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Bothy11

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...

Bob Graham Round

Feature · 13 Jul 2015

A Bob Graham Round in the Lake District

Joe Williams took on the Bob Graham Round, the famous memorial circuit of the Lakeland fells covering 100km and 8000m in under 24 hours, starting from Keswick. Here he shares the anticipation, the agony and the downright joy of an unforgettable day.

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Feature · 28 Jun 2015

High time for the Southern Uplands

It’s about as extensive as the Pennines, in some ways similar and in others a little bit better. Inveterate hillwalker Ronald Turnbull says every hillwalking lifetime should contain some Southern Upland.

Lake District High level fells

Article · 20 Apr 2015

Caring for the Lake District High Fells

Vivienne Crow, author of Cicerone's guide to the Lake District High Level and Fell Walks, is passionate about not only enjoying the fells but caring for them too. Here she explains a couple of important conservation projects, as well as some of the...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

Wild about Mull

The Isle of Mull, just a short ferry ride from Oban on Scotland's west coast, has much to offer the walker, as well as wildlife watching opportunities for those quieter, less energetic days. Cicerone author Terry Marsh shares some of the sights that...

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Feature · 23 Mar 2015

In search of wildlife on Speyside

Outdoor writer Terry Marsh takes time to get up close to some of the wildlife of the Cairngorms and Speyside regions of Scotland, and discusses how best we can both enjoy and protect our more endangered animals within their native habitat.

Helvellyn winter

Feature · 10 Feb 2015

Fell Top Assessor: top job in the English Lake District

Graham Uney, one of the Lake District's two Fell Top Assessors, shares the secrets of the job that involves climbing Helvellyn every day right through the winter and keeping other...

Advice and tips from the BMC for Lake District winter climbers

News · 12 Jan 2015

Advice and tips from the BMC for Lake District winter climbers

The BMC have published a 36 page downloadable pdf (4.5 MB) 'The White Guide' with information on winter climbing safety and ethics in the Lake District.

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Feature · 16 Dec 2014

Winter Hillwalking

Summer hillwalking and winter mountaineering are worlds apart, with virtually every dimension of the environment transformed in the latter season. The risks – and, arguably, the attractions – are multiplied many times over in winter, when the...

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Article · 23 Aug 2013

You've heard of the Corbetts but what exactly is a Corbett?

John Rooke Corbett was the fourth person and first Englishman to complete the Munros. He went on to create a list of Corbetts... But what is a Corbett?

A Tour of Scotland

Article · 3 Apr 2013

A Tour of Scotland

A week of lochs, driving and snow...

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.

Cicerone Author becomes Avalanche Expert

Article · 12 Dec 2011

Cicerone author becomes an avalanche expert

Cicerone father and son writing team Allen & Blair Fyffe, have written a guidebook covering all the best winter climbing routes in the Cairngorms and on Creag Meagaidh, Lochnagar...