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Article · 25 Jun 2022

Are the hills really alive with the sound of music?

Does listening to music in the outdoors enhance the experience, deepen our bond with landscape and even make us walk or run faster? Or is there nothing better than the sound of...

A temple

Article · 18 Jun 2022

Hidden Roman sights along Hadrian’s Wall Path

While walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail there are a few unusual treasures you may find still on the original spot - revealed here

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Article · 11 Jun 2022

Adventures on the Orkney and Shetland islands

Stephen Dunnett visits the magical Orkney and Shetland islands and suggests that with a bit of planning, you can have an adventure on par with destinations much further away than...

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Article · 4 Jun 2022

A Lakeland Summer, by Elizabeth Battrick

Elizabeth Battrick, walker, writer and lover of the Lake District, wrote A Lakeland Summer, published by Cicerone Press, in 1979. Here, her son Peter Battrick gives a short introduction to her life, followed by an extract from the book.

Walking among a plethora of flowers in Portugal

Focus · 1 Jun 2022

Springtime and sunshine walks

The long daylight hours of spring and summer make walking and trekking a relaxing way to explore the best of a destination. Walk slowly and look at the flowers, or take a dip in a hidden cove. Scramble on some warm rocks and take time to stop for an...

northern flank of the Brecon Beacons

Article · 28 May 2022

The Brecon Beacons: majestic, dramatic, unique

Situated in an unspoilt area of South Wales, just north of the former coal-mining valleys, the Brecon Beacons National Park is a place of beautiful and diverse landscapes

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Article · 14 May 2022

The magical Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

You will be forgiven for assuming that The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the place to go for a summer beachside holiday, but it is also an excellent destination for...

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Podcast · 11 May 2022

Ten Years of the Wales Coast Path: Live Events Highlights

This episode is the highlights from May's Cicerone Live event celebrating 10 years of the majestic Wales Coast Path with Paddy Dillon, the author of the Wales Coast Path...

Pobbles and Three Cliffs Bay

Article · 7 May 2022

Discover the stunning Gower peninsula

Gower, a peninsula in South Wales just 25km by 13km, is a superb walking destination offering great variety of routes with hills and ridges, fantastic views and stunning beaches

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Focus · 1 May 2022

Wonderful Wales

Even if you have been to Wales before, there is always something new to explore in this wonderful country. From cycling through the green countryside to long-distance coastal challenges, scrambling something gnarly or an easy low-level walk, Wales...

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Podcast · 16 Mar 2022

International Women's Day 2022 Special

To make up for the cancelled Cicerone Live last week, we're bringing the International Women's Day special to the podcast. Hannah will be joined by Sarah Williams (adventurer and founder of Tough Girl Challenges) and Cressida Allwood (adventurer...

Sunrise Towards Crib Goch

Article · 12 Mar 2022

The Welsh 3000s in a day

In the summer between national Covid lockdowns, Lou Stone took on the Welsh 3000s in a day. A bunkhouse had become unexpectedly available, the forecast was glorious, she was feeling deprived of adventure, and so it was irresistible.

Drove Road over Minch Moor

Article · 19 Feb 2022

A 2-week adventure on The Southern Upland Way

Kathryn Shore was looking for a walking adventure with minimal disruptions. With the route already defined and the accommodation flexible, walking a National Trail with a tent...

Walla Crag

Article · 12 Feb 2022

Our tour of the Lake District

With Europe off limits because of Covid, avid walkers Austin Mills and his wife Ginny decided to see what great routes the UK has to offer, and ended up in the Lake District

Trotternish Ridge

Article · 29 Jan 2022

Walking the Skye Trail during Covid

The Skye Trail is not as well trodden as the West Highland Way or Great Glen Way but, as Henry Clifford found out, this creates an even more magical route

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

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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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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.

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...

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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...