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Glencoe Skyline

Article · 22 Sept 2017

Running the Glencoe Skyline: one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world

Last weekend Cicerone's Joe Williams ran the Glencoe Skyline race in Scotland. The race is regarded as one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world, with...

Cycle touring in north west Scotland – how to have a birthday micro-adventure

Article · 31 May 2017

Cycle touring in north west Scotland – how to have a birthday micro-adventure

Cicerone's Joe Williams spent the bank holiday weekend cycle touring in Wester Ross with his girlfriend Caroline. They endured vicious midges and sore bums, but the scenery and...

Grey Corries And Aonach Mor From Commando Memorial Glen Spean

Feature · 6 Mar 2017

The Grey Corries

The Grey Corries are a range of mountains in the Scottish Highlands to the east of Ben Nevis. To walk the entire ridge, climbing all four Munros makes for a classic British mountain walk. Our expert on the region, Ronald Turnbull, shows us some of...

Backpacking In The  Cairngorms

Feature · 6 Mar 2017

Dipping a toe in the Cairngorms – a backpacking adventure in the Scottish mountains

If you are looking for a chance to escape the office and find real remoteness in the UK, then the Cairngorms are calling! Few other places in Britain bring out that primal feeling...

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Feature · 6 Feb 2017

The John Muir Way (Scotland) – A long walk into Scottish history

The 215km John Muir Way (Scotland) invokes the spirit of the young naturalist, whose lifelong mission to protect nature and wild places was founded during his clandestine trips...

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Feature · 5 Dec 2016

Beyond Bagging – NOT doing the Munros

Scotland expert Ronald Turnbull explores the joys of NOT bagging the Munros in the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe region. He takes us through some of his favourite walks in the area: Ledge Route on Ben Nevis, the panoramic Beinn Lora, the ferry to Kerrera...

Walking The  Munros

Feature · 5 Dec 2016

Munro Moments: reflecting on adventures atop Scotland’s highest peaks

For many hillwalkers, doing the Munros represents a lifetime project. The 282 Scottish hills over 3000ft offer an amazing variety of mountain scenery and challenge which draws the...

Mountain Biking In Scotland

Article · 26 Sept 2016

Mountain biking in Scotland - a soggy adventure

Jim Sutherland, author of Walking in Torridon, and his friend Dunc go on an adventure with Sean Benz's new guidebook to Mountain Biking in Scotland.

Ben  Macdui

Feature · 5 Sept 2016

Autumn in the Cairngorms

If somebody suggested you go and sleep under a wet rock in Scotland you’d probably think they were trying to insult you (albeit fairly lamely). Yet doing just this can provide one of the most vivid mountain experiences the UK has to offer – as...

Things to do on Islay and Jura in the rain

Article · 9 Aug 2016

Things to do on Islay and Jura in the rain

Cicerone's Caroline has a holiday on Islay and Jura and enjoyed some mountain biking, walking (and whisky tasting) in the typical Scottish weather.

Ben  Lomond View

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

Unfinished business on the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way takes a relatively easy 154.5km (96 mile) route from Milngavie, a little to the north of Glasgow, to Fort William in the highlands, where it meets the...

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Feature · 11 Jul 2016

Solo on Charlie Ramsay's Round

In 2016 Cicerone’s Joe Williams completed Charlie Ramsay’s Round, a challenging ultra-distance route across 24 summits in the Lochaber region of the Scottish highlands. From Top Gun quotes to rationing Jelly Babies, he describes both the...

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Article · 20 Jun 2016

Success on Charlie Ramsay's Round this weekend

Cicerone's Joe Williams has just got back to the office after completing the running challenge of Charlie Ramsay's Round in Scotland this weekend. He ran the 95km (59 miles),...

Mountain biking in Scotland

Feature · 12 Jun 2016

Mountain Biking in North West Scotland

Mountain bike leader Sean Benz takes us out for an afternoon on his favourite ride: The Postman's Track route as featured in the new Cicerone guide to Mountain Biking in West and North West Scotland. This is a stunning ride through mountains and...

Ramsay's Round Training: The Long Run

Article · 25 May 2016

Ramsay's Round Training: The Long Run

In this article, Joe shares some of his Ramsay's Round training. He will attempt Charlie Ramsay's Round as part of his preparation for the UTMB later in the summer. At 90km (56 miles) and 8500m of ascent, it's Scotland's answer to the Lake...

East Highland Trail

Feature · 8 May 2016

East Highland Trail Part 2

Secluded stone circles, Scotland’s oldest distillery and the mousing champion of the world were but a few of the delights Mark Carr discovered while mapping the southern part of the East Highland Trail. But it wasn’t all drams and deft cats –...

East Highland Trail

Feature · 11 Mar 2016

East Highland Trail

It was during a charity walk from Easter Ross to Drymen via the Caledonia Way and the West Highland Way that Mark Carr first pondered: was there an East Highland route to link with the West Highland Way, allowing you to circumnavigate the Highlands...

A day walking in the Trossachs

Article · 14 Feb 2015

A day walking in the Trossachs

Discovering the walking possibilities in the Trossachs revealed within Ronald Turnbull's guidebook to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. It's early February, and the weather forecast is promising. We have the perfect excuse for a trip to Scotland.

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Mountain Biking in the Scottish Borders

Cicerone's Sarah Spencer plots a weekend away mountain biking in the Scottish Borders. The 7stanes centre at Glentress is one of her favourite spots.

Skye Trail

Article · 14 Jul 2014

Tackle a challenging long-distance walk with the Skye Trail

The Isle of Skye holds a special place in people's hearts and the best way to experience the island properly is by tackling the Skye Trail.