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Cornwall - Slow Travel: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places

Travel Guide

Series: Bradt Travel Guides - Slow Travel

By: Kirsty Fergusson (Author)

312 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Mar 2015 | Edition: 2 | #221220 | ISBN-13: 9781841628646
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NHBS Price: £11.99 $15/€14 approx

About this book

Many of Cornwall's wildest or most curious corners as well as the exciting new range of places to eat, sleep or drink are often overlooked in the headlong race to get to the beach or the well-known tourist spots. Taking the Slow approach, using local knowledge and the author's endless curiosity, this guide offers both visitors and seasoned residents alike the chance to discover what lies behind the immediate and obvious attractions of Britain's favourite holiday destination.


Contents

GOING SLOW IN CORNWALL
- A taste of Cornwall
- A Slow approach
- How this book is arranged

1 LAUNCESTON & THE NORTHEAST
- Getting around
- Launceston
- A wriggling route to Morwenstow
- Along the coast from Morwenstow to Tintagel

2 MID-CORNWALL NORTH : THE CAMEL ESTUARY TO HOLYWELL BAY
- Getting around
- Around the Camel estuary
- From Trevose Head to Holywell Bay
- Away from the coast

3 BODMIN MOOR
Getting around
- The north Moor
- The Moor south of the A30

4 SOUTHEAST CORNWALL
- Getting around
- Along the Tamar
- The Rame peninsula
- Around Looe
- The Looe valleys

5 THE FOWEY VALLEY & THE CORNISH ALPS
- Getting around
- The Fowey Valley
- Around St Austell & the Cornish Alps

6 THE MINING HEARTLAND
- Getting around
- The north coast from Perranporth to the Hayle estuary
- The copper and tin towns: Hayle, Redruth & Camborne
- Godolphin country

7 TRURO & THE FAL ESTUARY
- Getting around
- Truro
- Along the river from Truro to Falmouth
- The Roseland peninsula

8 SOUTHWEST CORNWALL: THE LIZARD PENINSULA
- Getting around
- From Prussia Cove to the Helford River
- The shores of the Helford River
- The peninsula

9 PENZANCE, ST IVES & THE PENWITH PENINSULA
- Getting around
- Penzance
- Penzance's hinterland
- The south coast
- The north coast & Penwith moors
- Crossing the peninsula: from St Ives to Marazion
- Accomodation

INDEX


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Biography

Award-winning travel writer, Kirsty Fergusson grew up in the West Country, but spent many years living in Greece, Spain and France and more recently, the wildest, westernmost part of Cornwall, not far from Land's End. For many years she has been one of Britain's most popular garden writers, and her friendly and intelligent approach to exploring the secret gardens and landscapes of England and Europe with her readers has brought much acclaim. An expert on Cornish gardens and Slow Food as well as being an intrepid canoeist and occasional cyclist, Kirsty shares the fun of discovering her favourite county without using a car wherever possible.

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