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Feature · 9 Nov 2015

Cycling the C2C 17 years on

Lesley Williams reflects on her second time cycling the Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to Tynemouth on the north-east coast near Newcastle and Sunderland. Read on, and then watch the video...

Lakeland Fells

Feature · 9 Nov 2015

Off the beaten track in the Lakeland fells

Mark Richards sings the praises of wandering off the beaten track in the English Lake District and shares his story of finding a novel route up Thornthwaite Crag in the Far...

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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,...

Coast to Coast Walk

Article · 31 Jul 2015

Another Coast to Coast Walk (Tell Us Your Story)

Another Coast to Coast Walk, submitted by Jim and Carol Watson. Or How Two People Created Their Own Path, with the help of Paddy Dillon and Cicerone.

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 · 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.

James takes on Glaramara with the help of Mark Richards' guidebook.

Article · 19 Feb 2015

James takes on Glaramara with the help of Mark Richards' guidebook.

James Benson takes on Glaramara with the help of Mark Richards' guidebook. Sacred summits: Olympus, Kailash, Ararat, Athos, Glaramara, Fuji... Glaramara?

A day walking in the Trossachs

Article · 14 Feb 2015

A day walking in the Trossachs

Discovering the walking possibilities in the Trossachs revealed within Ronald Turnbull's guidebook to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. It's early February, and the weather forecast is promising. We have the perfect excuse for a trip to Scotland.

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Mountain Biking in the Scottish Borders

Cicerone's Sarah Spencer plots a weekend away mountain biking in the Scottish Borders. The 7stanes centre at Glentress is one of her favourite spots.

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Feature · 6 Aug 2014

Sarah enjoys the Great Stones Way

Cicerone's Sarah Spencer leaps at the chance to go and check out The Great Stones Way, the 36 mile long distance walk that passes some of England's important prehistoric sites including Avebury and Stonehenge. It's perfect for an energetic long...

Derwentshore

Article · 5 Aug 2014

The Cumbria Way, and the highest YHA bunkhouse in England

A weekend backpacking trip on the Cumbria Way provided a great excuse to stay at Skiddaw House a remote, characterful old building that occupies an isolated position 470m (1540ft)...

Skye Trail

Article · 14 Jul 2014

Tackle a challenging long-distance walk with the Skye Trail

The Isle of Skye holds a special place in people's hearts and the best way to experience the island properly is by tackling the Skye Trail.

Tell Us Your Story: Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley

Article · 15 Jan 2014

Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley (Tell Us Your Story)

Reader Richard Evans enjoys the walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley and has written to Cicerone to tell us about it. Thanks Richard!

Arnside and Warton Crag

Article · 15 Jun 2013

Arnside and Warton Crag

Two very sunny walks on the edge of the Lake District.

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...

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...

Blencathra via Sharp Edge

Article · 22 Feb 2011

Blencathra via Sharp Edge

Clive from Cicerone takes a trip up Sharp Edge on Blencathra in the Lake District, one of the UK's classic scrambling ridges.