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Article · 4 Jun 2015

Skywatch Summer: Ursa Major

Even if you’ve not heard of Alcor, Mizar or Liebknecht’s ‘spurious planet’ you’ve probably heard of the Great Bear (or the Plough which is part of the Great Bear). It’s one of the big beasts of the summer night sky in the northern...

Crevasse Rescue Techniques

Article · 30 Apr 2015

Crevasse Rescue Techniques

In this article expert mountaineer Hilary Sharp details Crevasse Rescue Techniques to use when trekking. The first reaction to one of the walkers falling into a crevasse can determine success or failure.

How to travel across a glacier

Article · 30 Apr 2015

How to travel across a glacier

Hilary Sharp, expert mountaineer and holder of the International Mountain Leader award, explains the safest way to travel across a glacier. Part two of the article focusses on Crevasse Rescue Techniques. It pays to be prepared!

The Rhine Cycle Route with a Cicerone Guide

Article · 27 Apr 2015

The Rhine Cycle Route: from source to sea

The Rhine Cycle Route, passing through six countries, is a delightful journey and one that continues to inspire Mike Wells, author of the Cicerone Press guidebook. In this blog...

Best Bike for Cycle Touring

Article · 23 Apr 2015

What is the best bike for cycle touring?

Cycle touring is a brilliant activity for people of all ages and most levels of fitness. In this blog post, Cicerone Press author Richard Barrett explains what, in his opinion, is the best bike for cycle touring.

Paddy Dillon meets a reader

Article · 21 Apr 2015

Paddy Dillon meets a reader

Paddy Dillon, author of many Cicerone walking and trekking guidebooks, seems to be walking and either researching new guides or updating old ones every day. But it's not often he has chance to chat to guidebook users such as James.

Lake District High level fells

Article · 20 Apr 2015

Caring for the Lake District High Fells

Vivienne Crow, author of Cicerone's guide to the Lake District High Level and Fell Walks, is passionate about not only enjoying the fells but caring for them too. Here she explains a couple of important conservation projects, as well as some of the...

What kit should I take on a mountain walk?

Article · 15 Apr 2015

What kit should I take on a mountain walk?

Vivienne Crow, author of several Cicerone Press walking guides to Cumbria and the Lake District, answers the frequently asked question 'What kit should I take on a mountain walk?'.

Tour of the Bernina

Article · 13 Apr 2015

What is it like to stay in a mountain refuge?

A lot of Cicerone authors like to recommend staying in refuges whilst walking or trekking in the Alps, the Himalaya, or other long-distance walks. But what are they like? Do you...

What is a sportive?

Article · 10 Apr 2015

What is a sportive?

Author Colin Dennis explains all about sportives - what is a sportive and how fit do you have to be to do one?

The best time to go to The Hebrides

Article · 10 Apr 2015

The best time to go to The Hebrides

When is the best time of year to go to The Hebrides? Peter Edwards, author of the new Cicerone Press guidebook to The Hebrides, explains that each season offers its own special reasons to visit this incredible island group.

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Article · 10 Mar 2015

Skywatch Spring: Canis Major

The second of a seasonal series on exploring the night sky. This article focuses on looking out for Canis Major and Sirius in the spring night sky of the northern hemisphere, just one of author and astronomer Brian Jones’ occasional series to help...

Wye Valley Cicerone Guidebook

Article · 3 Mar 2015

Wye not try Walking in the Wye Valley with a Cicerone Guidebook

The variety of walks in Mike Dunn's new Cicerone guidebook to Walking in the Wye Valley means there is something for everyone in this beautiful area. Following the fourth-largest...

Walking on Lanzarote with a Cicerone Guide

Article · 24 Feb 2015

Walking on Lanzarote with a Cicerone guidebook

In this blog post, two regular Cicerone fans go walking on Lanzarote with the aid of a Cicerone guidebook. They took the latest edition of Paddy Dillon's guide Walking on...

James takes on Glaramara with the help of Mark Richards' guidebook.

Article · 19 Feb 2015

James takes on Glaramara with the help of Mark Richards' guidebook.

James Benson takes on Glaramara with the help of Mark Richards' guidebook. Sacred summits: Olympus, Kailash, Ararat, Athos, Glaramara, Fuji... Glaramara?

Why You Should Walk The Wales Coast Path

Article · 19 Feb 2015

Why You Should Walk The Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path, the subject of Paddy Dillon's new Cicerone guide, seems to be in the news a lot and has caught the nation's attention. This well-waymarked 870 mile route is adaptable for all levels of walkers and features glorious parts of the...

A day walking in the Trossachs

Article · 14 Feb 2015

A day walking in the Trossachs

Discovering the walking possibilities in the Trossachs revealed within Ronald Turnbull's guidebook to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. It's early February, and the weather forecast is promising. We have the perfect excuse for a trip to Scotland.

Tour of Mont Blanc and Peru - amazing experiences and excellent books

Article · 12 Feb 2015

Tour of Mont Blanc and Peru - amazing experiences and excellent books

Cicerone have just received this delightful email from happy customers who walked the Tour of Mont Blanc and hiked in Peru's Sacred Valley using our guidebooks. They conclude "who...

The gates that once marked the Iron Curtain are now permanently open

Article · 10 Feb 2015

Danube Cycleway - Cycling Through History

Choose to enjoy the Danube Cycleway and not only will you experience some incredible scenery and fairly easy cycling on this 2987km route but you will journey through some...

10 Reasons to Love The Southern Uplands

Article · 5 Feb 2015

10 Reasons to Love The Southern Uplands

We take a closer look at the Southern Uplands - an underappreciated range - with the help of our favourite eccentric Ronald Turnbull, author of the recently published guide to the area.