22 Oct 2015

Helford and The Shipwright's Arms | A Cornish Road Trip

The drive to Helford took us through some of the most beautiful little villages and also along some of the most ridiculous roads I've ever seen; imagine very steep inclines plus roads almost exactly the width of a car, with banks and trees on either side.  We managed to navigate through the labyrinth of winding roads, emerging from the woods in Helford, a beautifully quaint village on the banks of the Helford River.

We arrived with our stomachs rumbling, so made a stop at The Shipwright's Arms.  We were so lucky to get a seat in the pub garden which just so happens to be right next to the water and dotted with palm trees.  Had I not been so hangry, I'd have most certainly managed to take some pictures of our food, alas this was not the case.  I wolfed down goat's cheese topped mushrooms with ratatouille and new potatoes and Kyle had a burger and chips, both of which were delicious.  
As we were enjoying our lunch we saw people on paddle boards, boats and birds drift past on the water, all enjoying the glorious sunshine that the day had to offer.  A group even moored up at the jetty outside the pub for a drink and had me wishing I could travel around by boat too!

After we had finished our food and soaked up the sunshine, we had a little wander along the water's edge to see more views of the Helford River and more enviable cottages.
Before heading off we bought some of the most tasty ice cream I've ever tried (but unfortunately also the most expensive), which was gooseberry yoghurt and now a firm favourite.

As is a reoccurring theme with these Cornwall posts, I would love to visit Helford again, as well as the rest of the river to see what else it has to offer.  Also going through these photos has me longing for warm, sunny days again, despite how much I love the autumn.


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  1. Seeing a post about Cornwall I get childishly excited, and I'm so pleased you managed to explore Helford, the whole stretch of river there is so beautiful!! :D Alice xx

    www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

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    1. We almost didn't stop there, I'm so glad we did! So stunning x

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  2. Beautiful photos :) Isn't it a gorgeous spot!
    Glad you made it on a nice, sunny day ... Cornwall's definitely at its best int the sunshine!
    Abel x

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    1. Thank you! Oh yes, the sun certainly made it so much more enjoyable x

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  3. Damn, I just want to visit the good old English countryside again!

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    1. You should! Although right now it's not the most pleasant what with the wind, rain etc ;) x

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  4. What a cute little town! Sounds like lots of fun! Great post!
    xx
    Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

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  5. This is seriously pretty. Definitely makes me want to move out of the city and into the countryside x

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    1. Me too! I do love where I live, but I often crave living nearer to the coast or even a river like this x

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