Encounter Walking


Links

Travel To The Area

Train Timetables And Bookings - Great Western Railways

Main operators of all trains between London and Devon and Cornwall Use this site to check times, reserve seats and book tickets online

National Rail Enquiries

The Official Site covering train travel, tickets and timetables for the whole of the UK

Bus And Train Times - Traveline South West

Superb site - The Offcial Public Transport Website covering lcoal bus, ferry and rail travel in the South West. Use this to find times, bus stops, maps and route options to and from the walking trails.

National Express Coach Travel

Official website for the UK's main long distance coach (bus) company. Daily buses from London and other UK areas to various points in the South West suitable for the walking trails. Generally cheaper than train travel but much slower.

Arriving By Car - AA Autoroute

Free and reliable site giving detailed route directions, mileage and estimated times for car travel between any points in the UK.

Newquay Airport - Cornwall

Cornwall's only airport with some European and UK flight options. Best option for flying into Cornwall if you can find a suitable flight.

Exeter Airport - Devon

Regional airport with UK internal and some international arrivals. Well placed for Cornwall, Devon, Dartmoor and Exmoor Walking.

Bristol Airport

The largest regional airport with regular international arrivals. Easy access to Minehead and the Somerset and North Devon Coast Path - connects with train travel for Devon and Cornwall, Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Bournemouth Airport - Dorset

Large regional airport with UK internal flights and international arrivals. Worth using for access to the Jurassic Coast Dorset Coast Path Walks.

Footpaths and National Parks

The South West Coast Path - Official Site

Official site for the Path - lots of useful information, mileage caluculator, up to date path news and plenty of inspiring images.

The South West Coast Path Association

Excellent resource site for the charity which helps lobby for our most popular trail. Very useful distance and timing calulator for walking each daily section of the walk. Up to date news and information about the different areas of the coast path.

Dartmoor National Park

Official National Park Website for Dartmoor

Exmoor National Park

Official website for Exmoor National Park

The Coleridge Way

Official Site for the lovely 36 mile Coleridge Way route through Exmoor and the Quantock Hills, images, route info and more

Explore The South West Coast Path

Evolving site (as the author walks the route !) with pictures, text and a good personal account of the Coast Path and Scilly Isles

Weather and Tides

General Climate Information (Met Office)

Usual information and graphs on average temperatures, rainfall, sunshine hours etc by month for the South West of the UK.

BBC Weather

Reliable Current Weather forecasts with 10 day forecast. Search by town / location across the West Country.

Met Office Weather - 30 Day And National Parks

Official Weather Forecasters for the UK - South West forecast and 30 day long range UK forecast with special sections for Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks

Tide Times

With reference to wading river crossings on the Coast Path. Tide times for Plymouth (Devon) and Falmouth (Cornwall) for the next 7 days.

Tourist Information Sites

Visit Cornwall

Official site of the Cornwall Tourist Board and information on everything you need to plan your holidays in Cornwall.

Visit Devon

Official site of the Devon Tourist Board and information on everything you need to plan your holidays in Devon

Visit Dartmoor

Official Tourist Information Resource site for all things Dartmoor

Visit Exmoor

Official Tourist Information Resource site for all things Exmoor

The Jurassic Coast Heritage Area

Official website for the World Heritage Site which the last stages of the South West Coast Path passes through in Dorset. Visitor info, news and images.

Falmouth Tourist Information Centre

Excellent and well presented official Tourist Information Site for all things Falmouth. Vital for finding out what is happening during your stay as well as working out the best places to eat and drink in the town. Useful section on walking and information on the various Ferry crossings and river options used by coast path walkers.

Enjoy England - Visit England Official Site

The Official Website for information, ideas and inspirational breaks and days out across England including all the areas we operate in.

Our Memberships and Partnerships

CoAST - One Planet Tourism Partnership

Members of this Sustainable Tourism Partnership

South West Coast Path Association

Members of The South West Coast Path Association

Visit Cornwall

Members of the Official Tourist Information Service for Cornwall

Visit Devon

Members of the official Visit Devon Tourist Board

Visit Dartmoor

Members of the official Dartmoor Tourism Partnership

Visit Exmoor

Members of the official Exmoor Tourism Partnership

Visit North Devon And Exmoor

Members of the official Visit North Devon Tourism Partnership

Heart Of Devon Tourist Board

Members of the Heart of Devon Tourist Partnership

Trailblazer Walking Guides

Suppliers of our Coast Path Guidebooks - superb guides written by walkers for walkers. Excellent High scale sketch Maps, town plans, useful information, places to eat, history, travel info and so much more.

Ordnance Survey

UK Government Mapping Agency - provide the highest scale maps (Explorer Grade) for all our walking routes. 1:25 000 scale

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