East Devon & the Jurassic Coast – Slow Travel is the most comprehensive – and only standalone-guide available to this region. Publication is timed to coincide with the opening of the Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre. The guide includes best bus-assisted walks along the Jurassic Coast and insider knowledge which can only be gained by living in the area. Colourful and witty writing combined with the authors' enthusiasm for the area make this guide as much a pleasure to read as it is a useful companion for exploring. Included are the Dorset towns of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, brief descriptions of other coastal Dorset towns on the Jurassic Coast bus route as well as a detailed description of the geology of the entire Jurassic Coast. With an emphasis on car-free travel - walking, cycling and local buses - the detailed descriptions, historical and folk anecdotes, and personal accounts encourage visitors to explore each locale thoroughly and really get under its skin. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are selected by the authors based upon long-standing knowledge of the area, in consultation with local residents.
Going Slow in East Devon & the Jurassic Coast
A taste of East Devon, The appeal of country churches, NGS Gardens & Open Studios, Car-free travel, Active East Devon, Natural East Devon, How this book is arranged
1 Exeter & the Exe Estuary
Getting there & around, Starting with the Romans, Exeter today, Countess Wear, The Exe Estuary
2 East of the Exe
Getting there & around, Cullompton, Broadclyst & the Killerton Estate, The Exe Valley: Tiverton & Bickleigh, The Grand Western Canal
3 Honiton & around
Getting there & around, Honiton, The Blackdown Hills, The Culm Valley, Honiton's western triangle
4 The River Otter & The Heart of Devon's AONB
Getting there & around, Clyst St Mary to Newton Poppleford, Ottery St Mary & area, The southern Otter, Around the River Sid, From Sid to Seaton, Food & drink along the A3052
5 The Seaside Towns
Getting there & around, Watersports & activities, Budleigh Salterton & area, Sidmouth, Salcombe Regis, Branscombe, Beer, Seaton & area, Axmouth
6 Devon's Far East
Getting there & around, East of the Axe, West of the Axe, Kilmington & area, The Colys & area
7 Dorset's Jurassic Coast
Getting there & around, Lyme Regis & Charmouth, Golden Cap to Weymouth , Weymouth to Old Harry Rocks
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The authors both live in Seaton, East Devon, and share an enthusiasm for the county's landscape, history and village churches. Hilary Bradt (co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides and author of many guides) is an enthusiastic walker whilst Janice Booth's interests centre more on the history and folk legends. Janice is a former Bradt editor and occasional author.