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Tell Us Your Story: Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley

Article · 15 Jan 2014

Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley (Tell Us Your Story)

Reader Richard Evans enjoys the walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley and has written to Cicerone to tell us about it. Thanks Richard!

Walking the Italian Lakes

Article · 17 Dec 2013

Walking the Italian Lakes (Tell Us Your Story)

On our second day we planned to summit Monte Grona. It rained the night before and dark clouds were sitting low on the mountain tops as we drove towards Breglia and as we got...

 A walk from Santa Maria Maggiori to Zermatt

Article · 19 Sep 2013

A walk from Santa Maria Maggiori to Zermatt (Tell Us Your Story)

In August this year we walked from St Maria Maggiore to the Matterhorn, 9 days passing through Val Grande, Valsesia and the southern section of the Cicerone Tour of Monte Rosa...

Peru's Inca Trails

Article · 30 Jul 2013

Mountain Biking Peru's Inca Trails

It's been said that the mountain biking in the Peruvian Andes is some of the best to be found anywhere in the world, and if the photos in our new guidebook are anything to go by, then I'm inclined to agree. Peru's Sacred Valley features a dizzying...

GR7 Route Andalucia

Article · 29 Jul 2013

Walking the GR7 route in Andalucia - top tips for anyone planning a trip

Check out our top tips for anyone planning to walk the GR7 long-distance route in Andalucia. Walking the GR7 in Andalucia is a fantastic experience, with good weather, varied and...

Gillian Price - Stelvio National Park

Article · 22 Jul 2013

Friendships at La Forcola in the Stelvio National Park

Author Gillian Price tells a story of an alpine adventure and a new friendship whilst walking in the Stelvio National Park.

Arnside and Warton Crag

Article · 15 Jun 2013

Arnside and Warton Crag

Two very sunny walks on the edge of the Lake District.

Why choose to check the GR5 French Alps

Article · 9 Oct 2012

Why choose to trek the GR5 through the French Alps?

A graceful ridge soars away to the south, its flanks of grass and faded alpen rose like rippled antique green velvet, enticing your eyes and quickening your heart. This was to be...

Stelvio National Park

Article · 28 Sep 2012

Close encounters of the bird kind in Italy's Stelvio National Park

It was one of those crystal clear days in the Alps when you can see all the way to Mont Blanc, and Cicerone author Gillian Price and her partner Nicola were entranced by the magic...

Isle of Harris

Article · 11 Jun 2012

Isle of Harris: Paradise Found by Cicerone author

While researching routes for the Cicerone guide to walking in the Hebrides, author Peter Edwards reckons he has visited some of the very finest beaches on the planet: 'During the...

Hadrian's Wall

Article · 6 Jun 2012

An enjoyable stroll along Hadrian's Wall

A bit of time off work happily coincided with the recent spell of fine weather. I had a loose plan in the back of my mind that I quite fancied walking a section of Hadrian's Wall, so I chucked a copy of the Cicerone guide to the National Trail in my...

Pennine Bridleway

Article · 18 May 2012

The Pennine Bridleway (Tell Us Your Story)

For a while I'd had my eye on the northern section of the Pennine Bridleway running from the top of the Mary Townley Loop (MTL) back to Newby Head near Dent. I marked up the...

The GR5 Trail

Article · 3 Apr 2012

The GR5 Trail (Tell Us Your Story)

Last year we decided to walk the Traverse of the Alps, from Thonon on Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean coast at Nice, 420 miles across the high Alps, mainly in France but crossing into Switzerland for part of the walk and hugging the French/Italian...

Mountain Walking In Southern Catalunya

Article · 7 Feb 2012

Cicerone author Mountain Walking in Southern Catalunya - Roca Xapada

You know that walk of yours that goes up to the Roca Xapada and then returns the same route? Well it can be done as a circuit. We've found a really good route up Xapada using a...

Walking in South Lakeland

Article · 27 Jan 2012

Walking in South Lakeland (Tell Us Your Story)

The walk we followed was a stunning discovery from the necessity to squeeze it in on a winter's afternoon. So I consulted the Cicerone, Walks in Lakeland - South Lakes book and...

Chamonix To Zermatt

Article · 25 Jan 2012

The classic Haute Route (Tell Us Your Story)

The morning couldn't come quick enough; a pleasant evening meal shared with our dorm fellows was followed by an Olympic display of torrential snoring putting pay to our best laid...

High Tatras Mountains

Article · 23 Jan 2012

A trip to The High Tatras Mountains of Poland and Slovakia

The latest edition of the Cicerone guide to the High Tatras just landed on my desk, bringing back fond memories of one of my first walking holidays. My trip was to the Polish...

Arctic Circle Trail

Article · 1 Dec 2011

Walking the Arctic Circle Trail

If remote walking in isolated and pristine mountain wilderness is your thing read on. As two wilderness loving people, we decided to set off for the unknown shores of Greenland this summer.

Watzmann Ostwand

Article · 24 Nov 2011

Solo climb of the Watzmann Ostwand, via the Berchtesgatner Weg, Berchtesgaten, Bavarian Alps

Solo climb of the Watzmann Ostwand, via the Berchtesgatner Weg, Berchtesgaten, in the Bavarian Alps. This climb has 1800 meter of vertical elevation from the bottom of the face to...

Tibet Lhasa Potala Palace

Article · 13 Jul 2011

Cicerone authors revisit Tibet

There's something strangely compelling about visiting Tibet. Call it magical or mysterious, mystical or spiritual; Tibet is a captivating and powerfully addictive place. The mountain scenery is breathtaking and staggering, the altitude is...