Helland Bridge is one of the best 14th Century medieval bridges in Cornwall, notable for its 4 pointed arches springing from water level, and rounded arch for leat

In the Great Flood of 16th July 1847, caused by a waterspout on Davidstow Moor, the ensuing flood water sped down the Camel valley some 12-18 feet high, and all the bridges, with the exception of Helland Bridge and Wadebridge were swept away


The Camel River always has a presence with the trail and if you pause to look you will find idyllic spots, images of light and shade from the river and the surrounding woodland and forestry.

This is the quietest part of the trail. You should not hear road traffic noise until you cross the main road at Dunmere. Out of the summer season it can almost be lonely! It offers a unique opportunity to achieve solitude

Tresarrett Bridge, where the salmon lurk in secret pools

The salmon come to spawn in dark and secret pools in this section of the river. Mature salmon will return to embrace the young river where they came to life, here they will die as they give life to another generation, which will follow our young river downwards to the sea.


(1949)
The old rails remain where the trail crosses the road at Hellandbridge

Imagine the old steam trains running along the line, the workforce that was needed to undertake the construction

Railways brought high speed travel, synchronisation of time. Opened up new vistas for the average family