9781905864713

Cornwall Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 2) includes 142 Large-Scale Walking Maps & Guides to 81 Towns and Villages - Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat - Bude to Plymouth

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  • ISBN13:

    9781905864713

  • ISBN10:

    190586471X

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-06-07
  • Publisher: Trail Blazer Pubns

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Summary

All-in-one hiking route guide, maps andaccommodations for the 288-mile footpath that runs around the entire coastlineof Cornwall: from Bude to Plymouth. Part 2 of the South West Coast Path, a 630-milenational trail from Minehead to Poole. Includes 142 large-scale maps (3 1/8inches to 1 mile); 24 town plans and 16 overview maps. Full details of allaccommodations and campsites, restaurants and pubs; plus full public transportinformation. Includes day-walks.
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.

24 town plans, 16 overview maps and 142 large-scale walking maps at just under 1:20,000 showing route times, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest and much more. 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 over a week to 10 days or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks

Practical information for all budgets camping, bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels; where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed street plans

Comprehensive public transport information for all access points on the coast path

Flora and fauna four page full color flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife

Green hiking understanding the local environment and minimizing our impact on it

Includes downloadable gps waypoints


Plus extra colour sections: 16pp colour introduction and 16pp of colour mapping for stage sections (one stage per page) with trail profiles.

Author Biography

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB JA X-NONE Henry Stedmanis a hiker of considerable experience, having hiked in many parts of Europe,Asia and Africa. He has been writing guidebooks for more than 15 years. He isthe author and co-author of six other guides from Trailblazer: Kilimanjaro, Dolomites Trekking, Hadrian'sWall Path, Coast to Coast Path, Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path andDorset & South Devon Coast Path.
Joel Newtonis a keen outdoorsman, having completed most of Britain's long-distance paths.He is the co-author of three other British Walking Guides from Trailblazer: Exmoor& North Devon Coast Path, Thames Path and Dorset & SouthDevon Coast Path.
Daniel McCrohan is the co-author of numerous guides for Lonely Planet, including India and China. Although he is from the UK he is currently based in Beijing and has trekked many sections of the Great Wall.

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

Using this guide 81

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

OVERVIEW MAPS & PROFILES 350

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