Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino Primitivo
from Valleviciosa/Oviedo
via Lugo to Melide on the Camino Francés

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Day 8 Castro to Padron 24.3k

Leaving Castro in Early morning mist

Near Padraira

Small Iglesia after Padraira

Road section after Padraira

The route towards Penafuente

The “Way” through Penafuente

The long climb towards The Alto de Acebo

The windmills on The Alto de Acebo

Last pull up to the summit of The Alto de Acebo

The Alto de Acebo

Asturias / Galicia border

Perigrino’s enjoying a well deserved break at Cabeira

Route after Cabeira

Good signing on road section towards

New road building near Fonfria

Left turn off road section near Fonfria

Nice “Way” after Fonfria

Route towards Paradanova

Good signing on the “Way” towards Paradanova

Left turn on the “Way” towards Fonsagrada

Road improvements approaching Fonsagrada

Entering the outskirts of Fonsagrada


The route from Fonsagrada to Padron
Walking notes by Rob Steele
Another reasonably short day, the route follows the valley up from Castro before crossing The Alto de Acebo (1030m) and then soon leaves Asturias and crosses into Galicia. The "Way" then undulates through pleasant countryside with small villages and the town of Fonsagrada (All facilities) before dropping into Padron on a mixture of good paths and minor roads Plenty of friendly bars and shops to keep you well supplied with coffee/ lunch and a Pleasant days walking