South West Coast Path Map Booklet - Vol 1: Minehead to St Ives
1:25,000 OS Route Mapping
By Paddy Dillon
Map of the northern section of the 630 mile (1014km) South West Coast Path National Trail. Covers the trail from Minehead to St Ives along the north Devon and Cornish coastline. This convenient and compact booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps shows the route, providing all of the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction.
SeasonsThis National Trail may be walked year-round: be aware that winter accommodation availability may be limited, while high summer will be extremely busy and the weather often hot.
CentresMany centres are passed along the route, including Minehead, Lynmouth, Westward Ho!, Clovelly, Bude, Padstow, Newquay, St Ives.
DifficultyThe South West Coast path is a long walk! Most paths are easy to moderate, with some walks along rugged and exposed coastal cliff paths and some steep gradients.
Must SeeExmoor National Park, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, numerous Heritage Coasts, National and Local Nature Reserves, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and National Trust holdings.
The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, stretching some 630 miles (1014km) between Minehead in Somerset and Poole in Dorset. It takes in a National Park, 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Heritage Coasts and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been designed for convenient use on the trail, covering the northern part of the route between Minehead and St Ives. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the National Trail, along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend. It is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve. Two separate booklets cover the rest of the route, from St Ives to Plymouth and from Plymouth to Poole.
The map booklet accompanies a Cicerone guidebook – The South West Coast Path – which describes the full National Trail in 45 stages, with lots of other practical information and local points of interest.
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Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States. Paddy is also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.View Articles and Books by Paddy Dillon
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