South West Coast Path Map Booklet - Vol 2: St Ives to Plymouth
1:25,000 OS Route Mapping
By Paddy Dillon
Map of part of the southern section of the 630 mile (1014km) South West Coast Path National Trail. Covers the trail from St Ives to Plymouth along the west Cornwall and Devon 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 Penzance, Falmouth, Mevagissey, Polperro, Plymouth.
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 SeeAreas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Jurassic Coast Natural World Heritage Site, 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 southern half of the route between St Ives and Plymouth. 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 Minehead to St Ives 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 walker and guidebook writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications, and has appeared on radio and TV. Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain’s National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.