Helman Tor

Helman tor
Helman tor

Huge granite boulders and panoramic views, that’s what you get when you visit Helman Tor, in the parish of Lanlivery and just a few miles from Lostwithiel. The tor, is a neolithic site dating back to 4500bc. This enclosure is now designated a scheduled ancient monument. From the top of the Tor on a clear day you can see both the North and south coasts of Cornwall! A fabulous place for a picnic, a stroll definitely somewhere to take your camera.

Its also along the Saint’s way, so can be reached on foot. The Saint’s way, so named as it follows a probable route of early Christian travellers as they made their way from Ireland and Wales towards Brittany a 27 mile route is well signed with Celtic cross markers and takes you across Cornwall from Padstow in the North to Fowey on the South coast.  The route starts at the picturesque harbour in Padstow and heads south through Little Petherick,  Lanivet before joining the Fowey River near Lostwithiel for a lovely waterside stretch that leads down the river through Golant to Fowey.

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