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The Saints Way starts in the heart of Padstow at St Petroc’s Church

Section 1

Padstow to Lanivet

If the weather is kind you'll see your whole route once you Climb Helman Tor

East leg

Lanivet to Fowey

Take the western leg and you continue through the nature reserve of Redmoor

West leg

Helman Tor to Fowey

The view from Helman Tor on The Saints Way, Cornwall

The Saints Way

The Saints Way

"Best spot on the walk is at Helman Tor - its my Doggie Heaven, prehistoric jumbles of huge boulders, views in all directions over Cornwall. My owner likes that he gets to start and end in the harbours of Fowey and Padstow but I am more interested in the coast to coast marathon, sniffing 27 miles of signposts in between

Oreo the Pug - Mischief Maker at Encounter

The Saints Way - Cornwall Coast to Coast from Padstow to Fowey

Two or Three days walking along this hidden Pilgrim's Path through unvisited mid Cornwall

Easy to Moderate Walking (what these grades mean) - 28 miles Coast to Coast or a 40 mile option using all sections

Sample everything that Cornwall has to offer on the Saints Way, the region's premier mid-distance footpath across the heart of the region...


One Centre Self Catering Breaks on The Saints Way

The Ultimate Self Catering Location for Walking the Saints Way - For those happy to self cater, right at the midway point on the Saints Way is the perfect walker friendly option. Little Lesquite is a stunning fully furnished Shepherd's Hut with an outdoor Copper bathtub where you can sit and soak at the end of the walk whilst gazing at Helman Tor, a stunning highlight of the walk. 

Stay here for a week and you can taxi out to the start of the route in Padstow, walk back to your hut and do the same again from Fowey completing the cross-Cornwall route in two days without the need to pack and unpack luggage every night. You can add a third day for the Saints Way East option and if you want to take some down time from the walking, you are only a few miles from the Eden Project, Lanhydrock Estate, Restormel Castle and  of course a choice of Cornish Beaches on the North or South Coast. Full details, pictures and info:

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Pricing On This Route

A single walker staying in single or single occupancy en-suite rooms can expect to pay somewhere between £170 and £220 per night, including luggage transfers.

Two people sharing a double or twin en-suite room can expect to pay somewhere between £120 and £150 per person per night,  inclusive of luggage transfers.

Please be aware that these prices depend on accommodation chosen, time of year, etc. and are indicative only, based on customers walking with us between 2021 and 2023. For accurate pricing please request a quote.

Our prices include -

  • - Your choices of good quality en-suite B&B, Inn and small hotel accommodation with full breakfast (where available), together with upgrade options.

  • - Detailed walking route planning and ongoing support from specialist walking advisors from your enquiry through to the end of the walk

  • - A full booking administration and holiday management service including information on travel to and from your walking routes

  • - Secure and reliable daily luggage transfers between accommodations

  • - The best available maps & guidebooks along with your own personal detailed route notes & itinerary posted to you whether you are based in the UK or overseas

Please see below for six factors which affect your quoted price - 

1 - The time of year you are walking -  The low season (outside of May to September) is generally cheaper than the peak months.

2 - How early you book. Cheaper accommodation tends to book out first so to get the best prices and choice of accommodation we recommend you book as early as you can. Bookings open for the season the previous summer.

3 - Which routes and areas you choose - Cornwall, South Devon and Dorset are the more expensive regions while Wales, Somerset, North Devon and Dartmoor tend to offer better prices. We also often run seasonal special offers on certain routes so ask if these would be of interest.

4 - Type of accommodation  -  You can choose to upgrade to luxury hotels or downgrade to basic B&B's and we will try to match your walk to your budget. Quotes will show standard options and the costs for any upgrades so you can pick and choose to suit your plans.

5 - The number of walkers - rates are generally based on 2 walkers -  the more walkers the cheaper prices get as we split the costs of providing the walk between the group.

6 - Luggage Transfers - our quotes include two prices - with and without luggage transfers so if you want to keep the costs down you can choose to carry your own luggage to avoid those charges.

If you want to try to get the lowest prices let us know your budget - we can advise honestly and openly what is possible - we don't want to see anyone unable to walk the routes due to costs.


To request a quote costs nothing and there is no commitment to book - so do try us! We usually have quotes emailed back to you within a few days and these documents are very detailed with accommodation choices, website links to the accommodations, route descriptions, daily walking grade and mileage, travel info to the trail and of course a guaranteed price to consider.  All for the specific walk YOU want.

Route Profile And Options

Standard Route
Day 1
Padstow to Lanivet
15 miles
Day 2
Lanivet to Fowey (Eastern Leg)
13 miles
Day 3
Depart Fowey or walk opposite leg to day 2.
Daily average 14 miles

Or walk Helman Tor to Fowey 11.5 miles

11.5 miles
Relaxed Route
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Daily average 9.3 miles
Padstow to Withiel
Withiel to Lanlivery / Lostwithiel (Eastern Leg)
Lanlivery to Fowey
Depart Fowey or walk Western Leg, Helman Tor to Fowey 11.5 miles
10 miles
10 miles
8 miles
7 miles

Travel To And From The Route

Arriving at Padstow Train -  Fast, comfortable and direct trains run from London Paddington to Bodmin Parkway Station which is the nearest stop for Padstow. Time from London is around 4 hours shorter journey times from Bristol, Bath and Exeter.  Direct trains from the Midlands, the North and Scotland run to Plymouth where you change for the Bodmin Parkway train 1/2 hour.

From the station at Bodmin Parkway connecting buses run very regularly to Padstow taking one hour or we can advise / arrange a private transfer for you.


Departing from Fowey by Train - Regular buses run all day from Fowey to Par Station (20 mins) and St Austell Station (40 mins). All fast trains stop at St Austell which has the most options for London, the Midlands and the North. Again we can arrange a private transfer to either station if you prefer.

You can check tickets and times at the train service operators or just ask us to help !

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