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Feature · 10 May 2015

How to go long-distance walking with a dog

Bringing your dog with you on a multi-day walking trip need not be as daunting a prospect as you might think. In fact it's a delight, and well worth the additional planning and...

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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 · 14 Apr 2015

The Cumbria High Way

The delightful Cumbria Way through the idyllic English Lake District is well known and well loved. Here John Gillham explains the inspiration behind the alternative, rather more challenging, version included in his guidebook to this classic route.

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

Lighten that load

Inveterate backpacker and guidebook writer Paddy Dillon warns of the dangers of carrying an over-heavy pack and shares his tips on packing light to make sure you get the most out of your long-distance walk or international trek.

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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 · 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.

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Feature · 23 Mar 2015

VAM: A Naismith’s rule for cyclists

Cicerone author and keen cyclist Richard Barrett shares his tips on working out how much those steeper climbs will slow you down. Here, he explains VAM - (velocità ascensionale media) a method for estimating your speed when cycling through hills...

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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.

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

The wilder side of the Wye: Plynlimon to Tintern

Mike Dunn, author of Cicerone’s new guide to ‘Walking in the Wye Valley’, suggests lots of walks for exploring the best of this much-loved area, away from the tourist...

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

The Cotswold Way – why a national trail?

The Cotswold Way is Britain's newest national trail. Kev Reynolds reflects on the unique qualities of the Cotswold Way, Britain's 19th national trail, and on why it is that once walked, you are likely to return time and again to explore and...

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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...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

Dodging the crowds on Lake District winter climbs

Steve Scott assesses some of the Lake District's less crowded winter climbing venues and offers some ideas for alternative days out.

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

The Wales Coast Path: Not a stroll along the beach

The Wales Coast Path sneaked up on expert guidebook author, Paddy Dillon. One moment there was talk about creating a continuous coastal path around the country, and the next...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

Long-distance Walking: What the human body's for

Trekking expert and Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull summarises the history, pleasures and different types of long distance walking we have in the UK.

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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 · 16 Dec 2014

Secret Walks in North-West England

Although little known as a walking destination, the Eden valley is no untouched wilderness - it has been inhabited for thousands of years.

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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 · 20 Oct 2014

Autumn Leaves in the Lakes

Autumn: it’s the time of year that brings out the poet in all but the hardest of us. Who can fail to be moved by the sublime spectacle of the changing colours? From Constable to Monet, artists have tried to capture its glory, while poets proclaim...

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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...