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News · 24 Jan 2022

Job vacancy: Finance Manager

Control the finances of one of the country's leading travel publishers.

Above Llyn Clywedog

Article · 22 Jan 2022

The beauty and the trials of Glyndŵr's Way: Part 2

After two years of fitting in sections between lockdowns, Emma Sawyer and her friend Haf finally reached the end of Glyndŵr's Way

Cycle touring live Q and A

Live · 1 Feb 2022 7:00pm

Ask the Experts: Cycle touring special

In our February Cicerone Live event, ask our experts everything you need to know about cycle touring.

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Podcast · 19 Jan 2022

Nicky Spinks and the Tor de Geants race

Traversing over 300km of mountainous terrain, the Tor de Geants (Giants' Trail) is an epic running race in the Italian Alps. Joe was lucky enough to talk to the legendary Nicky Spinks about her third place finish at the 2021 event. Here we hear...

hiker rests

Article · 15 Jan 2022

Romania's lesser-known mountain ranges

First-time visitors to Romania often make their way to well-known mountain ranges such as the Bucegi, the Făgăraş, the Piatra Craiului and the Retezat. But Romania’s natural riches have much more to offer.

Bawdsey Quay

Article · 8 Jan 2022

The Suffolk Coast Path in a day - completing the trilogy

During lockdown Stephen Dunnett set himself the challenge of keeping it local by exploring the long-distance routes in his home county of Suffolk. He completed the Sandlings Walk...

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Podcast · 5 Jan 2022

Walking and trekking in Romania

Hannah chats with Janneke Klop about the splendour of walking and trekking in the mountains of Romania. The massive number of mountains means that there is something for everyone in this country - from short and fun walks for children to exposed...

1984 Blencathra

Article · 1 Jan 2022

Homage to a faithful friend

2021 marked the 60th anniversary of Clive Darley's Point Five Duvet, which he bought as a young man to go on an expedition to Spitzbergen. It served him well over six decades on expeditions across the globe, even if its appearance now looks somewhat...

Christmas-card-2021

Article · 24 Dec 2021

Merry Christmas from the Cicerone team

Wishing outdoor enthusiasts everywhere a safe and healthy Christmas. All the best for 2022.

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Article · 18 Dec 2021

Winter walking on South Uist

In the Hebrides, snow is rare and fleeting. In 2021 the first real winter conditions arrived on South Uist in late January - worth getting out the boots for an excursion to Thacla.

trekking in the Vanoise National Park

Video · 17 Dec 2021

Trekking in the Vanoise National Park

A video providing some highlights from trekking in the Vanoise National Park – a fantastic area for hiking.

Kev in his element in the Alps

News · 13 Dec 2021

Kev Reynolds: A tribute

Kev Reynolds, one of the country’s leading outdoor writers, died on Friday 10 December 2021, three days after his 78th birthday.

Kev Reynolds

Focus · 13 Dec 2021

Kev Reynolds: Remembering the man with the world's best job

Fond memories of Kev Reynolds – writer, photographer, journalist, lecturer. An inspiration to many, and a wonderful friend. So many stories, here we have pulled together a few...

Snowy paths on the mountainside

Article · 11 Dec 2021

Chasing the first snow in the French Pyrenees

Ever since Alecsa Stewart moved to a valley at the foot of the French Pyrenees, the high-altitude peaks surrounding it have been an indicator of the weather patterns and the...

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Podcast · 8 Dec 2021

Guidebooks for Spring 2022

Hannah and Joe have a quick look through some of Cicerone's Spring titles in a bid to stave off the dark and cold of the northwest of England in December! We get excited about the Dolomites and sausage pancakes and see a different side to...

Fishing the Atlantic breakers at Barradinha cove

Article · 4 Dec 2021

A week on the Trilho dos Pescadores (Fisherman's Trail)

Somehow the Rota Vicentina, a collection of hiking routes through the south-west Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park of Portugal, entered the consciousness of Steve Barham...

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Podcast · 24 Nov 2021

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise, including where to stay, what to do and when to go. In this episode we talk to Lesley Williams who has many years of experience walking, trekking and cycling in the Alps, and who helped Jonathan with his reworking...

Walking on La Palma offers a colourful experience

Feature · 22 Nov 2021

Hiking the GR130 and GR131 trails across La Palma

La Palma boasts two long-distance walking routes: The GR130 (aka the Camino Real de la Costa) and the high-level GR131. Looking for a winter sun hiking trip, Tom Martens packed...

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Article · 20 Nov 2021

Bikepacking New Zealand's Tour Aotearoa

Stephen Dunnett believes that an ‘impossible’ bikepacking trip of a lifetime may not be beyond the reach of the average fit and experienced cyclist. Here, drawing on his experience of completing the Tour Aotearoa in 2020, he suggests how you...

The high balcon Day 2

Article · 13 Nov 2021

Autumn tour of the Aiguilles Rouges

Iain Davidson gives an account of his five-day tour around the Aiguilles Rouges mountains near Chamonix. Close to the end of the season, the trail was undertaken in a fast and light style, staying in mountain huts and camping in the Chamonix valley...