Walk - Frenchman's Creek
2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Helford village car park - TR12 6JX Helford car park
Easy - Paths and tracks through woodland and farmland, and quiet roads. There are some short stretches of ascent and descent.
A short walk through woodland and farmland above a remote, romantic creek on the southern side of the Helford River. Beside Frenchman's Creek it is easy to imagine that the call of a waterbird is really the whistle of Daphne du Maurier's French hero, summoning his English mistress to his Breton pirate ship, and that the lapping of the waves is the sound of his first mate rowing in to fetch her. At Kestle Barton, an ancient Cornish farmstead above the creek, there is an art gallery that is open to the public in the summer months. The Riverside Cafe at the start of the walk serves homemade cakes in a Victorian tearoom.