Frequently Asked Questions
Why are your books different colours?
We have split our guides into series covering the different activities we publish about.
So for the UK there are grey/green covers for British Mountains, brown for Long-distance treks and green for lower parts of the British Isles.
For international guides, the blue covers indicate that the routes are up mountains, and the olive (well, green) covers are walks in sunnier regions. Icy covers are for ice climbs and other activities.
With nearly 300 guides, the colour-coded covers help readers distinguish the different types of guide at a glance. It is not a perfect system – there are anomalies as many guides cover a range of activities. Please let us know on a feedback form if it is unclear.