East Devon & the Jurassic Coast

by Hilary Bradt and Janice Booth

East Devon & the Jurassic Coast

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About this book

Slow East Devon and the Jurassic Coast is the most comprehensive - and only standalone - guide available to this region. With publication timed to coincide with the opening of the Seaton Jurassic Centre, here is 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. Exeter and the Exe Estuary get a chapter of their own, and parts of Mid Devon, including Tiverton, are covered in detail, along with East Devon's most alluring chunks of countryside and the seaside resorts of Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Beer. The chapter on West Dorset describes Lyme Regis and Charmouth along with brief descriptions of other coastal towns. 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 and folk anecdotes, and personal accounts encourage visitors to explore each locale thoroughly. Hand-picked places to eat and drink, including all the eateries along the main artery of the A3052, are selected by the authors based upon long-standing knowledge of the area.

About the author

The authors both live in Seaton, East Devon, and share an enthusiasm for the county's landscape, history and village churches. Hilary Bradt (co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides and author of many guides) is an enthusiastic walker whilst Janice Booth's interests centre more on the history and folk legends. Janice is a former Bradt editor and occasional author.

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'Eye-opening and wonderful' India Knight, The Sunday Times Magazine

'All of the usual characterful prose that makes this series so readable.'
The Bookseller

'An awesome handbook to the nooks, crannies, historical gems and gardens in East Devon.'
Devon Life
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Contents

Going Slow in East Devon & the Jurassic Coast
A taste of East Devon, The appeal of country churches, NGS Gardens & Open Studios, Car-free travel, Active East Devon, Natural East Devon, How this book is arranged

1 Exeter & the Exe Estuary
Getting there & around, Starting with the Romans, Exeter today, Countess Wear, The Exe Estuary

2 East of the Exe
Getting there & around, Cullompton, Broadclyst & the Killerton Estate, The Exe Valley: Tiverton & Bickleigh, The Grand Western Canal

3 Honiton & around
Getting there & around, Honiton, The Blackdown Hills, The Culm Valley, Honiton's western triangle

4 The River Otter & The Heart of Devon's 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

5 The Seaside Towns
Getting there & around, Watersports & activities, Budleigh Salterton & area, Sidmouth, Salcombe Regis, Branscombe, Beer, Seaton & area, Axmouth

6 Devon's Far East
Getting there & around, East of the Axe, West of the Axe, Kilmington & area, The Colys & area

7 Dorset's Jurassic Coast
Getting there & around, Lyme Regis & Charmouth, Golden Cap to Weymouth , Weymouth to Old Harry Rocks

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