Walking the Jurassic Coast: Dorset and East Devon - The Walks, the Rocks, the Fossils (Cicerone Walking Guides)
The 30 walks in this guide let walkers discover the best and most spectacular areas on the Jurassic coast, between Exeter and Bournemouth. The walks are between 5 and 25km (3 to 16 miles) and provide a range suitable for all abilities. The guide has been divided into areas: Devon's Red Beds, the Lias, Chesil Beach, Chalk walks (Lulworth and inland) and the Isle of Purbeck. The Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset is a geological wonderland. Natural wonders like Chesil Beach, Durdle Door and fossils so numerous you'll be tripping over them, combine with southern England's rolling Downs, tiny villages, beaches and sunny summers to provide a stunning and awe-inspiring landscape to explore. The geological descriptions are accompanied by strata diagrams, geological timelines, explanations of the creation of the various sedimentary rocks along the coast, and discussion of how and why the various formations formed millennia ago. The incredible - yet readable - detail brings these walks and the landscape alive. And yet, the routes can just as easily be walked for their own sake and the pleasure of rolling downs, high cliffs and beach sunshine. As well as detailed descriptions for every walk, accompanied by OS maps, there are details on available parking, points of interest along the way (on rocks and other sights) and advice on the terrain covered. The general and geological introductions provide background on the region and the appendices give thorough information on local museums and information centres, cliff diagrams, a glossary of geological terms and a quick, look-up guide to the rocks of the Jurassic Coast. More than just a walking guidebook, this book is an invitation to explore and learn about this spectacular Natural World Heritage area.
Kate and Alan Hobbs have reviewed and refreshed their Walk! Dartmoor classic guide book for its new 2016 edition. 40 fully detailed walking routes with OS maps and gps waypoints for you to enjoy adventuring on Dartmoor. Walk! Dartmoor with Kate and Alan Hobbs covers walks of varying length across Dartmoor - from the dramatic high moors, gentle riversides, idyllic country lanes, unspoilt villages, to sites of ancient archaeology and former industries, and all with spectacular views. This user friendly illustrated guide has a summary of walking routes and is rated by time, effort, distance and hills, as well as the availability of refreshments en route and the vertigo risk.Each walk is described in full and there are timings listed in the book to help with navigation and progress. Walk! Dartmoor contains a 1:40,000 scale Ordnance Survey map for each route. Within the heart of Devon lies Dartmoor's 365 square miles of natural beauty, one of the largest areas of exposed granite in southern England. Apart from its spectacular scenery, Dartmoor is rich in flora and fauna.Come with us to explore Dartmoor's dramatic high moors, gentle riversides, idyllic country lanes and unspoilt villages, discovering spectacular views, ancient archaeology and traces of bygone industries. All 40 walking routes include: walking route summary, ratings for Effort Time Distance Ascents/Descents Refreshments and Vertigo risk, fully detailed walk description including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress, GPS waypoints at every key point on every route, full colour 1:40,000 scale Ordnance Survey licenced mapping for each route, short walk and stroll alternatives.
The Two Moors Way: Devon's Coast to Coast (Cicerone Walking Guide)
This guidebook describes the 187km (116 mile) Devon Coast-to-Coast Path, or Two Moors Way. The route travels south to north, from Wembury on the south coast, up through Dartmoor and mid-Devon, through Exmoor to Lynmouth on the Bristol Channel. The trek can be adjusted to suit each walker, and can take between a week to 10 days depending on itinerary. While thousands of visitors flock to Devon every year, few leave the honeypots and coast, so walkers on the Two Moors Way are treated to beautiful and remote countryside, far from the crowds. The route winds north from the coast, up past Ivybridge into the wilds of Dartmoor, where the path crosses the upper course of the River Dart, and passes through Dunstone Down and Chagford. The way through mid-Devon visits Witheridge and Knowstone before climbing onto Exmoor and into Somerset, before reaching the sea. This guidebook combines clear route descriptions and OS map extracts with plentiful practical details on each stage of the route as well as advice on accommodation, facilities, and how to travel to and from the Way. Also included is a wealth of detail on the history, geology and wildlife along the way, as well as noting points of interest to enhance your trek.
Devon - 40 Coast and Country Walks
From the crumbly rhubarb-and-cream-coloured cliffs of the Jurassic Coast in the southeast to the surf-stroked craggy coves in the north, across the wilderness and woodland of Dartmoor and Exmoor, and through the verdant valleys and great green grazing lands of the dairy belt - Devon is a county of exquisite contrasts and natural wonder.Whether you're looking for an easy afternoon stroll along the shore, a riverside ramble to an atmospheric country pub or a tor-topping trek on the moors, there's something to suit every boot in Patrick Kinsella's inspiring collection of 40 Devon coast and country walks.
The Tarka Trail Guide: Your Complete Guide to Over 48km of Car-Free Former Railway Line
Enjoy a car-free journey on foot, by bicycle, wheelchair, buggy or even on horseback. The Tarka Trail is suitable for all the family. So get on your bike - hire one if you don't have your own - or take a leisurely walk through 48km of stunning North Devon countryside and see it through enlightened eyes. We think it is the best recreational route in North Devon. There is so much to see along the route. This guide will get you from Braunton to Meeth ensuring you don't miss any 'proper gems' along the way. Publication date 15th May 2015
South West Coast Path: Dorset & South Devon Coast Path - Plymouth to Poole Harbour Part 3 (Trailblazer British Walking Guide South West Coast Path) (Trailblazer: Sw Coast Path)
South West Coast Path: Dorset & South Devon Coast Path - Plymouth to Poole Harbour Part 3 Practical guide with 70 large scale maps (1:20,000). Includes accommodation guide, pubs and restaurants and public transport information. ?This new guide covers the third and last section of the South West Coast Path, from Plymouth to Poole Harbour (203 miles). Full description
Tarka Line Walks
Tarka Line Walks With 60 rail routes, starting and finishing at one of the 13 Tarka Line stations Tarka Line Walks is the ideal way to explore the surrounding Devon countryside. Each walk has large-scale OS maps, colour photography and clear walk descriptions plus commentary on features and history en-route. Full description
SW (29) SOUTH DEVON: Leisure Walks for All Ages (Short Walks)
Fantastic small book containing 20 excellent short walks from 2 to 6 miles in South Devon. The Ordnance Survey mapping is ideal with the routes marked on the mapping along with places to eat and park etc. Superbly written this lightweight and pocket size guide is a must if you wish to walk in South Devon.
SW (08) Dartmoor (Short Walks)
20 circular walks all graded by route and difficulty, and now presented in an illustrated and easier-to-use layout, they can be enjoyed by the whole family and are the ideal companion for day trips and holidays.
PF (68) NORTH AND MID DEVON (Pathfinder Guides)
Pathfinder North and Mid Devon
PF (26) DARTMOOR: Walks (Pathfinder Guide)
Two Moors Way XT40: Route Map
50 Walks in Devon (AA 50 Walks series)