Below are listed general maps and guide books for Cornwall, and also walking guides and maps. Scroll down to find the most useful for yourself.
General guide books
- The Rough Guide to Devon and Cornwall
- Lonely Planet – Devon and Cornwall
- Insight Guide – Great Breaks – Devon and Cornwall
- Marco Polo – Devon and Cornwall
- Slow Travel – Cornwall
- Eyewitness Top 10 Cornwall and Devon
50 Gems of Cornwall: The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places
Cornwall is a popular holiday destination best known for its dramatic coastal scenery and wonderful beaches. In this book, John Husband takes the reader on a tour of the places situated off the well-beaten tourist track, to discover the essence and true character of Cornwall. The coast path takes us to dramatic cliffs, which are ablaze with colour in spring, and the smaller coves and harbours where sustainable fishing still goes on much as it did in the heyday of the local fishing industry.
Cornwall’s heritage can also be found in the many prehistoric sites dotted across the landscape of the inland moors, surrounded by the remains of the ancient volcanoes which form the tors and crags of Bodmin Moor and West Penwith. More recent remains are found here too, the romantic outlines of ruined engine and winding houses left behind after the mining boom of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Walking Guides for Cornwall
Pathfinder – Cornwall
Pathfinder walking guidebook for Cornwall covering Land’s End, Prussia Cove and Bodmin Moor. The selection of 28 circular ealking routes offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in Cornwall with some of the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll along Falmouth Bay to the much more challenging walks along Looe Bar this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of Cornwall both popular and little know scenic routes including St Agnes, Tintagel and Portloe.
Ordnance Survey – Cornwall – Great Short Walks
The walks in this guide give a taste of all Cornwall’s attractions. Walkers can explore picturesque St Ives, once reliant on pilchard fishing but now the home of the Tate St Ives gallery, wander along the wooded banks of the River Fal around the Trelissick estate, the ruined coastal mines at Geevor and Wheal Cotes, or one of England’s most impressive 19th-century homes-Lanhydrock House. Famous for scenic fishing villages, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, Cornwall is also a land steeped in history and tradition with a remarkable industrial heritage. This book has 20 circular walks of up to 5 miles, each with a description and an extract of the OS Explorer map as well as information on parking, pubs and places of interest en route.
AA 50 Walks in Cornwall
AA 50 Walks in Cornwall features a variety of mapped walks of two to ten miles, to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Cornwall, and clear full colour mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
Cicerone – Walking in Cornwall
This guidebook describes 40 half to full day walks on the coasts and inland hills of Cornwall. With routes ranging from short 2 mile strolls to longer walks of over 8 miles, as well as plenty of opportunities to combine routes together, this guide provides plenty of variety for walkers of all abilities.
Day Walks in Cornwall
Day Walks in Cornwall features 20 circular routes between 7.2 and 13.7 miles (11.6km and 22km) in length, suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities. Together with stunning photography, each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, distance and navigation information, refreshment stops and local information.
Collins – Short Walks in Cornwall
Top 10 Walks along the South West Coast Path
A practical little walk guide to Cornwall endorsed by the Ramblers. All of the 20 walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less than 3 hours. Clear Ordnance Survey maps show the route, along with easy-to-follow walk descriptions.
With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured walks along the South Cornwall Coast include: Land?s End and Sennen Cove, Perranuthnoe, The Loe, The Lizard, St Anthony Head, Nare Head, Dodman Point, Polruan and Lantic Bay and Rame Head.
Walks for All Ages – Cornwall
Walks For All Ages provides 20 circular walks in Cornwall for the number one guide for the area. Features 20 circular walks.
OS Explorer Maps of Cornwall
OS Landranger Maps of Cornwall
A-Z Maps of Cornwall
Cornwall Maps and Guide Books
For Cornwall cycle maps and guide books, see the Bike Ride Maps website