River Truro - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing a view across the River Truro taken from a jetty in Malpas in Cornwall. This picture was taken on a sunny afternoon when the tide was in. At low tide mud flats on the river edge become exposed, as can be seen in the satellite view on the Google map. There are numerous boats and yachts moored here.
River Truro - FURTHER INFORMATION
River Truro - Truro visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'River Truro' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Cornwall.
The River Truro in Cornwall is quite short, starting in Truro and flowing a short distance before joining the Fal River near Trelissick (and King Harry's Ferry). On the way the river passes Malpas, where it is joined by the Tresillian River.
A summer passenger ferry service takes visitors from Truro to Falmouth, one of the attractions in the area. In past times the rivers were rich in boats carrying cargo, nowadays they are rich in sailing yachts and pleasure boats. The Marine Malpas boatyard provides services for the boats.
At Malpas a ferry used to take passengers over to the Tregothan estate on Roseland. It is said the crossing was made by Iseult of the King Arthur legends. In the early 19th century the ferry was 'manned' by Jenny Davies (Jenny Mopus), a cantankerous woman who complained that her worst customers were women and pigs. The ferry would be summoned by ringing a bell.
Today there is a car ferry crossing near Trelissick run by King Harry's Ferries.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Train: Truro Rail Station
Car: Malpas is 2 miles south of Truro on Malpas Road.
Boat: Marine Malpas Boatyard