Visit Cornwall the official tourist board for Cornwall has highlighted Frenchman’s Creek and Hanover Cove as 2 of the 5 best spots to kayak and canoe in Cornwall. Our North Coast Adventure goes to Hanover Cove and our Frenchman’s Creek Adventure speaks for its self. Please see article bellow:
“ONE OF the best ways of getting close to nature and away from the crowds is to explore our coast, creeks and rivers in a canoe or kayak.
Bosahan Cove & Frenchman’s Creek, Helford
Among the many hidden coves with silver-shale beaches on the Helford Estuary, Bosahan Cove is our favourite. Backed by pretty woods, this secluded cove is an easy destination in a kayak and just a mile east of Helford Village on the coast path. Head a mile west on the coast path and explore remote Frenchman’s Creek, made famous by Daphne du Maurier.
Fal-Ruan Upper Creeks, River Fal
Canoe the woodland-fringed upper creeks of the Fal-Ruan nature reserve from the Smuggler’s above King Harry Ferry and experience an oasis of tranquillity and birdsong – this is one of the most remote areas of tidal river in Cornwall. Rise with the tide and stop for lunch at Ruan Lanihorne before returning downstream.
Pont Pill Creek, River Fowey
The beautiful River Fowey weaves its way through secluded and forested creeks. Pont Pill is a beautiful isolated tributary opposite Fowey harbour. Lined by ancient woodland, this area is said to have inspired Kenneth Grahame when he was writing The Wind In The Willows.
Cotehele Quay, River Tamar
Launch your canoe from the historic quay at Cotehele and explore upstream with the tide as far as the weir at Gunnislake. Pass below steep woodlands and the famous Calstock viaduct to view old quays and ruined wharfs, relics of a once-thriving copper industry. The quiet stretch above Morwhellam, beneath the crags of Morwhell Rocks is stunning. Aim to leave Cotehele Quay two to three hours before high tide, ideally a spring tide. The whole return trip can take three to six hours.
The northern coast is one of the most inaccessible in Cornwall. On a calm day the experienced might like to take a sea kayak out beneath Cligga Head, to explore the soaring, 30-metre sea arch that leads into an inner cavern. Adjacent is Hanover cove, a perfect secret cove of icing-sugar-white sand.
www.visitcornwall.com or www.wildguide.net.