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Land’s End Circuit
Max Landsberg  
01 May 2020
UK price £12.99
72pp, 130 x 220mm, 165g
978-1-898481-92-8

Land’s End Circuit

£12.99

Max Landsberg

This selected Cornish section of the South West Coast Path runs for 42 miles from St Ives to Penzance. It provides a superb week’s-worth of walking, and serves as a taster for the 630-mile National Trail experience.  Enjoy some of the UK’s finest coastal scenery including Land’s End, its wild south-western extreme.

This part of Cornwall is surprisingly accessible by mainline railway, and it offers plenty of charming places to stay and eat. The book includes an option to complete the circuit inland by St Michael’s Way, and also a side-trip by tidal causeway to St Michael’s Mount.

Features

This 72-page guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy the Land’s End Circuit:

  • the route in sections, with summaries of distance, terrain and altitude gain/loss
  • where to find food and drink, accommodation and how to split the distance
  • concise background on the geology, history, mining and wildlife
  • how and when to visit St Michael’s Mount
  • planning information for travel by train, bus, car or plane
  • 15 pages with detailed route mapping at 1:35,000
  • in full colour, with 100 photographs
  • rucksack-friendly and on rainproof paper.
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Contents
Excerpt from planning
Excerpt from Part 2
3.1 St Ives to Zennor Head
Gallery
  • Boat in harbour, St Ives

    © Max Landsberg

  • Enys Dodnan (left) and Armed Knight (centre), offshore from Land's End

    © Max Landsberg

  • The chough, Cornwall's iconic bird

    © Mikelane45/Dreamstime

  • Distances from Land's End

    © Max Landsberg

  • Common blue butterfly

    © Lynne Kirton

  • Knill's Monument, above St Ives

    © Malcolm Osman

Boat in harbour, St Ives

© Max Landsberg

Reviews

Excerpt from review in Outdoor Focus

The full 630-mile length of the South West Coastal Path can be a little daunting to all but the most dedicated of walkers. So this truncated 42-mile circuit of the Land’s End peninsula, with the optional addition of a nine-mile, cross-country route using the pilgrimage route of St Michael’s Way to make it a circular walk, should find many takers. …

Produced in Rucksack’s usual pocket-friendly style on rainproof paper, Land’s End Circuit has everything a walker should need, from easy-to-read, large-scale, 1:35,000 Lovell Johns mapping, to tips on geology, history, weather, wildlife and where to stay and eat. 

The author is a leadership expert and outdoor enthusiast, and that shows through in his description of the route, which is sprinkled throughout by fascinating fact boxes about points of interest. There’s a special section on tin mining, which was once such an important feature of the Cornish economy, and which once employed 30,000 workers, many of whom were children. …

With comprehensive sections on public transport and how to reach the start of the route by air, train and road, you need look no further than this attractive, comprehensive guide.

Roly Smith in the Autumn 2020 issue, page 10

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