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Podcast · 16 Mar 2022

International Women's Day 2022 Special

To make up for the cancelled Cicerone Live last week, we're bringing the International Women's Day special to the podcast. Hannah will be joined by Sarah Williams (adventurer and founder of Tough Girl Challenges) and Cressida Allwood (adventurer...

Sunrise Towards Crib Goch

Article · 12 Mar 2022

The Welsh 3000s in a day

In the summer between national Covid lockdowns, Lou Stone took on the Welsh 3000s in a day. A bunkhouse had become unexpectedly available, the forecast was glorious, she was feeling deprived of adventure, and so it was irresistible.

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Article · 5 Mar 2022

The unmissable castles of the Cathar Way

While researching the new edition of Cicerone’s guidebook for The Cathar Way, a 260km long-distance path through Languedoc in Southern France, Luke Smith and Nell Sleet trekked to all nine of the medieval castles that emerge from the rocky...

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Podcast · 2 Mar 2022

Trekking from Hoek van Holland to Nice on the GR5

Author Carroll Dorgan joins Hannah this week to talk about the entire GR5 trail, from the North Sea all the way down through Benelux, Lorraine, the Vosges, and past Lake Geneva...

Hikers beside Crec’h Mélo on the Brittany Coast Path

Focus · 1 Mar 2022

Hiking in France, or cycling, or skiing... France has it all

From cycling to snowshoeing, Alpine hiking to flower-spotting, caminos to canals, France has got it all. Here's a selection of our favourite things to do in France.

Wild Photography Holidays

Article · 26 Feb 2022

How to photograph the northern lights

Seeing the northern lights can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Photographing this spectacular, natural phenomenon is difficult, but James Rushforth has this advice.

Drove Road over Minch Moor

Article · 19 Feb 2022

A 2-week adventure on The Southern Upland Way

Kathryn Shore was looking for a walking adventure with minimal disruptions. With the route already defined and the accommodation flexible, walking a National Trail with a tent...

IWD 2022

Live · 8 Mar 2022

International Women's Day special

Unfortunately, due to staff sickness, we are unable to hold the Live event tonight. Hannah will chat to Sarah and Cress when she is feeling better and we will release this as a podcast as soon as possible.

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Podcast · 16 Feb 2022

Ask the Experts: Cycle touring special

In the highlights from February's Cicerone Live event, our experts answer all your questions about cycle touring. If you've wondered about how to get started with cycle touring, or you need some inspiration for where to go, or perhaps advice on...

Walla Crag

Article · 12 Feb 2022

Our tour of the Lake District

With Europe off limits because of Covid, avid walkers Austin Mills and his wife Ginny decided to see what great routes the UK has to offer, and ended up in the Lake District

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Article · 5 Feb 2022

La Palma's changed landscape

The volcanic eruption on La Palma in 2021 caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, churches, farms and agricultural land. For anyone thinking of visiting the island, Paddy Dillon outlines what this means for walking routes in his...

How to make sure your bike is safe, roadworthy and ready to go (photo by Jon Sparks)

Focus · 4 Feb 2022

Get your bike ready for new cycling adventures

Has your bike has been gathering dust in a shed? Perhaps you're thinking of taking on your first cycle tour, trying bikepacking, or even buying a new bike. Here's everything you...

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Podcast · 2 Feb 2022

Trekking the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail through France

Authors Nike and Jacint answer all our questions about the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail, the long-distance walking route through France. We discover top tips for trek packing,...

Trotternish Ridge

Article · 29 Jan 2022

Walking the Skye Trail during Covid

The Skye Trail is not as well trodden as the West Highland Way or Great Glen Way but, as Henry Clifford found out, this creates an even more magical route

Above Llyn Clywedog

Article · 22 Jan 2022

The beauty and the trials of Glyndŵr's Way: Part 2

After two years of fitting in sections between lockdowns, Emma Sawyer and her friend Haf finally reached the end of Glyndŵr's Way

Cycle touring live Q and A

Live · 1 Feb 2022

Ask the Experts: Cycle touring special

In our February Cicerone Live event, ask our experts everything you need to know about cycle touring.

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Podcast · 19 Jan 2022

Nicky Spinks and the Tor de Geants race

Traversing over 300km of mountainous terrain, the Tor de Geants (Giants' Trail) is an epic running race in the Italian Alps. Joe was lucky enough to talk to the legendary Nicky Spinks about her third place finish at the 2021 event. Here we hear...

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Article · 15 Jan 2022

Romania's lesser-known mountain ranges

First-time visitors to Romania often make their way to well-known mountain ranges such as the Bucegi, the Făgăraş, the Piatra Craiului and the Retezat. But Romania’s natural riches have much more to offer.

Bawdsey Quay

Article · 8 Jan 2022

The Suffolk Coast Path in a day - completing the trilogy

During lockdown Stephen Dunnett set himself the challenge of keeping it local by exploring the long-distance routes in his home county of Suffolk. He completed the Sandlings Walk...

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Podcast · 5 Jan 2022

Walking and trekking in Romania

Hannah chats with Janneke Klop about the splendour of walking and trekking in the mountains of Romania. The massive number of mountains means that there is something for everyone in this country - from short and fun walks for children to exposed...