The Saint’s Way

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3-night escorted Cornish expedition, with accommodation, all entrance fees and local recommendations taken care of

Highlights on this tour include the foodie capital of Cornwall in Padstow, Daphne Du Maurier’s beloved Fowey and at the heart of it all, the medieval walking trail known locally as ‘Forth an Syns’, or The Saints’ Way, which stretches from the north to the south coast.

Join a fully escorted, expedition-style walking experience from the north to south coast of Cornwall, providing you with the full support and insight of our local team. On our carefully constructed tour, be guided by local knowledge allowing you to discover parts of the county more usually missed by the casual tourist on this four-day ramble across Cornwall. With a Cornwall Discovered escort, you will experience picturesque fishing villages, Celtic history, pastoral landscapes and a community spirit.


Below you can find a summary breakdown of your day-by-day tour with us!

Day 1

Arrive in Padstow and Overnight  

Arrive in Cornwall and check in to your Padstow hotel.

The afternoon consists of a hosted waking tour around the foodie haven of Padstow. Your choices for dinner are countless.

Day 2

The Saint’s Way (a full day entirely on foot)

Check out of your Padstow hotel.

Today we set off on our historical route tracing the probable steps of early Christian pilgrims making their way from Ireland and Wales to Brittany or Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. On this day we pass over the summit of St Breock Downs, through the sleepy little hamlet of Withiel, and end at Lanivet for the day, (the exact geographic centre of Cornwall).  Here you will have free time for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

The Saint’s Way (a full day entirely on foot)

Check out of your hotel and embark on the second half of the Saint’s Way.

Helman Tor / Lanlivery/ Golant and Fowey

Starting with a short detour from the Saints’ Way is the rocky outcrop of Helman Tor, the second highest elevation you will encounter on your route; it also gives its name to a five-hundred-acre nature reserve that includes the adjacent Red Moor and Breney Common. We then head through rural Lanlivery before following the River Fowey through the sleepy village of Golant on our way to Fowey.

Day 4

Exploring Fowey  

Check out of your hotel.

Today includes a hosted walk through one of the most picturesque fishing communities in Cornwall. We will walk along the scenic esplanade and complete a short beach clean at Readymoney Cove before our final lunch before a transfer back to Padstow.

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What's Included

Below you can find a summary breakdown of what’s included on your tour with us!
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  • Friendly & knowledgeable Cornwall Discovered escort throughout your expedition
  • 3 nights’ carefully selected accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
  • Breakfast and light lunch throughout the programme (evening meals been left free for independent dining options)
  • Financial Protection for your holiday
Not included in the tour:
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  • Transfers to and from Cornwall
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the tour details

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What Our Clients Say...

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We really enjoyed our time with you.

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We thoroughly enjoyed the break, service was exemplary, from yourselves and the hotel staff, and the food was excellent.

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Thanks for everything last week – we did enjoy ourselves.

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Thank you for hosting the week. What a fab week it was!

Sue & Paul
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Thank you for a well organised event.

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...we thoroughly enjoyed the holiday.

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Thank you for making it a fun week in Falmouth. We enjoyed all aspects of our visit.

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I would like to say how much my friend and I enjoyed our time in Cornwall. Everything was so well organised. The hotel was very clean and comfortable and the staff were courteous and helpful.

I think you did a terrific job and a big thanks to you, for making our stay so enjoyable

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I had a really good Bridge holiday with you and Bernard Magee and hope you will be arranging another one next year.

It was a good mix of Bridge and outings. Thank you for all your help


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