The English Way (or Camino Inglés) is one of the shortest routes of the Camino de Santiago, and also one of the most traditional ones.
The origin of this walk can be found in the Middle Ages. Pilgrims from England and other European countries (like Scandinavia, Scotland, Ireland…), arrived by boat to Ferrol or A Coruña. From these points, they started their walk towards the sacred city of Santiago de Compostela. This pilgrimage became very popular on the XI century, about 300 years after the discovery of the remains of the Apostle Saint James.