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The Cornwall Coastal Path DVD Collection

Choose your favourite Cornish Coastal walk and watch the DVD in its full splendour. Each DVD includes music and voiceover explaining the fascinating history of your favourite locations along the county's greatest walks.

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Soggy Socks: A Rainy Days Walks to Porthallow, Ruth Livingston - Walking Booklet (33 pages with illustrations): In this amusing account of a single day's hike along the Cornish coast, Ruth Livingstone shares both the pain and pleasure of a rainy day walk. You will consider the merits of gaiters and walking poles, learn about the most dangerous creature in Cornwall, and discover the secret difference between men and women.  Published June 15.

Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers, Sue Kittow - Circular Walks with Cornish Writers features 20 walks each associated with different writers connected to Cornwall. It is a fascinating insight to contemporary authors and their favourite walks as well as the places that were so special to those well known writers who are no longer with us - and why they were so special. Some writers, like John Betjeman, have made their favourite places famous through verse or novels. Others, like Philip Marsden, use regular walks as a valuable part of their writing day. From Derek Tangyes books based in Lamorna to the Reverend Stephen Hawker at Morwenstow, here are a variety of walks that inspired the authors, and it is hoped will inspire readers too. Each walk has an introduction, a factbox with all essential information, and details of maps, refreshments, history, points of interest and clear directions. Published August 15.

ISBN: 9781850589891 - Walks in the Footstep of Cornish Writers

Cornwall Coast Path, Henry Stedman and Joel Newton Includes 142 large-scale walking maps & guides to 81 towns and villages.  Published June 16. 

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Walking in Cornwall, Graham Uney - This guidebook includes routes to 50 day walks in Cornwall. From short, easy strolls to longer, wilder routes, there is plenty to appeal to both families and experienced walkers. The walks explore the interior and coasts, including walks through picturesque villages, old tin-mining areas and the Lizard and Land's End Peninsulas.  Published May 15. 

ISBN: 9781852846848 - Walking in Cornwall


Walking in The Isles of Scilly, Paddy Dhillon - This guidebook to walking on the Scilly Isles at the south-western edge of Britain includes 11 day walks and 4 boat trips, perfect for a fortnight away from it all. The walks are between 2 and 16km long, and explore the larger islands such as Tresco, St Martin's, St Mary's, St Agnes and Bryher as well as smaller islands in the archipelago. Alongside the walks, which are suitable for walkers of all abilities, are 4 Boat Trips which explore Annet and the Western Rocks, the Norrard Rocks, St Helens and Tean as well as the Eastern Isles. With their mild climate and relaxing atmosphere, the Isles make an ideal destination for a retreat, with stunning scenery, rich bird life and myriad wildflowers. Basking in sunshine, rising green and pleasant from the blue Atlantic Ocean, fringed by rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, they reveal their charms to those who walk the headlands, sail from island to island and take time to observe the sights, sounds and scents of the landscape. All routes are illustrated with OS mapping and contain lots of background information on the history, geology and ecology of the islands. There is also practical information on public transport services and accommodation. Published May 15. 

ISBN: 9781852848064 - Walking in the Isles of Scilly

Short Walks in Cornwall - A practical little walk guide to Cornwall endorsed by the Ramblers. All of the 20 walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less than 3 hours. Clear Ordnance Survey maps show the route, along with easy-to-follow walk descriptions. Cornwall forms the tip of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain. The coastline is wild and rocky; headlands and cliffs are interspersed with large sandy beaches in the north, and deeply indented with river estuaries in the south. The interior is dominated by areas of moorland, notably the granite mass of Bodmin Moor. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery. This compact little guide contains walks, all of which are 5 miles or under, which are ideal for an afternoon stroll.  Published March 15.

ISBN: 9780008101558 - Short Walks in Cornwall


Walking on the Lizard, David Chapman - In Walking on the Lizard, the author picks his favourite walks in this special area of Cornwall. These walks have been chosen to reflect the nature of the district, taking walkers to the most beautiful places and the most interesting. The book gives plenty of information about the route for each walk, and the author shares his knowledge of the natural history that can be seen, as well as giving information about the history and geology along the way. The walks are varied in length; all offer suitable places to sit and relax over lunch, whether at an inn, a cafe, or simply a seat with a view. Published April 14.

ISBN: 9780906720936 - Walking on the Lizard

Walks for All Ages in Cornwall, Vicky Wood - 20 short walks for all the family.  Published February 14.

ISBN: 9781902674780 - Walks for All Ages in Cornwall


Cornwall: 40 Coast and Country Walks, Keith Fergus - With over 400 miles of mainland coastline and an excellent public path network, Cornwall is all about rugged shorelines, gorgeous sandy beaches, turquoise waters, meandering rivers and wide open countryside. Add to the mix a fantastic diversity of flora and fauna, interesting geology, fascinating history and some of the most striking views in the country and you have one of England's best regions to explore on foot. In these 40 walks all between two and eight miles in length Keith Fergus leads you through some of the best rambles Cornwall has to offer. Although the terrain followed varies, and can be hilly, most of the walks are on well-established paths making navigation straightforward and suitable for families. Published July 14.

ISBN: 9781907025426 - Cornwall

AA 50 Walks in Cornwall - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this fantastic walking guide to Cornwall features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments and every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets. Published April 13.

ISBN: 9780749573980 - Cornwall

Walking in Penwith, David Chapman - David Chapman picks his favourite walks in his favourite area of Cornwall. These walks have been chosen to reflect the diverse nature of the district, so you will be taken to the most beautiful places as well as the most interesting ones. Plenty of information is given about the route of each walk, and the author shares his knowledge of the natural history that can be seen, as well as giving information about the history and geology along the way. The walks are varied in length; all offer suitable places to sit and relax over lunch, whether at an inn, a cafe, or simply a seat with a view! Each walk is given a rating for its beauty, level of difficulty, wildlife, historical interest and general interest. Distances, timings and parking places are detailed, so that you can make appropriate choices. The walks are illustrated with David's superb photographs, so not only will this book introduce you to new parts of Penwith, it will also be a souvenir of the walk. Published March 11. 

ISBN: 9780906720769 - Walking in Penwith 

West Cornwall: The Lizard Guide Book, Neil Reid - I know of no other place in Cornwall, or for that matter in the UK, that has such a singular mix of ingredients as the Lizard. There's a savage and intimidating bleakness to the black serpentine cliffs at Gew-graze and The Rill yet at Carleon Cove and Housel Bay you'll find a visual and sensory richness that can take your breath away; the aquamarine sea, the pebbles of every colour, the astonishing variety of plants. This book has a full introduction to Lizard geology and plants with 25 walks of all shapes and sizes for people of all shapes and sizes. There is a beach guide, guide to places to visit and things to do for all the family plus superscale maps showing footpaths, cafes, pubs, loos and bus routes and the complete coast path. Taking one of our guides along with you is like taking along a friendly local (which we are). We'll point you to the best places and things to do so you can avoid the hassles, queues and crowds and have more time to walk, explore, relax and enjoy. Published March 13.

ISBN: 9781904645061 - West Cornwall: The Lizard Guidebook

Walk Cornwall: Helford River, Neil Reid - The Helford estuary is a landscape of gently rolling countryside and woodland intermixed with sub-tropical gardens and tiny coves. The creeks have a secretive and conspiratorial atmosphere best experienced at Tremayne Quay and Frenchman's Creek the setting for Daphne Du Maurier's romantic novel of swashbuckling French pirates and passionate love affairs. In this book we bring together a selection of walks from our Falmouth and Roseland and Lizard Guidebooks to cover both banks of the river - Helford Passage and Village, Budock, Trelowarren, Gweek and Manaccan. 8 walks of all shapes and sizes for people of all shapes & sizes. Helpful information on local cafes, pubs, buses and attractions. All illustrated by detailed maps and lots of photographs. Published April 13.

ISBN: 9781904645078 - Helford River

Walk Cornwall: Lizard Point, Neil Reid - The southern tip of the Lizard has some of the most impressive coastal scenery in Cornwall. Few places have such a variety of landscape in such a small area. From the black serpentine cliffs of Pedn Boar & Pentreath to the beauty of Housel Bay & Kynance Cove and from the bleak heathland of Goonhilly & Predannack to the wooded valleys of Gwendreath & Poltesco. In this book we bring together a selection of walks from our Lizard Guidebook. 11 walks of all shapes & sizes for people of all shapes & sizes, helpful information on local cafes, pubs, buses & attractions. All illustrated by detailed maps & lots of photographs. Published March 13.

ISBN: 9781904645085 - Lizard Point

Walk Cornwall: Porthleven and Mullion, Neil Reid - The west coast of the Lizard takes the full force of the gales and storms that roll in from the Atlantic Ocean. It has some of the highest and most impressive cliff walks in Cornwall at Predannack and Vellan Head plus, around Loe Pool, some of the most popular creekside walks. Add to that legends of wrecked Spanish galleons spilling Aztec treasure into Dollar Cove and you have a thrilling mix. In this book we bring together a selection of walks from our Lizard Guidebook. 6 walks of all shapes and sizes for people of all shapes and sizes. Helpful information on local cafes, pubs, buses and attractions. All illustrated by detailed maps and lots of photographs. Published March 13.

ISBN: 9781904645092 - Porthleven & Mullion

One Foot in the Sea, Ben Seal and Edward J P Smythe - Two 20-year-old men wake up one day and decide to walk from Somerset to Land's End for no reason. A coming-of-age true story of how to slow down and fully appreciate life, from the eyes of two people of an age from which slowing down seems as possible as changing the flow of the River Severn. The South West Coast Path has never seemed so inviting. Published August 13.
St Ives to Padstow: Walks Along the South West Coast Path, Ruth Luckhurst - Packed with accessible local and historical information, the route of each walk is overlaid onto a stunning aerial photograph, showing walkers the landscape and features, followed by a description of each walk and information about the area. The essential walking companion for families and serious walkers alike with a variety of walks to suit all ages and abilities. Produced to a high standard whilst maintaining an affordable price of just GBP4.95. These books will appeal to families and individuals wishing to explore and understand the area as well as photographers, travellers, visitors to the region, geologists and local historians. Published March 13. Cornwall: Featuring 30 Circular Walks, Sue Viccars - Cornwall's coastal path gives access to many of Britain's finest marine landscapes, and a great many of the walks in this guide utilise sections of the path, which is maintained to a high standard. Two walks, starting at Polkerris and Little Petherick respectively, follow parts of the Saints' Way, which crosses Cornwall from coast to coast on a route pioneered by the early Christian missionaries. Other routes take in the ever-popular Land's End, romantic Prussia Cove (an old smugglers' haunt), and Bodmin Moor, a landscape that has altered little since the Iron Age, nearly 3,000 years ago. Published October 12.

Pathfinder Cornwall, Sue Viccars - 12th Edition, 28 great walks in Cornwall from 2 to 10 miles. This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in Cornwall providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll along Falmouth Bay to the much more challenging walks along Looe Bar this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of Cornwall both popular and little know scenic routes including St Agnes, Tintagel and Portloe. Published January 13.

ISBN: 9781854586810 - Pathfinder Cornwall

A Dozen Dramatic Walks in Cornwall, James Clancy - This third title in the series introduces the reader to twelve more outstanding routes, this time in the ever-popular county of Cornwall. The drama and beauty encountered in Devon and Somerset is now continued further west with no lessening of the quality of walking. In keeping with other titles in the series, each route includes details of local watering holes for refreshment, places to stay and nearby places of interest. Historic notes, authors' tips and pointers on natural history are also included. A Dozen Dramatic Walks in Cornwall will also hold appeal for photographers who will discover plenty of subject matter along these splendid routes. Published September 11.  Cornwall Short Walks, Sue Viccars - Famous for scenic fishing villages, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, Cornwall is also a land steeped in history and tradition with a remarkable industrial heritage. The walks in this guide give a taste of all Cornwall's attractions. Walkers can explore picturesque St Ives, once reliant on pilchard fishing but now the home of the Tate St Ives gallery, or can wander along the wooded banks of the River Fal around the Trelissick estate. History-lovers will enjoy the chance to explore the ruined coastal mine workings at Geevor and Wheal Cotes, or one of England's most impressive 19th-century homes - Lanhydrock House. Published January 10. 

ISBN: 9781854585172 - Cornwall 

Coastal Walks in South West England, Sue Viccars - Are you planning a holiday to Devon, Cornwall or the Jurassic Coast? Do you enjoy a walk with stunning coastal scenery? The South West Coast Path is the UK's most popular National Trail with Tintagel voted the best walk in Britain in a survey of 4,000 readers of Country Walking magazine. Pathfinder Guide to Coastal Walks in South West England takes walkers and holidaymakers to the most scenic sections of the South West Coast without needing to walk all 635 miles. Selected from Pathfinder Guides covering South West England, this collection of 30 coastal walks ranges from 2-13 miles in length and is suitable for walkers of all abilities. With walks ranging from family rambles to challenging hikes, each circular walk takes in some of the many delights of the dramatic coastline of South West England from Somerset and Devon to Cornwall and Dorset. Each walk in Pathfinder Guide to Coastal Walks in South West England is accompanied by clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints to help you navigate your walk with ease.  Published May 11. 

ISBN: 9781854586384 - Coastal Walks in South West England

Walking the South Coast of England, David Bathurst - A Complete Guide to Walking the South-facing Coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight), Sussex and Kent, from Lands End to the South Foreland. Every year, people flock to England’s south coast to visit heritage sites or simply to relax on the beach. But to see the real beauty that these glorious counties have to offer, pick up this detailed guide to some of the best walking in Britain. David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking natural landscapes and significant landmarks on the way. With rugged cliffs and ancient cathedral cities, historic ports and wonderful wildlife, there’s something for everyone; whether you’re a seasoned hiker ready to take on the entire walk, or a summertime stroller who wants to experience this rewarding ramble in smaller doses. Published May 08

Walking the South Coast of England

Town Walks in Cornwall, James Clancy and Simone Stanbrook-Byrne.  Published April 12.

ISBN: 9781907942068 - Town Walks in Cornwall


A Boot up North Cornwall's Sites of Magic and Mystery, Terry Faull - This book of 10 walks covers the far north of Cornwall, a remote district of deep wooded valleys, secret paths and ancient churches. Its history is full of strange characters, family rivalries, hauntings, smuggling and forgotten mysteries. This area is rich in stories and legends and the walks in this book explore places where there are such stories to be told and where magic and mystery can still be found. None of these walks is more than five miles long and all are intended for those who enjoy a leisurely amble of discovery. The routes follow public rights of way or land open for access. In a few cases short stretches of roadway are included. Published April 10.

ISBN: 9781906887933 - A Boot Up North Cornwall's Sites of Magic and Mystery

A Boot up the South West Coast Path North Cornwall, Philip Carter - Many people have discovered the South West Coast Path by walking a section of it, some indeed with intent, but quite a few others have simply stumbled across it whilst on holiday. One can walk the whole 630 miles from Minehead to Poole Harbour but the 10 walks in this book are mostly circular, using the Coastal Path as part of the walk. In this way the walker can sample some of the best sections of the long-distance path in North Cornwall and along to the Hartland area of North Devon while not having to retrace their steps.  Published June 10.

ISBN: 9780857100146 - The South West Coast Path

A Boot up the South West Coast Path South Cornwall, Philip Carter - Many people have discovered the South West Coast Path by walking a section of it, some indeed with intent, but quite a few others have simply stumbled across it whilst on holiday. One can walk the whole 630 miles from Minehead to Poole Harbour but the 10 walks in this book are mostly circular, using the Coastal Path as part of the walk. In this way the walker can sample some of the best sections of the long-distance path in South Cornwall while not having to retrace their steps. Published June 10.

ISBN: 9780857100139 - The South West Coast Path - South Cornwall


A Boot Up Mining Walks in Cornwall and West Devon, Peter Hancock - A Boot Up Mining Walks in Cornwall and West Devon offers fresh ideas and gives a different perspective to a familiar ramble. Whether crossing open moor or walking along a coastal path, trekking through wooded valleys or following a long abandoned canal, it is a convenient pocket-sized companion designed to add an extra dimension to the enjoyment of a leisurely walk. Published June 11.

ISBN: 9780857100443 - A Boot Up Mining Walks in Cornwall & West Devon

A Boot Up Bodmin Moor and Around, Terry Faull.  Published June 11. 

Really Short Walks in Cornwall, Paul White.   Published June 08.


Shortish Walks in North Cornwall, Paul White - This book is easy to follow on the excellent short walks it contains. The walks are just the right length to enable exploration of interesting areas met on the walk. We found they lasted most of the day. The book took the angst out of route planning, mostly using paths on an OS map, and so we could have done it ourselves in theory. The Costal path is brilliant but many of the inland valleys used to make the walk circular were very pretty too. Excellent advice on parking. Customer review.  Published January 11.

Cornwall Walking on the Level, Norman Buckley - Cornwall is a county of great walking potential, but with many of the popular areas needing the ability to tackle prolonged and steep climbs, particularly along the South West Coast Path. This book selects and illustrates twenty- eight routes, mainly circular, which explore some of the finest parts of the county, without serious ascent. In addition to the route directions, the distance, ascent, car parking, refreshments and map are provided for each walk.  Published March 11. 

ISBN: 9781850588955 - Cornwall Walking on the Level


Walking in Cornwall, J R A Hockin - Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Limited availability.  Published March 11.

ISBN: 9781446543184 - Walking in Cornwall

Pocket Pub Walks Cornwall, Michael Bennie - What better way to spend a leisurely few hours than to stretch your legs and then visit a traditional pub for a delicious meal and a glass of beer or wine? This book's handy size fits neatly into a pocket, and gives you clear numbered route instructions for each walk, which includes a map, details of distance and terrain, information on how to get to the start, places of interest along the way and, most importantly, a recommended pub serving good food. An enjoyable way to see some of the finest scenery in Cornwall. Published April 09

Pocket Pub Walks Cornwall

St Austell Treasure Hunt on Foot, Stephen Whetsone.  Limited availabilty. Published March 10.

ISBN: 9781847072238 - St Austell Treasure Hunt on Foot

Also ' Limited availability:

Launceston Treasure Hunt on Foot

Falmouth Treasure Hunt on Foot

Penzance Treasure Hunt on Foot

Truro Treasure Hunt on Foot

St Ives Treasure Hunt on Foot

Looe Treasure Hunt on Foot

Bodmin Treasure Hunt on Foot

AA Leisure Guide:Cornwall - This fantastic activity guide from the AA tells you the best places to visit in Cornwall and includes mapped walks, cycle rides and car tours. Inside you'll find easy-to-use and modern layouts with colour photographs to inspire you and area maps which show the area in detail. The guide contains 10 walks, 3 cycle rides and 2 car tours, each illustrated with a colour map. Each chapter tells you the best places to visit and listings pages give reviews of pubs and tea shops plus information on where to shop, local specialities, activities, and local events and festivals. Limited availability. Published May 11.

AA Leisure Guide: Cornwall

Toby's Dog Friendly Dog Walks Cornwall, Toby the Dalmatian and Alan Bartlett.   Published July 08. Limited availability.

ISBN: 9780955132742 - Toby's Dog Friendly Dog Walks (Bk. 1)

Short Walks for All Ages in Cornwall, Vicky Wood - Short Walks for All the Family.  Published February 14.  Limited availability.

Cornish Teashop Walks, Jean Patefield - Twenty circular walks based around good local teashops including routes near Padstow, St Ives, Lands End, Mevagissey, Fowey, West Looe and Launceston. The walks are between 3 and 7˝ miles in length. With sketch maps and photographs. Published 03.  Limited availability.

Shortish Walks Near the Land's End, Paul White.  Limited availability. Published February 14.

The Northern Moors: Moors, Hills and Tors, Peter Moore - Discover Bodmin Moor on foot.  Limited availability. Published May 14. 

Pub Walks Along the Cornwall Coast Path, Eleanor Smith - 20 circular walks based on the Coast Path which stretches from Port Isaac via Land's End and the Lizard to Cremyll near Plymouth. The walks range in length from 3 to 5 miles. Limited availability. Published June 04.


Isles of Scilly Map - First published in 1994 and now in its 5th edition this super-scale map shows footpaths, ancient monuments, shops and other vital information such as the location of loos and cafes. Ideal for walkers and for exploring the islands. Published June 10

South West Coast Path 1 XT 40, Minehead to St Ives. Harvey. Published April 15

South West Coast Path 2, St Ives to Plymouth Harvey. Published May 15

South West Coast Path 3, Plymouth to Poole Harbour. Harvey. Published April 15

South West Coast Path 4, The Lizard to Plymouth (Walker's Route S) Harvey. Published June 11

South West Coast Path 5, Plymouth to Sidmouth (Walker's Route S) Harvey. Published Aug 11

South West Coast Path 6, Sidmouth to South Haven Point (Walker's Route S) Harvey. Published Feb 09





























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Cornwall Holiday Cottages

Encounter Cornwall - family run operation providing walking trips in mid Cornwall. Loads of info about the area.

Cornwall Tour - a comprehensive guide to Cornwall. -  Cornwall visitor guide with stunning panoramic views.

Encounter Walking Holidays - The largest operator of Walking Holidays and Short Breaks across the South West of England. South West Coast Path, Two Moors Way, Saints Way and more.

 Fowey Cottages - 3 completely renovated cottages offering the perfect retreat.

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