Dip your toes in the coolest waters, hidden brooks and shimmering pools with Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon, and take a tour of some of the West Country’s best family spots. With your little ones, or friends, in tow, discover the 28 walks offered in this book by Sophie Pierce and Matt Newbury, with history, detailed directions and fascinating facts that will pique your interest. Discover waterfalls, sea caves and gorges along your walks and there are also spots to stop for a bite to eat and drink as you turn a day out into an adventure. Each walk details the distance, time, start and end points of the walk, as well as where you will find swimming spots and other places of interest. The walks include a map and are paired with stunning photography showcasing the idyllic spots and havens that you can enjoy along your travels and adventures.
Why not visit Start Point where you’ll come across a gothic lighthouse, observe dramatic headlands and swim at a secret beach (pictured above)? The two-mile walk includes views across to Beesands and the ruins at Hallsands, and the rugged and exposed peninsula which is home to the only working lighthouse in Devon. On a clear day the spectacular walk enables you to see the horse head shape of the natural arch at Prawle Point, before the path drops closer to the sea where you’ll find a secret shingle beach surrounded by rocky islands.
This quaint secluded area is one of the many unmissable excursions that Wild Swimming Walks introduces readers to, as with each page turn you uncover more breathtaking and exhilarating walks.
Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon by Sophie Pierce and Matt Newbury, published by Wild Things Publishing, is available to buy at www.wildthingspublishing.co.uk, RRP £14.99.
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