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View from the summit of Snowdon

Feature · 27 Mar 2021

The UK's first national parks celebrate 70 years

2021 sees the 70th anniversary of the UK’s first national parks. Here, Cicerone's Natalie Simpson takes a look back at the campaign for their creation and the legislation that...

Camino Primitivo

Video · 23 Mar 2021

Walking the Camino Primitivo

Hiking the Camino Primitivo with a Cicerone guidebook adds to the enjoyment of the amazing, more mountainous route. The 355km route begins in Oviedo, but the guidebook provides a two stage description linking from Villaviciosa on the Camino del...

Family activities

Focus · 21 Mar 2021

Family-friendly outdoor adventures

Routes and ideas for the holidays – walks, bike rides, hiking, paddling, scrambles and overnight camps. Share outdoor adventures with the whole family, have fun together and inspire the youngsters to love and cherish wild and rural landscapes.

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Article · 20 Mar 2021

The Sandlings Walk in a day

Stephen Dunnett returned from a trip to New Zealand and a country in lockdown. All events were cancelled and the challenge became staying motivated. Here he suggests that planning for the future is a positive way to prepare for the freedom that will...

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Podcast · 17 Mar 2021

Sustainable walking in the Lake District and new Fellranger series with Mark Richards and Gill Haigh

With iconic lakes and mountains, the Lake District National Park is one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations and attracts millions of visitors every year. In this...

Paul Rose and John Fleetwood live

Live · 4 May 2021

Scrambling in the Lake District with Paul Rose and John Fleetwood

In our May Cicerone Live event, join Cicerone author John Fleetwood and special guest Paul Rose to explore scrambling in the Lake District.

the best short walks

Focus · 11 Mar 2021

The best short walks and day walks in the UK

Have you recently discovered the joys and benefits of walking, and want to explore beyond your own back yard? Or maybe you are a keen and experienced walker looking for new ideas?...

gill scrambling

Article · 11 Mar 2021

What is gill scrambling?

Gill scrambling is something of an acquired taste that some find hideous and others consider to be the very best scrambling. Gill scrambling demands self-imposed rules for maximum enjoyment. John Fleetwood

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Feature · 6 Mar 2021

Hiking in Romania's Apuseni and Retezat Mountains

Keen to explore the mountains of Romania, Mick Borroff set off for a fortnight of hiking, caving and scrambling. Spending a week in each area, Mick discovered the best that the...

Camino Frances event

Live · 6 Apr 2021

The Camino de Santiago: Camino Francés with Sandy Brown and Ivar Rekve

In our April Cicerone Live event, join Cicerone, Sandy Brown and Ivar Rekve to explore the Camino de Santiago: Camino Francés.

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Podcast · 3 Mar 2021

Self-guided walking holidays with Ben Roughton from Contours Walking Holidays

From the Coast to Coast to the West Highland Way, Contours Walking Holidays offer a range of self-guided walking holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Many of...

Robert Louis Stevenson statue

Article · 27 Feb 2021

In the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson on the GR70

Some 140 years after Robert Louis Stevenson and his donkey Modestine set out on their 12-day hike through France's Velay and Cevennes regions, Nike Werstroh, the author of...

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Feature · 20 Feb 2021

9 days fell walking in the Lake District

Lesley and Jonathan Williams walked the entire 9-stage route of Lesley's book, The Tour of the Lake District, which explores the very best of the Lake District’s valleys and fells

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Podcast · 17 Feb 2021

Hiking in Norway and Sweden with Ute Koninx and Mike Laing

Whether trekking the Kungsleden in Sweden or choosing a shorter hike from Cicerone’s new guidebook to Hiking in Norway: South, the beautifully varied landscape of Scandinavia...

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Feature · 13 Feb 2021

Five best scrambles in the Lake District

The Lake District offers many scrambles, ranging from family-friendly rambles to iconic routes only suitable for experienced climbers. In his two new guidebooks to 'Scrambles in the Lake District', John Fleetwood has recorded over 390 individual...

Lake District Buttermere

Focus · 13 Feb 2021

Fells and lakes of the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is central to the county of Cumbria in north-west England. For outdoor activities there is a wide range of choice, from easy lakeside walks, walking routes on the high fells including the best-known tops of Scafell...

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Video · 10 Feb 2021

Walking the Tour of the Lake District

The Tour of the Lake District is a nine-day walking route exploring many of the best fells and valleys of the Lake District National Park. The tour covers nearly 150km with high level options on five of the nine days, providing opportunities to...

Robert Louis Stevenson

Video · 6 Feb 2021

Discovering the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (GR70)

Greg Chase followed in Robert Louis Stevenson's footsteps in the mountains of southern France – and made a film!

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Podcast · 3 Feb 2021

Bendrigg Trust: inclusion and accessibility in the outdoors (with Martha Wood)

Based between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, Bendrigg Trust is a residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people of...

Ute Koninx and Mike Laing live

Live · 2 Feb 2021

Ute Koninx and Mike Laing on hiking in Norway and Sweden

In our February Cicerone Live event, join Cicerone and authors Ute Koninx and Mike Laing to discover the delights of hiking in Scandinavia.