Portland books and mapsHere is a list of books for Portland that you may find useful.
If you plan to travel to Portland you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Portland and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.
Portland books: Travel Guides
Cruise the West Country and discover its delights with this perfect onboard companion. First published in 1988 as West Country Cruising, Mark Fishwick's definitive sailing guide for the ever attractive coastline of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly combines a skilful blend of pilotage and cruising information, enhanced with full colour photography, including many additional aerial views, and a wealth of absorbing local history and general interest. More than one satisfied reader has aptly described the book as "the perfect on-board companion", now reflected in this much-enlarged seventh edition. For those who plan to head west, this book is more than essential reading - it will enhance your own enjoyment and prove to be a worthy and much used addition to the ship's library. "One of the best pilots I have ever come across" "My thanks for such an excellent pilot and guide."* Passages - tides, weather, hazards, shipping, coastal detail, planning, tactics and waypoints* Pilotage - in depth appraisal of approaches, harbours and anchorages from Bridport to Padstow including the Isles of Scilly.* Buoyage, lights, hazards, tides, local regulations, VHF channels, waypoints and invaluable local knowledge.* Colour, easy to read charts* Port Guides - mooring and berthing facilities, marinas, charges, fuel, provisions, showers, launderettes, chandlers, repairs, eating and drinking ashore and a host of other things from museums and onshore attractions to invigorating walks, local events, shops open on Sundays and even cash points too! The new edition will include fully updated information on all changes to navigation, contact details and the new layouts of Falmouth and Newlyn.
Publication: 9 April 2008 [Hardcover]
Portland books: Walking and Tours
The 2012 edition of the "Dorset Rockfax" will be our fourth full publication to this wonderful climbing area. The previous editions are classic examples of the developing style of "Rockfax" with each edition being bigger, more detailed and more colourful than the previous. This new edition take the presentation another step forward featuring the widely-acclaimed full-page colour photos and a complete new set of action photos. The book will concentrate on Portland, Swanage and Lulworth, covering all the sport routes in these areas, and also all the best trade climbing at Swanage and Lulworth. The many new routes at Portland are documented and several new areas have been added to the Swanage repertoire.
Publication: 15 Feb 2012
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