240 pages, ~200 colour photos
The Natural Beauty of Cornwall is the ideal companion to help you explore a landscape of quite extraordinary variety. From the wild northern coast to the peaceful estuaries of the south and from the high windswept moors and heaths to the hidden wooded valleys, this book captures the very essence of Cornwall.
Author Peter Maxted has lived in the area for some thirty years during which time he has keenly explored the length and breadth of it on foot, by bike and by boat. Concentrating mainly on the third of the country that is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as the 'gateway' towns, The Natural Beauty of Cornwall delves into geology, history, the rich industrial heritage and, of course, the astonishing scenery of one of the most beautiful counties in the British Isles.
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Peter Maxted settled in Cornwall in 1983 (and was a frequent visitor before then) after working around the world as a teacher, journalist and travel writer. He has edited local and national magazines, run a regional advertising and marketing company and written several books. He is currently Communications and Marketing Officer for the Cornwall AONB and presents a weekly environment-themed show on local radio.