Friday, 10 April 2015

Frenchman's Creek to Falmouth

Falmouth lies between two beautiful rivers, the Fal to the north and the Helford to the south.  The Helford River has numerous inlets or creeks, the most well known being Frenchman's Creek, famed for the eponymous book and Hollywood film.
Four days ago Barbara and I walked the 9 miles from Frenchman's Creek to Falmouth, passing through the tiny village of Helford, where we took the ferry across the river to Helford Passage and then the lovely cliff top walk to Falmouth.
Frenchman's Creek Helford River
Frenchman's Creek
Looking across to Helford Passage from Helford
Helford River scenes
Durgan village on the Helford

Rosemullion Head with the Fal estuary in the background

Approaching Maenporth

Maenporth Cove

Approaching Falmouth
This is a highly recommended day out from Falmouth, as there is a regular bus service to Helford Passage from The Moor in Falmouth (except Sundays). The walk is moderate with an elevation gain of 1,150 ft.

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