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The Saints Way

Any temporary closures in place on the Saints' Way can be found on the Temporary Closures of Public Rights of Way page.

The Saint's Way Trail follows a varied course through valleys, woodlands, pastures, moors and villages. You can expect to see some of the most varied and beautiful scenery in the county.  All inhabited by countless species of flora and fauna.

The surrounding countryside includes rolling pastures of ancient farmland.   With pre-historic remains, ancient bridges, old tracks, churches and pretty villages all to be seen.

Description of the trail

The Saints' Way Trail crosses mid-Cornwall from coast to coast. It covers approximately 30 miles/48 Km from the northern harbour town of Padstow to the southern port of Fowey.

The route starts at Padstow harbour and heads south through Little Petherick, St Breock Downs and Lanivet. The trail then joins the Fowey River near Lostwithiel. You can then walk along the river before reaching Fowey. A shorter route is available approximately 11 miles long. This passes through the Tywardreath site of a medieval monastic settlement.

The Saints Way Guide

This guide is designed to enhance your enjoyment of the Saints’ Way experience! The A5 size folder contains a pack of thirteen full colour, laminated cards. These are illustrated throughout with photographs of the main points of interest. There are eight route cards which show a map section of the journey.  These contain practical information and historical anecdotes.

There are four special feature cards containing facts about pilgrimages and wildlife.  Along with man-made features and churches. And finally a card on the Wildlife Trust's Wilderness Trail. Which goes across the Helman Tor Nature Reserves and a short detour off the Saints' Way.

Further information

The Saints' Way Guide can be purchased from selected Tourist Information Centres, other local outlets.  Or you can purchase direct from the publisher Pelican Studio price £6.25  (+ £2.50 postage and packaging).

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