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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

Jordi Ribo 5

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...

hiker rests

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...

1984 Blencathra

Article · 1 Jan 2022

Homage to a faithful friend

2021 marked the 60th anniversary of Clive Darley's Point Five Duvet, which he bought as a young man to go on an expedition to Spitzbergen. It served him well over six decades on expeditions across the globe, even if its appearance now looks somewhat...

Christmas-card-2021

Article · 24 Dec 2021

Merry Christmas from the Cicerone team

Wishing outdoor enthusiasts everywhere a safe and healthy Christmas. All the best for 2022.

summit

Article · 18 Dec 2021

Winter walking on South Uist

In the Hebrides, snow is rare and fleeting. In 2021 the first real winter conditions arrived on South Uist in late January - worth getting out the boots for an excursion to Thacla.

trekking in the Vanoise National Park

Video · 17 Dec 2021

Trekking in the Vanoise National Park

A video providing some highlights from trekking in the Vanoise National Park – a fantastic area for hiking.

Kev in his element in the Alps

News · 13 Dec 2021

Kev Reynolds: A tribute

Kev Reynolds, one of the country’s leading outdoor writers, died on Friday 10 December 2021, three days after his 78th birthday.

Kev Reynolds

Focus · 13 Dec 2021

Kev Reynolds: Remembering the man with the world's best job

Fond memories of Kev Reynolds – writer, photographer, journalist, lecturer. An inspiration to many, and a wonderful friend. So many stories, here we have pulled together a few...

Snowy paths on the mountainside

Article · 11 Dec 2021

Chasing the first snow in the French Pyrenees

Ever since Alecsa Stewart moved to a valley at the foot of the French Pyrenees, the high-altitude peaks surrounding it have been an indicator of the weather patterns and the...