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Crux constellation

Article · 16 Dec 2014

Skywatch Winter: Orion the Mighty Hunter

Astronomy is the oldest of the sciences. People have been gazing at the night sky since before recorded history. Modern telescopes allow astronomers to see objects so distant that the light we are seeing from them set off before the formation of our...

A Taste of Sicily

Article · 18 Nov 2014

A taste of Sicily

Italy is known for fresh food and delicious flavours and here Gillian Price, author of Walking in Sicily, suggests some essentials to taste after a pleasant Sicilian stroll.

Walking in Provence with a Cicerone Guide

Article · 12 Nov 2014

Walking in Provence - Provence est très belle

C'est vrai, Provence is very beautiful. From short strolls to longer more challenging walks there is something for everyone to enjoy in this area of France. In this excerpt of...

Derwentshore

Article · 5 Aug 2014

The Cumbria Way, and the highest YHA bunkhouse in England

A weekend backpacking trip on the Cumbria Way provided a great excuse to stay at Skiddaw House a remote, characterful old building that occupies an isolated position 470m (1540ft)...

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Article · 24 Jul 2014

Trekking in Manaslu

For those who love the mountains, the Himalayas are one of those necessary pilgrimage destinations. On its slopes live ancient people of great hospitality and generosity; on their summits the alpinists feats are saved in search for eternity.

Skye Trail

Article · 14 Jul 2014

Tackle a challenging long-distance walk with the Skye Trail

The Isle of Skye holds a special place in people's hearts and the best way to experience the island properly is by tackling the Skye Trail.

Gran Canaria Summit Gran

Article · 17 Mar 2014

Walking on Gran Canaria (Tell Us Your Story)

We woke up to a warm and sunny Christmas day. We were on Gran Canaria and spent every day of our holiday exploring this island on foot. Our plan for Christmas day was to walk up...

Visit Germany's Black Forest

Article · 7 Feb 2014

24,000 reasons to visit Germany's Black Forest

How many reasons do you need to visit Germany's Black Forest? How about 24000?

Greenland - Walking the Arctic Circle Trail

Article · 2 Feb 2014

Greenland - Walking the Arctic Circle Trail

The very idea of trekking the longest waymarked trail in Greenland must conjure up images of endless ice-fields, marauding polar bears, desperate struggles for survival and huge...

Why I wrote Via Ferratas of the French Alps

Article · 24 Jan 2014

Why I wrote Via Ferratas of the French Alps

Cicerone author Richard Miller tells us about how to came to write the guidebook to Via Ferratas of the French Alps and what he loves about the area. Like so many Cicerone...

The Via Francigena - a pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome

Article · 18 Jan 2014

The Via Francigena - a pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome

The Via Francigena ('the way through France') is a long-distance walk with a difference - a 1900km pilgrimage on foot from Canterbury to Rome. People have been making pilgrimages...

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!

Lakeland Fellrangers

Article · 10 Jan 2014

Walked all the Lakeland Fellrangers? Then add your name to the official register

Completers of all 227 Lakeland FELLRANGER fell summits can be now added to the official hillwalkers register, and apply for a certificate. Details on how to apply can be found on...

Walking

Article · 6 Jan 2014

So, which trek to do next?

Karen from Billings, Montana emailed to ask for suggestions for which alpine trek she should tackle next after her Chamonix-Zermatt and Alta Via 2 treks. Cicerone publisher Jonathan Williams runs through the main options in Austria, France, Italy,...

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...

Walking in Essex

Article · 14 Nov 2013

Looking for fantastic and varied walking? Then check out walking in Essex...

Essex may not be high on many walkers' hit lists. In fact it probably doesn't feature at all. But to overlook this corner of England is to overlook some fantastic and varied...

Walking in Norfolk

Article · 13 Nov 2013

The Best Bits of Walking in Norfolk

We caught up with Laurence Mitchell, Cicerone author of Walking in Norfolk to find out a bit more about which part of Norfolk he likes the best.

Walking on Gran Canaria with a Cicerone Guide

Article · 24 Oct 2013

Winter sunshine walking on Gran Canaria

Tell someone you're off to Gran Canaria and they'll inevitably think of beaches, resorts and advise you on a good book to soak up the sun. But concentrating solely on one small, sandy bit of coastline, or not stepping away from the bars in Las...

Forest of Dean

Article · 8 Oct 2013

Quintessential Autumn walking in the Forest of Dean

Too often, autumn means lengthy rain, gusting winds and overcast skies. But there are days - maybe not as frequent as we'd like - when the clouds clear and autumn becomes a...

Walking with your dog on the Cotswold Way

Article · 24 Sept 2013

Trekking with a dog

Multi-day walking with a dog is not as daunting a prospect as you might think, in fact it's a delight, and well worth the additional planning required. Having recently returned from walking the Cotswold Way with her Labrador Cassie, here are...