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Cornwall Books, Guides & Maps Books, Maps & Guides

The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall is the ultimate handbook for discovering the region, from the wilds of Dartmoor to the rocky Atlantic coast, and from Lundy Island to the "English Riviera" of Torbay.

For outdoor activities enthusiasts or beach bums, The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall tells you everything you need to know for a weekend away or an extended break.

Discover the best walks, rides, dives and surf breaks in Devon and Cornwall together with biking and hiking trails and specialist holiday operators.

The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall

Falmouth, Mevagissey, Truro & St Mawes (OS Explorer Map)

Cornwall offers the best of Britain’s stylish, contemporary facilities mixed with stunning landscapes and fascinating heritage, and this guidebook is researched and written by a local writer who knows the area like the back of her hand.

The Best of Britain series uniquely brings together local knowledge of the area and expert advice, to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

The Best of Britain: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Jam-packed with information on exploring this gorgeous destination, the specialist family-travel author Will Gray and his family have left no pebble unturned in their search for the very best adventures and attractions for families heading to Cornwall.

The guide is divided into 3 sections North, West & South with each section providing information on a tremendous array of activities from the major sights such as The Eden Project and St Michael’s Mount to the lesser known attractions.

All entries for attractions, accommodation and places to eat include postcodes to help you find your way with sat nav.

Cornwall with Kids (Footprint Travel Guides)

Time Out Devon & Cornwall takes you straight to the most inspiring destinations, from spectacular beaches to grand gardens and stately homes; the best places to stay, eat and drink, and the most compelling sights, villages and landscapes.

Full of local recommendations, hidden places and at-a-glance seasonal events alongside all the best-known attractions, such as the Eden Project and Dartmoor.

Time Out Devon & Cornwall 2nd edition

This fantastic activity guide from the AA tells you the best places to visit in Cornwall and includes mapped walks, cycle rides and car tours. Inside you'll find easy-to-use and modern layouts with colour photographs to inspire you and area maps which show the area in detail.

The guide contains 10 walks, 3 cycle rides and 2 car tours, each illustrated with a colour map.

Each chapter tells you the best places to visit and listings pages give reviews of pubs and tea shops plus information on where to shop, local specialities, activities, and local events and festivals.

Leisure Guide Cornwall (AA Leisure Guides)

A practical little walk guide to Cornwall endorsed by the Ramblers. All the walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less that 3 hours. 20 walks are included and use clear Ordnance Survey maps to show the route plus easy to follow walk descriptions.

Cornwall forms the tip of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain. The coastline is wild and rocky; headlands and cliffs are interspersed with large sandy beaches in the north, and deeply indented with river estuaries in the south. The interior is dominated by areas of moorland, notably the granite mass of Bodmin Moor.

Collins Ramblers Short Walks in Cornwall

As much an entertaining armchair read as a practical guide, this is a personal, slow, tour of Cornwall. Experience crashing waves and glorious beaches, wild moorland and wooded valleys, and the quiet and hitherto unsung byways of the Cornish landscape.

Take time to savour the outstanding cuisine and seek out the lively arts scene. Interviews with locals – from blacksmiths and bakers to artists and fishermen – paint an intimate picture of the people of the region.

Kirsty Fergusson enriches your stay with her local knowledge on where to stay, eat and drink and what to see and do.

Slow Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly (Bradt Travel Guide)

A unique celebration of one of Britain's most beloved regions, beautifully bound and printed in colour.

The perfect guide, gift or souvenir for visitors - or an inspiration to anyone planning a trip to Cornwall. Illustrated and written by Jim Watson, a celebrated artist and writer with a number of award-winning books to his name.

The latest title in the 'Sketchbook' series (including the Lake District, Cotswolds and London). Cornwall is one of Britain's most popular regions, attracting over 5 million visitors a year.

Cornwall Sketchbook

An illustrated guidebook to the best of Cornwall…

Cornwall Guidebook

OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed folding map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities including walking, horse riding and off-road cycling.

Providing complete GB coverage, the OS Explorer map series details information essential in the great outdoors, including youth hostels, pubs and visitor information. Rights of way fences, permissive paths and bridleways are clearly shown, ensuring you have the best information to get the most out of your time in the countryside.

Perfect for exploring Looe and the surrounding area.

The Touring map series is a must for anyone visiting Britain's most popular holiday destinations. These reformatted maps are simple to use and packed with essential tourist information - from the best beaches to rural pubs, designed specifically with Tourists in mind.

All county boundaries are clearly marked and as well as showing motorways and main roads, the maps also pinpoint many minor roads, cycle routes and even rural toilets.

No holiday is complete without one.

Pathfinder® Cornwall covering Land’s End, Prussia Cove and Bodmin Moor.

This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in Cornwall providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll along Falmouth Bay to the much more challenging walks along Looe Bar. Covering walks through the whole of Cornwall both popular and little know scenic routes including St Agnes, Tintagel and Portloe.

- 28 great walks in Cornwall from 2 to 10 miles.

- Clear, large scale Ordnance Survey route maps.

- GPS reference for all Cornwall waypoints.

- Where to park, good pubs and places of interest.

Every year millions of visitors flock to the shores of Devon, Cornwall and Southwest England, and with over 650 miles of coastline and clifftops and some of England’s greenest, grandest countryside, it’s not really surprising.

- Tailor-make the perfect trip with hand-picked recommendations and inspiring itineraries.

- Full colour planning section.

- Local tips and insights get you to the heart of the region.

- Detailed maps and driving tours make independent exploration easy.

- Inspirational ideas and detailed coverage for foodies, walkers and culture-lovers.

The DK Eyewitness Top 10 Devon & Cornwall will lead you straight to the very best of this idyllic region.

Whether you're looking to absorb the history, experience the best restaurants or relax at one of its gorgeous beaches; this guide is your perfect pocket-sized companion.

Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 fabulous art galleries to the Top 10 best cream teas and the Top 10 great walking trails; there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid! The guide is divided by area, covering all the region's highlights and packed with reviews for restaurants and hotels.

Devon, Cornwall and Southwest England (Lonely Planet)

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Devon & Cornwall

Pathfinder Cornwall  (Pathfinder Guide)

Cornwall Tour Map (OS Travel Map)