ingles

Camino(s) past & future
September/October 2015 CF; October 2017 PC from Porto; Camino Ingles October 2019; Le Puy (2020)
Hi, I'm walking the Camino Ingles at the first of October this year, with a plan for an 8 day walk to Santiago, followed by a walk to Finisterre. I'm 77, I've walked the Camino Frances from SJPDP and the Portuguese Camino, as well as the British Coast to Coast Walk (last September). I carried my full pack on the CF and the PC, but I had a day pack and a transport service for the C2C. Now, on the Ingles, I'm going to carry my full pack again, but I'm not getting any younger, so I'm wanting to pare down any unnecessary baggage. So here's my question: Will I need light-weight gloves and/or a lightweight knit cap on the Ingles (followed by the Camino Finisterre) in the first two weeks of October? I found them useful occasionally on the CF in October, in the higher elevations., and I did use them on the C2C, but I'm wondering if the weather on the Ingles in early October is relatively mild. I realize that it's not much weight, but every little ounce counts, especially the older one gets. Many thanks for any advice.
 
Camino(s) past & future
September/October 2015 CF; October 2017 PC from Porto; Camino Ingles October 2019; Le Puy (2020)
@Singingheart, I always take a light pair of gloves. Early mornings can be quite cool, and I dislike cold hands. Same for something light to wear on my head. I use poles, so a pair of socks on my hands wouldn't do me so well!
Thank you! Maybe I’ll bring them then.
 

Pelegrin

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
Gloves will not be required in October in the "lowland" but maybe in the "highland" (Bruma and beyond ).
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Ingles 2016 Camino Portuguese 2017 Considering Invierno late (2020) In lieu of VdlP (2020)
Remember that daylight saving time in does not end until late October in Spain. Galicia is also in the wrong timezone so in October the sun will not rise until nearly 09:00 in the Ferrol/Coruna area. Sun set will also be around 19:30. so unless you like walking in the dark, my advise would be to breakfast late and finish early.
When I did my five day walk in September it rained for four days.
I usually use finger less cycling gloves, but mainly because I use hiking poles and they reduce abrasion on my skin. I always use an Austrian wool felt hat in all seasons, It provides shade in summer and soaks up perspiration. In bad weather it keeps your head an neck dry. use thin layers to build up protection for your body and have a merino style thin fleece (plus spare in case you get drenched) that will provide heat retention under your outer jacket if it is cold.
 
Camino(s) past & future
September/October 2015 CF; October 2017 PC from Porto; Camino Ingles October 2019; Le Puy (2020)
Remember that daylight saving time in does not end until late October in Spain. Galicia is also in the wrong timezone so in October the sun will not rise until nearly 09:00 in the Ferrol/Coruna area. Sun set will also be around 19:30. so unless you like walking in the dark, my advise would be to breakfast late and finish early.
When I did my five day walk in September it rained for four days.
I usually use finger less cycling gloves, but mainly because I use hiking poles and they reduce abrasion on my skin. I always use an Austrian wool felt hat in all seasons, It provides shade in summer and soaks up perspiration. In bad weather it keeps your head an neck dry. use thin layers to build up protection for your body and have a merino style thin fleece (plus spare in case you get drenched) that will provide heat retention under your outer jacket if it is cold.
This is such good information! Many thanks.
 

Mike Savage

So many friends to meet . . . so little time
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés,Inglés
Muxia/Finisterre
Português Coastal
Português Central
Sanabrés
I have walked the Inglés twice in October and found the temperature to be mild and have had rain and fog about one third of the days. I find it to be a beautiful time to walk and the Galicians to be warm and hospitable if you start the conversation. I seldom find any that speak english though. When I walked in October 2015 I spoke maybe 10 words of English in 5 days and only saw 7 pilgrims. In 2017 there were 10 times as many pilgrims and most of them spoke English but none of the locals did.
 

Walking Lover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
Hi, I'm walking the Camino Ingles at the first of October this year, with a plan for an 8 day walk to Santiago, followed by a walk to Finisterre. I'm 77, I've walked the Camino Frances from SJPDP and the Portuguese Camino, as well as the British Coast to Coast Walk (last September). I carried my full pack on the CF and the PC, but I had a day pack and a transport service for the C2C. Now, on the Ingles, I'm going to carry my full pack again, but I'm not getting any younger, so I'm wanting to pare down any unnecessary baggage. So here's my question: Will I need light-weight gloves and/or a lightweight knit cap on the Ingles (followed by the Camino Finisterre) in the first two weeks of October? I found them useful occasionally on the CF in October, in the higher elevations., and I did use them on the C2C, but I'm wondering if the weather on the Ingles in early October is relatively mild. I realize that it's not much weight, but every little ounce counts, especially the older one gets. Many thanks for any advice.
Most likely. We walked it in July and had temps in the 60's.
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
It looks like May and October average temperatures are similar.
I have always carried a pair of light weight silk gloves and a lightweight pair of rain over-trousers (Regatta). They were useful for keeping the cold wind off when first walking in the morning and easy to remove as I warmed up. i just made sure when I bought them that they would come off (or go on) without having to remove my boots. Meant buying a size larger than I would wear normally and I tried them on in the shop.
Hat - my Tilley hat kept sun off as well as wind so I did not need anything else.
If you are in the UK you could try Millets, Cotswold Outdoor etc and if in the Peak District 'The Old Barn' in Castleton.
Sorry part of this is really answer to a different thread, but I'll leave it here anyway.:)
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011, 2019. CP (tbc)
Remember that daylight saving time in does not end until late October in Spain. Galicia is also in the wrong timezone so in October the sun will not rise until nearly 09:00 in the Ferrol/Coruna area. Sun set will also be around 19:30. so unless you like walking in the dark, my advise would be to breakfast late and finish early.
I think @Marcus-UK is about 30 minutes out on the sunrise/sunset times. If you are prepared to walk from dawn (civil twilight) you should be able to start a bit after 8 am in early October. Check the civil twilight times here for details.

Otherwise, I agree with his advice.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Ingles 2016 Camino Portuguese 2017 Considering Invierno late (2020) In lieu of VdlP (2020)
I think @Marcus-UK is about 30 minutes out on the sunrise/sunset times. If you are prepared to walk from dawn (civil twilight) you should be able to start a bit after 8 am in early October. Check the civil twilight times here for details.

Otherwise, I agree with his advice.
At the begining of the month 1st of October, Sun Rise is 08:35. In Late October i.e. the 26th Sun Rise is 09:00. After this day light saving time ends and the clocks fall back an hour. Civil twilight is approximately half an hour earlier/later for sun rise and sun set. It is hard to be concise for a tilted rotating object moving in an elipse around a celestial body.
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011, 2019. CP (tbc)
It is hard to be concise for a tilted rotating object moving in an elipse around a celestial body.
I always thought it was astrological predictions that were highly variable, whereas the science of astronomy has given us the wherewithal to accurately predict the motion of a wide range of celestial objects, including very precise calculations of sunrise and sunset times, tides, etc, etc.

For example, look at suncalc.net for what can be done using standard astronomical calculations.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Ingles 2016 Camino Portuguese 2017 Considering Invierno late (2020) In lieu of VdlP (2020)
I always thought it was astrological predictions that were highly variable, whereas the science of astronomy has given us the wherewithal to accurately predict the motion of a wide range of celestial objects, including very precise calculations of sunrise and sunset times, tides, etc, etc.

For example, look at suncalc.net for what can be done using standard astronomical calculations.
Concise v Precise.
Precise - Possibly too long and too detailed
Concise short and informative.
Bad Concise: Off again, On Again, Going Again - Report by Scottish railway engineer to his board of directors who complained his reports were too long.
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011, 2019. CP (tbc)
Concise v Precise.
Precise - Possibly too long and too detailed
Concise short and informative.
Bad Concise: Off again, On Again, Going Again - Report by Scottish railway engineer to his board of directors who complained his reports were too long.
You are right, I did misinterpret your comment to be about precision. I should have been more careful!
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
Hi, I'm walking the Camino Ingles at the first of October this year, with a plan for an 8 day walk to Santiago, followed by a walk to Finisterre. I'm 77, I've walked the Camino Frances from SJPDP and the Portuguese Camino, as well as the British Coast to Coast Walk (last September). I carried my full pack on the CF and the PC, but I had a day pack and a transport service for the C2C. Now, on the Ingles, I'm going to carry my full pack again, but I'm not getting any younger, so I'm wanting to pare down any unnecessary baggage. So here's my question: Will I need light-weight gloves and/or a lightweight knit cap on the Ingles (followed by the Camino Finisterre) in the first two weeks of October? I found them useful occasionally on the CF in October, in the higher elevations., and I did use them on the C2C, but I'm wondering if the weather on the Ingles in early October is relatively mild. I realize that it's not much weight, but every little ounce counts, especially the older one gets. Many thanks for any advice.
Hello my Friend !
I've found a solution that has worked great for me...my merino wool lightweight long sleeve shirt that has extended sleeves and a thumbhole to cover your hands on chilly mornings. No need to pack gloves. This link is just an example, but there are many brands...I found it to be a great investment !
 


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