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Article · 15 Nov 2017

How Tough Is The Walking And Trekking In The Sierra Nevada?

Richard Hartley explains the grading system for the walks, treks and scrambles in his guide to the Sierra Nevada, home to some of Europe’s highest peaks.

Errant keepers. Men and wolves in comparison

Feature · 11 Nov 2017

Errant keepers. Men and wolves in comparison

In the rugged mountainous Apennines of central Italy on the border between the regions of Lazio and Abruzzo, wolves are a part of life, as are shepherds and their guard dogs who...

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Feature · 6 Nov 2017

Cyprus: From Venetian Bridges to an abandoned village

Trails criss-cross the hillsides and the tranquil forest hides Venetian bridges, ruins and stories in Cyprus. On the island where every passing century has left its own stamp and...

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Feature · 6 Nov 2017

Encounters of the friendly kind: pathfinding in the Sierras of Extremadura

Extremadura has always been a place where people walked. Gisela Radant Wood, author of Cicerone’s The Sierras of Extremadura, is continuing a long tradition of choosing a path...

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Article · 28 Oct 2017

Walking In Cyprus: A Sample Route

There’s far more to Cyprus than just the bustling resorts: the favourable climate, attractive scenery and many kilometres of footpaths and nature trails make it an ideal destination for walkers. Here is a sample route to give you a flavour of the...

The Mirador And The View To The South

Article · 21 Oct 2017

An intro to… Extremadura

Extremadura is one of the least-known regions of Spain and also one of the most untouched and unspoiled. Find out a little bit more in this blog post.

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Article · 14 Oct 2017

Why navigation skills should not be ignored and everyone should learn how to read a map

It’s raining. Again. The steady downpour lashing against the windows is enough to put anyone off venturing outside, although the forecast is good for the weekend. Very good, in...

21 Old Minefields Are Well Marked And Fenced Off

Feature · 12 Sept 2017

Island Hopping on the Falklands Islands

Mike Wells travelled around the Falklands in February, walking and wildlife spotting on this fascinating archipelago in the South Atlantic.

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Article · 9 Sept 2017

Hiking in the Volcanic Beauty of the Auvergne (Tell Us Your Story)

Guest blogger Mick Borroff recounts a trip walking in the Auvergne - fantastic views, butterflies and cheese made Mick really enjoy his time in this part of France.

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Article · 5 Jul 2017

How tough should I be for walking in the Alps?

Kev Reynolds, author, speaker and expert on all things mountainous, answers the often asked question: "How tough should I be for walking in the Alps?".

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Feature · 1 Jul 2017

Walking in the Haute Savoie – in the footsteps of Alfred Wills

Aside from offering top-notch Alpine walking, the Haut Giffre area of the Haute Savoie has some interesting history. Alfred Wills, one of the founders of the Alpine Club and...

The Monti Lattari Slope Down To The Tyrrhenian Sea With The Island Of Capri Beyond

Feature · 1 Jul 2017

New walks and mythological encounters on the Amalfi Coast

The Li Galli islands off Italy's Amalfi Coast were the home of the Sirens when the Greek hero Odysseus visited. Cicerone author Gillian Price describes the walks that take you...

Fantastic views from Monte Solaro

Article · 28 Jun 2017

Eating your way along the Amalfi Coast

There's a lot of good food along the Amalfi Coast. Gillian Price is no fool - her guides are always for places with food as outstanding as the scenery.

Lanzarote - there's something for everyone here

Article · 24 Jun 2017

Lanzarote - there's something for everyone here

Lanzarote really does have something for everyone - there are amazing walks, from easy strolls suitable for children to long-distance treks. Incredible volcanic vistas and, of...

Wildlife spotting in the Haute Savoie

Article · 14 Jun 2017

Wildlife spotting in the Haute Savoie

The Haute Savoie region of France contains many nature reserves where plants and animals are protected. As well as enjoying the immense beauty of the walker's paradise that is the Haute Savoie, you have an excellent chance of spotting wildlife.

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Feature · 5 Jun 2017

James goes walking in the Drakensberg

Cicerone's Sales Rep James visits South Africa, decides that Table Mountain would not make for a decent piece of furniture, and discovers the brutality of Bugger Gully.

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Feature · 5 Jun 2017

GR5 Vosges and Jura – walking the borderlands of France

When the time came to update their Cicerone guide, Les and Elizabeth Smith were happy to have an excuse to revisit the Vosges and Jura. This section of the GR5 winds down through...

Gear review: Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody

Article · 17 May 2017

Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody: A Gear Review

Cicerone's Joe Williams reviews the Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody, a jacket that isn't well known to many UK walkers, climbers and runners. The jacket – and its precursor the...

Ice in Tuscany

Feature · 9 May 2017

Ice in Tuscany

Cicerone author Gillian Price discovers a fascinating history of ice making in Tuscany. She shares some of the wonderful walking in the area and tells us more about the region's ice making traditions.

Where is the Drakensberg? The World Heritage Site you've never heard of

Article · 26 Apr 2017

Where is the Drakensberg? The World Heritage Site you've never heard of

Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; an extraordinary mountain range of huge peaks, towering basalt cliffs, massive sandstone outcrops, deep gorges and crystal-clear...