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Heather moorlands. Taken from Terry's guidebook to the Coast to Coast

Feature · 6 May 2020

The beginning of a long walking career

Theresa May famously gave Angela Merkel a copy of one of Terry Marsh's guidebooks. Terry is one of Cicerone's longest-running authors and here he looks back at where his love of walking came from.

Trekking in the Himalayan foothills

Feature · 4 May 2020

The joy of walking

Kev Reynolds has been reflecting on why he fell in love with walking many, many years ago and, despite only being allowed to walk circuits of his miniature garden, he is still daydreaming of walking holidays.

Pen-y-Ghent

Feature · 22 Mar 2020

The Yorkshire Three Peaks – with added challenge

Having taken on the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Cicerone sales rep James Benson found he was running out of light and time. At least he had his map… oh. Luckily, help was to hand.

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Feature · 18 Mar 2020

UK ideas – stay safe, and stay wild

When fear of transmission of disease is all around us, how can we consider taking short breaks and holidays responsibly? The answer is, for the time being, we can't. This article sets out some suggestions for activities that might, in the future, be...

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Feature · 11 Mar 2020

A walk through history on The Vanguard Way

Ali Rowsell follows in the footsteps of The Vanguards to discover an easily accessible, high-quality route through open countryside and woodland. With far-reaching views across...

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Feature · 8 Mar 2020

Walking in the enchanted New Forest

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.

The Cuillin Ridge Light

Feature · 15 Feb 2020

The Cuillin Ridge Light

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 bar of necessary experience and skills is lowered. You still ascend the Munros, climb the...

Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

Feature · 26 Jan 2020

Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

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.

The Great Glen Way

Feature · 29 Dec 2019

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2019

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 2019.

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Feature · 28 Dec 2019

My first Cicerone guides

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

Sun rises

Feature · 14 Dec 2019

The Ten Tors Challenge – preparing for the big day

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 Challenge on...

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.

Beinn Shiantaidh

Feature · 18 Aug 2019

Walking in Jura's geological wonderland

Cicerone author Peter Edwards rarely used to take the time to appreciate the environment around him when out on the hills, but a trip to the Isle of Jura in the Southern Hebrides prompted a change in his attitude.

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...

Blooming Heather In Moel Y Ci With The Glyderau Rising In The Distance

Feature · 3 Jul 2019

Walk in the valleys to get to know Snowdonia

Alex Kendall, author of Snowdonia: Low-level and easy walks – North, says to really experience the mountains, forget bagging summits and head to the valleys.

Lake District cycling with kids

Feature · 16 Jun 2019

Why you should get out more with the kids

Outdoors writer and primary school teacher Rachel Crolla, co-author of a new child-oriented guide to the Lake District, explains why having outdoor adventures with the children is...

Loch Enoch seen from Redstone Rig 13

Feature · 15 Jun 2019

Classic Galloway - wild landscapes of granite and peat bog

If you like your wild landscapes really wild, if you like your lakes to have whooper swans in the middle and no ice-cream vans around the edge, if you like to have one foot on...

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.