Wild Swimming Torbay : Adventures on Devon's Riviera (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham)

Wild Swimming Torbay : Adventures on Devon's Riviera (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham)

Regular price $20.00

Matt Newbury

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Category: Travel Guides British Isles

Publication date: 4/2/23

Publisher: Wild Things Publishing Ltd

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 160 pages, 70

Weight: 322

Dimensions: 151 x 191 x 14

In this lovingly-researched new guide, Matt Newbury and Sophie Pierce take the reader beyond the popular beaches into a hidden world. Torbay's 22 miles of coastline is enormously diverse, from the terracotta crags of Maidencombe, to the spectacular limestone arch at the grandly-named London Bridge; its waters are among the shallowest and safest in the UK. The book features fifteen detailed swims packed with practical information, as well as the history, popular culture, geology and marine biology of each unique section of coast. Captivating images by diver Dan Bolt reveal a previously unseen side to this coast, away from the sandcastles and candyfloss. The book also looks at Torbay's proud history of sea swimming, and a golden age when the resort was known as Queen of the Watering Places. The Bay was once renowned throughout the country for its amazing swimming; now it's time to rediscover what made this small corner of England so famous.