Route: From Padstow to Fowey


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. 

Walk the Trail offers 2 itineraries along this route to cater for all levels of walker.  If, you feel that you'd like something different, just ask.


All our holiday packages include:

  • Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
  • A detailed holiday pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Emergency support.


Our holiday packages do not include:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the holiday, unless stated.  We can help you with your options.
  • Packed Lunches and Evening Meals
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary & Costs

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.

The Daily Itinerary

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Day 2:
Padstow to Lanivet
Distance: 14.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 3:
Lanivet to Fowey
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the length of your holiday including the night before you start walking and the evening after your final day's walking in good quality B&Bs, Inns and small hotels. This will be en-suite wherever possible.
  • Breakfast - This may be a full cooked or continental option depending on accommodation. Evening meals can be arranged with certain accommodations for an additional charge.
  • A Personalised Holiday Pack containing maps and addresses for accommodations, pick up points and daily mileage information.
  • Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
  • If required, path to accommodation or round river transfers (free of charge)
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.

Optional Extras

The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.

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Holiday Summary



2 Days / 3 Nights 14 miles daily avg


Rating: 3


Number in Group: 2

What's Included
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Cost £434 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room

Total Cost £868

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