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Five people you'll meet on the Pennine Way

Article · 2 Jun 2016

Five people you'll meet on the Pennine Way

Paddy Dillon is walking the Pennine Way in order to update his guidebook. Now that he has walked it several times it has become clear that there are several types of walkers that...

An intro to... The Thames Path

Article · 26 Apr 2016

An intro to... The Thames Path

A quick intro to the under appreciated Thames Path national trail - the best way into or out of London.

An intro to... The Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Article · 22 Apr 2016

An intro to... The Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Have you ever wanted to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path? Here is a very quick introduction to this wild and beautiful national trail.

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.

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.

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

Offa's Dyke

Feature · 11 Mar 2016

Exploring Offa's Dyke Path

Cicerone author Mike Dunn explores the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, a long-distance walk along the English-Welsh border between Sedbury (near Chepstow) and Prestatyn. He discoveres more about one of Britain's ancient monuments and uncoveres an...

Lea Valley, Top 10 Easy First Treks

Article · 7 Aug 2015

Top 10 Easy First Treks

Thinking of doing your first long distance walk but need some advice? Have a look at our top ten easy first time treks.

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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...

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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.

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...

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

The Cotswold Way – why a national trail?

The Cotswold Way is Britain's newest national trail. Kev Reynolds reflects on the unique qualities of the Cotswold Way, Britain's 19th national trail, and on why it is that once walked, you are likely to return time and again to explore and...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

The Wales Coast Path: Not a stroll along the beach

The Wales Coast Path sneaked up on expert guidebook author, Paddy Dillon. One moment there was talk about creating a continuous coastal path around the country, and the next...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

Long-distance Walking: What the human body's for

Trekking expert and Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull summarises the history, pleasures and different types of long distance walking we have in the UK.

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)...

Great Glen Way

Article · 6 Aug 2013

Planning to walk your first National Trail? How about the Great Glen Way?

There's no shortage of options in the Cicerone range of guidebooks for long-distance walks across the UK. But if you want to walk your first National Trail, then the Great Glen...

Discover the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

Article · 31 Jul 2013

National Trails – Discover the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

The end of one national trail is often fairly close to the start of another, but not in Norfolk. The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path is far removed from the network of national...

Speyside Way

Article · 10 Jul 2012

Discover the Speyside Way, Dava Way and Moray Coast Trail

The Speyside Way is a superb long-distance Scottish Great Trail. It runs for 66 miles from Aviemore to Buckie, with relatively little ascent or descent whilst passing through some...

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...