Cornwall Coast to Coast - The Saints’ Way

A coast to coast walk along an ancient pilgrimage route from the North to the South Coast of Cornwall .
The Saints’ Way Map

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The Saints’ Way or Forth an Syns in Cornish, is an enchanting coast to coast route across Cornwall from the old fishing town of Padstow on the north coast to the historic port of Fowey on the south coast. The trail follows the route used by traders, drovers, missionaries and pilgrims from Wales and Ireland during the Dark and Middle Ages to avoid the treacherous waters around Land's End. Today, the Saints' Way is a fascinating walk through Cornish history as it passes barrows, menhirs and hill forts from the Bronze and Iron Ages; ancient granite clapper bridges and stiles; Celtic crosses, holy wells, chapels and monastic settlements; fine medieval churches; and derelict chimneys and engine houses from the tin industry of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Saints' Way also passes through a wonderfully varied mix of scenery including tranquil estuaries and creeks, secluded river valleys, ancient woodland, windswept moors, rolling pastures dotted with timeless farmsteads and several charming villages and towns.

Holiday Highlights

  • Following in the footsteps of early Christian missionaries as you walk across Cornwall from Coast to Coast.
  • Admiring the wonderful scenery from the ancient monument of Helman Tor.
  • Tasting the history along the trail as you visit medieval churches, a series of ancient crosses and Iron Age hill forts.


"It was just what I needed at the time. The walk was great, challenging at times as I had forgotten how hilly Cornwall is! The accommodation was great, clean and welcoming. All the breakfasts were enough to set you up for the day! What more could you ask for."
- Miss Simonis. UK

The Saints’ Way

A walking holiday from Padstow on the North Coast of Cornwall to Fowey on the South Coast.
Total Distance 28 miles (45 km)
Start and Finish Padstow to Fowey
Availability 2nd January to 24th December
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Camel estuary Padstow Cornwall
Saints’ Way trail
Saints’ Way Fowey
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
STW1 3 nights, 2 days walking £255 per person More Information Book Online
STW2 4 nights, 3 days walking £340 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£40 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.

Professor Fearnside. Australia.

We had a great time and were very impressed with all aspects of Contours organisation. The accommodation, directions as to how to get to the accommodation, luggage transfers all worked perfectly. We will certainly use Contours again and recommend you to our travel agent and our friends.