The Saints Way is an ancient trail taken by pilgrims voyaging from Ireland and Wales on route to France, in order to avoid the dangerous voyage around Lands End. The Saints’ Way crosses mid-Cornwall from coast to coast, starting in the fishing port of Padstow in the North and finishing in the busy sailing, fishing and commercial port of Fowey in the south.
The path follows a wonderfull varied course through valleys, woodlands, pastures, moors and villages and allows you to retrace the steps of the pilgrims and soak up much of the history they left behind.
WALKING DIFFICULTY: This is a moderate to easy walk well within the reach of the average walker. There are small sections of this path that involve walking on some quiet country roads.
ACCOMMODATION: Our standard itinerary provides accommodation in either 3 or 4 star bed and breakfasts or small hotels or inns. When quoting for a holiday a draft itinerary is provided showing typical accommodation used on the route.
ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: An extra night is recommended in St Ives, there is lots to see and do. Also due to its popularity in high season the number of places offering a single nights accommodation is very limited.
NAVIGATION: Navigation is generally straight forward, OS maps are provided.
BAGGAGE TRANSFERS: All our prices include transfering one bag per person (max weight 20kg) between your overnight stops.
TRAVEL BY RAIL:
Arriving: London mainline trains go from Paddington to Bodmin, then it is about a 20 min taxi ride to Padstow.
Returning: From Fowey it is a short taxi ride to Par, from there trains are direct to London Paddington (about 4 hr 30mins )
TRAVEL BY CAR:
Arriving take the M5 from Bristol, then the A30 from Exeter, this takes you to within just a few miles of Padstow. Long term parking is available in Padstow.
Returning: The only option is a £40 taxi from Fowey to Padstow.
TRAVEL BY AIR:
Arriving, Newquay Airport has regular flights from London Gatwick. It is about a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport to Padstow.
Returning: Fowey to Newquay airport is about a 35 minute taxi ride.
This walk can be done at anytime of the year.
2 Days Walking Itinerary (3 nights accommodation) from £295 per person
Single supplement (for person walking on their own) £30 per night
Extra nights from £50 per person