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Feature · 1 May 2020

Stuck at home: virtual tours of the US National Parks and other amazing places

The current global crisis has us all grounded for now but we don't have to stop exploring. Here are some suggestions of how you can go on an armchair adventure to the USA, China,...

Bendrigg Lodge, Cumbria

Article · 24 Apr 2020

Lockdown at Bendrigg Lodge and the 2.6 challenge

The Bendrigg Trust is a specialist centre providing outdoor experiences for disabled and disadvantaged children and young adults, and a charity that Cicerone and our many...

Alfie on his BMX

Feature · 22 Apr 2020

Surviving lockdown with children: Lucy's top tips from one month in

We have been self-isolating for almost six weeks. My children are verging on feral, my four-year-old has given herself a haircut and I know all the words to all the songs in...

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Article · 20 Apr 2020

Getting close to nature in Cumbria – the Cicerone team find new sights and sounds

Wildlife and nature is noisy, busy and growing at a fast pace during these spring months, and in marked contrast to the slower, quieter pace of human life during the lockdown and...

A track in Extremadura

Article · 17 Apr 2020

Walking from home in Extremadura, south west Spain

Living in isolation on a small finca in rural Extremadura is not much different to normal life for me and husband, Roger. Unless we make the effort, we normally do not see anyone...

Windermere dawn

Article · 7 Apr 2020

In times of stress, look after yourself, and use this time well

We are all in this together, so we should try to look at ways in which we have control over the situation - mostly our mindset and how we can use this time well. A healthy mind,...

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Article · 20 Mar 2020

Lockdown in Le Marche

Sue Cooper, a regular walker in the Sibillini Mountains and an artist, is quarantined in Le Marche, Italy. Here, she explains that while she cannot get out into the mountains to walk, she can still appreciate them in other ways.

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Article · 19 Mar 2020

Self-isolating with kids

Cicerone Production Editor Lucy is self-isolating at home in the Lake District with her two children. #walkingfromhome

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Video · 17 Nov 2019

Explore the world with a Cicerone guidebook

Choose a Cicerone guidebook for your activities - guidebooks cover walking, trekking, climbing, scrambling, trail running, cycling, mountain biking and more. There are hundreds of...

The blue skies and sunshine that accompanied us out of London sadly abandoned us once we reached the Kent Coast. Here, we had a week of paddling into gale force winds and poor visibility.

Feature · 14 Sep 2019

Kayaking across the Continent

In April 2018, Anna Blackwell and Kate Culverwell set out to tandem kayak from London to the Black Sea in Romania, a distance of over 4000km through 11 countries and five capital cities across Europe. The expedition, which took five months, saw the...

Sarah Williams

Article · 24 Aug 2019

A Spotlight on... Tough Girl Challenges

We get to know Sarah Williams from Tough Girl Challenges a little more. We find out why she likes Type 2 fun but not caving and discover a disgusting thing that all her funniest stories have in common...

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Article · 1 May 2019

Walking around Lake Como and Maggiore in northern Italy

The glorious northern Italian lakes were once justifiably popular stops on the Grand Tour. In her guidebook, Walking Lake Como and Maggiore, Gillian Price reminisces about her own...

Chilled feet were guaranteed when crossing a stream of snowmelt above Berghaus Vereina  (photo from the Silvretta by Kev Reynolds)

Article · 14 Jan 2019

Cicerone at Fifty

In the prologue from 50 Years of Adventure, Jonathan and Lesley Williams talk about their joy, pride and sense of responsibility as publishers of guidebooks.

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Article · 2 Jan 2019

Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

If you look on the website, you will see that Cicerone has an enviable, and really quite staggering, collection of nearly 400 titles, available as both printed books and e-books...

Some of the old Cicerone guides with different logos and the price in shillings

Article · 8 Dec 2018

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.

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News & Events · 30 Sep 2017

Kev Reynolds at 'A Day of Books' event

Cicerone author, Kev Reynolds will be closing the ‘Day of Books’ at All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay* (burial place of George Orwell) on Saturday 14 October, with his lecture A Walk in the Clouds.

Autumn lakeshore In The Lake District

Feature · 2 Oct 2016

Autumn in the Lake District

Beautiful autumnal photos of the Lake District, including Grasmere, Windemere and Buttermere, among other areas, courtesy of fantastic photographer and friend of Cicerone, Andrew Clayborough.

Summer in the Lake District

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

Summer in the Lake District

Camera in hand, Andrew Clayborough ventured out to Mellbreak in the western Lakes to soak up some sweet summer scenery. Here he takes a walk up Mellbreak above Buttermere.

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.

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.