Book Review - Trailblazer Guide - Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Published on 10th December 2007, the second edition of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path guide follows in the footsteps of the growing range of Trailblazer Guides. Written by Jim Manthorpe, the second edition is easily recognised by the "2" on the spine.
The Pembrokshire Coast Path was the first long distance path in Wales. Perhaps less well-known than many other national trails, it offers a wide variety of scenery from sandy beaches to rugged cliffs.
As with all the Trailblazer Guides, you get the felling the author has actually been there and done it. All too often guides appear written by some editor unconnected to the real world. This is definitely not the case with this book.
The content includes public transport services (bus and train) and a dedicated transport map showing access points that makes the guide an indispensible tool for day walkers or those who like to complete a national trail in bite-sized stages. Added to the logistical information there are places to stay, where to eat and details of the flora and fauna that are likely to be encountered along the path.
Verdict – another great guide from Trailblazer. The inclusion of information to help the day walker adds to the value of this book. A must on any serious walker's bookshelf. A brilliant book JM.
Review date - 22nd January 2008- Reviewed by LJ