Walk - Gillan Creek & Dennis Head
5.0 miles (8.0 km)
Helford car park - TR12 6JX Helford car park
Moderate - Paths and tracks that may be muddy, and a short stretch of narrow road. There is some ascent and descent, but none of it is steep.
A walk through woodland around the once-fortified headland at Dennis Head, following first the Helford River and then Gillan Creek. The pretty waterside hamlet of St Anthony in Meneage is one of Cornwall's earliest Christian sites, dating back to the Dark Ages. Many of the settlements around it were established in medieval days. A short detour will take you to Manaccan, famous for the 200-year-old fig tree growing out of its church tower and a great place to pause for refreshment.