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    Bude to Land's End

    The ten walking routes featured here highlight the best short circular walks along the North Cornwall Coast section of the popular, 630-mile long South West Coast Path (SWCP). From Bude to the western-most tip of England at Land's End, Cornwall's northern coast has a character all its own. Much of its 140 miles is set against the open Atlantic, whose winter storms and thundering waves have sculpted a rugged coastline of formidable cliffs. Tiny, wave-washed coves and zawns contrast expansive beaches and dunes, the wild scenery often spilling offshore to half submerged reefs, stacks and rocky islands. The holiday resorts of St Ives and Newquay can attract summer crowds, but elsewhere, the coast is often deserted, with only birds for company and the delights of nature as distractions. The five-book series of 'Top Ten Walks' covers the whole of the UK's famous South West Coast Path. Each book explores the highlights along the way; showcasing its natural beauty, wildlife and heritage. Once you've tasted what the North Cornwall section has to offer, we think you'll be inspired to come back to tackle the complete trail.  
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    Minehead to Bude

    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). Exmoor's 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 Devon's 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. The five-book series of 'Top Ten Walks' covers the whole of the UK's famous South West Coast Path. Each book explores the highlights along the way; showcasing its natural beauty, wildlife and heritage. Once you've experienced what the Somerset and North Devon section has to offer, we think you'll be inspired to come back to tackle the complete trail.  
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      As befits a well-heeled, fertile county with a rich farming heritage, the country pubs and inns of Cheshire and Wirral are hugely rewarding to visitors and walkers. From numerous candidates we’ve whittled the list down to personal favourites that balance a lack of pretention with good service, and are also blessed with pleasant locations and rewarding walks from the doorstep, while attempting a representative geographical distribution covering the range of landscapes of this diverse county. This handy, wonderfully illustrated little guidebook gives walkers the ten best short circular walks to some of the very best country pubs and inns in Cheshire and Wirral in a handy, pocketable format.
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      If you like walking up Lakeland's most iconic fells followed by a visit to an excellent and nearby pub or inn, then this is the book for you. Well-known outdoor author Carl Rogers cleverly combines some of Cumbria's finest fell walks with its best-loved pubs. They're a marriage made in heaven — with some super natural pairs such as the Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater with Melbreak literally just behind the pub. Up a fell and down a pint - what could be better?
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      Discover the very best of the dramatic Snowdonia National Park, in North Wales. These ten themed walks explore the contrasting
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       A new addition to the popular Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path series, part of the best-selling, UK-wide Top 10 Walks series.  Imagine a pub on the beach or amazing inns by the sea. The Welsh coast boasts some superb seaside pubs overlooking wonderful coasts - from huge sandy bays and intimate coves, to wave-lashed cliffs and dramatic headlands.  This handy, pocket size book takes you to walks to some amazing coastal pubs on the North Wales section of the Wales Coast Path.     
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    Dorset's best coastal pub walks

    The excellent pubs along the Dorset coast complement the walking on this superlative stretch of the South West Coast Path. Each walk incorporates a stretch of the South West Coast Path, and starts and finishes close to a superb pub. Combined they cover the very best stretches of Dorset’s coastline, one of great natural beauty and variety. The pub walks here are also ordered from west to east, starting with Lyme Regis and finishing at Studland. All the pubs are situated either right on the coast or a short distance inland — some in coves and harbours, others right on the beach — and almost every one is open all day. With the pubs open all year and the walking good in all seasons, Dorset’s iconic Jurassic Coast is a year-round destination.   
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    South Devon's best coastal pub walks

    The lovely pubs along the South Devon coast complement the walking on this superlative stretch of the South West Coast Path. Each walk incorporates a stretch of the South West Coast Path, and starts and finishes close to a great pub. Combined, they cover the very best stretches of South Devon's coastline, one of great natural beauty and variety. The pub walks are ordered from west to east, starting at Noss Mayo on the Yealm estuary and finishing at Branscombe, near Beer. All the pubs are situated either right on the coast or a short distance inland — some in coves and harbours, others almost on the sand — and the majority are open all day. With the pubs open all year and the walking good in all seasons, the South Devon Coast is quite rightly a year-round destination.   
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    Discover the very best walks in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. These ten themed walks explore the contrasting faces of the Yorkshire Dales — the gentle flower-filled Dales and the wild and rugged uplands with their drystone walls, waterfalls, limestone pavements and iconic peaks. Find unspoiled pubs and friendly teashops. Visit tiny villages, castles, churches and ancient abbeys. Stroll beside crystal rivers or thrill to the thunder of some of Britain’s mightiest waterfalls. Conquer the Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. Or just enjoy the quiet countryside and spectacular scenery. Every walk here is a walk to savour.
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    A visit to a tea shop or cafe makes for a lovely end to a walk. It’s always a treat to sit down to coffee and cake at the end of an afternoon stroll or to tuck into a hearty lunch half-way through a day-long hike. From village halls and quaint tea rooms that still serve tea from teapots to modern cafés staffed by efficient baristas, the Yorkshire Dales have plenty to offer — and all surrounded by a timeless and unspoilt landscape. The ten tea shops in this book have been chosen partly on the basis of the excellent walking that can be enjoyed from their doors, and partly on the basis of their wonderful food and drinks and welcoming ambience.