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A curlew seen on a previous walk in the North Pennines

Article · 6 Jun 2020

Respite in the North Pennines

Amid a growing level of cabin-fever, Cumbria-based outdoor writer Vivienne Crow finds respite and a much-needed sense of perspective in the North Pennines.

Camino

Article · 27 May 2020

Latest camino-related Covid 19 response status and advice

Check here daily for the latest on Camino-related COVID-19 response openings for Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland and Britain. Covering Camino Francés, Camino del...

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Article · 17 May 2020

The awkwardness of book ideas in August

Ronald Turnbull on the particular difficulties you can encounter when pitching a book idea to Cicerone in August - normally peak holiday season.

marble

Article · 16 May 2020

County Durham – land of the Prince Bishops

Paddy Dillon explains why he returns to walk in County Durham again and again, and why each time is different.

Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

Article · 29 Apr 2020

Whinge along with me

Kev Reynolds is famous among walkers and trekkers as one of the most prolific guidebook writers of all time (maybe). As a 'vulnerable' person he is limited to walking around his small garden and he's gone completely stir-crazy. Here he expresses his...

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Article · 27 Apr 2020

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Whether you’re on a brand new bike or you’ve dusted off an old one, a vital and yet frequently neglected issue is getting the riding position right. Jon Sparks, author of The...

Bendrigg Lodge, Cumbria

Article · 24 Apr 2020

Lockdown at Bendrigg Lodge and the 2.6 challenge

The Bendrigg Trust is a specialist centre providing outdoor experiences for disabled and disadvantaged children and young adults, and a charity that Cicerone and our many...

Bumble bee

Article · 20 Apr 2020

Getting close to nature in Cumbria – the Cicerone team find new sights and sounds

Wildlife and nature is noisy, busy and growing at a fast pace during these spring months, and in marked contrast to the slower, quieter pace of human life during the lockdown and...

conker

Article · 24 Mar 2020

Living among trees

Kev Reynolds describes life in his old home in Kent, where the trees surrounding the house obscured the view of Ashdown Forest, but that was just fine. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

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Article · 21 Mar 2020

Springtime walks in confinement

Confinement has put normal life on hold in France. But for Cicerone author Hilary Sharp, who lives in Provence, brief walks in the local area to enjoy the spring sunshine and flowers are still a vital part of her daily routine.

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Article · 20 Mar 2020

Lockdown in Le Marche

Sue Cooper, a regular walker in the Sibillini Mountains and an artist, is quarantined in Le Marche, Italy. Here, she explains that while she cannot get out into the mountains to walk, she can still appreciate them in other ways.

Witherslack

Article · 19 Mar 2020

Self-isolating with kids

Cicerone Production Editor Lucy is self-isolating at home in the Lake District with her two children. #walkingfromhome

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Article · 19 Mar 2020

Walking from home

During this time of self-isolation and social distancing Paddy Dillon is making the most of his local area with walks from his front door.

camino Signage

Article · 7 Mar 2020

Early days on the Via Francigena in Italy

Melanie Trethowan left her home in rural New South Wales, Australia, to travel the Italian leg of the Via Francigena.

staircase in the Ceahlău Mountains

Article · 29 Feb 2020

An intro to… The mountains of Romania

Often associated with vampires, Romania is, in fact, incredibly hospitable. And as our intro to this sparsely populated country explains, it's also home to one of the last wildernesses in Europe.

Pine Tree Island Beach

Article · 26 Feb 2020

An Intro To... Walking in Lithuania

Lithuania’s countless blue lakes, dense coniferous forests, traditional wooden villages and a shy network of hiking trails haven’t yet made their way to international fame. Guillaume Martin says join the happy few in the know, lace up your...

Saent Waterfall Route In Val De Rabbi

Article · 19 Feb 2020

Hidden Gem – Stelvio is Italy's largest alpine national park, yet overshadowed by neighbouring Dolomites

Bordering the Dolomites to the east, and Switzerland to the west, the Stelvio is one of the largest protected areas in all of the Alps. Its unspoilt landscape ranges from valley...

Pelion Gap

Article · 12 Feb 2020

Tough Girl does Tasmania's Overland Track

Cicerone quizzes Tough Girl Sarah Williams as she prepares to walk Tasmania’s Overland Track

Meeting the nomadic eagle hunters of Mongolia

Article · 8 Feb 2020

Meeting the nomadic eagle hunters of Mongolia

Robin Pritchard travelled to the Altai district of Bayan/Ulgii Province, in the far west of Mongolia, to spend time with the famed Kazakh eagle hunters.

The most westerly point in Europe

Article · 5 Feb 2020

Meeting the man who is walking around the world

While walking on the west coast of Ireland, Christine Gordon had an extraordinary encounter with Tom Freemantle, a man from Buckinghamshire who was walking around the world. She...