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Full of beans on the way up Loughrigg

Article · 13 Apr 2019

The first fells for children – six of the best Lakeland summits for all the family

​Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating are co-authors of Cicerone’s Outdoor Adventures with Children – Lake District. Here, they describe a selection of their favourite routes to...

Smiles all round on the climbing session

News · 27 Feb 2019

Bendrigg Trust: A family have a fun weekend

Cicerone are delighted to be fundraising for the Bendrigg Trust as part of our 50th Year celebrations. Here we have an update of how this money can help families like the Eykyn...

Pic7 On Talkin Fell Above Geltsdale

Feature · 25 Nov 2018

In the garden of Eden

In an age when nature is constantly being pushed to the fringes – by housing, farming, infrastructure developments and by our own busy, urban-centric lives – encounters with wildlife are increasingly rare and increasingly precious. Vivienne...

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News · 7 Nov 2018

Cicerone Open Evening and Talks: Friday 16th November

Cicerone are hosting an open evening in conjunction with the Kendal Mountain Festival. Join us on the 16th November for a trekking workshop followed by a talk on Greenland by...

Wastwater reflections, an almost perfect mirror image on a calm day ((Stage 5)

Article · 14 Feb 2018

Hidden Gem - Tour of the Lake District

Our hidden gem this month is the Tour of the Lake District. It’s just a great idea – take a week of holiday in the Lake District and see all the best sights.

High Pike 658M The Highest Point Of The Cumbria Way

Article · 8 Nov 2017

How NOT to walk the Cumbria Way

Natalie Simpson reflects on her first long-distance experience - a failed attempt on the Cumbria Way - and the lessons she has since learned. 

Survey Column Tarn Cragg

Article · 4 Oct 2017

Explore these quieter Lake District alternatives

Cicerone's Natalie Simpson suggests some of her favourite hot spots of the Lake District - guaranteed to be as beautiful but less busy than the main trails.

View Of Catbells

Article · 16 Sep 2017

My first visit to the Lake District: Humbled by Catbells

Cicerone author Tom Martens recounts his first experience of backpacking in the Lake District - luckily he had brought waterproofs.

Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

Article · 10 May 2017

Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

In this video, trail runner and Cicerone author Kingsley Jones shows us a day out running in the Lake District.

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Feature · 24 Apr 2017

Lake District fell running - the lure of the fells

Kingsley Jones lives in Ambleside and is the author of Cicerone's ‘Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District’. The project has been a personal journey and has taken years to...

Geoff Cain With Bike A Coventry Eagle I Think

Article · 15 Apr 2017

Memoirs of a wartime cycle tour in the Lake District

Cicerone’s Natalie shares an extract from her grandfather Geoff Cain’s memoirs. Here, he recounts ‘an epic Lakeland journey’: a single-day solo cycle tour around the Lake...

Wansfell and Troutbeck trail run

Article · 8 Apr 2017

Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District: A sample route

Here's a sample route from the new Cicerone guidebook to Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District, written by Kingsley Jones. This level 2 run is 6 miles long with an expected...

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News · 23 Feb 2017

First issue of "Lakeland's Favourite Magazine" comes home for seventieth anniversary

A rare copy of the first edition of Cumbria magazine has been returned to the publisher's office from the other side of the world – on the eve of the magazine's seventieth...

Autumn lakeshore In The Lake District

Feature · 2 Oct 2016

Autumn in the Lake District

Beautiful autumnal photos of the Lake District, including Grasmere, Windemere and Buttermere, among other areas, courtesy of fantastic photographer and friend of Cicerone, Andrew Clayborough.

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Article · 1 Sep 2016

A Spotlight On: George Fisher

Here at Cicerone it’s our mission to help give people a ‘great time on the hill’. To support us in this mission we are really chuffed our guidebooks are widely available in bricks and mortar shops not just in the UK, but all around the world...

Summer in the Lake District

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

Summer in the Lake District

Camera in hand, Andrew Clayborough ventured out to Mellbreak in the western Lakes to soak up some sweet summer scenery. Here he takes a walk up Mellbreak above Buttermere.

A midsummer night's Fellranger walk

Article · 24 Jun 2016

A midsummer night's Fellranger walk

Sian and Natalie from the Cicerone office decided to make use of the longest day's additional light by doing a midsummer night Fellranger walk. And then Sian even went for a swim - we've got a brave Head of Production!

Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

Article · 17 May 2016

Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

Cicerone's Joe Williams discusses Charlie Ramsay's Round, a long distance mountain running challenge in Scotland, and one of his recent training runs.

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Feature · 8 May 2016

Tips for fast-and-fun touring on carbon bikes

Author of Cicerone guidebook, Cycling in the Lake District, Richard Barrett sheds some light on, well, touring light. From cross-dressing to communal toothpaste, he shares some...

A run with my heroes?

Article · 13 Apr 2016

A run with my heroes? Trail running with the Salomon team.

Cicerone's Joe Williams goes trail running in the Lake District with the Salomon team and reports back for the rest of us.