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Sneaking underneath te low cloud base to some better visibility approaching Broad Hole

Feature · 14 Dec 2019

The Ten Tors Challenge – the day arrives

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.

Jura whisky

Feature · 12 Aug 2019

The Big Rounds: the bridge to enchantment

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges – The Big Rounds. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they...

On top o’ the world, on Binnein Mòr (leg 1, Charlie Ramsay Round)

Feature · 3 Aug 2019

A day of synchronicity on one of the Big Rounds

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they meet on equal terms...

Llynnau Cregennen and Mawddach Estuary from Craig-las

Feature · 27 Jul 2019

The battle for the Cambrian Way

The Cambrian Way stretches for 479km through the most spectacular parts of Wales between Cardiff and Conwy. Richard Tyler explains how, in the face of years of opposition, its creator and biggest advocate Tony Drake fought for it to gain official...

My route used part of the spectacular Affric Kintail Way, here with the ridges rising to Mam Sodhail as backdrop

Feature · 22 Jun 2019

The Great Outdoors Challenge: A first-timer reflects

In the second of his two articles, Peter Aylmer looks back on his first TGO Challenge experience. Would the landscape, the camaraderie and the weather live up to expectations?

On the sea wall

Feature · 6 Apr 2019

Walking the Essex Way: from Epping to the coast

It’s a land of tranquil river valleys, ancient green lanes, an undiscovered coastline and some of the prettiest villages in the nation. It is, says author Peter Aylmer, Essex.

Limestone Way in Derbyshire

Feature · 23 Feb 2019

Has England's trail system lost its way?

In little more than half a century Britain has developed a remarkable long-distance trail network that now numbers around 1500 paths and ways of all description. Like Scotland's 29 Great Trails, the 15 National Trails in England and Wales are held...

Purple heather moorlands give way to green fields and the coast

Feature · 16 Feb 2019

North York Moors – now available in purple

The North York Moors offer a huge variety of walks and landscapes to explore, most notably its famous purple heather moorland, as Paddy Dillon describes.

Looking Down The Upper Section Of The Hohlaubgrat On The Allalinhorn Switzerland

Feature · 30 Dec 2018

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2018

Everyone who works at Cicerone is a bit of a fleece-wearing outdoor adventure junkie and we try to practice what we preach. Here's what we've all been up to in 2018.

Wire Lock, between Kintbury and Hungerford

Feature · 21 Nov 2018

Hidden gem – following a 200 year-old transport route in southern England

The Kennet and Avon Canal passes through a varied landscape, including the chalk hills of the North Wessex Downs in the east, and the southern edge of the Cotswolds in the west...

The viewcatcher sculpture on day 3

Feature · 2 Sep 2018

Hiking the Great Glen Way: a perfect introduction to long-distance walking in the UK

Jonathan Cook hikes his first long-distance National Trail, The Great Glen Way, which runs from coast to coast in the Scottish Highlands. Along the way he samples some of the most...

High Force on the beautiful River Tees (Day 4 - day 11 & 12 in the guide).

Feature · 1 Aug 2018

Five days on the Pennine Way: Completing the trail 63 years after beginning it

Tony Howard’s boyhood ambition to walk the Pennine Way was finally realised this summer when the good weather inspired him to finish what he’d started 63 years ago.

Southern Upland Way new bit: down the northeast ridge of Croft Head

Feature · 29 Jul 2018

Turning the Southern Upland Way into the Southern UPland Way

Ronald Turnbull takes a new look at Scotland's toughest waymarked trail, the Southern Upland Way. It's now more upland than ever before with a new high level route through the...

Banner Former Sea Defences On Spurn Head

Feature · 6 May 2018

The England Coast Path: The challenge of plotting a path by the sea

In two years’ time the England Coast Path National Trail is due to be completed, but as Andrew McCloy discovered at Spurn Head, the shoreline is a dynamic and challenging place...

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 Birth of the Hebridean Way

Feature · 5 Jun 2017

The Birth of the Hebridean Way

The Hebridean Way, opened by Scottish Natural Heritage at the end of April 2017, is the fifth official long-distance route in Scotland stretching 247km (155 miles) along the length of the Outer Hebrides

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...

Snowdon From The  Moelwyns   The Left Hand Peak Is  Y  Lliwedd Where The Knights Of The Round Table Lie Sleeping

Feature · 6 Feb 2017

Walking with heroes: myths and legends along the Snowdonia Way

The Snowdonia Way is a 156km (97 mile) low-level walking route through the mountains of North Wales, right through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Taking 6–8 days,...

Ruins On  North  Berwick  Law

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...

Pennine  Way Spur To  Cheviot Summit

Feature · 7 Nov 2016

Taming the Pennine Way's notorious bogs: how a trail was re-born

Within 20 years of opening, the popularity of Britain's first long distance path was such that the Pennines' fragile peat surfaces were suffering serious erosion. As walkers tried...