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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...

PW 14 High Cup Nick

Feature · 6 Sep 2020

The Pennine Way: is it really a slog through bog?

Having discovered the Pennine Way from a signpost pointing towards a desolate landscape and then being warned that the walk was a slog, Tarjei Næss Skrede set out on England’s...

Otley Bridge over the River Wharfe

Article · 5 Dec 2018

The Cromwell Way – A walk through the English Civil War

Nick Burton retraces the route Oliver Cromwell and his troops took from Yorkshire to Lancashire in 1648 to take part in the Battle of Preston. Along the way he explores the...

High Force on the beautiful River Tees (Day 4 - day 11 & 12 in the guide).

Feature · 1 Aug 2018

Five days on the Pennine Way: Completing the trail 63 years after beginning it

Tony Howard’s boyhood ambition to walk the Pennine Way was finally realised this summer when the good weather inspired him to finish what he’d started 63 years ago.

High Pike 658M The Highest Point Of The Cumbria Way

Article · 8 Nov 2017

How NOT to walk the Cumbria Way

Natalie Simpson reflects on her first long-distance experience - a failed attempt on the Cumbria Way - and the lessons she has since learned. 

Pubs along the Cumbria Way: it'd be rude not to

Article · 30 Mar 2017

Pubs along the Cumbria Way: it'd be rude not to

Sherpa Expeditions’ resident guide frequently walks in the Lake District and on parts of the Cumbria Way. On those walks a break at one of the many pubs is a given. In this...

The future of our moorlands - hard work and peat bogs

Article · 25 Mar 2017

The future of our moorlands - hard work and peat bogs

Anyone who has old memories of tramping through thick black bog on Black Hill, a summit on the Pennine Way in the Peak District, will appreciate the work that has been put in to...

Pennine  Way Spur To  Cheviot Summit

Feature · 7 Nov 2016

Taming the Pennine Way's notorious bogs: how a trail was re-born

Within 20 years of opening, the popularity of Britain's first long distance path was such that the Pennines' fragile peat surfaces were suffering serious erosion. As walkers tried...

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Feature · 2 Oct 2016

The Pennine Way 'experience' – why do we do it?

To celebrate the launch of 'The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey', we have another wonderful extract from Andrew McCloy's new book. We hear about some of the tales...

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Feature · 5 Sep 2016

The Pennine Way's 30-year fight for access to England's northern hills

To celebrate the launch of The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey, We have an exciting series of extracts from Andrew McCloys fascinating book about the Pennine Way...

Skiddaw House on the Cumbria Way

Feature · 8 Feb 2016

Accommodation along the Cumbria Way

Walking the Cumbria Way route through the Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle.

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Feature · 6 Aug 2015

Hadrian’s Coast – Beyond the National Trail

As the third edition of his guide to the Hadrian’s Wall Path comes out, complete with Cicerone’s first 1:25K National Trail mapping booklet, author Mark Richards reflects on...

Coast to Coast Walk

Article · 31 Jul 2015

Another Coast to Coast Walk (Tell Us Your Story)

Another Coast to Coast Walk, submitted by Jim and Carol Watson. Or How Two People Created Their Own Path, with the help of Paddy Dillon and Cicerone.

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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.

Hadrian's Wall

Article · 6 Jun 2012

An enjoyable stroll along Hadrian's Wall

A bit of time off work happily coincided with the recent spell of fine weather. I had a loose plan in the back of my mind that I quite fancied walking a section of Hadrian's Wall, so I chucked a copy of the Cicerone guide to the National Trail in my...