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Cicerone Guides: The South West Coast Path: From Minehead to South Haven Point

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Paddy Dillon

285 pages, Col photos, maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #140603 | ISBN: 1852843799
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $16/€14 approx

About this book

The South West Coast Path is described from Minehead to Poole. The tradition of walking the route anti-clockwise has arisen because in this direction there are more miles with the wind and weather behind you than against you. To assist forward planning of both day walks and continuous long-distance hikes, the guide divides the coast path into sections, beginning and ending where there are amenities for refreshment or accommodation (or access inland to them). Each section begins with a summary of its length, the kind of terrain and gradients to be expected, along with details of amenities and access points. An attempt has been made to grade the walking for difficulty, although such an exercise will always be subjective. Whether your coastal journey is a modest jaunt or a long-distance trek, you will surely gain new perspectives, a sharpening of the senses and a fuller appreciation of the interplay between nature and the hand of man.


Introduction Coastal Walking through History A Protected Coastline Travel to the South West Getting around the South West Time & Tide Accommodation Food & Drink Money Tourist Information Centres Rescue Services When to Walk One Man & his Dog Daily Schedule Maps of the Route South West Coast Path Team South West Coast Path Association South West Coast Path Team Safety Note The South West Coast Path Day 1: Minehead to Porlock Weir Day 2: Porlock Weir to Lynmouth Day 3: Lynmouth to Combe Martin Day 4: Combe Martin to Woolacombe Day 5: Woolacombe to Braunton Day 6: Braunton to Westward Ho! Day 7: Westward Ho! to Clovelly Day 8: Clovelly to Hartland Quay Day 9: Hartland Quay to Bude Day 10: Bude to Boscastle Day 11: Boscastle to Port Isaac Day 12: Port Isaac to Padstow Day 13: Padstow to Porthcothan Day 14: Porthcothan to Newquay Day 15: Newquay to Perranporth Day 16: Perranporth to Portreath Day 17: Portreath to St Ives Day 18: St Ives to Pendeen Watch Day 19: Pendeen Watch to Porthcurno Day 20: Porthcurno to Penzance Day 21: Penzance to Porthleven Day 22: Porthleven to The Lizard Day 23: The Lizard to Porthallow Day 24: Porthallow to Falmouth Day 25: Falmouth to Portloe Day 26: Portloe to Mevagissey Day 27: Mevagissey to Polmear Day 28: Polmear to Polperro Day 29: Polperro to Portwrinkle Day 30: Portwrinkle to Plymouth Day 31: Plymouth to Wembury Beach Day 32: Wembury Beach to Bigbury-on-Sea Day 33: Bigbury-on-Sea to Salcombe Day 34: Salcombe to Stoke Fleming Day 35: Stoke Fleming to Brixham Day 36: Brixham to Shaldon Day 37: Shaldon to Budleigh Salterton Day 38: Budleigh Salterton to Seaton Day 39: Seaton to Seatown Day 40: Seatown to Abbotsbury Day 41: Abbotsbury to Ferrybridge Day 42: Isle of Portland Circuit Day 43: Ferrybridge to Lulworth Cove Day 44: Lulworth Cove to Swanage Day 45: Swanage to South Haven Point Inland Coast Path: West Bexington to Osmington Mills

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Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over thirty guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for outdoor magazines and other publications, as well as for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. Paddy enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the USA. While researching routes, Paddy works directly onto a palmtop computer, so that his descriptions are precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them. Paddy takes his own photographs, has appeared on radio and TV, and is a member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild.

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