Walks And Walking – Somerset Coast Path National Trail Guide
If you are planning your summer walking holiday for this year then you may be interested in a glorious week, or few days at least, hiking along the Somerset Coast Path using this handy guide written by Damian Hall.
Exmoor’s soaring, pony-dotted plateaus; otherworldly rock formations; plunging sea cliffs; the bulbous Quantocks; bird-crowded lowlands of international importance; gracefully fading Victorian seaside resorts; remote bays and fossil-packed beaches; wind-bothered sand dunes; big views; melodramatic moorlands; landscapes soaked in the mythology of Kings Arthur and Alfred, which directly inspired the Romantic poets; intriguing (and dark) maritime history; extravagantly snaking rivers; lighthouses on legs . . .
One day soon the Somerset Coast Path – from the heart of Bristol to Lynton/Lynmouth – will form part of the planned England Coast Path. Much of it is already in place, and it’s an eventful, dramatic walk. Damian Hill’s guide celebrates the landscape, towns and villages along the way, and introduces you to the history and wildlife that enrich this beautiful part of the country.
* Ordnance Survey mapping for the entire route, plus GPS references
* Detailed route descriptions to guide you safely along
* Background information on everything from archaeology and history to wild flowers and wildlife
* Practical advice on transport, equipment, accommodation and more
* Lavishly illustrated with colour photography throughout
DAMIAN HALL writes regularly for magazines including Country Walking and Trek and Mountain, and is also author of The Rough Guide to New Zealand. He lives in Bath. You can follow Damian on Twitter here.