Helford

Helford

The Helford River is a large estuary that nestles snugly between the western edge of Falmouth Bay and eastern side of The Lizard Peninsula. It is renowned for its scenic beauty and marine ecology and is a popular tourist destination. Long ago, Helford Village was quite an important port. This is difficult to believe today as one approaches the sleepy little place on the banks of the Helford River. Trading ships once brought French rum, tobacco and lace from the continent and the duty was collected at the old custom house. During the Napoleonic Wars, pirates and free traders populated the reaches of the river. Daphne du Maurier's novel, Frenchman's Creek, tells the story of one of these- this was her only romantic novel. Viewed early in the morning with the sea mist over the still water you can understand why, although it may have something to do with the fact that this was where she spent her honeymoon. This famous creek can be found by walking along a wooded track from the top of the village. The Helford is probably one of the most unspoilt rivers in Cornwall, with its deep sheltered valleys, ancient oak forests and hidden creeks.

Andrew Tozer - Port Navas, Morning Light

Andrew Tozer

Port Navas, Morning Light

£75

Jamie Medlin - Helford at Dusk

Jamie Medlin

Helford at Dusk

£100

Amanda Hoskin - Early Morning Light, Helford

Amanda Hoskin

Early Morning Light, Helford

Oil on canvas

£1,795

Andrew Tozer - July Light, Helford

Andrew Tozer

July Light, Helford

Acrylic on board

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Richard Tuff - Across the Water at Helford

Richard Tuff

Across the Water at Helford

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - Port Navas

Richard Tuff

Port Navas

Pen and ink on paper

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Martha Holmes - Along the Helford

Martha Holmes

Along the Helford

Acrylic on paper

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Andrew Tozer - Sunlit River, Helford

Andrew Tozer

Sunlit River, Helford

Acrylic on board

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Andrew Tozer - Up the Helford River

Andrew Tozer

Up the Helford River

Oil on canvas

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