The South West Coast Path follows Britain's stunning coastline for 630 miles around the southern tip of Britain. This volume covers the 172 miles of the National Trail along the south Cornwall and Devon coast from Falmouth to the mouth of the Exe. It takes in some of Britain's most popular beaches and resorts, as well as arresting clifftop scenery, romantic coves and the spectacular 'drowned' estuaries of the Fal, the Yealm and the Dart. Whether you want golden sands, the steep streets of picturesque fishing villages, or a sight of the rare cirl bunting, this book is all you need as your guide to this wonderful walk. This new edition has been fully revised and updated for 2015 and completely resdesigned to feature many more colour photographs and much added information on the history, wildlife and cultural asociations of the landscape this stretch of the Trail traverses. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Walk Unlimited, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails.
BRIAN LE MESSURIER worked for the National Trust producing publications about its coastal properties in Devon and Cornwall. He wrote the first-generation guide book to the South Devon Coast Path in 1980, and the updated National Trust Guides South West Coast Path: Falmouth to Exmouth.