Helford Walks

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From 21 October 2011

Sub-tropical gardens, a sprinkling of waterside pubs, quirky galleries, stunning unspoilt scenery and the iconic Frenchman's Creek.

The famous Helford River is an unspoilt estuary that stretches from its rocky entrance on the edge of Falmouth Bay to the old port of Gweek at the rivers head.

Around the river you can enjoy a series of achievable short walks that link up with sub-tropical gardens, a sprinkling of waterside pubs, quirky galleries, stunning unspoilt scenery and the iconic Frenchman's Creek, made famous by Daphne du Maurier's classic novel.

RIVER GARDENS

Three large valleys run down to the Helford River and all enjoy an almost sub-tropical climate.

Trebah, Glendurgan and Carwinion are famed for their diverse range of species and breathtaking locations. Walks around this section of the river can be started from various locations and the coastal section between Bream Cove and Helford Passage is a must do...ideally punctuated with a well deserved pint and crab sandwich at the Ferryboat Inn.

FRENCHMAN'S CREEK

Grab yourself a copy of this romantic novel from Falmouth Booksellers and head towards the Helford. The south side of the river is serviced by a regular ferry that runs from Easter to October, seven days a week.

Follow the well trodden path along the river to the famous creek, taking time to enjoy this magical spot and the inspiration it gave du Maurier for her novel. Finish up with a bite to eat at the Shipwrights pub before catching the ferry back to reality.

Helford Passage