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Nantlle Ridge

Feature · 8 May 2016

Snowdonia Walking: The Nantlle Ridge

Looking for a ridge walk in Snowdonia away from the chatter and the chaos of summer crowds? A place only the ravens seem to know of? Terry Fletcher has the answer: the ever quiet, always queue-free Nantlle Ridge, as described in Cicerone's Mountain...

Bothies In May

Article · 29 Apr 2016

Bothies in May: Know before you go

Phoebe Smith (author of Book of the Bothy) gives us some top tips for staying in bothies in May and suggests we all have a go joining a work party to help look after these wonderful buildings.

Spring in the Lake District

Feature · 10 Apr 2016

Spring in the Lake District

A crook knee and a bad back didn’t stop photographer Andrew Clayborough from venturing out to the Lake District to capture a treasure trove of springtime scenery.

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Feature · 10 Apr 2016

Scrambling in Snowdonia: the Clogwyn y Person Arête

Britain’s mountains bristle with hands-on-rock routes, and nowhere more densely than North Wales. Dan Aspel shares his first experience of a roped grade three scramble on the...

Lake District in Winter

Feature · 11 Mar 2016

Winter in the Lake District

Walking in the Lake District in fresh snow, camera in hand, soaking up the magical views of Langdale. Thursday January the 14th 2016 was anything but an ordinary office day for photographer Andrew Clayborough.

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 · 9 Nov 2015

Bivvying or Bothying – you decide

The pros and cons of sleeping in a bivvy bag or a bothy. Our two outdoor experts and authors Ronald Turnbull and Phoebe Smith have a lively exchange of views. While you can bivvy virtually anywhere, bothies are old stone houses run by the Mountain...

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 · 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.

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...