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From Nuffield the Ridgeway heads across open fields (photo: Steve Davison)

Article · 18 Jul 2018

In sunlight and in shadow: walking the Ridgeway long-distance trail

Nigel Kemp fulfils a long-held ambition to walk the Ridgeway long-distance trail from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon in this remote part of southern central England.

The Test at Wherwell

Article · 7 Jul 2018

Chalk hills and watermills along Hampshire's Test Way

Malcolm Leatherdale, author of the Cicerone guidebook to the Test Way, explores the River Test and its important economic history. He visits plenty of mills along the way,...

Playa de Berria

Article · 6 Jun 2018

Hidden Gem - The Northern Caminos

Our hidden gem this month is a guide to the Northern Caminos - covering three different routes to Santiago de Compostela, away from the crowds of the main route.

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Article · 6 Jan 2018

Hidden Gem - Walking the Jurassic Coast

Our hidden gem of the month is Walking the Jurassic Coast - a lovely and easy to understand book describing both the geology and the walking in this area.

The Wetlands Of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Feature · 13 Oct 2017

Re-imagining the city: quiet ways along London’s ‘other’ rivers

Imagine a land of forgotten tributaries, hidden history and resurgent nature, where a fox might be spied far from any hen-coop, or a pair of coots build their nest with cast-offs...

North Downs Way Trosley Country Park

Feature · 12 Sep 2017

Rewalking the North Downs Way

Updating his North Downs Way guide, Kev Reynolds reconnects with the beauty and history of this easily-overlooked National Trail.

The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is host to three long-distance trails

Article · 12 Jul 2017

Walking in Suffolk - three easy week long trails

Suffolk is the ideal place for a quick and easy long-distance walking holiday on the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk, or the Sandlings Walk.

The North Downs Way

Article · 1 Jul 2017

An intro to... The North Downs Way

Would you like to try an easy long-distance walk that showcases the best of the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs? The North Downs Way may be for you.

An Intro to... The South Downs Way

Article · 17 Jun 2017

An intro to... The South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is an excellent choice for a quick and easy long-distance walk within a short drive from Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton or London. Here is a quick introduction to the national trail.

Walking on the Isle of Wight, written by Paul Curtis

Article · 27 May 2017

Walking on the Isle of Wight: A Sample Route

Here’s a sample route from the new Cicerone guidebook to Walking on the Isle of Wight, written by Paul Curtis. This 2 1/2 hour walk is 6.6 miles long and is graded easy to...

Try a sample route from our Walking in Norfolk guidebook

Article · 22 Mar 2017

Try a sample route from our Walking in Norfolk guidebook

Try walking in Norfolk with this sample route. The county is far more varied than most outsiders imagine, with several distinct and unique landscapes. As well as Broads and the...

An intro to... The Pilgrim's Way or 'England's Camino'

Article · 17 Feb 2017

An intro to... The Pilgrim's Way or 'England's Camino'

Have you ever wanted to walk the Pilgrim's Way? Here is a very quick introduction to this ancient pilgrimage.

St  Catherines  Chapel Near  Guildford

Feature · 6 Feb 2017

The Pilgrims' Way or England's Camino

A new guide to The Pilgrims' Way traces the authentic, ancient pilgrimage route from Winchester to Canterbury, with a link of equal historical importance from London. Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales suggests that April is the time to go on...

The 5 most beautiful places on Guernsey

Article · 3 Feb 2017

The 5 most beautiful places on Guernsey

Guernsey is a wonderful destination for walkers, as Paddy Dillon and many others know well. In this blog post Sherpa Expeditions choose the 5 most beautiful places on Guernsey.

The Ridgeway National Trail: Did you know?

Article · 15 Nov 2016

The Ridgeway National Trail: Did you know?

The Ridgeway is a fantastic long-distance walking route through the south of England. Here are 8 things you may not know about this wonderful National Trail.

Camino Aragon

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

An ancient landscape: the archaeology of the North Wessex Downs

England's 33 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) have been described as the ‘jewels of the English landscape’, and the North Wessex Downs, the third largest of these...

10 things you didn't know about the Cotswolds

Article · 20 Jul 2016

10 things you didn't know about the Cotswolds

Damian Hall, record-breaking ultrarunner and author of Walking in the Cotswolds, suggests 10 things you didn't know about his favourite stomping ground.

Stonehenge S

Article · 17 Jul 2016

An intro to... The Great Stones Way

You have probably been underestimating the Great Stones Way. Here is a very quick introduction to this perfect first long distance trail.

Damian Hall SWCP Record

Feature · 11 Jul 2016

In The Long Run - South West Coast Path Record

Running the South West Coast Path marked the culmination of a journey from hiker to runner for Cicerone guidebook author Damian Hall. On the 24th of May Damian reached Minehead,...

An Introduction to the Kennet and Avon Canal

Article · 29 Jun 2016

An intro to... The Kennet and Avon canal

Have you ever wanted to walk the Kennet and Avon Canal? Here is a very quick introduction to this fascinating long distance walk.