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Helford
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Helford

Latitude: 50 05'N
Longitude: 05 08'W
Country: England

Type: Unknown
Usage: Leisure


About Helford

Helford is situated on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. As the UKs most southerly location, and with the influence of the Gulf Stream, the weather tends to be milder here than in the rest of Britain. The ferry connecting the North and South banks of the Helford River has been running continuously since the Middle Ages.

Then, it was a vital link for the communities providing transportation for local produce to the markets in Falmouth. The cart and driver travelled on the ferry and the horse swam along behind!

These days travel is slightly more conventional and the ferry is purely a passenger ferry although bicycles, dogs and pushchairs can all be accommodated.

Its customers use it mainly for pleasure, to visit the several beautiful gardens on the banks of the Helford, the pubs and also to enjoy the many interesting walks.

Sailing is enjoyed by many, and August sees a bevy of local regattas at Helford, Helford Passage, Durgan and Port Navas.


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