About this book
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 which 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.
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 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.
About the author
Press reviews'Eye-opening and wonderful' India Knight, The Sunday Times Magazine
'All of the usual characterful prose that makes this series so readable.'
'An awesome handbook to the nooks, crannies, historical gems and gardens in East Devon.'
A taste of East Devon, Vineyards, The appeal of country churches, NGS Gardens & Open Studios, Car-free travel, Active East Devon, Natural East Devon, How this book is arranged
Chapter 1 Exeter and the Exe Estuary
Getting there & around, Starting with the Romans, Exeter today, The Exe Estuary
Chapter 2 From the M5 to Honiton
Getting there & around, Broadclyst & the Killerton Estate, Honiton's western triangle, Honiton
Chapter 3 The Culm Valley & the Blackdown Hills
Getting there and around, The Culm Valley, The Blackdown Hills
Chapter 4 The River Otter & the heart of Devon's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Getting there & around, Clyst St Mary to Newton Poppleford, Ottery St Mary & area, The southern Otter, Around the River Sid, From Sid to Seaton, Food & drink along the A3052
Chapter 5 The seaside towns
Getting there & around, Watersports & activities, Budleigh Salterton & area, Sidmouth, Salcombe Regis, Branscombe, Beer, Seaton & area, Axmouth
Chapter 6 Devon's far east
Getting there & around, East of the Axe, West of the Axe, Kilmington & area, The Colys & area
Chapter 7 (by Alex Richards)
Dorset's Jurassic Coast Getting there & around, Lyme Regis & Charmouth, Golden Cap to Weymouth, Weymouth to Old Harry Rocks