The Saints’ Way

0-50 miles, England (S)

This 27 mile route is well signed with Celtic cross markers and takes you across Cornwall from Padstow in the North to Fowey on the South coast. It follows the probable route of early Christian travellers making their way from Ireland and Wales to Brittany and the European mainland.

The route starts at the picturesque harbour in Padstow and heads south through Little Petherick, St Breock Downs and Lanivet before joining the Fowey River near Lostwithiel for a lovely waterside stretch that leads to Fowey. An alternative route (covering the last 11 miles) passes through Luxulyan, St Blazey and Tywardreath site of a medieval priory.

The Saint’s Way Trail – ‘Forth an Syns’ in Kernow – follows a wonderfully varied course through valleys, woodlands, pastures, moors and villages and you can expect to see some of the most varied and beautiful scenery in the county, inhabited by countless species of flora and fauna. The surrounding countryside is dotted with rolling pastures of ancient farmland, pre-historic remains, ancient bridges, old tracks, quaint churches and pretty riverside villages.

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