A new booklet detailing walks in and around the scenic railway branch lines of Devon and Cornwall was launched at Penmere Station in Falmouth by Mary Weston and Carolyn Hartley of Carrick Ramblers.

The free 32 page booklet includes 12 self-guided walks from branch line stations across the two counties.

Representing the Maritime Line is a walk from Penryn to Falmouth via Flushing and the ferry, written by Mary Weston.

The booklet has been produced by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, a non-profit body which works to promote the Maritime Line and other rural railways. Partnership manager, Richard Burningham, said: “Our aim is to help boost tourism, both to the far South West and within the two counties, Exeter people using the booklet to visit Falmouth, for example.”

Mary Weston, who is chairman of Carrick Ramblers, said: “I am delighted to be launching this new booklet which builds on our very successful Trails from the Track pack.”

There are 100,000 copies of the Walks from the Railway available from staffed stations throughout the First Great Western network, as well as from local tourist information centres. Copies can also be obtained by emailing railpart@plymouth.ac.uk.

Copies of the Maritime Line Trails from the Track pack can be bought from some local outlets or directly from Carrick Ramblers, 2 Lanaton Road, Penryn, TR10 8RB by sending a cheque for £2.50 made payable to Carrick Ramblers.