London – Land’s End Cycle Route Guide Book
The London – Land’s End Cycle Route guide book features the best traffic-calmed cycle routes of southern England, together forming a continuous route from Dover or Harwich, via London and Bristol to Devon and Cornwall.
The book offers full east-west route directions, high-profile maps, visitor information, accommodation listings and a code to obtain GPS-tracks of the routes.
The route has full connectivity with Dover, Harwich and Plymouth international ferry ports and train stations such as London Bridge, London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads and Penzance. The book contains 940 miles (1200 kilometers) of routes.
From Dover and Harwich via either the fruit orchards of Kent or pleasant countryside in Essex, both routes merge at Woolwich Ferry to take on Britain’s capital city.
Cycling through the heart of London is mostly via towpaths along the River Thames with additional green routes in Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Richmond Park and Windsor Park. You’ll be heading west via the Avon & Kennet Canal. In Wiltshire you have the choice to cycle either by Stonehenge or Avebury. The route continues to magnificent Bath and bustling Bristol to seaside Clevedon with its striking views over the Bristol Channel.
The route continues via the charming Strawberry Line to famous Cheddar. The Somerset Levels provide the last section of truly flat cycling, because from Taunton the big climb starts into Exmoor National Park. From Barnstaple the splendid Tarka Trail provides easy cycling on a former railway. You can choose here to cycle to Plymouth from where you can cross the English Channel to France.
The route into Cornwall continues via Bude, Tintagel Castle, the beautiful Camel Trail, Newquay and Penzance to the spectacular headlands of Land’s End and Cape Cornwall.
Eric van der Horst is the author of the ‘England North to South Cycle Route’ guide book and ‘Cycling in The Netherlands – the very best routes in a cyclist’s paradise’, an “excellent pannier-pocket guide” according to BBC-TV Coast Presenter and cyclist Nicholas Crane on Twitter.
GPS-tracks and route updates are available via www.london-landsendcycleroutebook.com.
London – Land’s End Cycle Route
No of Pages: 164
Page Size: 225 x 120 mm
ISBN 10: 0957661738
ISBN 13: 9780957661738
Publisher: Eos Cycling Holidays Ltd
Published Date: June 2022
Binding: Ring Binder
Illustrations: Colour photos and Maps