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Make the most of light

Article · 9 May 2021

How to get hill-fit and train for long-distance walking

Spring is the ideal time to get fit for summer walking and trekking. Here are some top tips to build distance and strength to help you prepare your body for the hills, mountains...

On Lingmoor one of my favourite Wainwrights

Article · 8 May 2021

(Not) finishing the Wainwrights

While the Covid pandemic has put the brakes on Cicerone's Natalie Simpson's attempts to finish the Wainwrights, the welcome addition of the Fellrangers to her list has led to isolated tops on out-of-the-way summits - amazing views for minimal effort

Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price live

Live · 6 Jul 2021 7:00pm

Walking and trekking on Corsica with Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price

In our July Cicerone Live event, join Cicerone authors Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price to explore walking and trekking on Corsica.

Tete aux Vents

Article · 2 May 2021

The Promised Land: a poem by Kev Reynolds

Kev shares a contemplative poem exploring the wonder and restorative power of a physical or even mental trip outdoors.

Steel Knotts from Groove Gill

Feature · 1 May 2021

The future of the new Walking the Lake District Fells 'Fellranger' series

On a walk from Howtown to Steel Knotts using his Patterdale guidebook, Cicerone author Mark Richards reflects on his new editions of Walking the Lake District Fells 'Fellranger'...

Scrambling in the Lake District

Focus · 30 Apr 2021

Scrambling – ideas, classic routes and how to get started safely

"Scrambling offers the perfect combination of continuous movement and unfettered climbing in a mountain environment" so says John Fleetwood, one of Britain's most accomplished...

Ronald Turnbull live

Live · 1 Jun 2021 7:00pm

Bivvying and hillwalking in the UK with Ronald Turnbull

In our June Cicerone Live event, join Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull to explore bivvying and hillwalking in the UK.

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Podcast · 28 Apr 2021

Walking the Camino de Santiago: Camino Frances with Sandy Brown and Ivar Rekve

As one of the most travelled pilgrim trails in the world, the Camino Frances route of the Camino de Santiago is an unforgettable experience rich with history, culture and...

Jotunheimen

Feature · 24 Apr 2021

Is Norway a hiking destination for families?

If you are a family of hikers, then Norway could be an unforgettable experience for everyone, says Cicerone author Ute Koninx

Zermatt and the matterhorn

Video · 21 Apr 2021

Walking in Zermatt and Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Walking in the Zermatt and Saas-Fee region is very rewarding, and there are wonderful routes to suit all levels of experience and ability, from easy riverside and valley walks to...

Focus on cycling

Focus · 18 Apr 2021

Cycling routes and bikes: guidebooks, expert advice, touring, kit and adventure stories

Day rides, cycle touring, mountain biking, sportives, bikepacking or just a bike ride. Here we focus on all aspects of getting on your bike for a great adventure, starting with...

john O’Groats

Article · 17 Apr 2021

Why Cicerone’s LEJOG cycling route is the 'optimal' choice

Twenty years after Cicerone's first guidebook for the classic challenge of riding Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG), the third edition has just been launched, which author...

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Podcast · 14 Apr 2021

Cycling Land's End to John o' Groats with Richard Barrett

Travelling the length of Britain from Cornwall and the Somerset Levels to the Cairngorm Mountains and northern Scotland, Land's End to John o' Groats is an iconic route and...

Tour de l’Agnellu watchtower

Article · 10 Apr 2021

Trekking on Corsica: connecting breathtaking coastlines and stunning mountains

South of Marseilles and worlds away from the French Riviera, the breathtaking Mediterranean island of Corsica is a paradise for walkers. In her Cicerone guidebook, Short Treks on...

Via Francigena Book Launch

Live · 15 Apr 2021

Via Francigena Book Launch with Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi and Myra Stals

Join our panel of expert guests to celebrate the launch of the first two Via Francigena guidebooks. Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi and Myra Stals will share their experiences on this...

Howgills at sunset

Feature · 3 Apr 2021

10 new UK staycation ideas for walkers

The Lake District, Snowdonia, the Peak District, Cairngorms... which of these busy honeypot destinations are you dreaming of? If you have jaded memories of overcrowded hillsides (particularly during the brief summer of 2020), then these suggestions...

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Podcast · 31 Mar 2021

Walking the Via Francigena with Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi, Julia Lewis and Beatrice Moricci

An ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury in England to Rome in Italy, the Via Francigena explores medieval cities, vineyards, lakes and mountains as it travels through...

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Focus · 28 Mar 2021

Modern day pilgrimages and Caminos – a time for reflection and reviving

Whether you are religious or not, a long-distance walk can have reviving effects on the body and the mind. Caminos and pilgrimage routes that have developed over thousands of...

View from the summit of Snowdon

Feature · 27 Mar 2021

The UK's first national parks celebrate 70 years

2021 sees the 70th anniversary of the UK’s first national parks. Here, Cicerone's Natalie Simpson takes a look back at the campaign for their creation and the legislation that...

Camino Primitivo

Video · 23 Mar 2021

Walking the Camino Primitivo

Hiking the Camino Primitivo with a Cicerone guidebook adds to the enjoyment of the amazing, more mountainous route. The 355km route begins in Oviedo, but the guidebook provides a two stage description linking from Villaviciosa on the Camino del...