GUÍA VISUAL DEL CAMINO PRIMITIVO
THE GROUND CONDITIONS
In the Primitive Way, in the Asturian stages, we should pay attention to
following parts of the route:
Once you passed Doriga cemetry and the new highway, on the left you
will find a path covered with limestone rocks. They are very slippery when
it is raining and in damp or cold weather. On top of that, the profile of the
ground decreases sharply, so you should make use of your walking sticks
to avoid fallings or slips. You can check the information about this stage
in which we indicate the abovementioned dangerous stretch.
Once you get to the N-634 road, have great caution because the road bearly
has shoulder to protect you against vehicles when walking. Mind your steps
in bends with poor visibility specially if you are walking on the left side of
the road. You can check the information about this stage in which we i
ndicate the abovementioned dangerous stretch.
In El Pedregal, you will find the St.James fountain; a little bit farther, you
will continue walking along the road N-634. At this point, cross the road to
the opposite side and continue walking with great caution until getting to
San Justo y Pastor Church. After walking 100 metres you will have to cross
the road again to the right side to continue walking along the footpath.
4.Stage: Tineo-Campiello-Pola de Allande
In Villaluz, you will find a public fountain next to the chapel of the village,
but it doesn’t have water anymore. This is because the town hall has
authorised a neighbour to get water and, consequently, it doesn’t reach
the public fountain any longer.
On top of that, some pilgrims have complained about the conditions and
service given at the Municipal Pilgrims’ Shelter during the year 2017.
The council has not paid attention either to the suggesttions made to solve
the conditions of the so-called “escalerinas en Porciles” (steps in Porciles),
the spot that takes you to El Alto de Lavadoira, just before getting to Polla
de Allande. You can check the information about this stage in which we
indicate the abovementioned dangerous stretch.
After leaving Villaluz, you will set your course towards Campiello or Borres.
Throughout this way, you will walk along a very narrow road, without
shoulders to protect you from vehicles. Mind your steps in bends with poor
visibility, specially when you get to Berrugoso.
The authorities of the Principality of Asturias are repainting the milestones
in white and attaching a new official plate from the institution.
In Asturias the milestones only have the Shell, and not the yellow arrow.
Remember to bear in mind the orientation of the shell in Asturias (which is
not the same in Galicia). The narrowest part of the shell indicates the
direction to be followed.
A mix of both types of orientation is seeing as well. Shell and yellos arrows
in the same sign. If you happen to spot on, follow always the yellow arrow.
In Fonsagrada, the Municipal Pilgrims’ Shelter in Padrón (located in the
outskirts of Fonsagrada) is currently closed. However, a new Municipal
Pilgrims’ Shelter has opened in July 2017 in Fonsagrada.It is located next
to Santa María Church.
The Regional Government of Galicia is currently changing the mislestones
The milestones in Galicia have a Shell (in any position) and a yellow
arrow to indicate the way to be followed.