Walks around Port Isaac

Port Isaac, Cornwall

Enjoy the walks by being guided by the app

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Download the app and use it to explore the walks and to purchase a guided route.
Phone showing Google navigation to start of walk
The app will direct you via satnav the start of the walk.
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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
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Each time there is a new direction to follow, the app will beep to remind you, and will warn you if you go off-route.
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A map shows the route, where you are and which way you are facing.
Phone showing walk directions page in the iWalk Cornwall app
Detailed, well-tested directions are also included which follow you as you walk.
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Each walk includes lots of information about the history and nature along the route.
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Once a walk is downloaded, the app doesn't need a phone or wifi signal during the walk.
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The app counts down distance to the next direction and estimates time remaining based on your personal walking speed.
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We keep the directions continually updated for changes to the paths/landmarks - £1.99 for a walk includes ongoing free updates.
  • 2.9 miles/4.7 km - Moderate

    Port Quin to Lundy Bay

    Port Quin to Lundy Bay

    2.9 miles/4.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from the fishing village of Port Quin to the golden sandy beaches of Epphaven Cove and Lundy Bay with spectacular coastal scenery, via the cliff-edge folly on Doyden Point built as a gambling den.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

    St Endellion to Port Isaac

    St Endellion to Port Isaac

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

    A figure-of-8 walk from St Endellion to Port Isaac, via the estate of the ancient family of Roscarrock, who survived torture on the rack during Tudor times for being Catholic sympathisers, returning to the parish church, dedicated to the daughter of a Celtic king, on the ancient route which itself influenced the fervent adoption of Methodism in Port Isaac.

  • 5.5 miles/8.9 km - Moderate

    St Kew, St Endellion and Tregellist

    St Kew, St Endellion and Tregellist

    5.5 miles/8.9 km - Moderate

    A circular walk in the river valleys around St Kew - the first recorded village in Cornwall, passing the mediaeval church containing a grave stone from the Dark Ages carved in Latin and the Celtic script, Ogham, also known as the Tree Alphabet as each letter symbolised a different species of tree.

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Port Isaac

    Port Isaac

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A short circular walk in Doc Martin Country including the pretty fishing village of Port Isaac and the historic beach of Port Gaverne with birds-eye views over the harbour.

  • 4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Barrett's Zawn and Dannonchapel

    Barrett's Zawn and Dannonchapel

    4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk including some of the more remote parts of the coast path around Port Isaac Bay, passing the Donkey Hole at Barrett's Zawn and returning through the abandoned hamlet of Dannonchapel.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Port Quin to Port Isaac

    Port Quin to Port Isaac

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the rollercoaster path from Port Quin, descending into Port Isaac, with spectacular views of the harbour, via the old houses of Roscarrock Hill including Doc Martin's, one with roof timbers tied on by an anchor chain, and the Sunday School with a bell from a shipwreck.

  • 6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Port Gaverne to Barretts Zawn

    Port Gaverne to Barretts Zawn

    6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Port Gaverne around Port Isaac Bay to Barretts Zawn where a tunnel leads to the beach, through which donkeys used to haul slate.

  • 9.4 miles/15.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Port Isaac to Polzeath

    Port Isaac to Polzeath

    9.4 miles/15.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, from Port Isaac to Polzeath along the Rollercoaster Path to Port Quin, the golden beaches of Lundy Bay via the Iron Age hillfort on the twin headland of The Rumps.

  • 9.7 miles/15.6 km - Strenuous

    Port Isaac to Tintagel

    Port Isaac to Tintagel

    9.7 miles/15.6 km - Strenuous

    A one-way walk from Port Isaac to Tintagel along towering cliffs, past the long, sandy beaches of Tregardock and Trebarwith, the slate pinnacles of the coastal quarries and via the mediaeval cliff-top church to the castle of Arthurian legend.

Download the iWalk Cornwall app and use the QR scanner within the app to find out more about any of the walks above.

The coastline around Port Isaac is very rugged so the coastal walks are reasonably demanding but the scenery is superb. For a walk exploring Port Isaac itself, there's the short circular walk which includes Port Gaverne and Roscarrock Hill (of Doc Martin fame). There are also some longer walks visiting Port Isaac from St Endellion or Port Quin. Starting from Port Isaac, the walk to Barretts Zawn involves the epic climb of Ranie Head which is a perfect way to work up an appetite for a meal in Port Gaverne or Port Isaac afterwards. For a sandy beach, the walk from Port Quin to Lundy Bay is best done at low tide.