The Saints Way, or in Cornish, "Forth an Syns" is a ancient pilgrimage trail cutting right across Cornwall from Padstow on the north coast, to Fowey on the south. The route came to light in 1984 when local ramblers found a series of forgotten granite stiles and has since been upgraded and improved.
As you walk this trail, you will doubtless be following in the footsteps of Christian missionaries and pilgrim’s en-route to Rome or the Holy Land; or early Celtic traders transporting gold from Ireland through Cornwall and onwards to the European mainland.
Arriving in the bustling old harbour town of Padstow you will find many superb restaurants or pubs to visit to relax before the walk. Now refreshed and ready for the next day, the route will take you along the banks of the River Camel before gently rising to the beautiful windswept moors and villages dotted around scenic mid-Cornwall, where rolling pastures of ancient farmland, pretty riverside villages, quaint churches, standing stones and ancient bridges all make this a journey to remember before arriving in Fowey a delightful historic town and port steeped in history and packed with places to eat and drink to celebrate the end of your journey.
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This is the itinerary chosen by more active walkers, as you can see the daily mileages are quite high at 14.5 and 13.5 respectively, but this is not coast path walking with rough terrain. You experience only moderate inclines and climbs whilst traversing the gloriously unspoilt inland paths of Cornwall. A remote but beautiful walk with virtually no villages or towns to explore, a real chance to escape the rat race and relax, whilst exploring the country lanes and open landscapes.
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2 Days / 3 Nights 14 miles daily avg
Number in Group: 2
Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room
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