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Living among trees

Article · On 24 Mar 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

Kev Reynolds describes life in his old home in Kent, where the trees surrounding the house obscured the view of Ashdown Forest, but that was just fine. Illustrations by Clare...
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Springtime walks in confinement

Article · On 21 Mar 2020 by Hilary Sharp

Confinement has put normal life on hold in France. But for Cicerone author Hilary Sharp, who lives in Provence, brief walks in the local area to enjoy the spring sunshine...
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From roadside to mountain top: Taking photographs in Skye’s Cuillin Mountains

Feature · On 15 Mar 2020 by Adrian Trendall

Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a top tourist destination; its mountains a mecca for climbers and walkers but also a stunning opportunity for photographers of all abilities and fitness levels...
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Walking in the enchanted New Forest

Feature · On 8 Mar 2020 by Steve Davison

The New Forest is a unique and captivating landscape of open heath and ancient woodland tucked into south-west Hampshire and south-east Wiltshire. Steve Davison takes a look.
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Flinders Island: a hiking jewel in the Bass Strait

Feature · On 22 Feb 2020 by Sean Benz

If you’re looking for somewhere different, rarely visited, incredibly beautiful and with diverse walking opportunities, then Flinders Island should be ranked high on your list of places to go, says...
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The Cuillin Ridge Light

Feature · On 15 Feb 2020 by Adrian Trendall

The Cuillin Ridge Light is the best ridge in the UK for mere mortals. It uses cunning and knowledge to take the easiest line, hard climbs are bypassed and the...
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A wee tour of Ben Nevis: A multi-day hike around 'the Ben'

Feature · On 9 Feb 2020 by Sean Benz

The Annapurna Circuit and the tours of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa are just a few of the routes that journey around those high mountains and draw the...
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Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

Feature · On 26 Jan 2020 by Alex Kendall

When Cicerone author Alex Kendall travelled to Orkney to walk among its world-famous ancient sites, he experienced Scottish coastal walking at its best and the company of its ever-present wildlife.
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Walking in Zagori: Greece at its most wild and beautiful

Feature · On 25 Jan 2020 by Aris-Dimitrios Leontaritis

With one route to go to finish his Zagori hiking guide and in a race against the turning weather, Aris-Dimitrios Leontaritis confidently set off for Mount Tymphi. But it doesn't...
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The future, limping away – memories of walks gone by

Article · On 22 Jan 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

A chance meeting with a wistful fellow walker on the South Downs Way gives Kev Reynolds pause for thought about his own future. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.
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Reimagining the Camino de Santiago guidebook

Article · On 18 Jan 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

When Cicerone approached Seattle-based Sandy Brown with a bold vision for the next Camino de Santiago guidebook, he was immediately won over. It would set a new, unparalleled standard for...
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The Cuillin Ridge in winter

Feature · On 12 Jan 2020 by Adrian Trendall

A climb of alpine proportions, epic scenery and mile after mile of ridge make the Cuillin Ridge an adventurous and highly sought-after route that, says Adrian Trendall, should top any...
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Trekking the GR31 across the Canary Islands

Article · On 11 Jan 2020 by Paddy Dillon

The island-hopping GR131 is an amazing trail offering the best possible route across all seven of the Canary Islands. It takes in some of the best scenery that each island...
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The Mountains of Romania: hiking in the rugged Carpathians

Feature · On 8 Jan 2020 by Janneke Klop

‘What do you know about Romania?’ Ask someone this question and chances are their eyes will glaze over instantly. Janneke Klop didn’t know the first thing about this mysterious Eastern...
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An intro to… Tasmania’s Overland Track

Article · On 5 Jan 2020 by Warwick Sprawson

Combine a dramatic landscape with a vast wilderness and intriguing history and you get one of the world’s great walks – the Overland Track. Warwick Sprawson introduces Australia’s most famous...
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Explore Tenerife - from easy strolls, day-walks to long-distance trails

Article · On 1 Jan 2020 by Paddy Dillon

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve found myself in Tenerife in the middle of winter. Sometimes I’ve visited to explore the island, and other times it’s been...
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The other side of the Canary Islands

Feature · On 1 Jan 2020 by Paddy Dillon

Prolific walker and writer Paddy Dillon describes how the sun-kissed Canaries have transformed themselves into a great destination for day walkers and for trekkers since he first touched down, by...
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My first Cicerone guides

Feature · On 28 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

Good advice has always been central to Cicerone's guidebooks and, as they celebrate 50 years as a leading light in the outdoor world, nothing has changed, says Andy Hodges
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The Ten Tors Challenge – preparing for the big day

Feature · On 14 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

In part one of a two-part feature, Andy Hodges describes the amount of time and work it takes to prepare a group of teenagers for the Army’s annual Ten Tors...
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The Ten Tors Challenge – the day arrives

Feature · On 14 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

In part two of his feature, Andy Hodges describes the hope, the worry and the wait while the teams take part in the annual event.