Every year we ask our guests to add their steps, to PLAY IT FORWARD and suggest things that fellow travelers could do or see to enhance their Dacey tour experience. There are some great suggestions and I thank all those who submitted their steps.

1. If you get the opportunity to see a play at the Minack. Go no matter what is playing
2. If you are a Doc Martin fan have a drink at the Crab & Lobster.
3. Be sure to walk down to the beach before the Minack play.
4. Pay attention to David’s stories.
5. Use your free time to enjoy all that is available.
6. In Exeter visit Cote Brasserie second floor, excellent view of the cathedral
7. Don’t think just because you are in England the weather will not be sunny. It can be hot and sunny all day. We had an awesome week of weather.
8. Get outside as much as possible and enjoy the incredible scenery and wonderful fresh air.
9. Pay attention to bus chats.
10. Walk the coastal path whenever possible
11. Walk barefoot St Ives beach.
12. Have the Hot chocolate at Tregenna castle St Ives.
13. Take the guided tour at the St Ives Tate.
14. Get a Pasty at Philips top of the hill Marazion (St Michael’s mount)
15. Discover the Red Parakeets in Hyde park, You can feed them in the late afternoon.
16. If possible, hear the organ at Truro Cathedral
17. Watch a football game at pub with locals
18. Have a least one 99 ice-cream
19. Watch a few episodes of Doc Martin and Poldark before coming.
20. Take lots of pictures.
21. Enjoy a Cream tea! Jam first!
22. Search for Aiden Turner.
23. Take the cliff top walk from the Long cross to Port Isaac, A tough walk but worth it.
24. Walk the street of Port Isaac searching for Doc Martin locations
25. Do the two mile walk with David at Lands End (well worth it)
26. Have a drink at the Longcross hotel and just relax
27. Shop for local arts in the small villages.

28. Drink lots of Cornish ale.

29. It’s a hike down to Port Isaac on the coast path, Challenging but awesome!

30. Walk and walk in Cornwall and take David’s advice to keep walking when you get home.

31. Believe in David magical powers!

32. Enjoy ice-cream at Ms Tschell Pharmacy Port Isaac.

33. Find Adam & Eve in Lanhydrock house

34. Sample all local seafood.

35. Sloop Inn in St Ives seafood platter for two!

36. Take time to look at the photos of the transformation of the Eden project.

37. Listen to the History about Lost gardens of Heligan, fascinating

38. Eat a fairy cake in Fowey

39. Spend time on the beach in St Ives.

40. Have Pint looking at the ocean in Charlestown.

41. Walk through the gardens at Longcross Hotel.

42. Take a swim @ Port Isaac

43. Patisserie Valerie in Exeter for cake and tea.

44. Walk in the gardens at Tregenna castle

45. Have dinner at the Longcross hotel delicious

46. Visit the bar at the old schoolhouse.

47. Join David for all the walks.

48. Eat dinners in the hotels.

49. Take in all the optional outings.
50. Enjoy each unique quirky hotel

51. Enjoy Cornish salted caramel ice-cream

52. Take a cliff top walk at Lands End and find a rock to sit on and stare out to the sea.

53. Walk up the steep hill to sit on a bench and gaze at Port Isaac from above.

54. Just hang out in the seaside villages.

55. Enjoy the drive on Cornwall roads through tunnels or trees, Peaceful and beautiful!

56. Go early to a show at the Minack so you can walk down the cliff steps to the beach and telegraph line to India spot.

57. Enjoy lunch at the Heligan café.

58. Drink local beers.

59. Bring supportive shoes to enable extensive walking.

60. When David says, “I’ll meet you for a walk.”- meet him for a walk

61. Paddle in the Channel

62. Take initial London walking tour with David.

63. Become familiar with some Cornish history

64. Bring wash clothes

65. Absorb the messages from the Eden Project

66. Take the shuttle in Port Isaac and St Ives you do not have to walk.

67. Enjoy a Cornish pasty in Marazion

68. Learn that flat paths are never level in Cornwall

69. Go down onto the beach and paddle or just walk along the shore, it frees your mind!

70. Eat at the Garden café St Michaels mount

71. Bring less Luggage

72. Visit Daphne Du Maurier centre Fowey

73. Visit Leach Pottery St Ives

74. Eat at the Seafood café St Ives

75. Eat at the Wreckers restaurant Charlestown

76. Explore the bakeries for new discoveries

77. Get up early to see the Sunrise in Charlestown or St Ives

78. Charlestown walk the coastal path to the coast watch for a chat with the guys volunteering.

79. Look out for local craft fairs when shopping in St Ives

80. Check out the walled gardens at Tregenna hotel

81. Visit the Mote House pub in Port Isaac and sit by the fire

82. Take advantage of all David & Harry’s advice then wander off to explore on your own

83. Bring a raincoat and ignore the weather

84. Have Chocolate Cornish ice-cream

85. Visit Madeline’s tearoom St Ives

86. Take all the opportunities

87. If you look you will see magic

88. Try clotted cream fudge

89. Eat Scallops and Mussels at Tregenna Castle

90. Keep climbing to the top of St Michaels mount, it’s worth it!

91. Dine in at Tregenna castle(hotel)

92. Tour the gardens at Lanhydrock

93. Take the jungle walk at Lost Gardens of Heligan

94. Have a drink in the Sloop inn St Ives

95. Look for beach glass St Ives

96. Eat and drink in the Golden Lion Port Isaac

97. Pay attention to crossing roads

98. Try to keep up with David on a stroll

99. Take a photo in front of Doc Martins house in Port Isaac

100. Drink in the view from the top of St Michael’s mount

101. Sit in a pub a mingle with the friendly locals

102. Watch a beautiful Cornish sunset

103. Wear hiking shoes to St Michael’s mount

104. Stand on the stage at the Minack theatre

105. Do not just walk up St Michael’s mount walk around and visit the gardens.

106. Chat with the shopkeepers in the small shops

107. Visit St Nicholas chapel in St Ives for great views of the Atlantic Ocean

108. Have Cornish Elderflower with a sliced lemon to drink at the Eden project

109. Attend a performance at the Minack theatre

110. Drink a Heligan Honey ale.

111. Walk part of the Port Isaac coastal path

112. Have a drink at the restaurant opposite the Tate gallery in St Ives

113. Then go down for a paddle in the sea.

114. Try something different each day like cream teas.

115. Come with some background knowledge of Cornwall.

116. Eat a Pasty, (or several) especially at the Minack.

117. Paddle at Porthcurno beach.

118. Visit the Barbara Hepworth House St Ives.

119. Check trip Advisor for where to eat in Cornwall/London.

120. Smoked haddock & Poached egg for breakfast Port Isaac hotel.

121. Try a Toffee Bun Muffin in Fowey.

122. Try the Mussels by the lifeboat St Ives!!! Heaven.

123. Try everything then nap.

124. Spend time at the old library St Ives.

125. Ignore the weather, just enjoy yourself the sun will come out!!!!

126. Fish & Chips and then Ice cream.

127. Have dinner at the Old school house Port Isaac, Wonderful!

128. Enjoy the scenery from the mini coach.

129. Take advantage of the hotel’s amenities (Swimming pool, Hot tub & sauna)




  1. Great Post!

  2. Included with step 22 should be that Porthcurno Beach is the opinion of some to be one of the most beautiful reclusive beaches in the world. Surrounded quietly by rocky cliffs, a true hidden beauty…And the mystery of the ancient Merry Maids…

  3. I would add:

    Shop for Cornish fashion at Seasalt in St. Ives


    Try Cornish wine.

  4. It was the best trip ever…enjoyed every minute and I would agree with all of the above! Would like to thank David, Harry and Jim for the super tour..I need to do it again and see more! I would also suggest waterproof shoes of some sort…Mine got so squishy and water was coming out of the sides!

  5. Enjoy your fantastic trip with David & Jim.
    Look for Aiden Turner at every turn!

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