The following updates highlight any changes to the Camino Inglés in 2017 to The Northern Caminos. Please note that we have not included minor price changes here (for example, an albergue price increasing by a euro), though inflation has struck many of the accommodations along the way. Page numbers corresponding to the 2015 edition are included in parentheses. 2015 and 2016 updates can be found in previous posts; the 2016 updates following our re-walk are particularly significant.

Stage 3 - Betanzos to Hospital de Bruma
  • Stage 3: Reader Andrew shares that in summer 2017 the route changed in part towards the end of this section. He writes, "the path after Leiro is very different and does not include a stop by Bar Julia. The final stages are probably the same but the route did look knew, the way markers were quite pristine. I used an app to log the route and the new one takes you through Leiro on the DP - 0150. It then takes you off the road and onto a wide dirt track uphill for several miles. It takes you past the Encoro de Beche. This is a reservoir. It has toilets and a camping area. You then get back onto the road and route takes you under AP9.  You follow the road and then go off onto a path through woods to Vao.  You then go across countryside which is mostly heathland and some woods. This takes you eventually to a side road and onto AC542. Here you find the Bar Casa Avelina on Avenida Travesas in Veira. You then walk down the AC 542 alongside an electricity plant. You then turn left opposite the road to the Castro das Travesas Hill fort. You go down the track past a chicken farm. This conforms to your instruction "After 400m, near farm buildings, turn right..." etc. This gets you to Bruma"


Stage 4 - Hospital de Bruma to Santiago
  • Reader Andrew also shares news on a route change entering Santiago: "It diverges at the Hotel Castro. The route takes you through some woods at the back of the hotel (the hotel has an honesty bar for pilgrims). It then takes you parallel to the Estrata Porrino Redondela. On the other side of the road is a wood processing factory which is huge.  You then walk through the back of an industrial estate, past a large cemetry and into the suburbs of Santiago. The route takes you into Parque de Fermin Bouza Brey and along Avenida de Xoan XX111. We lost the route in terms of way markers but were so close that it did not matter"


 
 
The following updates and corrections cover significant changes made for the Summer 2016 reprint of The Northern Caminos, along with any subsequent edits. Please note that we have not included minor price changes here (for example, an albergue price increasing by a euro), though inflation has struck many of the accommodations along the way. Page numbers corresponding to the 2015 edition are included in parentheses. 2015 updates can be found in a previous post.

Note that edits to this reprint have been more limited than normal, as we're preparing for a significant revamping of the guidebook for 2017.

Stage 1: Ferrol to Pontedeume
  • Ferrol's Hotel Silva also has triples and quads available
  • Pontedeume's albergue has a W/D and wifi. New opening hours are: M-F 16:30-18:30, Sa 11:00-14:00 and 16:30-21:00, and Su 11:00-14:00 and 17:30-19:30

Stage 2: Pontedeume to Betanzos
  • No updates

Stage 3: Betanzos to Hospital de Bruma
  • No updates

Stage 4: Hospital de Bruma to Santiago de Compostela
  • The distance listed to Santiago de Compostela from A Torre should be 12km


Alternate Stage: Coruña to Hospital de Bruma
 
 
The following updates and corrections cover significant changes made for the November 2015 edition of The Northern Caminos, along with any subsequent edits. Please note that we have not included minor price changes here (for example, an albergue price increasing by a euro), though inflation has struck many of the accommodations along the way. Page numbers corresponding to the 2014 edition are included in parentheses.

Stage 1: Ferrol to Pontedeume
  • Neda's Albergue de Peregrinos has a kitchen (273)

Stage 2: Pontedeume to Betanzos
  • Miño's Albergue de Peregrinos has a kitchen and new phone number: 981 784 254 (278)
  • Betanzos's Albergue de Peregrinos now has 35 beds (279)

Stage 3: Betanzos to Hospital de Bruma
  • Presedo's Albergue de Peregrinos has a kitchen (281)
  • Hospital de Bruma's Albergue de Peregrinos now has 22 beds (283)

Stage 4: Hospital de Bruma to Santiago de Compostela
  • Sigüero now has two private albergues: Albergue de Delia (15€, includes breakfast, kitchen, W/D, c/Portiño 21, 687 279 398) and Albergue O Fogar da Chisca (16€, includes breakfast, 12 beds, kitchen, W/D, @, Rúa do Campo 4, 626 592 444) (286)