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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...

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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.

Pine trees above Loch Ness

News · 30 Apr 2015

Help protect the Wild Land of Loch Ness

Loch Ness and its environs face a massive and imminent threat from wind turbines, due to multiple and ever increasing planning applications, around some 600 in total. Sign the Mountaineering Council of Scotland petition.

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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...

The best time to go to The Hebrides

Article · 10 Apr 2015

The best time to go to The Hebrides

When is the best time of year to go to The Hebrides? Peter Edwards, author of the new Cicerone Press guidebook to The Hebrides, explains that each season offers its own special reasons to visit this incredible island group.

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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.

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.

10 Reasons to Love The Southern Uplands

Article · 5 Feb 2015

10 Reasons to Love The Southern Uplands

We take a closer look at the Southern Uplands - an underappreciated range - with the help of our favourite eccentric Ronald Turnbull, author of the recently published guide to the area.

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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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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.

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.

The best Island in Europe - Harris and Lewis

News · 27 Feb 2014

The best Island in Europe - Harris and Lewis

Trip Advisor voters have named Harris and Lewis in the Scottish Hebrides as Europe's best Island(s). Take a look at Cicerone's guidebook Walking on Harris and Lewis, and find out...

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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?

Great Glen Way

Article · 6 Aug 2013

Planning to walk your first National Trail? How about the Great Glen Way?

There's no shortage of options in the Cicerone range of guidebooks for long-distance walks across the UK. But if you want to walk your first National Trail, then the Great Glen...

The Cape Wrath Trail

Article · 9 Apr 2013

Up for a challenge? Then the Cape Wrath Trail could be just what you are looking for.

The Cape Wrath Trail is widely regarded as Britain's toughest long distance route, and with good reason. The 3-week, 200-mile epic backpacking route from Fort William to the most...

A Tour of Scotland

Article · 3 Apr 2013

A Tour of Scotland

A week of lochs, driving and snow...

Isle of Lewis

Article · 1 Mar 2013

Harris and Lewis: Who is the fairest of them all?

Peter Edwards tell us more about a recent research trip to the Hebridean Isle of Lewis.

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...

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...