Black Tor Ferry

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The Padstow to Rock ferry

The Black Tor Ferry, also known as the Padstow to Rock Ferry, is a passenger ferry which crosses the tidal River Camel in north Cornwall, United Kingdom. The ferry carries pedestrians and cyclists only (not vehicles).


There has been a ferry at Black Rock Passage since 1337, the right originally belonging to the Duchy manor of Penmayne.[1] Today the ferry operates on demand, daily in the summer and Monday to Saturday in the winter. The service being operated by Padstow Harbour Commissioners.[2]


The ferry connects the town of Padstow on the west bank of the river to the village of Rock on the east bank. The route of the 630-mile (1,010 km) long South West Coast Path utilises the ferry.[2]


  1. ^ Bishop, Ray (1994). North Cornwall Camera. St Teath: Bossiney Books. ISBN 0-948158-97-2. 
  2. ^ a b "Cornwall Ferry & Boat Trips". Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2008. 

Coordinates: 50°32′18″N 4°56′16″W / 50.5384°N 4.9378°W / 50.5384; -4.9378