Wales Coast Path
Date - 30 Jul 2015
Northern Eye Books has just released two series of books featuring this lengthy long distance coastal footpath.
At 870 miles (1440km) long the Wales Coast Path runs from Chester in the north to market town of Chepstow in the south. The route description of this amazing route is covered in seven Official Guides published by Northern Eye Books, with the book covering the section from Tenby to Swansea covered in this review.
Printed in full colour, the contents are logical and beautifully illustrated throughout. The quality of the illustrations is generally excellent with the focus on bringing to life the key features of the walk. The route is described in detail with OS mapping in support. In addition to comprehensive information about the route there are sections covering the more practical aspects of completing a walk of this nature including weather, equipment, safety and accommodation. The contents of the book are further supported by additional information panels that provide a deeper understanding of the culture, people and sights that will be encountered on the route. Priced at £12.99 the books offer good value for money in a convenient sized book.
Unfortunately many of us will never find the time and energy to complete the Wales Coast Path and will probably be content to do a number of shorter circular and linear walks to sample the highlights of the path. Northern Eye have catered for this need too with a series of ten books each containing the Top 10 Walks from the selected section of the Wales Coast Path. The areas covered include North Wales Coast, Isle of Anglesey, Lleyn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay North, Ceredigion Coast, Pembrokeshire North, Pembrokeshire South, Carmarthen Bay & Gower, and South Wales Coast. Priced at £5.99 each, these pocket sized volumes are a useful addition to range of books available for walkers.
Further information - Top 10 Walks.
My overall opinion is that these beautifully illustrated guides provide walkers (armchair or active) with a well produced resource containing additional information to make further research unnecessary. Well done Northern Eye Books. More information on all the Northern Eye books can be found at www.northerneyebooks.co.uk