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An intro to... The Cotswold Way

Article · 6 Apr 2016

An intro to... The Cotswold Way

Have you ever wanted to walk the Cotswold Way? Here is a very quick introduction to this ideal first time trek.

A book containing many lifetimes of mountaineering possibilities

Article · 5 Apr 2016

A book containing many lifetimes of mountaineering possibilities

Think the world has been fully explored? There are over 395 unclimbed 6000m peaks in the area surrounding the Alps of Tibet, including the world's highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar...

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Article · 4 Apr 2016

Bhutan: Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

All eyes are on Bhutan now that William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit this little known Himalayan Kingdom in the spring. Isolated from the world until the 1950s and only open to foreigners from 1974, it has retained its...

Meet the map-makers of Mallorca

Article · 31 Mar 2016

Meet the map-makers of Mallorca

Paddy Dillon has been exploring Mallorca, much helped by his Alpina maps. No other maps come close to their level of detail, or include so much useful information for walkers.

An intro to... The Offa's Dyke Path

Article · 30 Mar 2016

An intro to... The Offa's Dyke Path

Have you ever wanted to walk the Offa's Dyke Path? Here is a very quick introduction to this historic trek along the boundary between England and Wales.

An intro to the Great Glen Way

Article · 24 Mar 2016

An intro to... the Great Glen Way

Have you ever wanted to walk the Great Glen Way? Here is a very quick introduction to this ideal first time long distance trail.

Win over £1000 of trekking gear

Article · 23 Mar 2016

Win over £1000 of trekking gear (now closed)

Win over £1000 worth of trekking gear with our incredible national trails competition.

The South West Coast Path

Article · 23 Mar 2016

An intro to... The South West Coast Path

An intro to... The South West Coast Path

American presidents cycling Cumbria

Article · 22 Mar 2016

US presidents (and presidential hopefuls) in Cumbria

Focusing on the cycling trips of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Richard Barrett looks back at the connections between US presidents and Cumbria.

Secrets of Mallorca's Trails

Article · 21 Mar 2016

Secrets of Mallorca's Trails

Paddy Dillon has been uncovering the secrets of trekking in Mallorca and sent these photos of the long-distance GR221 to make us jealous.

Dentdale

Article · 21 Mar 2016

A tour of Frostrow, in the Yorkshire Dales

With fine weather, and a half day to spare, discovering some new paths in Dentdale and the surrounding hills was a great way to spend a sunny morning in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Article · 11 Mar 2016

Skywatch: Canis Minor, Orion’s (little) canine helper

Dogged by a desire to learn more about the stars and constellations adorning our night sky? In this article, Astronomer Brian Jones concentrates on Canis Minor, ‘the Little...

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Article · 9 Mar 2016

A Tale of Six Guidebooks (Tell Us Your Story)

In a guest blog post, Mick Borroff tells us a tale of six guidebooks - how the weather led to some changes of plan, but it all worked out beautifully.

What did Wales ever do for us?

Article · 1 Mar 2016

What did Wales ever do for us?

Wales. What an odd little country with so many quirks like daffodils, sheep and St David. Here we ask ourselves "What did Wales ever do for us?"

The Danube by numbers

Article · 26 Feb 2016

The Danube by numbers

The Danube is a remarkably long river and following it from source to the sea makes for a largely easy cycle ride on, usually, very well maintained and signed paths. The history of the areas passed through are fascinating and diverse. Here, we take...

Malta: A very potted history

Article · 19 Feb 2016

Malta: A very potted history

In this blog post, Paddy Dillon gives us a very potted history of Malta - reputedly the most bombed country in the world - and certainly a fascinating place to go walking.

Snow over Langdale, in the heart of the Lake District

Article · 18 Feb 2016

Snow over Langdale, in the heart of the Lake District

The Lake District in winter can be harsh. Winter floods at the turn of the year brought misery to many, however at its best, the Lake District in winter can reveal the most...

Birds and buds in Andalucía

Article · 5 Feb 2016

Birds and buds in Andalucía

Andalucía is a beautiful place to walk and offers some of the best year-round walking in Europe. Cheap and easy to get to, from the UK at least, and boasting dramatic peaks of up to 3500m, Andalucía should be on your radar if you are looking for...

A quick chat with Paddy Dillon

Article · 5 Feb 2016

A quick chat with Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is one of Cicerone's most prolific authors and has written over 70 walking and trekking guidebooks. We pin him down to ask a few questions of this 'indefatigable long-distance walker'.

Walking in the Azores - these photos will make you jealous

Article · 3 Feb 2016

Walking in the Azores - these photos will make you jealous

Hardy trekker and guidebook author Paddy Dillon is in the Azores doing some research. He is making us jealous with these amazing photos.