Camino Inglés – the English Way: Walking Route
The walk from Finchale Abbey to Durham Cathedral, and beyond to Escomb Church, south of Bishop Auckland, is now officially recognised as part of the Camino Inglés – the English Way.
The walk forges connections between Durham and the Camino routes in continental Europe leading to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.
Pilgrims and walkers who chose to take on this section of the route, taking in Finchale Abbey, Durham Cathedral, Auckland Castle and Escomb, will be eligible to receive official Camino stamps in the Camino pilgrim passport, which is also valid in Spain. The distance walked counts towards the 100km required to have officially walked the Camino to Santiago de Compostela.
The Camino Inglés routes in Spain start from the northern port cities of A Coruña and Ferrol. The routes were important for enabling medieval trade and traditionally taken by pilgrims from Northern Europe, the United Kingdom, Southern Ireland and Northern Europe when travelling to Santiago de Compostela, and the alleged burial site of the Biblical apostle St. James.