West Country Cruising Companion

A yachtsman's pilot and cruising guide to ports and harbours from Portland Bill to Padstow, including the Isles of Scilly

Mark Fishwick

The eagerly awaited, fully updated, ninth edition of Mark Fishwick's best-selling West Country Cruising Companion - the most popular cruiser's guide to this stunning region. Comprehensive pilotage and nautical information are complimented by port details and local knowledge. Illustrated throughout with updated charts and stunning photography.
Date Published :
December 2020
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
Series :
Cruising Companions
Illustration :
340 Halftones, color; 57 Charts
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781912621057
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 12 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


First published in 1988 as West Country Cruising, Mark Fishwick's definitive sailing guide for the ever-attractive coastline of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly combines a skilful blend of pilotage and cruising information, as well as suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore. The book is enhanced with colour charts and detailed photography, including spectacular aerial shots of ports, harbours and anchorages.
This latest, ninth, edition is fully updated for publication and further updates are provided every Spring on the Fernhurst Books’ website.
More than one satisfied reader has aptly described the book as "the perfect on-board companion". For those who plan to head west, this book is more than essential reading – it will enhance your own enjoyment and prove to be a worthy and much used addition to the ship's library. Those already in the west will find themselves regularly thumbing its pages.

About The Author

Born in Exeter and bought up on the River Exe, Mark Fishwick began sailing at an early age and explored the rivers, creeks and harbours of the West Country in his parent's sloop. He moved to Cornwall in 1973 and since then has enjoyed a varied nautical life encompassing commercial fishing, charter skippering in the West Indies, yacht delivery, boatyard work, writing, photography and just occasionally sailing for fun! He has now returned to his roots and lives within sight of the River Exe.




Portland Bill to Start Point

Start Point to Rame Head

Rame Head to the Manacles

The Manacles to Land’s End

The Isles of Scilly

Land’s End to Pentire Point


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