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Top Tips for European Trek Packing

Feature · 4 Jun 2015

Top tips for European trek packing

Jonathan Williams, Cicerone’s Publisher, and Lesley Williams, Cicerone’s Marketing Director, open the lid on some of their secrets for trekking with a light rucksack but still taking everything you need to be comfortable. You can download their...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Climb Every Mountain: A musical history tour above Salzburg

The Sound of Music and Hitler's Eagles Nest are secondary to the stunning walking and trekking in the hills of Berchtesgaden, close to Salzburg. Andy Hodges describes some walking...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

A wealth of walking on the Isle of Man

As the second edition of his guidebook to the Island is published, Terry Marsh recalls some of the highlights of visiting, walking and geocaching on, and writing about, the Isle of Man over almost 70 years – and discovering new delights on every...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Cycling the Romantic Road

Neil and Judith Forsyth share the art, architecture and larger-than-life characters of one of the oldest tourist routes in the world, the Romantic Road through Bavaria in southern Germany, from the River Main to the Alps.

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Jebel el Kest: A stunning day in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

The ascent of Jebel el Kest in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas is a stunning day in remote mountains – one of the very best hill days. Cicerone’s Publisher, Jonathan Williams, explored...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

How to go long-distance walking with a dog

Bringing your dog with you on a multi-day walking trip need not be as daunting a prospect as you might think. In fact it's a delight, and well worth the additional planning and...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Despatches from Nepal

In the terrible Gorkha earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, over 7,000 people are now known to have been killed and hundreds of thousands made homeless. Many members of our Cicerone community will have lost friends and seen reports of devastation...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

Wild about Mull

The Isle of Mull, just a short ferry ride from Oban on Scotland's west coast, has much to offer the walker, as well as wildlife watching opportunities for those quieter, less energetic days. Cicerone author Terry Marsh shares some of the sights that...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

The Cumbria High Way

The delightful Cumbria Way through the idyllic English Lake District is well known and well loved. Here John Gillham explains the inspiration behind the alternative, rather more challenging, version included in his guidebook to this classic route.

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

Lighten that load

Inveterate backpacker and guidebook writer Paddy Dillon warns of the dangers of carrying an over-heavy pack and shares his tips on packing light to make sure you get the most out of your long-distance walk or international trek.

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

Spring and autumn in the Drôme Provencale

Local trek leader Hilary Sharp highlights the best places to walk in spring and autumn in the Drôme Provençale area of southern France, including Mont Ventoux, Saint Julien,...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

How to choose your guides, bikes and mules in Peru's Sacred Valley

Will Janecek, for several years an adventure tour guide and hotelier in Ollantaytambo, Peru, shares his advice on the best way to go walking, biking or trekking – on foot or by...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

The South Downs Way National Trail in winter

Lesley Williams shares the highs and lows of walking the South Downs Way, a national trail between Winchester and Eastbourne, in the dank and dreary depths of February and with a...

Climbing in the Pyrenees

Feature · 25 Mar 2015

A difficult day in the Pyrenees

An extract from A Walk in the Clouds by Kev Reynolds reveals that sometimes you can have 'Something of a doo-day'. This story takes place in the Pyrenees, near the valley d'Oô.

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Feature · 23 Mar 2015

In search of wildlife on Speyside

Outdoor writer Terry Marsh takes time to get up close to some of the wildlife of the Cairngorms and Speyside regions of Scotland, and discusses how best we can both enjoy and protect our more endangered animals within their native habitat.

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Feature · 23 Mar 2015

VAM: A Naismith’s rule for cyclists

Cicerone author and keen cyclist Richard Barrett shares his tips on working out how much those steeper climbs will slow you down. Here, he explains VAM - (velocità ascensionale media) a method for estimating your speed when cycling through hills...

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Feature · 10 Mar 2015

Porthmadog to Cardigan on the Welsh Coast Path

John Jones, author of the Cicerone guide to the Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast path, explores some of the Wales Coast Path, along the heritage coastline of Cardigan Bay.

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Feature · 10 Mar 2015

Spring flowers of the Fenouillèdes, France

Spring is a gorgeous time of the year, no matter where you are. For Kat Morgenstern, however, one of the best places to spend the season of flowers is in the Fenouillèdes, in the...

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

Winter walking trails in the Black Forest

A guide to making the most of the Black Forest's dedicated winter walking and snowshoeing trails, in the mountains of southern Germany.

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

The wilder side of the Wye: Plynlimon to Tintern

Mike Dunn, author of Cicerone’s new guide to ‘Walking in the Wye Valley’, suggests lots of walks for exploring the best of this much-loved area, away from the tourist...