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Why choose to check the GR5 French Alps

Article · 9 Oct 2012

Why choose to trek the GR5 through the French Alps?

A graceful ridge soars away to the south, its flanks of grass and faded alpen rose like rippled antique green velvet, enticing your eyes and quickening your heart. This was to be...

Himalayas trekking

Article · 8 Oct 2012

8 remote and challenging treks in Ladakh

Discover the Ladakh region of the Himalayas, India, through this in-depth guide to eight remote and challenging treks.

Stelvio National Park

Article · 28 Sep 2012

Close encounters of the bird kind in Italy's Stelvio National Park

It was one of those crystal clear days in the Alps when you can see all the way to Mont Blanc, and Cicerone author Gillian Price and her partner Nicola were entranced by the magic...

Roy Ready To Roll 150X150

News · 11 Sep 2012

Roy cycles from London to Slovenia for charity

Cicerone author Roy Clark sets out on a 1250-mile cycle ride from London to Slovenia in aid of the Alzheimers Society and Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday 14 September.

The Matterhorn

Article · 3 Aug 2012

The Tour of the Matterhorn: trekking around an Alpine icon

At 4478m, the Matterhorn represents the classic mountain. It is neither the highest Alpine summit, nor the most difficult, but it is a peak that is recognised worldwide. Its shape...

New Scrambling Route in the Peak District

Article · 31 Jul 2012

Cicerone Second new scrambling route in the Peak District

We have another new scrambling route from the Peak District that has not yet been published. Cicerone author Terry Sleaford recently discovered the Cloughs route which can...

Great Mountain Days

News · 27 Jul 2012

Great Mountain Days

Following the publication of Great Mountain Days in the Lake District in 2008, Cicerone teamed up with Fix the Fells project, which with the help of hundreds of volunteers maintains and repairs footpaths in the high fells of the Lake District.

Ashway1

Article · 26 Jul 2012

New scramble route in the Peak District

Cicerone author Terry Sleaford of Scrambles in the Dark Peak has been out and about in the Peak District and has discovered a new route to supplement Rimmon Pit Clough (Route 1) in the guidebook.

Speyside Way

Article · 10 Jul 2012

Discover the Speyside Way, Dava Way and Moray Coast Trail

The Speyside Way is a superb long-distance Scottish Great Trail. It runs for 66 miles from Aviemore to Buckie, with relatively little ascent or descent whilst passing through some...

Ayrshire and Arran

Article · 4 Jul 2012

Looking for a superb coastal walk this summer? Try the Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths

The fantastic Ayrshire Coastal Path strikes its course for 94 miles from Glenapp in the south to Skelmorlie in the north. Add to this the Arran Coastal Path, which circumnavigates...

Cycle Coast to Coast

Article · 22 Jun 2012

C2C Cicerone: Cycle Coast to Coast

Do you like beautiful scenery, exercise and plenty of fresh air? Enjoy visiting village pubs and cafes? Up for cycling up and down a few hills? If the answer is yes, you'll love riding the C2C.

Stubai Glacier Tour

Article · 12 Jun 2012

Austria's Stubai Glacier Tour: a perfect summer trekking challenge

Not got any plans for the summer yet? Looking for a challenge and stunning scenery? Then this is the trek for you. Austria is renown for having fabulous mountain treks yet none...

Isle of Harris

Article · 11 Jun 2012

Isle of Harris: Paradise Found by Cicerone author

While researching routes for the Cicerone guide to walking in the Hebrides, author Peter Edwards reckons he has visited some of the very finest beaches on the planet: 'During the...

Hadrian's Wall

Article · 6 Jun 2012

An enjoyable stroll along Hadrian's Wall

A bit of time off work happily coincided with the recent spell of fine weather. I had a loose plan in the back of my mind that I quite fancied walking a section of Hadrian's Wall, so I chucked a copy of the Cicerone guide to the National Trail in my...

Pennine Bridleway

Article · 18 May 2012

The Pennine Bridleway (Tell Us Your Story)

For a while I'd had my eye on the northern section of the Pennine Bridleway running from the top of the Mary Townley Loop (MTL) back to Newby Head near Dent. I marked up the...

The GR5 Trail

Article · 3 Apr 2012

The GR5 Trail (Tell Us Your Story)

Last year we decided to walk the Traverse of the Alps, from Thonon on Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean coast at Nice, 420 miles across the high Alps, mainly in France but crossing into Switzerland for part of the walk and hugging the French/Italian...

Scrambles in the Dark Peak

Article · 22 Feb 2012

A chat with the authors of Scrambles in the Dark Peak

Scrambles in the Dark Peak is the result of many years climbing and walking in the Peak District. Author Terry Sleaford describes the guide's collaborative creation.

Mountain Walking In Southern Catalunya

Article · 7 Feb 2012

Cicerone author Mountain Walking in Southern Catalunya - Roca Xapada

You know that walk of yours that goes up to the Roca Xapada and then returns the same route? Well it can be done as a circuit. We've found a really good route up Xapada using a...

Walking in South Lakeland

Article · 27 Jan 2012

Walking in South Lakeland (Tell Us Your Story)

The walk we followed was a stunning discovery from the necessity to squeeze it in on a winter's afternoon. So I consulted the Cicerone, Walks in Lakeland - South Lakes book and...

Chamonix To Zermatt

Article · 25 Jan 2012

The classic Haute Route (Tell Us Your Story)

The morning couldn't come quick enough; a pleasant evening meal shared with our dorm fellows was followed by an Olympic display of torrential snoring putting pay to our best laid...