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The South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path

by: Paddy Dillon
The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, measuring 630 miles from Minehead to Poole. Written by the prolific outdoor writer Paddy Dillon, this guide describes the full route step by step along the north Devon, Cornish, south Devon and Dorset coastline to its end at Poole Harbour. This remarkable coastal trail is based on the paths trodden around cliffs and coves by generations of coastguards. No other stretch of British coastline compares for scenic splendour, interest, history, heritage, accessibility and ready availability of facilities all rolled into one.

The book provides a wealth of detailed knowledge to help tackle this immense route with confidence. A comprehensive introduction provides the route's historical background, advice on accommodation along the way and details on travelling to and around the South West. Detailed information on using the guide effectively and how to make the most of your walk is provided, whether you choose to tackle the whole route in one go or decide to achieve sections at intervals, as is more common.

This epic route takes in Exmoor National Park, several designated Areas of Outstanding National Beauty and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, numerous Heritage Coasts National and Local Nature Reserves, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and National Trust holdings. No other stretch of coastline compares for scenic splendour, historical sites and availability of refreshments, accommodation and public transport: this last amenity makes it easy to split the entire route into week or weekend-long sections.

The guide breaks the route down into 45 day stages, each with detailed instructions, a route summary and a separate panel providing practical information including daily distance and terrain conditions. The entire route is shown with OS 1:50000 scale Landranger mapping adjacent to the navigation text and the guide is illustrated with the authors own colour photographs. For those with interests in history, geology, photography or just coastal walking there is no other such route.

For a complete list of the 45 day stages described in the book click the link below the 'Add to Cart' button

ISBN 9781852847579 Pages 341 (2017) 118mm x 170mm Plastic Cover

Price: 14.95