Day Walks in Devon
20 circular routes in south-west England
- Jen and Sim Benson
- Paperback (168pp)
- 10 Aug 2017
Day Walks in Devon features 20 circular routes, between 8.8 and 17.6 miles (14.1km and 28.3km), suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities. The routes are split into five geographical areas: North Devon and Exmoor, Torridge and West Devon, Mid and East Devon, Dartmoor, and South Devon and the South Hams.
Devon has some of the most diverse and beautiful terrain of any county in England. Local authors Jen and Sim Benson share their favourite walks in the region, including coastal circuits taking in sections of the South West Coast Path past Baggy Point, Noss Mayo and Hartland Point; moorland loops of Dartmoor's granite tors such as Haytor, Sheeps Tor and High Willhays; and tours through the county's rich history at Berry Pomeroy Castle, Killerton Park and Castle Drogo.
Together with stunning photography, each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information.
Jen and Sim Benson are passionate about exploring wild places, whether they’re running through the mountains, walking the National Trails or climbing on their local Dartmoor granite. In 2015 they spent a year living under canvas in Britain with their two young children. They are the authors of guidebook Wild Running and the National Trust book Amazing Family Adventures. Regular contributors to a wide range of outdoor publications, they have a monthly column in Running magazine and are routes editors and gear testers for Trail Running magazine. www.jenandsimbenson.co.uk
- Title: Day Walks in Devon
- Sub-title: 20 circular routes in south-west England
- Author: Jen and Sim Benson
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-910240-97-7
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 10 August 2017
- Edition: First
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 175mm x 120mm
- Extent: 168 pages; full colour with Ordnance Survey 1:25,000-scale maps
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 230g
- Retail price: £12.95
'Clearly the authors are enthusiastic about the area and that has fired my desire to go back and visit places I have yet to see.'
– Whispering Stories
'This guide is a visual delight with lots of stunning colour photography throughout.'
– Walking Pages
'This book is a recent (2017) addition to the list of similar format guides from Vertebrate Publishing and as such, is a tried and tested format for giving any “explorer” enough information to discover areas that may or may not be familiar to the reader.'
– Amazon reviewer