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The "100 Mile Challenge" Cornwall Walking Holiday

Day 3 - Padstow to Lanivet - The Saints Way

15 miles moderate grade walking - what this grade means

St Breock Longstone saints way, cornwall walking routes, walking accommodation

In the footsteps of the ancient Saints who crossed from Padstow to Fowey en route to pilgrimage sites in Europe. Today you wander out of Padstow following stunning Little Petherick creek as it leaves the Camel Estuary before climbing to the semi moorland of St Breock Down capped with its Menhir the oldest standing stone in Cornwall. In the afternoon cross the remote and hidden valley below Withiel before following inland pasture and back lanes to the accommodating inland village of Lanivet with its well placed Pub facilities.

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Overnight stops in the mid Cornwall village of Lanivet

Day 4 - Lanivet to Fowey –  The Saints Way

13 miles moderate grade walking - what this grade means

Today complete the first crossing of Cornwall Coast to Coast via the mangrove looking swamp of Redmoor Nature Reserve taking in stunning views from the unique Helman's Tor before following old drove routes to the village of Lanlivery and the well positioned Crown Inn.

Helmans Tor on the Saints Way Footpath in Cornwall South West England Walks

From here the Saints Way drops to the magical Fowey river valley meeting the mighty estuary at the inland harbour of Golant, passing two holy wells on route. A final section to Fowey passes locations from the book Wind in the Willows in idyllic wooded creeks before arriving in the dramatic natural harbour at unspoilt Fowey with all the facilities and atmosphere for a memorable introduction to the South Cornwall section of the South West Coastal Path.

Click Here to read a more detailed description of today's walk on our Saints Way Pages

Overnight stops in the stunning natural harbour at Fowey on Cornwall's South Coast Path

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