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The Helford and Gillan Creek


A great walk with Explore in Cornwall's around coastal creeks and ancient woodlands. Part of the Fal River Autumn Walking Festival.

Led by...

The Walk 

A fantastic walk taking in the Helford River, ancient oak woodlands, secluded creeks and historic trackways.

Walking through ancient western oak woodland there are opportunities to glimpse a wide range of wildlife in the stunning mix of coastal and estuarine habitats visited. Otters use the creeks and coast here and at this time of year some of the wintering birdlife is already arriving on the river.

Start Time 


Starts from

Helford Car Park, TR12 6LB

Finishes at 

Same location


4.5 miles


4-4.5 hours


Moderate (some slippery paths when wet)

What to bring

Good walking shoes/boots required as paths can be muddy and slippery. Snacks,something to drink and waterproofs.

Led by 

Steve Crummay – Explore in Cornwall


£10 per adult, £5 under 16’s/students/pensioners and unemployed


At Helford Car Park (start of walk) Pay and Display

Dog Friendly 

Yes, on leads.

Family Friendly 

Suitable for children aged 7 and up

Wheelchair Access 


OS Map Ref 

SW 759 260

Contact number (to book & confirm) 

01736 740234