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Walking Away, Simon Armitage - Not content with walking the Pennine Way as a modern day troubadour, an experience recounted in his bestseller and prize-wining Walking Home, the restless poet has followed up that journey with a walk of the same distance but through the very opposite terrain and direction far from home. In Walking Away Simon Armitage swaps the moorland uplands of the north for the coastal fringes of Britain's south west, once again giving readings every night, but this time through Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, taking poetry into distant communities and tourist hot-spots, busking his way from start to finish. From the surreal pleasuredome of Minehead Butlins to a smoke-filled roundhouse on the Penwith Peninsula then out to the Isles of Scilly and beyond, Armitage tackles this personal Odyssey with all the poetic reflection and personal wit we've come to expect of one of Britain's best loved and most popular writers. Published May 16. 

 

Walking the Jurassic Coast: Dorset and East Devon, Ronald Turnbull - The Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset, stretching between Exeter and Bournemouth, 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 30 walks in this guide let walkers discover the best and most spectacular areas on the coast. The walks are between 5 and 25km (3 to 16 miles) and provide a range suitable for all abilities. 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. Published June 15.

ISBN: 9781852847418 - Walking the Jurassic Coast

Devon - 40 Coast and Country Walks, Patrick Kinsella - 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.  Published January 16.

 

The Two Moors Way: Devon's Coast to Coast Walk, Sue Viccars - This guidebook describes the 187km (102 mile) Devon Coast-to-Coast Path, or Two Moors Way. The trek 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. Published June 15. 

ISBN: 9781852847142 - The Two Moors Way

Pathfinder North and Mid Devon, Sue Viccars - Are you planning a visit or holiday to North or Mid Devon? Do you enjoy a walk in the country or a leisurely afternoon stroll? Inside Pathfinder Guide to North and Mid Devon are 28 fantastic country walks designed for walkers of all abilities. Ranging from 3 to 11 1/ 2 miles in length, each circular walk takes in some of the many delights of the North and Mid Devon countryside - known for its dramatic coastline, wide sandy bays and woodland that runs right to the cliff edge. This book contains walks along the South West Coast Path between Foreland Point and Marsland Mouth as well as walks that offer the opportunity to visit some more unusual locations such as Lundy Island. From the Hartland promontory and Heddonís Mouth to the calm tranquillity of Bideford Bay and Braunton Burrows, each walk is accompanied by clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints to help you navigate your hike with ease. There is also a wealth of useful information accompanying each walk, including good pubs nearby, where to park before you start your walk and places of interest en route. Published January 15.

ISBN: 9781854585530 - Pathfinder North and Mid Devon

Meandering on the Exe Estuary, John Coombes - This book covers the 20 mile walk from start to finish on what I call the Horseshoe of Delights named because of its shape around the Exe Estuary Trail. Take a walk or go by bike the variation is so different to any other walking trail. Go by bus or train and walk just a short section of the Exe Estuary Trail, take the ferry and make a circular walk out on a dayís outing for the whole family. If you are a walker and a bird lover then take time to explore the Exminster and Powderham Marshes and/or Bowling Green Marsh, all of which have a great collection of birds with different species throughout the seasons. To get the full details of these marshes then pick-up a leaflet Exe Estuary Nature Reserve Trail Guide available from many information centres. Please remember The Exe Estuary is recognised as being of international importance for wildlife and as such is designated as a special protection area. Enjoy your time on the Exe Estuary but please be aware of your impact on this fragile environment. Take your litter home Do not disturb the birds or wildlife Stay on the paths and only use the designated area for your activity Be aware of bylaws such as species restrictions when fishing. Be safe and take care to you and all users on the trail. Published March 15.
Pathfinder South Devon and Dartmoor, Sue Viccars - This collection of walks complements Pathfinder Dartmoor, an area acclaimed as the last great wilderness in Britain. The haunting beauty of the central moorland studded with old tin mines and one of Britain's highest concentrations of historic remains is explored on several routes through the national park, including those passing Vixen Tor, one of the tallest and most distinctive granite tors on Dartmoor, Princetown and Buckfastleigh Moor. However, there are also explorations of the hills, river valleys and picturesque villages of the surrounding countryside the South Hams and south-east Devon, and especially the spectacular coastline. Published June 12 Meandering with Man's Best Friend in Devon, John Coombes - This book was written to help walkers take your dog out to an area that they just might like to go for a change. It contains ten easy to follow walks all of which are circular and varying in distance from 1.5 miles up to 5.5 miles, so this is anything from a quick stroll or onto something just a bit more testing for you not the dog? The dogs are usually easily pleased with a good run, maybe a few sticks and an area with plenty of sniffs the job is very often done. But we walkers are more demanding we like good views, possibly refreshments along the way with an easy to follow trail with few obstacles nearby. The walks are all varied from forest, open fields, green lanes, bridleways and quiet country lanes. Most of these walks dogs are able to come off leads and get that extra bit of exercise that they all require. But unfortunately there are some walks where freedom is not so readily available, this could be due to a road or may be livestock in the fields but for whatever reason please be wise to the Country Code. We are very lucky in Devon the whole area is very beautiful with many places for dogs to walk and run free, I have tried to keep the stile count down but they are mostly dog friendly. The walks are different distances so if you have an older dog then take them out on the shorter routes, this makes them feel part of the excitement and fun of a special day for any dog. Published January 16.

AA 50 Walks: Devon - 3rd Edition - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Devon, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. 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 September 13.

ISBN: 9780749574819 - Devon

Meandering in Mid Devon, John Coombes - Meandering in Mid Devon contains 10 circular walks throughout a mostly rural area. The countryside is alive with wildlife and a magnificent tapestry of multi coloured fields which can be observed from high up in the hills overlooking the Devon Valleys this then fits together like a giant jigsaw puzzle which looks from above like a model village. Then in-between the patchwork quilt effect of the fields are the outlines of the rivers twisting and turning through the valleys sparkling and gleaming in the sunlight. Then as you walk on you encounter charming little villages and hamlets that have beautiful thatched cottages the type you find on the chocolate boxes. Published July 14.


 

Meandering Pub Walks in Devon, John Coombes - The book contains ten circular walks which vary in distance from 3 miles to 5 miles. The layout explains where to start and park, the type of terrain and what O.S. map to use along with a compass just in case the smartphone or G.P.S fail to work? The countryside is spectacular with views down river estuaries, out to Dartmoor and tranquil secluded spots hidden even from the motor car. The added bonus is that there is a pub some place along the route to give you a cool drink and refreshments. A lot of the pubs are also dog friendly so in the winter they can sit down by the log fire, the only problem is getting them back out on the road. Some of the pubs are very old so it is worth looking back on there history even has far back as the Knights Templar. Check out Denbury with the Iron Hill Fort, Luton, Combeinteignhead, Hennock and North Bovey just to mention a few. Published Aug 14 Meandering Tea Room Walks in Devon, John Coombes - This book contains 11 circular walks with easy instructions to follow along walks of 2 miles to 5.5 miles with extra text to advise on terrain and how to access to the start. The countryside is beautiful and the walks all have something different to offer along the way. The views can be quite spectacular and to have a Tea Room along the way is nice to relax and enjoy a Devonshire Cream Tea. There are open fields, river paths, meadows, woodlands and even small hamlets with there old thatched cottages reserved only for the chocolate boxes. It is great to get out in the country and see lots of things you would not see from the car and for the family there is the added bonus of a Tea Room somewhere along the way. Published August 14.
Meandering on Rivers and Canals in Devon, John Coombes - There is always something special about setting out on river or canal walks. The views along the rivers are always on the change and there may be fast flowing water over a weir or slow and babbling along the lower terrain. The rivers tend to twist and turn through the ever changing countryside with there bright colours and rich green fields. If they run into any obstacles then they go straight through them or change route and go around so always changing the scenic back drop of the countryside. The wildlife can be very exciting along the rivers with fish, kingfishers, herons and on some rivers even otters, all of which can just disappear into the background and almost go unnoticed. Then there is the canals which are usually much straighter designed stretches of water, because they where used for transporting cargo from the work place to the docks. Now mostly used by narrow boats for pleasure they set out at a much slower pedestrian pace, this makes it a very tranquil walk along the tow-paths of the many canals. But again the wildlife just seem to fit in and adapt to there surroundings. Published August 14. Meandering in South Devon, John Coombes - South Devon the gem of the Southwest, with hidden secrets around every corner. The book contains 10 circular walks all of different distances to cater for the whole family. There are walks along the Southwest Coast Path and beautiful views, then there is warm and charming thatched cottages in hamlets where you might only see if you went walking. The Devon area is full of excellent beaches and hidden coves, a lot of the coves were used many years ago for smuggling. The West country as a strong tradition of seafarers with Sir Francis Drake, Raleigh and Grenville all from Devon area. This book helps to explorer some of the areas that may not be on the holiday routes, with quiet country lanes, green lanes and open fields. The routes are easy to follow and almost a step by step guide from stile to finish. The book gives you an idea of the type of walk, distance and if it is easy, moderate or strenuous. The South Devon area covered in these walks are mostly in the Teignbridge and Torbay districts with the general area of South Devon being south of Dartmoor which stretches from the River Exe to River Teign on to the River Tamar. This would also include part of the South Hams district at Totnes. Published July 14.

Tarka Line Walks, Peter Crashe - Tarka Line Walks provides the best way to explore Devonís spectacular countryside with 60 scenic rail-trails starting and finishing at one of the Tarka Lineís 13 stations. Rather than taking the car, experience the historic Tarka rail line and use Tarka Line Walks to hop on and off at the station of your choice and discover the charm and beauty of the surrounding countryside. Whether youíre a local walker or holiday-maker, Tarka Line Walks has over 300 miles of walking so youíll have new routes to take each time you visit, all in one practical and handy guide. With large-scale ordnance survey maps and clear route descriptions, each walk is very easy to follow, plus colour photos to illustrate the route. Tarka Line Walks includes a range of walk distance from 3 to 7 miles so whatever your ability thereíll be a walk that fits you. Published April 13.

ISBN: 9781780591827 - Tarka Line Walks

Favourite Walks in Devon with local Authors and Walkers, Adam Hart-Davis, Sue Viccars, Simon Dell, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne and James Clancy - This is an edited collection of county-wide circular walks with all the useful information contained in the earlier book with more walks.  I also has central colour plates and Adam-Davis' original sketches. Published September 13.

ISBN: 9781907942105 - Favourite Walks in Devon

Circular Walks in the South Hams, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne and James Clancy.  Published April 14. 

 

Exploring Green Lanes and the Stories they Tell -North and North West Devon, Valerie Belsey -  The green lanes of Devon have been walked by those who had to do so to earn their daily bread: from the silver mine workers of Combe Martin, the poachers of Littleham, the wool jobbers of Exmoor, the glovers of Torrington, the clay miners of Peters Marland, the Bible Christian farm worker preachers of North Lew, the rebel Captain Swing rioters of Swimbridge, the potters of Fremington - to Ernest Bevin, the farm labouring son of Copplestone who eventually became Foreign Secretary. "Exploring Green Lanes in North and North-West Devon" lists 50 walks, each one provided with public transport information, historical and ecological facts, and clues for children to discover fascinating facts en route. Some of these walks are not circular; most are linked to bus and train routes, the author's mode of travel when writing the book.The explorations go through many different habitats: coastal areas, moorland, valley bottoms, ridgeways, harroways and woodlands. The maps are based on Ordnance Survey maps, fifty or more years old, showing clearly the industries once in place. But although these have often disappeared, the pattern of the lanes remains the same today.  Published June 08.

ISBN: 9781900322218 - Exploring Green Lanes in North and North-West Devon

Exploring Green Lanes and the Stories they Tell - South and South East Devon, Valerie Belsey - Here is a chance to leave the car behind and penetrate deep into the South Devon countryside with only the birds for company. Valerie Belsey has gathered together 50 walks which take you through wooded slopes, high heathland, river valleys, sheltered coves, exposed headlands and rolling grassland. She looks at the history of these routes, and the stories that surround them; the smugglers ways in from the coast, the mine workers who had to walk a long way to their quarries, the lace makers who trudged through the lanes bringing lace to Honiton and the drovers moving their animals from one farm to the next.  Featured on the walks are castles and ancient monuments, and lively historical heroes such as Thomas Wakley, founder of The Lancet, Cavaliers fleeing from Roundheads, a poet seeking an Ancient Mariner and some tanners still working in a small town based industry. These 50 lanes readily complement those already explored in "Exploring Green Lanes in the South Hams" and lead the walker forth once again into the 'labyrinth of brambly burrow lanes' (with only a bus ticket to protect you!).  Published September 08.


ISBN: 9781900322294 - Exploring Green Lanes and the Stories They Tell - South and South-East Devon

Circular Walks in Central Devon, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne and James Clancy - The countryside of central Devon is often overlooked by walkers in favour of the coasts and moors, but it has much to offer: hidden paths, woodlands, patchwork hillsides and deep valleys. Having lived in this area for much of their lives, the authors bring you their collection of favoured routes in out-of-the-way places, as well as some better-known beauty spots. More than just a walking guide, 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. The exceptional photography which accompanies each walk tempts the reader to venture out and share the authors' love of Devon's great outdoors. Published February 11.

ISBN: 9781907942013 - Circular Walks in Central Devon

South Devon Leisure Walks, Brian Conduit - This new revised and updated edition of South Devon Short Walks is even better than ever. South Devon is famed above all for its magnificent rugged coast, stretching from Plymouth in the west to Seaton in the east, a coastline of imposing sandstone cliffs broken into by long winding estuaries and traversed throughout by the South West Path. Punctuating this coast are a series of popular seaside resorts, both large and small, historic ports and picturesque fishing villages. The many delightful and historic old towns include Totnes and Dartmoor and, above all, the cathedral city of Exeter. And do not forget that the local delicacies of cider, pasties and cream teas add to the overall enjoyment of a walk in South Devon. Crimson Short Walks are the ideal companion to short walks for all ages. Perfect for families, weekend breaks or anyone looking for a short walk option, this series of over 30 guides contain the best 20 circular short walks in each area. Published March 10.

ISBN: 9780711730038 - South Devon
 

Battlefield Walks - Devon, Rupert Matthews - A peaceful county today, Devon has seen clashes between Dumnonian and Welsh kings in the seventh century, Viking raids in the tenth and eleventh centuries and baronial uprisings in the fifteenth century. In 1549 the so-called Prayer Book Rebellion led to violent skirmishes at Sampford Courtney, Fenny Bridges and Clyst St Mary. It was the Civil War in the mid-seventeenth century that brought the greatest bloodshed to the county. Rupert Matthews, 'the History Man', presents eighteen guided walks around the battlefields of Devon. He provides an account of events as they unfolded on the ground along with full background and context. His expertise, descriptive powers and lively enthusiasm bring the drama of history vividly to life.  Published April 08.
 

ISBN: 9780711227576 - Devon

 

A Boot up Devon's Jurassic Coast, Rodney Legg - Iron-staining has given us the warm pinks and reds of Devon's sandstone cliffs. Behind the coast on the Devon side of the border, the landscape rises and falls into a series of deep-cut valleys between high plateaus of wild or wooded pebbled-heaths. Between the hills run the rivers that provide the root elements for many place names, notably the Exe, Otter, Sid and Axe.The ten circular walks, ranging from 4 to 11 miles, suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk, and reflect the many varied facets of the area - its people, its history, and its working landscape and will help first time visitors to experience some of the great scenery the area has to offer. Many of the walks feature a pub along the route.  Halsgrove's new-format guidebook, containing maps, photographs and useful information will ensure a great walking experience. Packed with colour, the book is an ideal reminder of a visit to the area. Published August 09.

ISBN: 9781906887209 - A Boot Up Devon's Jurassic Coast

 

A Boot Up the Tamar Valley, Terry Faull - From its source on the moors close to the north Cornish coast, the River Tamar runs 50 miles before emptying into the sea at Plymouth Sound. All along its route is an abundance of beautiful scenery and a rich variety of human and natural history. The ten walks in this Book invite you to explore the Tamar Valley along the tidal reaches in the south and also excursions in the higher parts of the Valley to see ancient churches and farms and places rich in wildflowers and birdsong. Distances vary but none is more than five miles long and each walk is designed for those who enjoy a leisurely amble and who like to stop to quietly enjoy the beauty and history of this special Valley. Published March 10.

ISBN: 9781906887643 - A Boot Up the Tamar Valley

A Boot Up the River Teign, Philip Carter.  Published June 11. 

 

 

 

A Boot Up the Blackdown Hills, Rodney Legg - The Blackdown Hills remain a well-kept secret. Though straddling the central boundaries of Devon and Somerset the area is unknown to many in each county. Despite being crossed in the south by the A30, the A303 and the A35, much of the area is truly remote. It more than justifies designation as an area of outstanding natural beauty though official confirmation was a long time coming. This is a lush landscape that can boast all shades of green, from virtual yellows in spring through to the deep greens of its ancient woods. Although this can sometimes make pastures, valleys and woods blend almost imperceptibly into each other, expect some superb walking country across the Blackdown Hills. The ten circular walks, ranging from 4 to 9 miles, suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk, and reflect the many varied facets of the area - its people, its history, and its working landscape and will help first time visitors to experience some of the great scenery the area has to offer. Many of the walks feature a pub along the route. Halsgrove's new-format guidebook, containing maps, photographs and useful information will ensure a great walking experience. Packed with colour, the book is an ideal reminder of a visit to the area. Published August 09.

ISBN: 9781906887223 - A Boot Up the Blackdown Hills

A Boot Up the South West Coast Path South Devon, 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 Devon while not having to retrace their steps. Published June 10.

ISBN: 9780857100122 - A Boot Up the South West Coast Path - South Devon

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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

 

Exmoor and North Devon Coast Path, Henry Stedman and Joel Newton - Practical guide with 53 large scale maps (1:20,000). Includes accommodation guide, pubs and restaurants and public transport information. This new guide covers the first section of the South West Coast Path, from Minehead to Bude (125 miles). This spectacular route passes through the Exmoor National Park following the highest coastline in England (over 800ft), through numerous idyllic villages such as Lynton and Clovelly, around Barnstaple Bay and Hartland Point to the seaside resort of Bude just over the border with Cornwall. The guide includes 53 large-scale walking maps; itineraries for all walkers; practical information for all budgets - guides to 30 towns and villages showing where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed street plans; comprehensive public transport information; flora and fauna; four page full colour flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife; responsible tourism; and GPS waypoints. Published May 12. 
Walk! Devon, Alan and Kate Hobbs and David and Carol Hitt - Adventurous walking tastes are as varied as Devon's many landscapes. There's always something special to explore from spectacular coastlines and wild moors to pretty villages and tranquil river valleys. Walk! Devon delivers walking experiences of the highest quality. Its amazing geological history has created a multi-faceted landscape ranging from rough uncut cliff faces to polished sun kissed sands, crystal clear waters and smooth rounded hills; even the luminous Devon air adds clarity and sparkle to the brilliance of the landscape. 40 fully detailed walk descriptions, plus short walk alternatives, including OS maps and colour photos by the authors of Walk! Dartmoor and Walk! Exmoor.  Published July 07.

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 Englandís 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, thereís something for everyone; whether youíre 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

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. There is also a wealth of useful information accompanying each walk, including good pubs nearby and places of interest en route. Published May 11. 

ISBN: 9781854586384 - Coastal Walks in South West England

5 Full Day Walks in North Devon, Bryan Cath - A 24 page full colour booklet offering circular walks of about 7to 10 miles long in North Devon. Each walk has information on the highlights of the walk, its distance, how difficult it is and useful information such as toilets, eating place and public transport nearby. There is a brief description of the walk and directions to the start. Published March 12

5 Half Day Walks in North Devon, Bryan Cath - A 24 page full colour booklet offering circular walks of 3.5 to 6.5 miles long in North Devon. The walks include Arlington Court (NT) and various including the Hartland Peninsula. Published March 12

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North Devon Coastal Walks, William Fricker.  Published June 11.

South West Coast Path, Dorset and South Devon Coast - Plymouth to Poole Harbour, Henry Stedman and Joel Newton.  Published February 13. 

ISBN: 9781905864454 - South West Coast Path (Part 3)

 

Adventurous Pub Walks in Devon, Michael Bennie - Twenty circular walks all varying in length between 7-12 miles and are based on good local pubs including routes near Bigbury, Belstone, Woodbury, Hartland Quay, Chudleigh and Ilfracombe. With maps and photographs.  Published May 03.

Adventurous Pub Walks in Devon

Pocket Pub Walks, Devon, Michael Bennie - This is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes near Ilfracombe, Chulmleigh, North Tawton, Seaton, Hexworthy and Totnes, with maps and photographs. Published May 07.

ISBN: 9781846740169 - Pocket Pub Walks Devon

Pub Walks in Exmoor and North Devon, Charles Whynne-Hammond - A collection of twenty circular walks based on good local pubs, with maps and photographs.  Published May 08.
 

ISBN: 9781846740930 - Pub Walks in Exmoor and North Devon

Circular Walks in East Devon Including the Blackdown Hills, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne and James Clancy.  Published October 12.

ISBN: 9781907942082 - Circular Walks in East Devon

Town Walks in Devon, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne and James Clancy - Town Walks in Devon is full of delightful surprises and interesting facts bringing to life the history of the towns visited. Reading up on the walks at home, before embarking, is another added pleasure.  Published December 11.

ISBN: 9781907942051 - Town Walks in Devon

Circular Walks in North Devon, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne and James Clancy - Circular Walks in North Devon is the third title in this series and offer 15 routes through the beautiful, and often dramatic, countryside of North Devon, including some of Exmoor.  As well as fabulous coastal walking the guide also explores parts of the less well known areas.  The book contains clear, precise directions for walkers and includes details of places to eat and facilities en route, places to stay, wildlife and history notes. Published April 13. 

AA 40 Walks in Devon - This compact and handy guide to short walks in Devon features walks between one and four miles long which can be covered in a morning or afternoon. There is an introduction for each walk giving background on the area, it's history, wildlife and other points of interest; plus key information panels providing a summary of distance, time, gradient and ascent, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, refreshments, parking and public toilets. Each walk has a highly detailed map and clear, easy-to-follow route directions. Published June 11.  Limited availability.

ISBN: 9780749569020 - Devon

AA 30 Short Walks in Devon - Handy pocket-sized box of 30 short walking routes in Devon. Contained within the box are 30 cards each with a short walking route, so you can easily take it with you on the walk for reference. All of the walks featured are between 1 and 4 miles long meaning they can be tackled in a morning or afternoon. Key panels give details on distance, gradient, difficulty, surface and other practical advice. Published August 11. Limited availability.

ISBN: 9780749570484 - Devon

Bude to Barnstaple, 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. They also make an excellent gift. Each volume in the series of 11 titles will contain over 50 photos and illustrations supported by an engaging and informative text. Published May 12.  Limited availability.

Pub Strolls in Devon, Michael Bennie - This work features thirty short circular walks based on good local pubs. It includes routes near Barnstable, Okehampton, Plymouth, Exeter and Tiverton, with maps and photographs in full colour.  Published April 02.Limited availability.

Village Walks in Devon, Michael Bennie - Thirty circular walks that explore Devon's beautiful villages including Combe Martin, Iddesleigh, Dunsford, Bere Ferres and Loddiswell.   Limited availability. Published April 98.

Drive and Stroll in Devon, Michael Bennie - This is a collection of twenty circular routes for those who enjoy a country drive to an attractive spot for a refreshing walk. It includes routes near Hartland Point, South Molton, Honiton, Exeter and Plymouth, along with maps and photographs. Limited availability. Published April 06.

Drive and Stroll in Devon

 

A Boot up North Devon, Rosanna Rothery - Imagine a walker's paradise - beautiful, tranquil, majestic yet also dramatic and wild, with a magnificent coastal path plus some of the best beaches in the country. Well that paradise is right here. With spectacular contrasts in scenery, North Devon offers incredible attractions for families and groups of friends looking for an active and interesting day out. Two outstanding Heritage Coasts, the stunning Tarka Trail and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Braunton Burrows make it one of the most enticing landscapes in the UK to discover. In this book there are ten rambles to suit everyone whether you are looking for a longer walk or a relaxed stroll and the chance to find out more about the area's history, countryside, myths and mysteries. Whether it's marching in a maelstrom or sauntering in the sunshine, it's well worth taking a walk in Rosanna Rothery's boots. Limited availability. Published August 08.  

MORE MAPS

A-Z Devon Visitors Map Published Jan '14

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

South West Coast Path 2, St Ives to Plymouth XT 40. Harvey. Published May 15

South West Coast Path 3, Plymouth to Poole Harbour XT 40. Harvey. Published May 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

AA Leisure Map Torbay and South Dartmoor - A brand new range of 30 AA sheet maps utilising the 1:50,000 data supplied by the Ordnance Survey. The Leisure series uses optimised map coverage centered on the more popular areas of the country for leisure activities, including towns and rural areas. This map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Published April 12

AA Leisure Map Exeter, Sidmouth and Torbay. Published April 12

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