John Gillham

Award-winning travel/outdoor writer, illustrator and photographer

A full-time professional writer, illustrator and photographer since 1989, John Gillham is best known for his lavishly-illustrated coffee-table books. His first, Snowdonia to the Gower, has been described as one of the classic books on Wales. Gillham is a regular contributor to TGO and has recently completed the highly acclaimed 4-volume series of Pictorial Guides to the Mountains of Snowdonia for Wainwright’s publisher Frances Lincoln.

    John is also the proprietor of Grey Stone Books, which specialised in walking, climbing and fell-running guides. (www.grey-stone.co.uk) Currently he is the Secretary of the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild.

John won the 2012 Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild ‘Award for Excellence’ Best Guidebook Award for his Best Day Walks in Snowdonia, a book which was also book of the week in the Mail on Sunday.


John Gillham has become Snowdonia’s answer to Wainwright    The Mail on Sunday

Of the Pictorial Guides to the Mountains of Snowdonia:


This comprehensive and engaging volume features beautiful colour photography and route drawings. It's enthusiastically written, easy to read and informative. (Country & Border Life )

If you were to lay down a map of Snowdonia, close your eyes, spin around a time or two and plonk your finger down at random, chances are you would find that exact location covered, in surprising detail, in John Gillham's Pictorial Guides. (
Britain )

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John Gillham won the 2012 OWPG Award for Excellence Best Guidebook category for his book Best Day Walks in Snowdonia













Best Day Walks in Snowdonia was reviewed by the Mail on Sunday who made it their Book of the Week. They said: “John Gillham has become Snowdonia’s answer to Wainwright”.

   Designed for use by walkers of all ages and abilities, it will have both 3D panorama drawings and colour maps for guidance as well as lots of colour pictures. Click on the jacket to order a Amazon.