The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, stretching some 630 miles (1014 km) between Minehead in Somerset and Poole in Dorset. It takes in a National Park, 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Heritage Coasts and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been designed for convenient use on the trail, covering the northern part of the route between Minehead and St Ives. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the National Trail, along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend. It is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve. Two separate booklets cover the rest of the route, from St. Ives to Plymouth and from Plymouth to Poole.
The map booklet accompanies a Cicerone guidebook – The South West Coast Path – which describes the full National Trail in 45 stages, with lots of other practical information and local points of interest.
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 70 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 30 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures 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.