The Pixz Boot Up Series is fast becoming a
phenomenon in local walks books that attract
families and others to exploring the countryside
in a leisurely way. It includes short walks for
those living in or visiting popular areas of the
country, written by those who know the area
well. They provide a healthy hour or two of
exercise, exploring parts of Britainís countryside
that the casual visitor might otherwise miss,
pointing out interesting features along the way.
These are perfect walks for families.
In journeys through the Westcountry we are
often confronted by tantalising glimpses of the
industrial past in the form of evocative engine
houses, chimney stacks, canals and harbours.
This book aims to help the inquisitive walker
delve deeper into this rich legacy by providing
ten diverse walks throughout Cornwall and
West Devon. It not only offers step-by-step
routes, sketch maps and inspirational photographs,
but also provides information about
the places visited along the way.
A Boot Up Mining Walks in Cornwall & West
Devon offers fresh ideas and gives a different
perspective to a familiar ramble. Whether
crossing open moor or walking along a coastal
path, trekking through wooded valleys or
following a long abandoned canal, it is a
convenient pocket-sized companion designed
to add an extra dimension to the enjoyment of
a leisurely walk.
Pete Hancock is a seasoned author
having published Cornwall at War with
Halsgrove in 2002. He has since
written two books about his home
town, St Austell:The GoldenYears (2004),
and The Book of St Austell (2005). What
might be considered a companion
volume to this present book, The Mining
Heritage of Cornwall and West Devon,
appeared in 2008. When not writing
he works as a teacher, and has produced
three school text books. He enjoys
walking, photography and delving in
to the regionís past. Other interests
include classic cars, and he is a regular
contributor to car magazines.
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 044 3, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published July 2011.