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Ridge near Cat Bells

Article · 29 Jun 2019

A weekend walking in the Lake District

Every year Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig look forward to the spring and summer months when they can camp and walk in one of their favourite places in England, the Lake District. Armed with Cicerone’s Lake District High Level and Fell Walks guide,...

Traversing

Article · 23 Mar 2019

Above the waves: via ferrata in Catalunya

Following a via ferrata (iron path) is a popular activity in some mountain regions, and Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig tried two in Catalunya during their walking holiday. Although...

005 Schattenmühle is a guesthouse right in the gorge, at the end of day 2.

Article · 16 Mar 2019

Hiking the Schluchtensteig – exploring the gorgeous Black Forest in Germany

The name Schluchtensteig literally means gorge climb, but Kat Morgenstern prefers a more liberal translation. Gorgeous ramble would perfectly befit this beautiful trail through...

Parenzana cycle route just outside Grožnjan, Istria, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham

Article · 6 Mar 2019

Pedalling the Parenzana: a long-distance cycle route in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy

Cicerone author Rudolf Abraham and his young daughter set off on the Parenzana, a long-distance cycle route in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

1 Strathcarron

Article · 20 Feb 2019

The Great Outdoors Challenge: Prep and planning

Peter Aylmer prepares for the annual event that stretches coast-to-coast across the Scottish Highlands, where one of the first challenges is to make it into the ballot. Here he...

The peak viewed from the East, on Half Dome Trail

Article · 2 Feb 2019

Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome

​Climbing the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is an intimidating prospect; the easiest route is by way of its notorious cable route. For those who fancy the challenge, Giles Story has produced this need-to-know guide.

3 Virihavvre lake

Article · 20 Jan 2019

Trekking the Nordkalottleden: more reindeer than trekkers

Scandinavia is the ideal place for immersing yourself in a natural and vast wilderness, a place where you can walk for days without coming across a town or a street. And it's up...

View of the Combin with Cabane de Louvie far below by the lake

Article · 26 Dec 2018

Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn in 27 variants: the slow process of updating a guidebook

When Lesley, Jonathan and Maddy Williams updated Kev Reynolds’ Chamonix to Zermatt guide, it gave them an insight into the daily challenges faced by Cicerone’s guidebook...

We explored the ruins; walked among the crumbling walls

Article · 23 Dec 2018

A forgotten castle in Northern Cyprus

While exploring the trails in Northern Cyprus, a forgotten castle in the Kyrenia Range grabbed the attention of Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig, and a narrow trail begged to be explored.

A couple of my New Forest walking companions

Article · 12 Dec 2018

My walk from Sheffield to Santiago: ‘There is no road, the road is made by walking’

Anne Sheehan tells the story of her long-distance walk through England, from Sheffield to Portsmouth. This is the first stage of Anne's homemade English Camino from her doorstep...

Otley Bridge over the River Wharfe

Article · 5 Dec 2018

The Cromwell Way – A walk through the English Civil War

Nick Burton retraces the route Oliver Cromwell and his troops took from Yorkshire to Lancashire in 1648 to take part in the Battle of Preston. Along the way he explores the...

Mid-winter afternoon sun over the Telemark, north of Rjukan on the Hardangervidda plateau.

Article · 2 Dec 2018

Sub-zero on the Telemark: Iceclimbing and other activities in Norway

Rjukan in Norway is the ultimate winter outdoor adventure location, offering plentiful opportunities to explore and participate in the range of activities on its doorstep. Ali...

Wonder Lake

Article · 3 Nov 2018

Wilderness amid the crowds in Alaska

Christine Gordon went on a trip of a lifetime travelling through Alaska in search of solitude and the remote and wild beauty it is famous for, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds.

The classic view from the mainland

Article · 14 Oct 2018

Tackling the Sturrall of Donegal: game face required

South western Donegal has the most extraordinary coastline in all these islands, and the incredible headland of the Sturrall is probably its most extraordinary feature. Wondering...

1 Chapelle St Michel Le Puy

Article · 16 Sept 2018

The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail: The GR70 across the French Cevennes

Clive Darley treks the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail across the French Cevennes in a variety of bad weather, grim weather and horrendous weather. Nevertheless he finds plenty to...

Banner Mt Caterina Egypts Highest Mountain

Article · 8 Sept 2018

Walking Egypt’s most popular mountains

One is Egypt's highest mountain, and one is its most popular. But, despite being so close to each other, these two mountains attract very different audiences. Christine Gordon climbed both to find out why.

Walking into an Umbrian vista between Citerna and Citta di Castello

Article · 25 Jul 2018

4 spiritual reasons to walk the Way of St Francis: Florence to Assisi

Ben Cottam and Giles Story walked the 285km section from Florence to Assisi, rather faster than recommended, over nine days in early May this year, armed with Rev Sandy Brown’s...

From Nuffield the Ridgeway heads across open fields (photo: Steve Davison)

Article · 18 Jul 2018

In sunlight and in shadow: walking the Ridgeway long-distance trail

Nigel Kemp fulfils a long-held ambition to walk the Ridgeway long-distance trail from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon in this remote part of southern central England.

The bike insisted on a selfie with Eric

Article · 8 Jul 2018

Sitting on the dock of the Bay: enjoying the Morecambe Bay Cycleway

Mark Sutcliffe discovers the Bay Cycleway, an epic new cycle route skirting the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay and linking the Furness Peninsulas, undiscovered gems of the...

The entrance to Ogwen Valley

Article · 13 Jun 2018

Hiking the Snowdonia Way: one of the best low-level journeys through mountain terrain in the UK

Jim and Carol Watson hike 'one of the best low-level journeys through mountain terrain in the UK', the Snowdonia Way, a route devised by Cicerone author Alex Kendall. Along the...