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Howgills at sunset

Feature · 3 Apr 2021

10 new UK staycation ideas for walkers

The Lake District, Snowdonia, the Peak District, Cairngorms... which of these busy honeypot destinations are you dreaming of? If you have jaded memories of overcrowded hillsides (particularly during the brief summer of 2020), then these suggestions...

View from the summit of Snowdon

Feature · 27 Mar 2021

The UK's first national parks celebrate 70 years

2021 sees the 70th anniversary of the UK’s first national parks. Here, Cicerone's Natalie Simpson takes a look back at the campaign for their creation and the legislation that...

Family activities

Focus · 21 Mar 2021

Family-friendly outdoor adventures

Routes and ideas for the holidays – walks, bike rides, hiking, paddling, scrambles and overnight camps. Share outdoor adventures with the whole family, have fun together and inspire the youngsters to love and cherish wild and rural landscapes.

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Article · 20 Mar 2021

The Sandlings Walk in a day

Stephen Dunnett returned from a trip to New Zealand and a country in lockdown. All events were cancelled and the challenge became staying motivated. Here he suggests that planning for the future is a positive way to prepare for the freedom that will...

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Podcast · 3 Mar 2021

Self-guided walking holidays with Ben Roughton from Contours Walking Holidays

From the Coast to Coast to the West Highland Way, Contours Walking Holidays offer a range of self-guided walking holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Many of...

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Feature · 20 Feb 2021

9 days fell walking in the Lake District

Lesley and Jonathan Williams walked the entire 9-stage route of Lesley's book, The Tour of the Lake District, which explores the very best of the Lake District’s valleys and fells

Lake District Buttermere

Focus · 13 Feb 2021

Fells and lakes of the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is central to the county of Cumbria in north-west England. For outdoor activities there is a wide range of choice, from easy lakeside walks, walking routes on the high fells including the best-known tops of Scafell...

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Video · 10 Feb 2021

Walking the Tour of the Lake District

The Tour of the Lake District is a nine-day walking route exploring many of the best fells and valleys of the Lake District National Park. The tour covers nearly 150km with high level options on five of the nine days, providing opportunities to...

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Podcast · 20 Jan 2021

Lightweight backpacking tips and stories with Paddy Dillon

President of the Backpackers Club and guidebook author Paddy Dillon joined us to give his top tips for lightweight backpacking, including advice for starting out, lightweight...

The world is waiting for us to go walking

Focus · 8 Jan 2021

It's a good time for planning

Lockdown is serious, but with Cicerone there are guidebooks, articles, videos, podcasts and live events to keep goals and plans alive, as we help you discover new ideas, and bring new content to your attention. When all this is over, your 'tick...

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Podcast · 6 Jan 2021

Saying yes to new challenges with Zoe Langley-Wathen (from Head Right Out)

In 2011, Zoe Langley-Wathen stepped out of her comfort zone and completed her first solo long-distance walk along the South West Coast Path. In this episode of highlights from...

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Podcast · 23 Dec 2020

#AskCicerone: The Tour of the Lake District vs. The Cumbria Way, and Cicerone's plans for 2021

In our first #AskCicerone episode, we discuss the Tour of the Lake District and the Cumbria Way with Marketing Director and guidebook author Lesley Williams, exploring the...

Early morning light over Elterwater

Feature · 19 Dec 2020

Office to author via a tour of the Lake District

In a reversal of her role, Cicerone marketing director Lesley Williams stepped out from behind her office desk and into the world of being an author for her guidebook, Tour of the...

Early morning light and long shadows

Feature · 6 Dec 2020

Walking in winter: the best UK long-distance routes

Although it has seasonal challenges of poor weather and limited daylight, walkers can still enjoy long-distance routes in winter months. With its network of long-distance trails,...

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Podcast · 28 Oct 2020

Walking the Cambrian Way with Richard Tyler, George Tod, Olie Wicks and Will Renwick

Crossing the mountainous spine of Wales, the Cambrian Way is a 300 mile route with a rich history and strong sense of community. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone...

On the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Article · 24 Oct 2020

A list of the long-distance walks in the UK

There are 16 national trails and many hundreds of other named long-distance routes in the UK, including 29 Great Trails in Scotland. The UK has a fantastic network of other...

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Feature · 4 Oct 2020

Fastpacking in the Cheviots: A baptism of fire (and rain)

When Cress Allwood was seeking a new challenge during lockdown, she called a friend, hoping she’d be up for an adventure. Having to resort to their Plan B, that adventure was...

Hameldown Tor

Feature · 3 Oct 2020

The UK's best wilderness walks

Wilderness walking routes crossing remote and pathless terrain can be an antidote to modern life and keep you safely away from crowded environments. True wilderness (entirely untouched by mankind) is hard to find, however these suggestions provide...

Beinn Eighe

Feature · 27 Sep 2020

How to walk across Scotland

The best walks go all the way across, says Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull. Having crossed Highland Scotland nine times, he offers a few suggestions for a successful and enjoyable trip.

630 miles later: the end of the South West Coast Path at South Haven Point

Feature · 20 Sep 2020

630 Miles Braver on the South West Coast Path

In this exclusive chapter from 'The Biggest Book of Yes: 49 Short Adventure Stories', Zoe Langley-Wathen relives stepping out of her comfort zone and facing her fears on her first...