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The Cairngorms & North-East Scotland

Packed full of fascinating background information on a diverse part of Scotland, this attractive and inspiring area guide is so much more than just a book of walks, says Dan Bailey.

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Lowland Outcrops

Coming out 18 years after the previous edition, the much-anticipated new definitive guide to the crags of Scotland's Central Belt is an attractive guidebook that brings up-to-date clarity to this well-trodden area.

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2023

If you can't get to the hills or crags over the festive season then the next best thing is reading about them. Whether you're present buying for someone else or writing your own list to Santa, check out our pick of the best books published over the...

North Wales Limestone - the Definitive Guide

The second edition of North Wales Limestone: The Definitive Guide has just been published. Building on the original book, now nearly 10 years old, it adds hundreds more recent routes, helping to cement the reputation of the area as a major...

North Wales Climbs Rockfax

"The new North Wales Climbs from Rockfax is an improvement on the previous edition, with extra routes, great topos, and inspiring...

Cicerone Guide - Winter Climbs: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

Conveniently split into two portable volumes in one purchase, Winter Climbs: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe is...

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2022

From attention-grabbing guidebooks to action-packed memoirs, and even some poetry, 2022 has seen a crop of inspiring...

Grit Blocs

As the long wet winter approaches, psyche is something that it's good to have in abundance. This lavish guide to the best grit bouldering across six...

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Adventures For Kids - a gritstone bouldering guide for children and their parents

At last, children can be set free to get stuck into grit bouldering on their own terms without having to battle with adult sized problems and all they need is this new guidebook from Future Primitive Publishing.

Peak Bouldering 3rd Edition - Available for Pre-Order

The much anticipated Peak Bouldering Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering for delivery in mid-August when it is published. This is the fastest way to get hold of a copy and is available on special offer to all Rockfax Digital...

The Science of Climbing Training

An evidence-based guide to improving your climbing performance

Scottish Wild Country Backpacking

Available now, Scottish Wild Country Backpacking is a celebration of Scotland's wild places and ideal for experienced and...

40% off Walking books at guidebooks at Vertebrate Publishing

Looking for a full-value day out in the UK's most spectacular and unspoiled settings? Want to...

New edition of Rockfax Chamonix + free on Rockfax Digital until 21 July

The new Chamonix Rockfax is due to be published early in July. This is a...

New Eastern Grit - Pre-order now and free on Rockfax Digital until 1 June

We are very excited to announce the publication of a new and fully-updated...

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