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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...

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.

Eildon Hill North

Article · 22 Aug 2020

Scottish Borders – attracting walkers for over 3000 years

Away from the crowds, the Scottish Borders offer a wide variety of walking, from gentle riverbanks to wild moorland above the 600m mark. Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull follows...

Lakedistrictearlyspring N

Feature · 12 May 2020

Travel to open spaces, but not to the mountains

The Government has relaxed rules related to travel and unlimited exercise, however there is an important and unified message coming from various authorities in mountain areas...

The Cuillin Ridge Light

Feature · 15 Feb 2020

The Cuillin Ridge Light

The Cuillin Ridge Light is the best ridge in the UK for mere mortals. It uses cunning and knowledge to take the easiest line, hard climbs are bypassed and the bar of necessary experience and skills is lowered. You still ascend the Munros, climb the...

Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

Feature · 26 Jan 2020

Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

When Cicerone author Alex Kendall travelled to Orkney to walk among its world-famous ancient sites, he experienced Scottish coastal walking at its best and the company of its ever-present wildlife.

Tobermory, Mull's main town

Article · 1 Sep 2019

9 reasons why the Isle of Mull is the best place in Scotland for low-level walking

The Isle of Mull is part of the Inner Hebrides, the group of islands that run up the spectacular west coast of Scotland from Arran to Skye. It sits approximately half-way up,...

Beinn Shiantaidh

Feature · 18 Aug 2019

Walking in Jura's geological wonderland

Cicerone author Peter Edwards rarely used to take the time to appreciate the environment around him when out on the hills, but a trip to the Isle of Jura in the Southern Hebrides prompted a change in his attitude.

Loch Enoch seen from Redstone Rig 13

Feature · 15 Jun 2019

Classic Galloway - wild landscapes of granite and peat bog

If you like your wild landscapes really wild, if you like your lakes to have whooper swans in the middle and no ice-cream vans around the edge, if you like to have one foot on...

The Uig Hills seen from Ardroil

Feature · 19 Dec 2018

Helicopter Rescue in the Hebrides

A routine walk on the Isle of Lewis turned into a terrifying experience for Peter Edwards and some visiting friends when one of them fell 200ft off a cliff. It could have been a fatal accident, but for the commitment and bravery of the emergency...

The Carn Mor Dearg Arete And The Ascent Of Ben Nevis

Article · 15 Apr 2018

The Lochaber 4000s

There are only nine mountains over 4000ft in the UK, and they are all in Scotland. It’s a big but manageable day to walk the four in Lochaber in one go but Alex Kendall gives it a try.

Lochan a’ Ghurrabàin, Aros Park

Article · 21 Feb 2018

Walking on The Isle of Mull: A Sample Route

With a diversity of land forms unequalled by any other Scottish island, the third largest of the Hebrides, Mull is a place of wild beauty: untamed, rugged and never uninteresting...

Cobbler Summit

Feature · 7 Feb 2018

Five quite different ways of having fun in Lomond and Trossach

Ronald Turnbull explores various hill and valley outings in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Walk 2 - Menhir On Machrie Moor

Article · 2 Dec 2017

Falling in love with Arran - the so called Scotland in Miniature

Natalie explains how she fell in love with Arran - the so called Scotland in Miniature - when walking there with some friends.

Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

Article · 14 Dec 2016

Ben Nevis and Glen Coe: A sample route

It's Christmas and we are kind so enjoy this sample route from our upcoming guidebook to Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. Cheers and happy hillwalks!

What are the Munros? And why should I climb them?

Article · 29 Nov 2016

What are the Munros? And why should I climb them?

What are the Munros and why you should walk them? Steve Kew, the author of two Cicerone guidebooks on these hills, explains more.

The Pentland Hills - Free Sample Route

Article · 26 Oct 2016

Try a walk in the Pentland Hills with our free sample route

Fancy a walk in the Pentland Hills? This sample route below is taken from the guidebook to Walking in the Pentland Hills by Susan Falconer.

Things to do on Islay and Jura in the rain

Article · 9 Aug 2016

Things to do on Islay and Jura in the rain

Cicerone's Caroline has a holiday on Islay and Jura and enjoyed some mountain biking, walking (and whisky tasting) in the typical Scottish weather.

The Corbetts

Article · 29 Jul 2016

What about the Corbetts?

Those who know the Scottish Highlands won't need telling that Scotland has some of the most magnificent mountain and coastal scenery in the world.

Walking in Britain's extremities: Orkney and Shetland

Article · 25 Apr 2016

Walking in Britain's extremities: Orkney and Shetland

Walking in the most remote parts of Britain offers something unique and different wherever you choose to go. In particular, walking on Orkney and Shetland is like visiting another...