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The Saint's Way

This 27 mile route is well signed with Celtic cross markers and takes you across Cornwall from Padstow in the north to Fowey on the south coast. It follows the probable route of early Christian pilgrims making their way from Ireland and Wales to Brittany or Santiago de Compostella in Galicia, Spain.

The route starts at the picturesque harbour in Padstow and heads along Little Petherick Creek, over St Breock Downs and onto Lanivet. The second part of the walk visits the rocky Helman Tor before heading south following the edge of the Fowey River skirting the ancient town of Lostwithiel. The river is finally reached at Golant before the last few miles to Fowey, where the pilgrims would set sail across the sea.

An alternative route (covering the last 11 miles) passes through Tywardreath, site of a medieval monastic settlement.

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