Kittiwake publishing has its origins in the late 1960s, when a guide book which David Perrott co-designed became the first publication to be featured in the London Design Centre. Following this he worked on many other books, both as designer and author, including a guide to Edinburgh and The Shell Guide to the Western Islands of Scotland. He was also, until recently, editor of the Nicholson Waterways Guides.
Having decided to live in Mid Wales with his wife Morag, an illustrator, they both became increasingly involved in local projects and eventually decided to start producing their own series of local walks guides in 1998, under the Kittiwake imprint. From quite a modest beginning, since other commissions – cartography for the Good Beer Guide, the Good Hotel Guide, the Good Pub Guide, along with a wide variety of graphic design work and researching and writing the National Trail Guide to Glyndwrs Way – took up a great deal of time, the Kittiwake list has now grown to over 90 titles, with more to follow.
With their wholly practical and easy-to-use approach, clear mapping, colourful covers and very competitive prices Kittiwake guides provide a wide range of walking opportunities throughout Wales.