Dorset & South Devon Coast Path Trailblazer British Walking Guide to South West Coast Path: Practical Guide to Walking the Whole Path with 88 Large-Scale Maps & Guides to 48 Towns & Villages, Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat

Dorset & South Devon Coast Path Trailblazer British Walking Guide to South West Coast Path: Practical Guide to Walking the Whole Path with 88 Large-Scale Maps & Guides to 48 Towns & Villages, Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat

Paperback Trailblazer: Sw Coast Path

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

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  • Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 338 pages
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 178mm x 22mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 21 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Hindhead, Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 1905864450
  • ISBN 13: 9781905864454
  • Illustrations note: 30pp colour photos and colour flower section, 88 large-scale maps
  • Sales rank: 285,579

Product description

All-in-one guide to walking the Dorset coast and the South Devon coast path. It follows the South Devon and Dorset coastal path from Plymouth to Poole Harbour, the third section of the South-West Coast Path. Includes Overview Dorset and South Devon Coast Path map, 88 maps at just under 1:20,000 - with 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. Practical information for all budgets - Where to stay (campsites, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels), where to eat, what to see. Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks. Comprehensive public transport information for day walks - all access points on the path. Downloadable gps waypoints

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Co-authored by Henry Stedman & Joel Newton. Henry Stedman is the author of bestselling Trailblazer guides to Kilimanjaro, the Coast to Coast Path and Hadrian's Wall Path

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'Throughout the guide is a detailed description of the route to be taken. This is particularly well written and comprehensive.' - Backpack. For the whole South West Coast Path mini-series: 'three excellent guides to the trail'- The Independent. 'lots of value' - The Great Outdoors.

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This new guide covers the third and last section of the South West Coast Path, from Plymouth to Poole Harbour (203 miles). This beautiful route includes 95 miles within England's only Natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, and passes dramatic cliffs and headlands, Chesil Bank's impressive spit and Lulworth Cove, winding through idyllic seaside villages such as Beer and Lyme Regis. - 70 maps - 10 town plans and 60 large-scale walking maps - at just under 1:20,000 - with 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 walking the route in its entirety or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks - Practical information for all budgets - Where to stay (campsites, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels), where to eat, what to see - Comprehensive public transport information for day walks - all access points on the path - Downloadable gps waypoints '...the Trailblazer series stands head, shoulders, waist and ankles above the rest.They are particularly strong on mapping...' The Sunday Times

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION About the Dorset & South Devon Coast Path History of the South-West Coast Path 9 - How difficult is the Coast Path? 11 - How long do you need? 12 - When to go 13 PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALK Practical information for the walker Route finding 17 - Accommodation 18 - Food and drink 21 Money 26 - Information for foreign visitors 26 - Other services 28 Walking companies 28 Budgeting 31 Itineraries Which direction? 32 - Suggested itineraries 33 - The best day and weekend walks 35 - Side trips 36 - Village and town facilities 38 What to take Keep your luggage light 40 - How to carry it 40 - Footwear 41 Clothes 41 - Toiletries 42 - First-aid kit 42 - General items 43 Camping gear 43 - Money 44 - Documents 44 - Maps 44 Recommended reading 45 - Sources of further information 46 Taking dogs along the path 48 Getting to and from the path National transport 52 - Getting to Britain 53 - Local transport 55 Public transport map 59 PART 2: MINIMUM IMPACT WALKING & OUTDOOR SAFETY Minimum impact walking Economic impact 61 - Environmental impact 62 - Access 63 Outdoor safety Avoidance of hazards 66 - Weather and weather forecasts 68 Blisters 68 - Hypothermia 68 - Hyperthermia 69 - Sunburn 69 PART 3: THE ENVIRONMENT & NATURE Conserving the Dorset & South Devon Coast Path 70 Geology 72 Flora and fauna Trees 77 - Flowers 78 - Mammals 80 - Reptiles 83 - Birds 83 Butterflies and moths 88 PART 4: ROUTE GUIDE AND MAPS Using this guide 89 Plymouth 91 Plymouth to Wembury 100 Wembury 106 Tackling the Yealm 106 Wembury to Bigbury-on-Sea 111 - Tackling the Erme 115 - Challaborough & Bigbury- on-Sea 119 Bigbury-on-Sea to Salcombe 120 - Tackling the Avon 120 Outer & Inner Hope 122 Salcombe 126 Salcombe to Slapton Cross 131 - East Prawle 134 Beesands 136 - Torcross 138 Slapton 140 Slapton Cross to Dartmouth 142 - Strete 143 - Stoke Fleming 144 - Dartmouth 148 Dartmouth to Brixham 153 Kingswear 154 Brixham 160 Brixham to Torquay 163 Paignton 167 - Torquay 170 Torquay to Teignmouth 178 St Marychurch 180 Maidencombe 180 - Shaldon 184 - Teignmouth 186 Teignmouth to Exmouth 190 Dawlish 192 - Dawlish Warren 196 - Cockwood 198 Starcross 198 Tackling the Exe 200 Exmouth 203 Exmouth to Sidmouth 207 Budleigh Salterton 210 Sidmouth 216 Sidmouth to Seaton 221 Branscombe Mouth 224 Beer 226 - Seaton 228 Seaton to Lyme Regis 231 Lyme Regis 236 Lyme Regis to Seatown 243 Charmouth 244 - Seatown 248 Chideock 248 Seatown to Abbotsbury 250 Eype Mouth 251 - West Bay 252 - Burton Bradstock 256 South Dorset Ridgeway (aka Inland Coastal Route) West Bexington 260 Abbotsbury 266 Abbotsbury to Fortuneswell 268 - Fortuneswell 274 Fortuneswell to Weymouth (via Isle of Portland Circuit) 276 - Weymouth 282 Weymouth to Lulworth Cove 287 - Osmington Mills 288 Lulworth Cove & West Lulworth 294 Lulworth Cove to Kimmeridge Bay 298 When ranges are closed 302 Kimmeridge 304 Kimmeridge Bay to Swanage 306 - Worth Matravers 308 Swanage 312 Swanage to South Haven Point 316 - New Swanage 3 APPENDICES A: Poole 322 B: South Dorset Ridgeway Prehistoric Sites 323 C: Map key 324 D: GPS waypoints 325 INDEX 329