Walking on the Lizard

David Chap­man

Walking on the Lizard cover imageIn Walk­ing on the Liz­ard, David Chap­man picks his favour­ite walks in this spe­cial area of Corn­wall. These walks have been chosen to reflect the nature of the dis­trict, so you will be taken to the most beau­ti­ful places as well as the most inter­est­ing ones.

Plenty of inform­a­tion is given about the route of each walk, and the author shares his know­ledge of the nat­ural his­tory that can be seen, as well as giv­ing inform­a­tion about the his­tory and geo­logy along the way. The walks are var­ied in length; all offer suit­able places to sit and relax over lunch, whether at an inn, a café, or simply a seat with a view!

Each walk is given a rat­ing for its beauty, level of dif­fi­culty, wild­life, his­tor­ical interest and gen­eral interest. Dis­tances, tim­ings and park­ing places are detailed, so that you can make appro­pri­ate choices. The walks are illus­trated with David’s superb pho­to­graphs, so not only will this book intro­duce you to new parts of the Liz­ard, it will also be a souvenir of the walk.

David Chap­man is pas­sion­ate about the pro­tec­tion of our wild places, and is a former trustee of the Corn­wall Wild­life Trust. He is a pro­fes­sional pho­to­grapher and writer, and author of Wild about Corn­wallPen­with MoodsBirds of Corn­wall and the Isles of ScillyExplor­ing the Cornish CoastWild­flowers of Corn­wall and the Isles of ScillySt Ives and St Ives BayInspir­a­tional Islands: The Isles of ScillyA Cornish YearWalk­ing in Pen­with and Pho­to­graph­ing Corn­wall, and pho­to­grapher for Iconic Corn­wall (all pub­lished by Alison Hodge). His work is fea­tured reg­u­larly in magazines, and his pho­to­graphs are stocked by a num­ber of pho­to­graphic lib­rar­ies. David has twice won double awards from the Out­door Writers & Pho­to­graph­ers Guild and Excel­lence in Writ­ing, and his pho­to­graphs reg­u­larly win com­pet­i­tions at both local and national levels.

Walk­ing on the Liz­ard is pub­lished in our Pocket Corn­wall series.

  • 1 Loe Pool
  • 2 Gun­wal­loe to Mul­lion Cove
  • 3 Pre­dan­nack to Kyn­ance Cove
  • 4 Kyn­ance Cove to Liz­ard Point
  • 5 Liz­ard, Housel Bay, Church Cove
  • 6 Liz­ard to Poltesco and Cadgwith
  • 7 Ken­nack Sands to Coverack
  • 8 St Keverne to Porthous­tock and Coverack
  • 9 Porthal­low to Nare Point
  • 10 Helford to St Anthony-​​in-​​Meneague
  • 11 Helford to Frenchman’s Creek
  • 12 Goon­hilly Downs

ISBN: 9780906720936
1st edi­tion
112 pages
149 col­our pho­to­graphs, 13 maps
150 x 153 mm

David Chap­man is the ideal guide for a ramble in one of Cornwall’s most beau­ti­ful areas.’ (West­ern Morn­ing News, 22.04.14)

what he [David Chap­man] pro­duces has a qual­ity about it that makes it instantly access­ible. … This book invites the reader to put on their boots and head out for the day… so what are you wait­ing for?’ (My Corn­wall, June/​July 2014, Vol 2, Issue 24)

the latest “Pocket Corn­wall” title from the excel­lent Penzance-​​based Alison Hodge pub­lish­ers. … The superb pho­to­graphs included with each route will tempt the walker to travel down the A30 and step out into this atmo­spheric area of Corn­wall.’ (Cornish and Devon Post, 04.09.14)

a real jour­ney of dis­cov­ery because David Chap­man has the happy knack of being able to make a fas­cin­at­ing image out of the unex­pec­ted… . It seam­lessly knits his easy-​​to-​​read text and high qual­ity images into a magical mosaic of The Liz­ard pen­in­sula, drawn together into a top-​​drawer present­a­tion which is now the norm with an Alison Hodge pub­lic­a­tion.’ (Old Corn­wall, vol. XIV, no. 11, Autumn 2014)

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