Walking The Saint's Way, Cornwall

Luggage Transfers cover the full Saint’s Way route from Padstow to Fowey.  Established in 2009, we move over 36,000 bags each year for visitors walking and cycling throughout the South West.

Below, you’ll find more information about the route, a popular itinerary for The Saint’s Way, as well as a link to our walker friendly accommodation for the entire route.

Start: Padstow
Finish: Fowey
Total Distance: 30 miles / 48.3 km
Luggage transfers available: 1st March to 31st October

The Saint’s Way, or in Cornish, “Forth an Syns” is a long-distance path cutting right across Cornwall from Padstow on the north coast, to Fowey on the south.

As you walk this trail, you will doubtless be following in the footsteps of Christian missionaries and pilgrims 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 and 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 (pronounced Foy to rhyme with joy) a delightful historic town and port steeped in history and packed with places to eat and drink to celebrate the end of your journey.

This walk is a real Cornish gem.

Popular walking itinerary for The Saint's Way