Walking in Penwith

David Chap­man

Walking in Penwith coverIn Walk­ing in Pen­with, David Chap­man picks his favour­ite walks in his favour­ite area of Corn­wall. These walks have been chosen to reflect the diverse 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 Pen­with, it will also be a souvenir of the walk.

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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 Corn­wall, Pen­with Moods, Birds of Corn­wall and the Isles of Scilly, Explor­ing the Cornish Coast, Wild­flowers of Corn­wall and the Isles of Scilly, St Ives and St Ives Bay, Inspir­a­tional Islands: The Isles of Scilly, A Cornish YearPho­to­graph­ing Corn­wall and Walk­ing on the Liz­ard, 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 in Pen­with is pub­lished in our Pocket Corn­wall series.

  • Intro­duc­tion
  • 1 Prus­sia Cove to Marazion
  • 2 Lam­orna and St Loy
  • 3 San­c­reed to St Buryan
  • 4 Pen­berth to Gwen­nap Head
  • 5 Land’s End, Sennen and Nanjizal
  • 6 Nan­ju­lian to Sennen
  • 7 Botallack to Cot Valley
  • 8 Rose­mergy to Mor­vah, includ­ing Men-​​an-​​tol
  • 9 Tre­val­gan to St Ives
  • 10 Trencrom to St Ives
  • 11 St Erth to the Hayle Estuary
  • 12 Hayle to Godrevy

ISBN: 9780906720769
1st edi­tion
104 pages
106 col­our pho­to­graphs, 13 maps
150 x 153 mm

there are few bet­ter com­pan­ions to take on a walk on the dra­matic Pen­with pen­in­sula than … Walk­ing in Pen­with’ (Tav­is­tock Times Gaz­ette, 24.03.11). You can read the full review here.

David Chap­man has pro­duced a delight­ful book with an inform­at­ive and enter­tain­ing text, com­pli­men­ted by 106 of his superb pho­to­graphs.’ (West­ern Morn­ing News, 12.04.11). You can read the full review here.

Nug­gets of inform­a­tion on flora, fauna and his­tory deepen the work bey­ond a mere route guide: … it should prove invalu­able to any would-​​be explorer of the west.’ (West­ern Morn­ing News, 07.04.11). You can read the full review here.

’12 of the best walks in Pen­with… stun­ning pho­to­graphs, maps and notes on fea­tures of his­tor­ical and nat­ural his­tory interest.’ (Wild Corn­wall, issue 115, Sum­mer 2011)

David Chap­man is well known for his pho­to­graphy … much in evid­ence again here …
’Each chapter offers the essen­tial inform­a­tion about a walk’s length, the con­di­tions under­foot, when to time your walk for the best enjoy­ment, and so on. There is a route map, of course, and the text high­lights the fea­tures which will interest you en route. As this is one of the “Pocket Corn­wall ” series, it can be taken with you’ (Old Corn­wall, XIV, no.5, Autumn 2011)

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