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Vertebrate Publishing is an award-winning independent publisher and the UK’s leading publisher of outdoor adventure books and guides. 

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Day Walks in the Cairngorms

The latest title in Vertebrate Publishing's Day Walks series, this pocket guide both celebrates these very special mountains, and invites you to explore them more deeply, says Dan Bailey.  

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These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

The Evidence of Things Not Seen - W.H. Murray

A read of Murray's memoir during these strange times throws up striking parallels between the POW of World War II and the lockdown we now experience. As Murray might have written, our time to truly go home, to return to the mountains, will only...

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From inspiring new guides, both rock and hill, to biography, fiction and poetry, staff at UKC/UKH pick their favourite titles of the last year. Whether you're stuck for present ideas or writing your own note to Santa, these are our top seasonal reads.

Sky Dance, by John D. Burns

Rob Greenwood makes a rare visit to the world of mountain fiction, and finds it less fictional than he'd feared. Sky Dance is a novel that confronts live issues in the debate around upland conservation, land ownership and re-wilding.

Kinder Scout, The People's Mountain

Whilst much has been written about Kinder in the past, this is now the definitive work on the People's Mountain, says Martin...

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From inspiring new rock guides and big name autobiographies, through glossy photography books to some fascinating...

Waymaking - A Women's Adventure Writing Anthology

Waymaking, an anthology of women's adventure writing and art, is the first book of its kind. Does its gendered...

The Ogre by Doug Scott

Thought you'd heard everything about that infamous 1977 expedition? This short, beautifully presented account from Doug Scott himself...

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Pre-order now: The Beaches of Wales

The complete guide to every beach and cove around the Welsh coastline

Never Leave the Dog Behind: Our love of dogs and mountains

Helen Mort, the multi-award-winning poet and author of Division Street and Black Car Burning, is offering you a unique opportunity to have a photo of you and your dog printed in her new book, Never Leave the Dog...

Ten ways to keep yourself entertained if you're self-isolating

If you're currently self-isolating, here our our recommendations to keep you entertained

30% off select titles at Vertebrate Publishing

Twenty stocking-sized gifts for outdoor adventurers

Book bundles from Vertebrate

With wetter than average weather expected all autumn/winter long, getting outside hasn't been easy of late. To keep you...

New children's book features fourteen females adventurers

Gwen Moffat | Helen Sharman | Anna McNuff | Sarah Outen | Ellen MacArthur

The Bells! The Bells! – An extract from Andy Pollitt's Punk in the Gym

Following the release of Nick Brown's Statement of Youth, Andy shares an extract...


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Bothy 10 Tips For a Winter Bothy Night

Is the festive indulgence getting a bit much? Try going back to basics with a winter bothy night, advises John Burns. But wait, there are a few things you need to know first...

Article Roger Frison-Roche - First on the Rope

Natalie Berry reviews Vertebrate Publishing's new English edition of Roger Frison-Roche's classic Premier de Cordée, but gets a bit distracted en route by his remarkable life...

Photo Feature Alastair Lee's Lake District in Winter

In his photo book Lake District Mountain Landscape film maker and photographer Alastair Lee captured a spectacular series of images of the district in all seasons. For this short photo 'essay' he has picked some of his favourite winter scenes.

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