Reviews - what customers say about Friendly Guides

Based on 123 reviews

Scilly Pocket Map Collection

Excellent mapping

These are really detailed maps their large, 1:10,000 scale, makes them excellent for finding your way round the roads, tracks and paths of the Isles of Scilly. Easier to use than the Ordnance Survey's 1:25,000 map.
Unfortunately the paper is not very strong and after walking round St Mary's for a week with the map I was left with five separate strips. If you buy before you go to the islands then it would be worth covering in a clear plastic film to make them more robust.

Great Personal Service

If only all companies were like this - great comms and quick service - also the maps were perfect. Hopefully they will be well used over the coming years.

Isles of Scilly guides and maps

I've been coming to the islands for over 20 years. The guides are full of
interesting facts and details and the maps make getting around very easy.
Highly recommended - thank you

Isles of Scilly Guidebook
Stanley Goodhew
Isles of Scilly Guide

Excellent book, very informative. Looking forward to following the walks.

Scilly Isles in a nutshell

Excellent and comprehensive information with great maps. A must have if you are planning to visit the Isles.


Love these guides, very detailed and lots of photos!

Excellent guidebook

Tells a first time visitor all they need to know about the islands. The author obviously knows them inside out and shares his enthusiasm and knowledge with the reader. Detailed information about recommended walks and facilities/points of interest along the way. Large scale maps which show on each page the appropriate section from the islands companion map. Fantastic delivery time!

Prompt service and delivery

Excellent service

Great guides

Really good informative and attractive guides

Friendly Guides & Maps

I have found these quides and maps excellent in the way they bring regular maps ( like OS ) to life by depicting the terrain and features of the landscape. In addition the clear and informative historical and geographical text that accompanies the maps and guides really helps to get a ‘feel’ for the land that you are walking upon. Pathways, car parking, suggested routes and detours are clearly referred to and the style of narrative is ‘ friendly’ and very helpful. I would thoroughly recommend these guides and maps to anyone who enjoys walking on these beautiful parts of Cornwall.

South Cornwall - Falmouth and Roseland Guidebook
Mr Stephen Williams (Amazon review)
Tourist information.

Good summary of the area

Book on West cornwall

I'll be very useful on our trip thank you

Scilly Pocket Map 1 - St Mary's
Kindle Customer (Amazon review)

Just what I wanted. Easy navigating the island with this map.

Isles of Scilly Map
Torunn Bjøreid (Amazon review)
Good and detailed map

I liked the whole map. I will use it for my next trip to the Isles of Scilly and plan walks there.

Isles of Scilly Guidebook
C (Amazon review)
Brilliant book

Maps were good and useful, lots of interesting information about these lovely islands

Land’s End Guidebook

A brilliant little book with all one could need to find one’s way around the area. Many handy tips, good sized maps with plenty of detail and lots of good photos. We are using ours a great deal!

Land’s End guidebook

Fascinating to see the differences between Land’s End / West Penwith and the Lizard. The guidebook will enable me to plan my visits to West Penwith while staying on the Lizard and indulge my fascination for pre-history.

The Lizard guidebook

Just what I wanted to inspire me over the winter, encourage me to come to the Lizard, and plan my trip next year.

Guide of Isles of Scilly

Seems good , will find out on holiday

Very useful pocket-sized map

Good for planning a stay.

Isles of Scilly Guidebook
Dr. R. H. Webber (Amazon review)
Complete guidebook

This was the perfect guidebook with large-scale maps with every detail marked on and full description of all the islands.

Tresco guide

Pocket-sized guide to some of the Scilly Isles. Concise but informative. Ideal for a pre-visit taster.

Isles of Scilly Guidebook
Tony and Hazel Teal
Friendly Cornwall Guides

These three friendly guidebooks certainly live up to their name and are a cut above others currently available on the market. Covering the rich environment, history and geography of Lands End, the Lizard and the Isles of Scilly they achieve their aim of being helpful companions for interested visitors and I suspect locals alike. I first came across the latter while holidaying in the Isles of Scilly and found it clearly written and presented with a mine of information to help plan and understand trips around this region. Only later did we acquire the other two volumes when walking the South West Coast Path. The maps are beautifully drawn and packed full of detail , a valuable addition OS Explorer editions. In short they meet the needs of most people attracted to this part of Cornwall and the author is to be congratulated on producing such comprehensive guides. I am very pleased to have them on my book shelves as a source of reference and future inspiration.

Great detail

Superb maps and so detailed - really interesting to see the shipwrecks too. I like that there is a map per island which overlaps neighbouring islets and islands, brilliant. Could a legend be added on each map though for any future prints. Highly recommend and look forward to using. Great ordering service too.