Devon books and mapsHere is a list of books for Devon that you may find useful.
Devon books: Maps
Philip's Street Atlas Devon gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the county. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map. The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a scale of 1.75 inches to 1 mile, with larger scale maps at a scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Exeter and Plymouth city centres are also shown at 7 inches to 1 mile. Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. Also included are fixed single and multiple speed-camera locations, with corresponding speed limits.
Publication: 5 Aug 2013 [Spiral-Bound]
Devon books: Travel Guides
Lonely Planet Devon, Cornwall & Southwest England is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Fossil hunt along the shores of Jurassic Coast, walk across the Clifton Suspension Bridge, or visit the space-age biomes of the Eden Project; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Devon, Cornwall, and Southwest England and begin your journey now!
Publication: 21 Jan 2011
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Devon & Cornwall will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Devon & Cornwall and its FREE pull-out map.
Publication: 2 April 2013
This fantastic activity guide from the AA tells you the best places to visit in Devon 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.
Publication: 2 Jan 2011
This collection of walks complements Pathfinder South Devon & Dartmoor, an area acclaimed as the last great wilderness in Britain. The haunting beauty of the central moorland studded with old tin mines and one of Britain's highest concentrations of historic remains is explored on several routes through the national park, including those passing Vixen Tor, one of the tallest and most distinctive granite tors on Dartmoor, Princetown and Buckfastleigh Moor. However, there are also explorations of the hills, river valleys and picturesque villages of the surrounding countryside the South Hams and south-east Devon, and especially the spectacular coastline.
Publication: 2 July 2012
Many Brits are discovering the joys of holidaying on home soil, and Devon offers the best of Britain in one county. The council is also championing sustainable tourism to combat global warming and there are more green businesses and organic food producers here than anywhere in the UK. This unique guide is a valuable source of local information, to help visitors get the most out of the area in the time you have; be it a two-week holiday, short break or long weekend. Throughout the book, local people give their recommendations on where to find the best fish and chips, bike ride or secret path to a spectacular view, uncovering the Best of Britain. This guide includes practical information on a range of accommodation, the best places to eat, local festivals, events and activities as well as informing readers about the history, geology and culture of the area, with a 'local heroes' section of famous residents past and present. Informative maps are found throughout the book, including walking and climbing routes and children's activities in the area. The book focuses on what makes this part of the south of England so special: from rolling countryside, picturesque villages with thatched cottages and majestic rivers such as the Torridge and Exe, to attractive fishing villages, thriving port towns and stunning beaches.
Publication: 15 Jun 2008
The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall is the ultimate travel companion to this fascinating peninsula, with detailed coverage of all the best local attractions and clear, stylish maps. Discover the region's highlights from the beaches of Barnstaple Bay to the galleries of St Ives, the coziest pubs and the tastiest fish and chips, with stunning colour photography to bring everything to life. Detailed practical advice will help you navigate your way around, discover the best places to surf and cycle and unearth the finest country walks. Up-to-date and honest reviews of the best hotels, campsites, bars and restaurants for all budgets will all ensure that you make the most of your time in this stunning region.
Publication: 1 Mar 2013 [Paperback]
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.
Publication: 19 April 2012
Devon books: Walking and Tours
Devon offers Britain at its most lush and charming through to its most bleak and impressive. The stark uplands of Dartmoor are in easy reach of the sunny delights of the southern coast, and even the odd palm tree. Resorts like Torquay offer a retro feel, while the more historic Dartmouth is rather quietly charming. The north coast and its Atlantic rollers cater to the new surfing passion, particularly around Croyde Bay. Elsewhere is some of the prettiest countryside you could hope to see. Stroll it, ride it (by bike or horse), even walk it with a llama in tow...Footprint's brand new guide to Devon with Kids covers all these options and more, ensuring you and the kids will get the most from your Devonshire break.
Publication: 30 April 2010
OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
Publication: 6 Aug 2010
This compendium of adventures features the best wild places to visit in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, with luscious places to eat and stay and ideas for weekend itineraries. The best secret beaches and wild swimming locations Amazing ancient woodlands and wildlife spectacles Top picnic places and wild flower meadows Lost ruins, hidden castles and sacred stones Caverns, caves, grottoes and follies Sunset hillforts, night walks and campfire camping Treehouses, yurts and gypsy caravans Best artisanal food, seasonal eating and traditional pubs Featuring stunning photos and engaging travel writing, this is the perfect book for those seeking new adventures with the family, or dreaming up the ultimate romantic weekend escape.
Publication: 1 May 2013
Devon books: General Interest
South Devon is famed above all for its magnificent rugged coast, stretching from Plymouth in the west to Seaton in the east, a coastline of imposing sandstone cliffs broken into by long winding estuaries and traversed throughout by the South West Path. Punctuating this coast are a series of popular seaside resorts, both large and small, historic ports and picturesque fishing villages. The many delightful and historic old towns include Totnes and Dartmoor and, above all, the cathedral city of Exeter. And do not forget that the local delicacies of cider, pasties and cream teas add to the overall enjoyment of a walk in South Devon.
Publication: 22 Mar 2010 [Paperback]
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