Vertebrate launches 'revolutionary' guide book series

Vertebrate launches 'revolutionary' guide book series

Sheffield-based indie Vertebrate is launching a “revolutionary” series of guides to some of the most iconic long-distance trails in Europe.

The Big Trails series feature customised timings and itineraries to cater the pace of the user, whether they be walking, trekking, fastpacking or running.

Each will include technical information, overview mapping and photography.

Vertebrate’s founder, Jon Barton, said, “Walking guides have essentially been the same for years. We’ve deconstructed the traditional guidebook and this is the result. Big Trails are designed for the way people like to do long-distance trails now, whether that be running a two-day continuous epic, traditional backpacking or casual walking – using equipment and resources that are available today. Rather than collaborate with one author, we’ve worked with a team of editors, researchers and photographers to get a well-rounded balanced view.”

The first books in the series will be Big Trails: Heart of Europe, a guide to some of the most spectacular long-distance trails in western Europe, and Big Trails: Great Britain and Ireland. Both books will be published on 1st October.