Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Photographing Cornwall and Devon including Dartmoor and Exmoor


by Adam Burton

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With much of the UK’s spectacular coastline, together with endless rolling hills of patchwork countryside and the high moorland of Exmoor and Dartmoor, the South West is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and is rich with photographic potential.

Author and professional photographer Adam Burton describes 70 of the best locations in Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset for photography in this lavishly illustrated photography-location guidebook featuring 300 stunning photographs, including detailed advice on how to take great photographs. Adam Burton lives on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon.

Foreword by Mark Owen South West Coast Path National Trail Officer.

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  • Seascapes and Beaches
  • Cornish Tin Mines
  • Headlands and Cliffs
  • Villages and Harbours
  • Taverns and Inns
  • Packhorse Bridges and Megalithic Sites
  • Churches
  • Rolling Patchwork Countryside
  • Waterfalls
  • Streams
  • Mystical Woodlands
  • Granite Tors and Moorland


  • 70+ locations and 300 beautiful photographs
  • Detailed OS maps, directions, and co- ordinates for each location
  • Location accessibility notes
  • Best time of day and year including seasonal highlights
  • Sun compass
  • Photographic tips and techniques
  • Special advice on long exposures for seascape photography


  • OS style maps produced by Don Williams of Bute Cartographics are used throughout, along with lat-long co-ordinates, map co-ordinates and postal codes for each location. Access information includes whether a location is accessible by wheelchair.
Best Ten – Richard Fox

'I tried to track down the thickest pocket of mist and fog but I realised I was going to have to run for half-a-mile up a steep hill to get the first light. I got to the top and frantically set up my camera coughing, shaking and hyperventilating.' Richard...

Cornwall and Devon

Cornwall and Devon are renowned for their beautiful landscapes and are rich with photographic potential.

Belstone Common

Belstone Common connects a series of rugged granite outcrops in the north of Dartmoor and offers an excellent starting point for exploring the northern moor. From the highest point there are spectacular views in all directions. Belstone makes an ideal location for those wishing to find an accessible tor...

Porth Nanven

Unless you are a local or a photographer you will probably never have heard of Porth Nanven. This tiny cove on the West Cornish coast seems to have hidden itself from the mass of holidaymakers that descend on Cornwall each summer. Perhaps the absence of a large sandy beach...

Land’s End

Boasting some of the most dramatic cliffs in England, Land’s End is much more than just a famous signpost and an under-whelming theme park. Once you get past the commercial buildings the coastal landscape is absolutely exquisite and offers a wealth of viewpoints 
for seascape photography.


Watersmeet is one of Exmoor National Park’s most well-known beauty spots. An excellent network of footpaths follows two rivers, Hoar Oak Water and the East Lyn, through many miles of steep wooded valleys near the North Devon coast. The two rivers converge at Watersmeet and then meander the remaining...

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Publication Date

August 2016




230mm x 160mm


272 pages, full colour throughout



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3 reviews for Photographing Cornwall and Devon including Dartmoor and Exmoor

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig Allen

    I highly recommend this book if you’re planning a trip to Cornwall and Devon – even if you’re not a photographer. The book is an excellent guide to the best places to visit across the area, with tips on the ideal viewpoints and times to visit for the best photos. This book will save you a lot of time and effort – it also includes grid references and details on the camera settings used for the all the images in the book. I think the book will also appeal to those who are looking to visit the area, not just for photography, but for walking holidays and sightseeing. Adam’s photographs are also very inspiring and great to have as a collection and study if you are looking to improve your composition. All in all highly recommended – and I’ll be placing an order for other books in the series.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    lisa garner

    Fantastic! – A comprehensive guidebook full of stunning photos and great locations, including detailed maps, directions and accessibility, advising the best locations to visit depending on the time of day/year and offering different viewpoints at each location.
    I now have a long list of places I want to photograph and can’t wait for my next trip to Cornwall and Devon.
    I can highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Landscape photography.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rob Craggy

    If ever there was a part of our country begging to have a photographers guide written for then Devon and Cornwall is it. I have the Lake District guide by the same publisher and what Adam Burton has done here is deliver another sterling go-to guide. Not only are some of the more popular locations covered in detail, but plenty of others you may not have ever though of. Offering different shooting options at each, the author clearly has a detailed knowledge and captures this expertise down on paper exceedingly well. There really is something here for a broad church of photography needs – from hobbiest and serious landscape photographers to holidaying interests.

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