Circular walks around Helford River

Circular walks around Helford River

Download the (free) iWalk Cornwall app from the App Store or Google Play then use the app to scan the QR code of the walks below for more info, where the walk can be purchased. Once a walk is downloaded, no phone/WiFi signal is needed.

4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

Porthallow to Gillan

View from Nare Point

A circular walk up Gillan Creek from Porthallow via Nare Point where, during World War II, an elaborate decoy for Falmouth Harbour was created by Ealing Film Studios with fake railways, houses and explosive special effects.

4.6 miles/7.4 km - Easy-moderate

Helford to Dennis Head

View over Gillan Creek

A circular walk around the creeks of the Helford River and the small villages settled by Celtic monks from Brittany.

5.8 miles/9.4 km - Easy-moderate

Rosemullion Head

Reef off Rosemullion Head

A circular walk passing the National Trust's Glendurgan gardens and the equally spectacular submarine gardens of Rosemullion Head where fish dart amongst the brightly-coloured blooms.

6.3 miles/10.1 km - Moderate

Helford Passage


A circular walk on the Helford River, where the mild climate and south-facing slopes allow subtropical plants collected by Victorian expeditions to flourish in the gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah.

3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

Helford and Frenchman's Creek


A circular walk through the wooded valleys of the Helford River including the most famous - Frenchman's Creek - which is still as pristine as when it inspired Daphne du Maurier's novel

There is a choice of over 300 more walks in Cornwall available via the app.
You can explore them via "Walks Shop".