Cornwall Walking Port Isaac Hiking on the South West Coast Path England UK
Cornwall Walking Port Isaac Hiking on the South West Coast was about 6.5 miles in distance and was part of a walking holiday based in Cornwall.
Port Isaac is the archetype of a Cornish fishing village and it is also famous as the setting for “Doc Martin”, the television series.
The outward leg of this hike was from Port lsaac, westward to the secluded Inlet of Port Quin along the South West Coast Path.
The coastline route between Port Isaac and Port Quin was an invigorating and stunningly picturesque rollercoaster ride along chaotic, tumbling cliffs and intricate hills.
The return leg to Port Isaac was over peaceful fields, tree lined valleys and stone stiles.
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Port Isaac On South West Coast Path Video
This video slideshow shows the highlights of this Cornwall Walking – Port Isaac On South West Coast Path trip.
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Port Isaac On South West Coast Path Route
Cornwall Walking Port Isaac Hiking on the South West Coast was a challenging hike due to the demanding nature of the coastal path on the outbound leg. For that reason, only fit adults and teenagers should attempt this route. The return route over fields and valleys, through trees and over stiles was of a more gentle moderate grade.
The route was circular in an anti-clockwise direction with two legs. After viewing Castle Rock and Port Gaverne entrance from the car park, the first leg involved a walk down through Port Isaac, around the back of the harbour and up the other side around Lobber Point. The path then went down again into Pine Haven Cove with the climb out of the cove being up steep steps.
The coastal path then undulated to Varley Head where we had views of Sevensouls Rocks and also the The Mouls far west. Continuing on the path we arrived at Scarnor Point where we went down steep steps into Downgate Cove, through the cove and up steps the other side. We then carried on along the coast and around Kellan Head and turned inland to Port Quin.
At this point we had travelled about 4 miles. The second led of the route then headed back eastwards inland towards Port Isaac. After a short quiet stretch of road the path led up the valley and across fields before descending through trees into another valley and back up the other side across an open hilltop and back down into Port Isaac via a sunken track.
When Done & With Whom
I did this hike with my partner Anne whilst on a Cornwall hiking holiday during May2011. We drove from our holiday accommodation in St Teath to the starting location of Port Isaac pay and display car park at the edge of the coastline.