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Pennine  Way

Feature · 2 Oct 2016

The Pennine Way 'experience' – why do we do it?

To celebrate the launch of 'The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey', we have another wonderful extract from Andrew McCloy's new book. We hear about some of the tales...

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Feature · 5 Sep 2016

The Pennine Way's 30-year fight for access to England's northern hills

To celebrate the launch of The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey, We have an exciting series of extracts from Andrew McCloys fascinating book about the Pennine Way...

Ben  Lomond View

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

Unfinished business on the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way takes a relatively easy 154.5km (96 mile) route from Milngavie, a little to the north of Glasgow, to Fort William in the highlands, where it meets the...

Damian Hall SWCP Record

Feature · 11 Jul 2016

In The Long Run - South West Coast Path Record

Running the South West Coast Path marked the culmination of a journey from hiker to runner for Cicerone guidebook author Damian Hall. On the 24th of May Damian reached Minehead,...

Kennet and Avon Canal

Feature · 12 Jun 2016

The Kennet and Avon Canal - A 200 year old super highway

Steve Davison explores the Kennet and Avon Canal on a fascinating journey from Reading to Bristol, taking in the sights and the history on this famous waterway.

East Highland Trail

Feature · 8 May 2016

East Highland Trail Part 2

Secluded stone circles, Scotland’s oldest distillery and the mousing champion of the world were but a few of the delights Mark Carr discovered while mapping the southern part of the East Highland Trail. But it wasn’t all drams and deft cats –...

Offa's Dyke

Feature · 11 Mar 2016

Exploring Offa's Dyke Path

Cicerone author Mike Dunn explores the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, a long-distance walk along the English-Welsh border between Sedbury (near Chepstow) and Prestatyn. He discoveres more about one of Britain's ancient monuments and uncoveres an...

East Highland Trail

Feature · 11 Mar 2016

East Highland Trail

It was during a charity walk from Easter Ross to Drymen via the Caledonia Way and the West Highland Way that Mark Carr first pondered: was there an East Highland route to link with the West Highland Way, allowing you to circumnavigate the Highlands...

Skiddaw House on the Cumbria Way

Feature · 8 Feb 2016

Accommodation along the Cumbria Way

Walking the Cumbria Way route through the Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle.

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Feature · 9 Nov 2015

Bivvying or Bothying – you decide

The pros and cons of sleeping in a bivvy bag or a bothy. Our two outdoor experts and authors Ronald Turnbull and Phoebe Smith have a lively exchange of views. While you can bivvy virtually anywhere, bothies are old stone houses run by the Mountain...

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Feature · 14 Sep 2015

Unforgettable encounters on the South Downs

Here Kev Reynolds, prolific chronicler of the outdoors from the Himalaya to what he calls his own ‘Kentish Alps’, and author of two Cicerone walking guides to the South Downs,...

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Feature · 6 Aug 2015

Hadrian’s Coast – Beyond the National Trail

As the third edition of his guide to the Hadrian’s Wall Path comes out, complete with Cicerone’s first 1:25K National Trail mapping booklet, author Mark Richards reflects on...

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Feature · 13 Jul 2015

The Beauty of Bothies

Phoebe Smith, author of The Book of the Bothy, urges the uninitiated to leave their preconceptions behind and discover the delights of seeking out some of the many diverse and characterful bothies – unmanned freely-available shelters, maintained...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

How to go long-distance walking with a dog

Bringing your dog with you on a multi-day walking trip need not be as daunting a prospect as you might think. In fact it's a delight, and well worth the additional planning and...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

The Cumbria High Way

The delightful Cumbria Way through the idyllic English Lake District is well known and well loved. Here John Gillham explains the inspiration behind the alternative, rather more challenging, version included in his guidebook to this classic route.

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

Lighten that load

Inveterate backpacker and guidebook writer Paddy Dillon warns of the dangers of carrying an over-heavy pack and shares his tips on packing light to make sure you get the most out of your long-distance walk or international trek.

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

The South Downs Way National Trail in winter

Lesley Williams shares the highs and lows of walking the South Downs Way, a national trail between Winchester and Eastbourne, in the dank and dreary depths of February and with a...

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Feature · 10 Mar 2015

Porthmadog to Cardigan on the Welsh Coast Path

John Jones, author of the Cicerone guide to the Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast path, explores some of the Wales Coast Path, along the heritage coastline of Cardigan Bay.

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

The Cotswold Way – why a national trail?

The Cotswold Way is Britain's newest national trail. Kev Reynolds reflects on the unique qualities of the Cotswold Way, Britain's 19th national trail, and on why it is that once walked, you are likely to return time and again to explore and...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

The Wales Coast Path: Not a stroll along the beach

The Wales Coast Path sneaked up on expert guidebook author, Paddy Dillon. One moment there was talk about creating a continuous coastal path around the country, and the next...