Walking Holidays

Walking Breaks

Walking Breaks

We are very lucky to be in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and minutes from the South West Coast Path. If your idea of a holiday is pulling on those hiking boots and striding out along coastal and inland pathways, then we're just the place for you!

You can use the hotel or our holiday cottages as a base and plan your own routes, or we can help put you in touch local walking guides who will be happy to show you the way (links below). 

We're also dog friendly, and we're sure your usual walking companion will enjoy the change of scene.  

Path to Rosemullion Head Helford River Cornwall
Helford River Coast Path Cornwall cPaul Miller

The Helford River Area

The Helford River Area

The north and south banks of the Helford River provide numerous circular coastal walks with stunning scenery and some special places to stop for a bite to eat along the way. The ancient woodlands that line the river bank have an interesting story of their own to tell. 

From just down the road at Helford Passage you can catch a ferry to the other side of the river and walk to Frenchman's Creek, immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, and Helford Village. Or stick to this side and walk to the harbour town of Falmouth and catch the bus back.  We've got stacks of ideas, let us know your fitness level and how far you want to go and we can point you in the right direction.

Walking Guides

Walking Guides

If you would prefer to join a guided walk we are happy to suggest the following: 

Paul Miller - @cornishwalker1 over on Instagram - read his local walks from Budock Vean here

Steve Crummay - Explore in Cornwall

Paul Simmons - WalkitCornwall

Kelly Bennett - Walk Kernow (Nordic walking)

Helford River Coast Path
Helford Passage | Cornwall

Places to Eat

Places to Eat

We can send you off with a packed lunch, or you might like to try these pit stops along the way:

Heading towards Falmouth:

Maenporth Beach Cafe

The Cove Restaurant at Maenporth

Swanpool Beach Cafe

Gyllyngvase Beach Cafe, Falmouth

Our side of the river (north):

Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage

Other side of the river (south):

Holy Mackerel Cafe (between the Shipwrights and Helford River Sailing Club)

Fat Apples Cafe, near Porthallow 

Shipwrights Arms, Helford Village

Helford River Sailing Club