The Wild Guide to the South West of England – book review

We love the West Country and take regular trips to Devon and Cornwall to enjoy the beaches and the beautiful countryside. It’s such a lovely part of the UK and the perfect place to get out amongst nature. And that’s exactly what ‘The Wild Guide’ is designed to help you with.


These two counties are well-known for their attractions but finding new spots away from the crowds, or a hidden gem can be harder to track down.

This book has an astonishing number of ‘wild’ places up its sleeves, and you will see the West Country in a whole new light as a result.


The Wild Guide features 500 wild places to explore and another 300 wild places which are ideal locations for eating and camping. It’s lovely to find a book which has collected together so many inspiring places for little (and big!) ones to enjoy, including secret coves, lost ruins and ancient woodlands in Devon, Cornwall, as well as Somerset and Dorset.

Split into sections by location you can easily look up nature’s hideaways and lesser-known corners of these counties. If your family is one which adores the great outdoors you will find lots to love here.


As well as wild attractions to visit there are sections on great places to eat, including the best spots for seasonal and artisan food.

Written with families in mind, the Wild Guide also features 28 detailed maps and inspiring photos. We love this book for its wild meadows, standing stones and brilliant new take on these well visited counties. We’ll be out to find some on an adventure soon!

Find out more about The Wild Guide here –

Globalmouse was sent a copy of The Wild Guide for review but all opinions are our own.

14 Responses to "The Wild Guide to the South West of England – book review"

  1. kneadwhine  November 14, 2014 at 9:56 am

    What a lovely idea for a guide – once we are without buggies again it would be a great thing to have.

  2. Lauren  November 14, 2014 at 11:21 am

    What a great idea! We love exploring the U.K. and finding less known spots to look at – this looks like it will be perfect for our next family holiday in Devon 🙂

  3. nessjibberjabberuk  November 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    What a lovely book. I hope they extend the series to other parts of the country.

  4. TwinsplusTwo  November 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    What a fab book – ditto above I would love to see a Wild East Anglia version! Love your Blog look – have you revamped it?

  5. Laura  November 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Looks like a great guide to exploring! I’m in Dorset, so I may have to grab a copy and have an adventure. It’s always nice to know where you’re going, I seem to spend a lot of time getting lost in forests without a map, seems like a good excuse to splash out on a guide.

  6. TheMadHouse  November 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    That looks like a fab book that I need to pop on to my christmas list for N Yorkshire where we live

  7. My Family Ties  November 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    It looks like a great guide for such a gorgeous part of the UK!

  8. Louisa  November 14, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    A great way to discover lesser known places of interest. I will certainly look this up, we love Devon but tend to stay in more familiar places.

  9. Pinkoddy (@PinkOddy)  November 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Such a lovely part of the country – and the visuals in that book look fantastic. There’s so much to disvoer and explore the book looks really useful.

  10. Charlotte  November 15, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Looks like a gorgeous book 🙂 Absolutely love the South West, just wish it was nearer! xx

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  12. Kara  November 17, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Looks like a great guide, we love Dorset and Cornwall but need to explore Devon

  13. Polly Davies  November 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    what a great guide, I’d love to spend some more time in that part of the country

  14. VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood  November 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Looks like a fantastic book. We have never been to that part of the world, but the beautiful photos are egging me to change all that!


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