Cornwall from the Coast Path

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In 2007, Mike Kent fulfilled a long-standing ambition to walk the whole of the coast path of his Cornish homeland, from Marsland to Cremyll. During the 16-day journey, walking for up to 14 hours each day, and occasionally camping wild on remote and rugged cliffs, Mike recorded his thoughts and observations about various things Cornish. On his return, Mike and Merryn Kent dug deeper to uncover more about the places and people, landscapes and wildlife that caught his imagination along the way. Some are as world famous as Tintagel Castle and the tin mines of Levant. Others, like the cliffside hut built by poet and playwright Robert Duncan, are equally fascinating but barely known. Handsomely illustrated with many photographs and maps, this book aims to capture the authors' shared passion for Cornwall's rich coastal heritage.

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Dr Michael Kent is a marine biologist. He has taught outdoor education and biology, and was Coastwatch Co-ordinator for the Nature Conservancy Council, organizing surveys of Cornish estuaries and beaches. He helped to set up the Centre for Applied Zoology at Cornwall College Newquay, and to design and run Foundation degrees in Zoological Conservation and Marine Aquaculture. He is the author of Exploring the Camel Estuary (Alison Hodge, 2007), Food and Fitness; The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine, and Advanced Biology (all published by Oxford University Press), and co-author of the Collins Pocket Reference Biology. He was a contributor and adviser to The Oxford Dictionaries of Ecology, Zoology, and Plant Life.Merryn Kent is a history graduate of Somerville College, Oxford. A former teacher and computer programmer, she is currently Library Manager for Padstow and St Columb libraries. Her published work includes educational material for primary school pupils, booklets for GCSE science students, and short stories and magazine articles for general readers. A keen walker, she is an active member of the Ramblers Association for which she is a volunteer Footpath Guardian. Above all, like Michael, she has an enthusiastic interest in Cornwall's landscape and heritage and is keen to share that enthusiasm with others.

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'If you want to walk the Cornish foopath this could be a book for you. With 184 pages, 260 colour photographs and sixteen maps it helps to discover the wonderful coast of the county.' (Packet Newspapers, 03.07.08)'this book equals Michael's summing up his experiences and is "fantastic".'Excellent value and eminently readable ...'A book which lives up to its claim of being the perfect companion for those contemplating walking Cornwall's coast path or even just spending some time on its coast' (Western Morning News, 22.07.08)'Fantastic tale of coastal walk ...'I was left with nothing but admiration for an excellent production.' (The Cornishman, 24.07.08)'Michael's background in marine biology and his wife's in history shine through with a knowledgeable passion. ...'With its detailed routes and 16 maps, this book serves as a perfectly satisfactory walking planner.'It is, however, equally readable as a Palin-esque travel guide. Michael is amusing without trying too hard' (Western Morning News, 23.08.08)

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