Helford River - photographic print by Alex Rowbotham

The Helford River is a flooded river valley located in Cornwall, United Kingdom and is not a true river. It is fed by a number of small streams into its numerous creeks. There are seven creeks on the Helford, these are Ponsontuel Creek, Mawgan Creek, Polpenwith Creek, Polwheveral Creek, Frenchman's Creek, Port Navas Creek, and Gillan Creek, the best known of which is Frenchman's Creek, made famous by Daphne du Maurier in her novel of the same name. A little further up river is Tremayne Quay, built for a visit by Queen Victoria in the 1840s which she then declined to make, allegedly because it was raining!

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