The Association of Local Councils of the Camino Inglés
The Association of Local Councils of the Camino Inglés was established in 2019, although many of the councils that are part of the Association have had a substantial amount of experience promoting this pilgrimage route for years. Currently it is made up of 16 local councils — A Coruña, Abegondo, Betanzos, Cabanas, Carral, Fene, Ferrol, Mesía, Miño, Narón, Neda, Ordes, Oroso, Paderne, Pontedeume and Santiago de Compostela —.
The Association is a governing entity that promotes the Camino Inglés, whose main objective includes the enhancement of heritage resources, whether they be artistic, cultural, environmental, or gastronomic along the Camino. In addition, its role is to safeguard the essential values of the Camino and the pilgrimage, providing the necessary care and attention for the pilgrims.
A message from the President
By land...by sea...by land again. The Camino Inglés is one of the most unique Jacobean routes. It is unique because its origins can be found in the British Isles, with its first stretch on foot towards the southernmost ports. Secondly, what makes it such a distinctive pilgrimage is its route to Compostela by sea. This is something which does not exist on any other route – and appears to emulate the route taken by the remains of the Apostle Saint James from Jerusalem. Thirdly, it is unlike any other route as the Camino Inglés is the only pilgrimage route to Santiago whose last section runs entirely through the province of A Coruña.
It is a treasure that the municipalities through which it runs have been trying to defend for many years. The Association of Local Councils of the Camino Inglés is the result of this work supporting the enhancement of this Jacobean route. Its constitution is proof that the municipalities want to join forces, with the support of the Provincial Council —Deputación of A Coruña—, to work together so that the Camino Inglés can take a leap forward in terms of quality.
Through our collective efforts, if we are able to help more people walk this route, if we are able to work together to enhance the value of this heritage, and if we are able to make our people aware of the rough diamonds they have on their doorstep. Then…we can be satisfied with what we have achieved.