Cornwall Coast Path Trailblazer British Walking Guide to South West Coast Path: Part 2: Practical Walking Guide with 145 Detailed Maps

Cornwall Coast Path Trailblazer British Walking Guide to South West Coast Path: Part 2: Practical Walking Guide with 145 Detailed Maps

Paperback British Walking Guide Cornwall Coath Path Bude to Plymouth

By (author) Henry Stedman, By (author) Joel Newton

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  • Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 354 pages
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 180mm x 22mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 16 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Hindhead, Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 1905864442
  • ISBN 13: 9781905864447
  • Edition: 4
  • Edition statement: 4th
  • Illustrations note: 142 detailed walking maps and guides to 81 towns and villages
  • Sales rank: 107,509

Product description

Practical guide to walking the entire Cornwall coast path. It covers the 2nd section of the South West Coast Path, from Bude to Plymouth, following the national trail for 288 miles. This detailed Cornwall guide includes: Cornwall maps, 142 large scale walking maps and 15 town plans. Detailed accommodation with lists of places to stay, hotels, B&Bs,pubs, campsites, hostels. Places to eat, pubs, cafes, restaurants. Detailed public transport information. Itineraries for all walkers, it can also be used for Cornwall walks for one day or short breaks. Everything you need to know to enjoy Cornwall coastal walks.

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Co-authored by Henry Stedman & Joel Newton. Born in Chatham, Kent, Henry Stedman has been writing guidebooks for over 15 years and is the author or co-author of over a dozen titles, including the South West Coast Path series Parts 1 to 3: Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path, Cornwall Coast Path and Dorset & South Devon Coast Path, Kilimanjaro - The trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain, Dolomites Trekking, Coast to Coast Path, Hadrian's Wall Path, as well as the Rough Guides to Indonesia and Southeast Asia and The Bradt Guide to Palestine. When not travelling or writing, Henry lives in England editing other people's guidebooks, maintaining his Kilimanjaro website and arranging climbs on the mountain through his company, Climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Joel Newton took his first footsteps on the South-West Coast Path in 2007. With ill-fitting shoes and a bag that was far too heavy he set off from Minehead, eventually arriving in Falmouth five weeks later with a far lighter bag and an injured foot. That journey was over but it was to become the inspiration for many more including Offa's Dyke Path, West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, Hadrian's Wall Path, Cotswold Way, and sections of The Pennine Way - in addition to finishing the SWCP. He finally reached Poole Harbour whilst co-authoring his third book for Trailblazer, Dorset & South Devon Coast Path. His first book was Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path.

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For the South West Coast Path mini-series: 'three excellent guides to the trail' - The Independent. 'Packed with information and excellent hand-drawn maps, these are essential companions.' - Wanderlust. 'Editor's choice' - Cornwall Today. 'Trailblazer has a strong reputation for the idiosyncratic but very useful maps that illustrate these handy guides, which are small and light enough to slip into a backpack or coat pocket.'- The Telegraph. 'To read it makes you wish to be there walking the route. Recommended.'- Backpack, Journal of the Backpackers Club

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This fully revised new edition has now been considerably expanded to cover the full length of the Cornwall coast, 280 miles. This second part of the South West Coast Path around the south-western tip of Britain, includes some of the best coastal walking in Europe. With constantly changing scenery, the footpath takes in secluded coves, tiny fishing villages, rocky headlands, bustling resorts, wooded estuaries and golden surf-washed beaches. It is an area rich in wildlife with seabirds, wild flowers, dolphins and seals. '...the Trailblazer series stands head, shoulders, waist and ankles above the rest. They are particularly strong on mapping...' The Sunday Times Includes 130 walking maps the largest-scale maps available At a scale of just under 1:20,000 (8cm or 3-1/8 inches to one mile) these are bigger than the most detailed walking maps currently available in the shops.Unique mapping features walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay and eat, points of interest. These are not general-purpose maps but fully-edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers.Itineraries for all walkers whether hiking the 280-mile route in its entirety or sampling the highlights on day walks or short breaks. Includes detailed public transport information for all access points.Practical information for all budgets what to see, where to stay, where to eat: pubs, hotels, B&B, camping, bunkhouses, hostels.Downloadable gps waypoints"

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION Cornwall Coast Path History 9 - How difficult is the path? 11 How long do you need? 13 - When to go 14 Festivals and annual events 15 PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALK Practical information for the walker Route finding 17 - Accommodation 18 - Food and drink 22 Information for foreign visitors 26 - Money 26 - Other services 28 Walking companies 28 Budgeting 30 Itineraries Which direction? 31 - Village and town facilities 32 Suggested itineraries 37 - Day and weekend walks 39 What to take Keep it light 40 - Rucksack 41 - Footwear 41 - Clothing 41 Toiletries 42 - First-aid kit 43 - General items 43 Camping gear 43 - Money and documents 44 - Maps 44 Sources of further information 44 - Useful books 46 Taking dogs along the path 47 Getting to and from the Cornwall Coast Path Getting to Britain 50 - National transport 51 Local transport 53 - Public transport map 54 Public transport services 56 PART 2: THE ENVIRONMENT & NATURE Flora and fauna Flora 61 - Conservation schemes: what's an AONB? 63 Fauna 65 PART 3: MINIMUM IMPACT WALKING & OUTDOOR SAFETY Minimum impact walking Economic impact 72 - Environmental impact 73 - Access 74 The Countryside Code 76 Health and outdoor safety Avoidance of hazards 77 - Dealing with an accident 78 Weather and weather forecasts 80 PART 4: ROUTE GUIDE AND MAPS Bude 83 Bude to Crackington Haven 88 (Upton 88, Widemouth Bay 88, Crackington Haven 94) Crackington Haven to Boscastle 94 Boscastle to Tintagel 99 (Bossiney 101, Tintagel 101) Tintagel to Port Isaac 106 (Trebarwith Strand 106, Port Gaverne 111, Port Isaac 111) Port Isaac to Padstow 113 (Polzeath 117, Rock 119, Padstow 121) Padstow to Trevone 125 Trevone to Treyarnon 129 (Harlyn Bay 129, Mother Ivey's Bay 129, Constantine Bay/Treyarnon 131) Treyarnon to Mawgan Porth 132 Mawgan Porth to Newquay 135 (Watergate Bay 135, Porth 137, Newquay 138) Newquay to Crantock 143 Crantock to Perranporth 146 (Holywell 150, Perranporth 150) Perranporth to Porthtowan 153 (St Agnes 153, Porthtowan 157) Porthtowan to Portreath 158 Portreath to Gwithian 161 Gwithian to Hayle 165 Hayle to St Ives 168 (Lelant & Carbis Bay 170, St Ives 171) St Ives to Zennor Head 177 Zennor Head to Pendeen Watch 180 (Gurnard's Head/Treen 180, Morvah 183, Pendeen & Trewellard 184) Pendeen Watch to Cape Cornwall 187 (Botallack 187, St Just 190) Cape Cornwall to Sennen Cove 191 (Kelynack 192, Sennen & Mayon 193) Sennen Cove to Porthcurno 194 (Land's End 196) Porthcurno to Lamorna 198 (Treen 200, Lamorna 202) Lamorna to Mousehole 203 Mousehole to Penzance 206 (Newlyn 206, Penzance 208) Penzance to Marazion 214 Marazion to Praa Sands 217 Praa Sands to Porthleven 221 Porthleven to Mullion Cove 225 (Halzephron 228, Mullion Cove 228, Mullion 228) Mullion Cove to Lizard Point 231 (Lizard Village 233) Lizard Point to Cadgwith Cove 236 (Cadgwith 236) Cadgwith Cove to Coverack 236 (Kennack Sands 238, Coverack 239) Coverack to Porthallow 241 Porthallow to Helford 244 Helford to Helford Passage 246 (Gweek 247, Nancenoy 250, Helford Passage 250) Helford Passage to Falmouth 97 (Mawnan Smith 254, Maenporth 254, Falmouth 256) Falmouth to Portscatho 261 (St Mawes 262, Portscatho & Gerrans 268) Portscatho to Portloe 268 Portloe to Gorran Haven 273 Gorran Haven to Mevagissey 276 Mevagissey to Charlestown 280 (Pentewan 282, Charlestown 284) Charlestown to Fowey 286 (Par 288, Polkerris 288, Fowey 290) Fowey to Polperro 294 (Polruan 295) Polperro to Looe 302 Looe to Portwrinkle 309 (Seaton 312, Downderry 312, Portwrinkle 312) Portwrinkle to Plymouth 314 (Cawsand & Kingsand 318 Plymouth 322 APPENDICES Map key 331 Hartland Quay to Bude 332 GPS waypoints 341 INDEX 347