We start in Ferrol. We begin our route through the seafaring neighbourhood of A Graña, with its typical narrow houses and cobbled streets that take us to a visit inside the Castle of San Felipe, with the populated area underneath. This fort is a faithful reflection of the style of the academic models of its time, the Enlightenment. Contemplating the magnificent views over the estuary from here and the Castle of A Palma, located in the municipality of Mugardos, it is impossible to forget the historical and cultural importance of the site formed by the defensive fortresses of the Ferrol estuary and the Military Arsenal, which made this entrance unassailable from the sea, especially for incursions from England.
We continue on our way towards Cariño to go to Doniños, the first wild beach on our route, by the lagoon of the same name. There is a legend about the lagoon, which tells how the ancient city of Valverde was destroyed here by divine punishment, and it also appears in the history of the Battle of Brión, as it was here where the English troops disembarked and withdrew defeated by the troops and inhabitants of San Felipe and A Graña. This confrontation is commemorated on 25 August with a re-enactment, and furthermore, forms part of the more and more frequent theatrical visits to the Castle of San Felipe.