Mileage: 6 miles/9.5km
Time: 2.5 hours
Cross to Fowey by the ferry.
There are clear ‘Saints Way’ signs all the way from Fowey to Padstow. You can supplement the maps and directions in this book with the excellent Saints Way guides. However, the Saints Way, rather confusingly, has two alternative routes between Fowey and Helman Tor Gate. This Cornish Celtic Way follows the route via Eden/St. Blazey that leaves the church at Fowey in a seaward direction- that is, walking out of Fowey with the estuary on your left.
Follow the Saints Way signs to Readymoney Cove where the path turns inland through woodland, uphill. The path joins lanes to Lankelly Farm and then down a valley, across a stream and on up through woodland and open land and farms. Find Tregaminion Chapel which has Celtic Crosses outside.
Go onto the lane and turn right and then at the T-junction of the A3082 turn left. After a short distance, left again into fields overlooking St. Austell Bay. Cross the first field to the middle of the right hand boundary and then diagonally to the coastpath leading down to the road at Polmear. Go under the old railway bridge and take the second right turning, which is the lane to Tywardreath, finding the church in Church Street.
From the church, turn left, continuing down Church Street, ignoring Tehidy Road and straight over into Wood Lane at the junction.
This lane leads into a valley, crosses the railway and reaches a road. Turn left and follow the signs into St. Blazey until you reach the main road A390. Turn left and under the railway again, noting where the Saints Way continues along Prideaux Road opposite the petrol station.