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ISBN: 9780857100733
AUTHOR: Robin Jones
Cornwall's Secret Coast
Cornwall's Secret Coast
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Imagine a Mediterranean-style beach all to yourself – in Britain’s top summer holiday destination, and in the peak summer period. Yes, it really is true. A world away from the crowds of Newquay, St Ives and Looe lie scores of stunningly beautiful expanses of golden sand that have been completely missed by the guidebooks and brochures.

Here lies the real Cornwall, the one that you no longer readily see, the delectable duchy as it was before so much of the easily-accessible parts of the coast became commercialised.

Centuries-old fishing harbours off the beaten track, lofty ruins of tin and copper mines, coastal paths lush with tropical vegetation, villages that time forgot, enticing coves hidden beneath soaring slate cliffs, secret surfing spots, ancient chapels and holy wells and a fairytale castle with a secret hidden in its depths.

A host of hidden locations is revealed in these pages. Many can be reached by car; others are accessible only on foot, with walks of a mile or less, but in each case, the end result really is worth the effort if you are looking for something truly different.

So, forget the big resorts. If visiting Cornwall really means getting away from it all, this perfectly-sized book, packed with beautiful photographs and priceless information,is the one for you.

Robin Jones has been visiting the coast of south-west England since childhood, exploring places off the beaten track as a labour of love. A native of Solihull and a graduate of Birmingham City University, he is a former evening newspaper news editor, founding editor of Heritage Railway magazine, and is a landscape photographer.

He is a regular visitor to the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss festival and even has Cornish and Devon Rex cats! Amongst other books he has written for Halsgrove are Lighthouses of South West England, Britain’s Bizarre Railways, Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Engineer Extraordinaire and Spirit of Padstow.

Imprint: PiXZ. ISBN 978 0 85710 073 3, hardback, 210x148mm, 144 pages. Published May 2014.Reprinted July 2016.

Mysteries of the Cornish CoastMysteries of the Cornish Coast - £14.99
This book by Ian Addicoat and Geoff Buswell is not a sit-at-home guide – through the many illustrations, photographs and maps you are encouraged to explore for yourself the sites of many of these strange encounters and events. Though you may not witness for yourself the ghostly forms of ancient mariners, you will be certain to discover more of Cornwall’s mysterious coast.
Wheal Jane: The Final Mining YearsWheal Jane: The Final Mining Years - £16.99
In 1992 pumps at Wheal Jane were switched off once again and all that remains are the memories of those who once worked there and these unique and remarkable photographs by John Peck, vital documents recording its last years and its mining legacy.
Lighthouses of the South WestLighthouses of the South West - £14.99
This book is a definitive tour by Robin Jones of the lighthouses ancient and modern along the coast from Avonmouth around Land’s End to Swanage and, for completeness, includes lightships and also the major daymarks. Heavily illustrated, it is a fascinating guide which can be enjoyed on the ground – or in the comfort of the armchair!
SS Schiller - The Victorian Titanic (pdf e-book)SS Schiller - The Victorian Titanic (pdf e-book) - £24.99
The story of SS Schiller meticulously researched by Keith Austin which sank off the Isles of Scilly in 1875. Much of what occurred echoes the loss of the Titanic - a tragedy waiting to happen. The Schiller is one of hundreds of ships that have been lost upon the notorious reefs around the Isles of Scilly – yet few others called upon the islanders to exhibit such selfless courage and compassion. Along with the Schiller this is their story
Murder & Mystery on the Great Western RailwayMurder & Mystery on the Great Western Railway - £9.99
Fascinating and compelling stories of murder and mystery that took place on the Great Western Railway in its heyday in Victorian times, by Mike Holgate. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
The Great Cornish FamiliesThe Great Cornish Families - £16.99
Despite the renown, good and bad, of so many of the ancient Cornish families, no modern book existed to tell their story ...until this entertaining and illuminating investigation by Crispin Gill.
Daphne Du Maurier's CornwallDaphne Du Maurier's Cornwall - £14.99
Following on from the success of his book based on Agatha Christie’s life in Devon, Bret Hawthorne sets off in pursuit of discovering the Cornwall from which Daphne Du Maurier drew so much inspiration for her writings.
PortscathoPortscatho - £29.99
This book by Chris Insoll celebrates over twenty years of artistic endeavour and companionship. It features over 150 paintings and photographs and including the work of Lynn Golden, Chris Insoll, Trevor Felcey, Grace Gardner, Michael Stone, Eric Ward and many other artists.
A Boot Up The SW Coast Path - S CornwallA Boot Up The SW Coast Path - S Cornwall - £4.99
Taken with the renowned SWCP expert Philip Carter the 10 walks in this book are mostly circular, using the Coastal Path as part of the walk. In this way the walker can sample some of the best sections of the long-distance path in South Cornwall while not having to retrace their steps.
A Boot Up The SW Coast Path - N CornwallA Boot Up The SW Coast Path - N Cornwall - £4.99
Taken with the renowned SWCP expert Philip Carter the 10 walks in this book are mostly circular, using the Coastal Path as part of the walk. In this way the walker can sample some of the best sections of the long-distance path in North Cornwall and along to the Hartland area of North Devon while not having to retrace their steps.
Spirit of PadstowSpirit of Padstow - £4.99
Robin Jones has been visiting Padstow for a third of a century, and yet still manages to discover something new and magical each time, as he reveals in this selection of more than 60 beautifully crafted images which sum up the true spirit of Padstow.
A Boot Up N Cornwall's Sites of Magic & MysteryA Boot Up N Cornwall's Sites of Magic & Mystery - £4.99
This book of 10 walks covers the far north of Cornwall, a remote district of deep wooded valleys, secret paths and ancient churches. Its history is full of strange characters, family rivalries, hauntings, smuggling and forgotten mysteries.
Cornwall Address BookCornwall Address Book - £12.99
This high quality address book is designed to last and is alphabetically tabbed for ease of use. Whether bought for personal use, or as a thoughtful gift, the Cornwall Address Book, with its superb pictorial reminders of Cornwall, will provide years of pleasure.
South Cornwall Coast from the AirSouth Cornwall Coast from the Air - £14.99
Cornwall is practically all coastline. No part of this famed county is more than 15 miles from the sea. Yet her southern coast could hardly be more different from that of the north, as is revealed in the spectacular photographs by Jason Hawkes in this book and its sister publication North Cornwall Coast from the Air.
North Cornwall Coast from the AirNorth Cornwall Coast from the Air - £14.99
Cornwall is practically all coastline. No part of this famed county is more than 15 miles from the sea. Yet her northern coast could hardly be more different from that of the south, as is revealed through the spectacular photographs of Jason Hawkes.
Perfect SurfPerfect Surf - £14.99
In this book Jon Bowen captures some of the exhilaration and the adrenaline-charged moments faced by surfers, sharing their fascination with the endless variation and permutations of shape that breaking waves form.
Sky High Land's EndSky High Land's End - £4.99
Today, the mining villages and fishing ports of Land's End and the Penwith Coast have mostly given way to tourism. But the landscape endures as the superb aerial photographs by Jason Hawkes in this book portray.
Sky High South Cornwall CoastSky High South Cornwall Coast - £4.99
The delight of this book by Jason Hawkes is that is offers the reader a chance to see just how varied is the southern coast of Cornwall. From the soaring cliffs around the Lizard, we travel east looking down on sandy coves and hidden tidal creeks and into the heart of the many coastal towns and villages along the way.
 
 
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