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The beautiful Lake Scanno nestled in the Valle del Saggitario

Feature · 22 Aug 2018

Exploring the mountains of Abruzzo: finding some peace away from the Alps and the Dolomites

When one thinks of Italian mountains, the Dolomites usually spring to mind. However, there’s a lot more on offer than just the Alps. The central spine of Italy has a spectacular...

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Feature · 19 Aug 2018

Go West Thran Dog: Climbing Slieve Carr, Ireland's most remote mountain

Out in the west, deep in the Mayo interior, lies Slieve Carr, a summit defended by its notoriety as Ireland’s most remote mountain. Armed only with their determination and a...

Bare granite ridge en route to Pedrada

Feature · 17 Jun 2018

Off the beaten track - hiking in northern Portugal

Mick Borroff explains why he loves walking in northern Portugal and does a good job of making it sound like a truly wonderful place to explore. Simon Whitmarsh and Andrew Mok,...

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Article · 23 May 2018

A perfect day in a place called Hell

There is a walkers’ paradise in Extremadura called the Narrow Pass of Hell. On a beautiful last Sunday in February, Gisela Radant Wood found out how it got its name.

Arriving On Massenella's Summit Plateau

Feature · 5 May 2018

Top tips from Mallorca, the GR221 and the Serra de Tramuntana mountains

Jonathan and Lesley Williams spent a week trekking through the Serra de Tramuntana on Mallorca’s GR221, with Paddy Dillon’s Trekking in Mallorca and Mountain Walking in...

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Feature · 29 Apr 2018

Walking opportunities around Patagonia's Carretera Austral

Christine Gordon outlines the walking opportunities around the Carretera Austral - a 1240km route running from Puerto Mont to Villa O’Higgins through rural Patagonia.

5  Mosque At The Start Of The Walk To Sinas

Feature · 31 Mar 2018

Crusader castles and Byzantine churches in Cyprus

Ever since Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty, was said to have risen from the waves, Cyprus has been a popular destination for both lovers and sun-worshippers, many of...

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Article · 4 Mar 2018

Mist on the Risco de San Gregorio, Extremadura

Gisela Radant Wood shrugs off the weather to walk part of Walk 21 from her guidebook The Sierras of Extremadura.

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Feature · 25 Feb 2018

Does a bear *** in the woods?

Matt Heason recounts his family’s trip to Yosemite, with the added bonus of a trip up Half Dome and a memorable encounter with a ‘bear’.

Accursed Mountains Emerging From Clouds

Article · 28 Jan 2018

Coming back to the Accursed Mountains again and again

A long-held ambition to visit The Accursed Mountains in Albania was worth the wait for Maja Trajkovska.

Approaching Montségur

Article · 20 Jan 2018

The Cathar Way in Spring - quiet, sunny and perfect for orchids

Regular guest bloggers Carol and Jim Watson share their memories of walking the Cathar Way in springtime.

Trekking in Svalbard

Feature · 14 Jan 2018

Spitsbergen: The end of the world - Trekking in your 70s

Clive and Jennifer Darley believe age should be no barrier to having great adventures in the mountains: "Equipped with a cardiac pacemaker and a prosthetic hip and with a combined...

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Feature · 4 Dec 2017

Three Seasons in Three Days – a trek in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

No matter how many times you climb mountains they can still spring surprises. Is this one of the reasons we keep returning? A simple three-day trek crossing Spain’s Sierra...

Enjoying the sunshine, as well as the walking, in Extremadura

Article · 22 Nov 2017

An Autumn Walk in Extremadura - from Monesterio to the monastery

The walking group in Gisela's village in Extremadura, Spain, have never walked from the town of Monesterio to visit the monastery that sits on the highest point of Badajoz...

21 Old Minefields Are Well Marked And Fenced Off

Feature · 12 Sep 2017

Island Hopping on the Falklands Islands

Mike Wells travelled around the Falklands in February, walking and wildlife spotting on this fascinating archipelago in the South Atlantic.

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Article · 9 Sep 2017

Hiking in the Volcanic Beauty of the Auvergne (Tell Us Your Story)

Guest blogger Mick Borroff recounts a trip walking in the Auvergne - fantastic views, butterflies and cheese made Mick really enjoy his time in this part of France.

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Feature · 1 Jul 2017

Walking in the Haute Savoie – in the footsteps of Alfred Wills

Aside from offering top-notch Alpine walking, the Haut Giffre area of the Haute Savoie has some interesting history. Alfred Wills, one of the founders of the Alpine Club and...

Drakensberg

Feature · 5 Jun 2017

James goes walking in the Drakensberg

Cicerone's Sales Rep James visits South Africa, decides that Table Mountain would not make for a decent piece of furniture, and discovers the brutality of Bugger Gully.

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Feature · 5 Jun 2017

GR5 Vosges and Jura – walking the borderlands of France

When the time came to update their Cicerone guide, Les and Elizabeth Smith were happy to have an excuse to revisit the Vosges and Jura. This section of the GR5 winds down through...

Spring Sunshine Walking in Nerja and Southern Spain

Article · 19 Apr 2017

Spring Sunshine Walking in Nerja and Southern Spain (Tell Us Your Story)

Guest blogger Mick Borroff has been exploring Southern Spain, in particular Nerja and the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama - here are some of his highlights.