About

Mica [pronounced mai.ka]

Found in granite, gneiss, sandstone and schist, these lustrous silica minerals are the building blocks for mountain ranges the world over. Their glittering fragments are a common sight on the surrounding hillsides and footpaths.

Micas have been utilised by humans since prehistory and continue to be prized for their brilliance and versatility, from printing inks to microscopy.

At Mica Publishing, we produce our walking guidebooks with a similar ethos while providing an emphasis on route choice, detail and high quality content.

Tom Prentice Author image

Tom Prentice is a former Assistant Editor of The Great Outdoors (now TGO) magazine and Editor of Climber magazine. He has travelled the world on trekking and mountaineering adventures and uses his experience to write and design walkers’ guidebooks for a living. Inspired by the outdoors in all its forms; from the wild deserts of the high mountains to the simpler pleasures of a city park, Tom has a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm that he contributes to our walking guides.

Rab Anderson Author image

Rab Anderson is one of Scotland’s prominent mountaineers and is passionate about the Scottish outdoors, which he continues to explore by climbing, walking, biking and fishing. He has a regular walking column in The Herald newspaper and authors a number of the Scottish Mountaineering Club’s (SMC) guides for climbers. Rab is also the current editor of the SMC’s highly successful Hillwalkers’ Guide to The Munros.

Keith Fergus | Scottish Horizons

Outdoors writer and photographer Keith Fergus has walked all over Scotland but the Lothian and Berwickshire coast remains a particular favourite. Over many years Keith has built up an intimate knowledge of the coastline, its incredible history, exceptional wildlife and breath-taking scenery. Keith is the author of 8 books as well as countless articles on Scotland’s outdoors, its language and history, all illustrated with his high quality images. Scottish Horizons

Latest Guide

Lothian & Berwickshire Coast | Cover

Lothian & Berwickshire Coast

by Keith Fergus

A selection of 60 varied routes, including 53 family oriented coastal day walks  and a seven-day long-distance route from Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Forth Bridges.

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Scotland's Countryside Park | Contents Page

Free mini-guides, sample walks, contents pages and other downloads.