Cornish favourites: Helford Village

As mentioned previously, the Helford River is a lovely place to visit. Very different to the coastal resorts in Cornwall. And well worth another look.

Sun shining, birds singing and blue water beckoning. We drove down to the Helford Passage and took a short ferry ride across to Helford Village.


Small boats and buoys float on the Helford River.



A narrow lane lined with hedgerows of a ghostly white mist (the delicate blossom of the blackthorn) leads from the ferry point into the village. Finches flit from one side of the lane to the other, others sing merrily in the bushes and all the while the warmth of the sun intensifies the coconut fragrance of the deep yellow gorse flowers.

View Original Post: April 2015 for a glimpse of the village, a walk in the countryside and a view of Frenchman’s Creek.


  1. restlessjo says:

    Still just as partial to boats and water, young Jude. 🙂 🙂 As Meg said, what a beauty! Almost makes me yearn for England. Well, the bits I haven’t seen, anyway 🙂 Happy Valentine’s! Got a plan?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Nah! Don’t do Valentines’s. Cold and very foggy up here today, can’t even see the garden fence let alone Alice!

      1. restlessjo says:

        I know you don’t but I can still wish you a nice day, albeit foggy 🙂 🙂 Not super sparkling here today either. Michael’s working and I’m playing with Carnival photos.

        1. Heyjude says:

          So you do stay at home sometimes!
          😀 😀

        2. restlessjo says:

          Just on our way out to play xx

        3. Heyjude says:

          Of course. I should have known better than to say that 😛

        4. restlessjo says:

          A very nice Valentine’s luncheon. 🙂 🙂 Feet up now!

        5. Heyjude says:

          Alright for some 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    Well, you know where to go for sloes later in the year!

  3. beetleypete says:

    I enjoyed this at the time, and it was great to see those lovely blue skies again.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, yes Pete. Please, please, please can we have a dry and sunny spring and summer this year. I am so fed up of the rain (and fog today, can’t see a thing). We did have blue skies yesterday accompanied by a freezing wind.

  4. This has made me even more desperate for sunny Cornwall to return!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, in sunshine there is no better place.

  5. So beautiful, Jude. You never seem to run out of things to do and places to visit. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well this is one of the reblogs from before we moved here. We haven’t done as much visiting since then!

  6. I had the feeling I’d read this post before and then I got to the sign – yes, I remembered being amused by that last time. Such a pretty place.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is very pretty and well deserves another visit in the spring.

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I like the pub sign, sounds like ,my kind of place!

    1. Heyjude says:

      A difficult pub to reach though Gilly. Unless you have a boat 🙂

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        I could charm a sailor into taking me there 🙂

  8. Tina Schell says:

    How very lovely Jude – and so unlike anything near me here. Been to UK many times but this is a new one on me! Maybe some day.

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