Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Virtual Book Company?

The Virtual Book Company is a private limited company based in West Looe in Cornwall. The company produces and supplies  interactive, multimedia DVD’s for various leisure markets. It is the company’s aim to be the UK’s leading producer of interactive multimedia leisure programmes by 2009 . More information on the Virtual Book Company can be found in the Company Profile.

Do you have any plans to expand the range of Interactive DVD’s?

Yes! The Virtual Book Company is a young company with ambitious plans. We currently have several further walking titles in development, two titles connected with the Lake District will be released in late summer 2008.  The company also has in development titles relating to other leisure pursuits, for example, cycling, golf, sailing and highly interactive city guides.

What is the South West Coast Path Interactive DVD?

South West Coastal Path (SWCP) Interactive DVD utilises the latest in DVD audio visual technology providing users with an easy-to-use, informative guide to coastal walks in the South West. The 630 mile South West Coast Path has been split into seven sections from Minehead to Poole. Each section features two circular walks, except Plymouth Waterfront which is an A to B walk. These featured walks have a high definition video, image gallery, 3D profile flythrough’s, suggestions about other things to see and do, tide, trave, and weather, real time information.

The product also looks at over 40 further walks all of which take in a part of the beautiful South West Coast Path.

The product has over 500 carefully researched external web links which can be updated remotely which means that your South West Coast path guide will never go out of date!

What sets South West Coast Path Interactive DVD apart from other walking guides available on the market?

South West Coast Path Interactive DVD is a unique walking guide that provides users with hundreds of pages of detailed information including:

  • The ability to keep the guide fully up to date remotely, after purchase!
  • Information on the length, difficulty and expected terrain of each walk.
  • Up-to-date information on local attractions, events, weather, accommodation, restaurants and tide times.
  • Eye-catching, printer friendly maps that can easily be exported.
What areas does South West Coast Path Interactive DVD Cover?

As the title suggests South West Coast Path Interactive DVD covers walking routes around the South West coastline from Minehead to Poole. There is a SWCP overview section that gives you a suggested itinerary if you wish to tackle the path in one go or in one week sections.. There are future plans to expand the product range to cover other areas of the country.

Where can I order South West Coast Path Interactive DVD from?

Available to purchase now from our online shop and various other outlets from March the 1st. Come back here soon for a full retailer list.

How much does South West Coast Path Interactive DVD cost?

£14.95 plus £1.95 P&P

What are the minimum and recommended system requirements for South West Coast Path Interactive DVD?

Minimum system requirements:

Microsoft Windows 2000

Pentium II IBM compatible PC

128Mb RAM Memory

8 Speed DVD Drive

300Mb free hard disk space

Direct X compatible sound and graphics cards

Flash 9 Projector

Recommended System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows XP

Pentium Dual Core Processor

512Mb RAM Memory

16 Speed DVD Drive

500Mb free hard disk space Direct X 7a compatible sound and graphics cards

Flash 9 Projector

The product will also work on Apple Macintosh computers with Pentium processors.

You can also view all of the high definition films on your TV connected to a domestic DVD player.


How do you remotely update a Virtual Book?

When you look through your Virtual Book you will see that there are a large number of hypelinks that point to relevant information on the internet at third party sites like the Met Ofice for weather and also to the Virtual Book Company web site for lots of other information, events for example. All of the links on your Virtual Book are routed through the Virtual Book Company web site before being pointed at their final destination. This means we can change where these links go should new information become available or a web link we are pointing at go off line. It is quite simple but relly rather clever!