7 Stages / 122 km
The English Way is considered the shortest way of all. Its origin dates back to the twelfth century when it was used by pilgrims from the north and British origin despite political problems. They docked at the two points of entry, the ports of A Coruña and Ferrol (and also at Viveiro or Ribadeo, on the coast of Lugo) to head for Santiago de Compostela.
This Way does not have too much affluence since although the infrastructures have improved, they are still scarce and due to the short distance, those pilgrims who wanted to make it by bicycle could not obtain the desired Compostela.
There are two starting points to make the English route to Santiago, one is from A Coruña and another from Ferrol. The distance of the English Way from Ferrol is enough to get the deserved Compostela. There are 110 kilometres in total to cover in 5 or 6 stages. However, from A Coruña it would only be 96 kilometres. Both routes converge in Bruma where they continue together for the last 40 km to Compostela.