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South West Coast Path : Somerset & North Devon : top 10 walks

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Dennis Kelsall
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Independent specialist publishers of award-winning walking and outdoors books for the Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, other National Parks, Wales Coast Path, Wales and Cheshire. They also publish walking books and guides under the Marabooks, Alyn Books and Wordplay Publishing imprints, reissue new editions of walking and climbing classics, and are closely associated with the popular Walking Wales Magazine/Cerdded Cymru Magazine.


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The ten walking routes featured here highlight the best short circular walks along the Somerset and North Devon Coast section of the popular, 630-mile long South West Coast Path (SWCP).

Exmoorís fringe of majestic cliffs, secluded coves, ragged wave-washed rocks and rich coastal woodland is a stunning prelude to the long distance trail.

Further west are Devonís glorious beaches but also an ever-more rugged coastline, which curves to the battering Atlantic surf. Large settlements are few, but occasional picturesque hamlets and villages grew around coves and small landings where fishing and seaborne trade (not always above board) supplemented the traditional farming way of life of the hinterland.

Nature complements the intrinsic beauty of this landscape; seabirds abound on the cliffs and shore, while the lush and sometimes rare flora of unspoiled cliffs, native woodland, rough pasture and dunes supports smaller birds and countless butterflies.

Paths Covered by this Publication:

1014 km / 630 miles

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