East Devon & The Jurassic Coast
Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places
Bradt Slow Travel
This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's East Devon and the Jurassic Coast remains the most comprehensive – and only standalone – guide available to this region, written with insider knowledge that can only be gained by living in the area. Contributions from local experts, and colourful and witty writing combined with the authors' enthusiasm, make this guide as much a pleasure to read as an invaluable companion for exploring.
Amongst the new features in this edition are more information on local vineyards, a dedicated section on the Blackdown Hills revealing little-known villages in this Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, a new ‘car-free circuit' map, and route directions and map for a ‘Daffodil Walk'. Also covered are the best bluebell woods and the new Mary Anning wing of the Lyme Regis Museum, plus Wolford Chapel, a little piece of Canada given to the people of Canada in 1966, where the Maple Leaf is still hoisted daily.
Exeter and the Exe Estuary have a chapter of their own, while East Devon's most alluring chunks of countryside and the seaside resorts of Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Beer are all covered. The chapter on West Dorset describes Lyme Regis and Charmouth along with brief details of other coastal towns and an explanation of the geology of the entire World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast links that the whole region.
With an emphasis on car-free travel – walking, cycling and local buses – the detailed descriptions, historical glimpses, folklore, anecdotes and personal accounts whet visitors' appetite for exploration. Hand-picked places to eat and drink, including all the eateries along the main artery of the A3052, bear witness to the authors' long-standing knowledge of the area.