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Article · 1 Feb 2020

A beginner’s guide to tramping the Kiwi way

Cicerone reader Giorgia Wollner gives a personal account of her first experience of multi-day hikes on New Zealand’s South Island, providing a glimpse of the countless wonders...

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Article · 5 Jan 2020

An intro to… Tasmania’s Overland Track

Combine a dramatic landscape with a vast wilderness and intriguing history and you get one of the world’s great walks – the Overland Track. Warwick Sprawson introduces Australia’s most famous hike.

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

A group photo in front of the finished school

Feature · 22 Dec 2019

The Cicerone School is finished

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah visited the school and helped to decorate it and refurnish the classrooms.

The view from one of our lunch spots

Feature · 21 Dec 2019

Tales from a first-time trekker: Hannah goes to Nepal

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a tiny village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah was the lucky winner of a trip to Nepal to visit the...

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Article · 11 Dec 2019

Winter mountain skills: techniques to measure slope angle

In summer the angle of a slope is of interest to the walker only in as far as how difficult it is to walk up, but in winter it can be a matter of life and death. International...

Mt Malchin R and the Potanii glacier beside the five sacred mountains of the Tavn Bogd range in Mongolia

Feature · 8 Dec 2019

Walking in the Altai mountains of Russia and Mongolia

Mike Wells and his partner Christine Gordon spent two weeks in the Altai mountains, trekking to mountain summits, hidden lakes and remote valleys on the borders of Russia and...

Red sand roads

Feature · 1 Dec 2019

Running the Freedom Trail in South Africa

The 2400km Freedom Trail in South Africa is not a running trail or even a hiking route, but could it be? Emma Timmis decided to find out. With only her brother on his bike for...

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Article · 30 Nov 2019

Skills sessions – walking abroad

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how to go walking when you're overseas.

Tazga Christmas

Feature · 27 Nov 2019

Christmas in Africa

Exotic as it sounds, taking a Christmas break in North Africa can be light on the wallet as well as the stomach. Here, David Wood describes how some new discoveries in the Anti-Atlas have shaped his views about how to spend the festive season.

The view from Margherita Peak

Feature · 24 Nov 2019

Mud, sweat and tears: Trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains

Jan Bakker takes on the challenge of trekking in Uganda’s spectacular and demanding Rwenzori Mountains – in some surprising kit.

St John’s Peak, the second highest peak at 4090m

Feature · 23 Nov 2019

Hiking Mount Kinabalu - the highest mountain in Malaysia

Watching sunrise from Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, was literally the high point of Andrew and Simon's Borneo adventure. Kinabalu National Park is a Unesco...

Checking the map

Article · 20 Nov 2019

Skills sessions – where am I?

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how to work out where you are.

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Video · 17 Nov 2019

Explore the world with a Cicerone guidebook

Choose a Cicerone guidebook for your activities - guidebooks cover walking, trekking, climbing, scrambling, trail running, cycling, mountain biking and more. There are hundreds of...

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Video · 15 Nov 2019

Discover mountain biking with a Cicerone guidebook

Discover mountain biking with a Cicerone guidebook. Choose a Cicerone guidebook for mountain biking in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our range includes guidebooks to mountain biking...

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Article · 9 Nov 2019

Skills session - using a compass

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how to use a compass.

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Article · 6 Nov 2019

The soundtrack of the Himalaya

The beauty of the Himalaya lies not only in its awe-inspiring peaks, but is revealed in its vibrant and unique sounds, says Kev Reynolds. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

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Article · 30 Oct 2019

Skills sessions – using a map

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how to use a map.

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Feature · 20 Oct 2019

Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: 1500 miles completed, many more to go

Owen Eigenbrot has reached around the halfway stage of his thru-hike from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail. With each new trail segment, he realises that the...