Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

Take a short level walk around the headland from the clifftop car-park before descending to the delightful Cornish village of Port Isaac, home to Doc Martin and the Fisherman's Friends. The walk down into the centre of the village is steep in places but well surfaced with plenty of stopping places.

Surveyed by: Allan Ginman, October 2013 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 0.9 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: The clifftop car park at New Road, Port Isaac, PL29 3SB is the start of this trail. Fee payable.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

The car park off New Road. Park on the lowest tier to avoid a slope or the steps.

CarPark The car park off New Road. Park on the lowest tier to avoid a slope or the steps.

These steps are the ones to avoid! They lead up to the next tier of parking.

Step These steps are the ones to avoid! They lead up to the next tier of parking.

Turn westwards towards the village to start the walk.

Start Turn westwards towards the village to start the walk.

Seats are spaced along the path at regular intervals.

Seat Seats are spaced along the path at regular intervals.

The path and seaward fence has been recently renovated.

Path The path and seaward fence has been recently renovated.

 

Seat

Take the right hand fork here.

Path Take the right hand fork here.

 

Gradient

The path goes downhill 1:20 for about 25 metres.

Path The path goes downhill 1:20 for about 25 metres.

Levelling off, you are greeted with your first view of the harbour.

Path Levelling off, you are greeted with your first view of the harbour.

 

Path

The coast path waymarker points the walker in the direction of the centre of the village.

Path The coast path waymarker points the walker in the direction of the centre of the village.

From now on, the road descends at an average gradient of 1:20. Cars and lorries pass along this road.

Path From now on, the road descends at an average gradient of 1:20. Cars and lorries pass along this road.

The old school is on the right. Gift shops and galleries attempt to distract you on the left.

Gradient The old school is on the right. Gift shops and galleries attempt to distract you on the left.

At the Old School (now a hotel) you can pause for a photo opportunity.

View At the Old School (now a hotel) you can pause for a photo opportunity.

 

Gradient

 

Gradient

Round the corner....

Path Round the corner....

...then turn left along Middle Row.

Path ...then turn left along Middle Row.

You can explore the back streets of Port Isaac with their quaint but cramped cottages to your heart's content.

Path You can explore the back streets of Port Isaac with their quaint but cramped cottages to your heart's content.

Turn right and head along this alleyway.

Path Turn right and head along this alleyway.

Turn right again and head back to the harbour.

Path Turn right again and head back to the harbour.

At the bottom of this road is...

Path At the bottom of this road is...

...Roscarrick Hill.

Path ...Roscarrick Hill.

Halfway up the hill  is the house used by Doc Martin as a surgery. The house is owned privately.

View Halfway up the hill is the house used by Doc Martin as a surgery. The house is owned privately.

The view from Roscarrock Hill is another photo opportunity. Retrace your route back to the car park.... stopping for refreshments and a perusal of the gift shops!

View The view from Roscarrock Hill is another photo opportunity. Retrace your route back to the car park.... stopping for refreshments and a perusal of the gift shops!

Port Isaac - Doc Martin country Phototrail

 

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Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
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Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
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