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Celtic Cross on named signsSaints' Way/Forth an Syns

47 km / 29 miles  View Facebook Page

The Way follows the route thought to have been taken by the ancient Cornish and Welsh Saints across mid-Cornwall through valleys, woodland, moors and villages. From the north coast, it crosses St Breock Downs to reach Helman Tor Gate where there are options through either St Blazey or Milltown to the south coast.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Celtic Cross on named signs
Celtic Cross on named signs
Challenging; Pilgrimage; Religious
SW915754 - Padstow, Cornwall
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SX125516 - Fowey, Cornwall
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Saints' Way: Forth an Syns (Cornwall Council - 2013)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
Saints' Way: Padstow to Fowey (Yellow Publications - Sept 2015)

Walking Support Providers:

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Baggage Handling (Luggage Transfers)
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Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Encounter Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Westcountry Walking Holidays)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
Lowarth Glamping  (bookable online)
3 Km
9 Km
Cornish Holiday Lodges  (bookable online)
4 Km
11 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
41 Km

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Route Profile:

44.1 Km (27.4 miles)
1,075 m (3,527 ft) ascent
209 m (686 ft)  maximum height