Off to Doc Martin land …. the Tintagel to Port Isaac leg

During our two day stay in the bijou ‘Surf Shack’ we had covered the coastal walk from Tintagel to Trebarwith Strand so Steve headed off solo this morning to complete the ‘severe’ part of the route to Port Isaac.  

I had a leisurely morning chatting to our hosts Jo and Grayburn, making them very envious about our travels (we never stop going on about it)!!!  Then headed off in a taxi, with the rucksacks, to Port Isaac and found our next ‘bed for the night.’  Some exceptionally winding, narrow and steep country lanes but boy am I relieved I’m not walking them.  

No phone service in Port Isaac but managed to stumble across Steve sitting down by the harbour – he had made it there in 2 and a half hours.  The views had been absolutely spectacular but the walk had lived up to the ‘severe’ reputation.  Many many ups and downs and plenty of ‘rock climbing’ like ascents where Steve said he couldn’t look down, just had to keep going.  Neither of us have a head for heights – can’t quite believe we ever contemplated this!!!


Port Isaac is a pretty little fishing village and is known for the filming of the Doc Martin TV series – beautiful winding, narrow streets, very quaint – interesting watching vehicles manouevering in and out though!  Had lunch on the quay and then more than walked it off on the steep hill climb out of the village.  Heading back in there tonight to have dinner at The Old School Restaurant …. followed by – you guessed it – another steep walk home!!

Steve’s birthday tomorrow – seems funny being away from home – miss you all. β€οΈπŸŽ‰

2 thoughts on “Off to Doc Martin land …. the Tintagel to Port Isaac leg

  1. Lovely to meet you both in The Golden Lion and hear about your adventures. Home to Cambridge tomorrow for us, we will follow your journey with interest

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