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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...

Marloes Sands From Horse Neck

Article · 19 Sep 2020

Hidden Gem – Pembrokeshire's Marloes Sands, Martin’s Haven and offshore islands

Boasting the popular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Pembrokeshire may not strike you as a ‘hidden’ area. There is plenty to...

Above pontypool

Feature · 8 Aug 2020

Walking the Cambrian Way in day trips and weekends

Always lacking three weeks to tackle the full route from Cardiff to Conwy in one go, Mark Charlton was surprised to discover how much of the Cambrian Way he had walked in day...

Alex Kendall live

Live · 7 Jul 2020

Walking in Snowdonia with Alex Kendall

Looking to discover new places to walk in Snowdonia this summer? Alex Kendall, international mountain leader and author of three Cicerone guidebooks to Snowdonia, offers some advice and inspiration in our latest Tune-in Tuesday live event.

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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...

Stokesay Castle

Article · 16 Nov 2019

The Shropshire Way rediscovered

Cicerone guidebook author John Gillham explains what’s so great about the new and improved Shropshire Way.

Huw Irranca-Davies and Will Renwick cut the cake at the Cambrian Way book launch

News · 20 Aug 2019

Cambrian Way - Wales' answer to the Pennine Way?

Hannah from Cicerone meets some of the Cambrian Way Trust at the book launch in Cardiff and hears how Ramblers Cymru hope the trail will become Wales' answer to the Pennine Way.

Llynnau Cregennen and Mawddach Estuary from Craig-las

Feature · 27 Jul 2019

The battle for the Cambrian Way

The Cambrian Way stretches for 479km through the most spectacular parts of Wales between Cardiff and Conwy. Richard Tyler explains how, in the face of years of opposition, its creator and biggest advocate Tony Drake fought for it to gain official...

Blooming Heather In Moel Y Ci With The Glyderau Rising In The Distance

Feature · 3 Jul 2019

Walk in the valleys to get to know Snowdonia

Alex Kendall, author of Snowdonia: Low-level and easy walks – North, says to really experience the mountains, forget bagging summits and head to the valleys.

A Fingerpost Points The Way To The Physicians Well

Article · 5 Aug 2018

Hidden Gem – how to enjoy the best mountain, moorland and coastal walks in south Wales, without the crowds

Sandwiched between its illustrious neighbours of Pembrokeshire and the Gower, Carmarthenshire is often overlooked by visitors and locals alike, and yet beautiful Carmarthenshire...

Harlech Castle seems a natural extension of the former coastal cliffs

Article · 7 Apr 2018

Along Cardigan Bay on the Wales Coast Path

The walk down Cardigan Bay requires a steady pace and an inquisitive nature, for there is much to explore and appreciate.

Towards Great Castle Head From Priests Nose

Article · 17 Jan 2018

Pembrokeshire: why you should go walking at ‘the end of the land’.

Pembrokeshire has long been a favourite destination for Dennis and Jan Kelsall. Here, they share their enthusiasm for the area.

A few Welsh words for hillwalkers

Article · 21 Jul 2016

A few Welsh words for hillwalkers

A few Welsh words for hillwalkers from author Terry Fletcher. It's always good manners to learn a few new words when you visit a different country and your reception is usually friendlier if you make the effort, even if you don't need to.

What did Wales ever do for us?

Article · 1 Mar 2016

What did Wales ever do for us?

Wales. What an odd little country with so many quirks like daffodils, sheep and St David. Here we ask ourselves "What did Wales ever do for us?"

Wye Valley Cicerone Guidebook

Article · 3 Mar 2015

Wye not try Walking in the Wye Valley with a Cicerone Guidebook

The variety of walks in Mike Dunn's new Cicerone guidebook to Walking in the Wye Valley means there is something for everyone in this beautiful area. Following the fourth-largest...

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

The wilder side of the Wye: Plynlimon to Tintern

Mike Dunn, author of Cicerone’s new guide to ‘Walking in the Wye Valley’, suggests lots of walks for exploring the best of this much-loved area, away from the tourist...

Forest of Dean

Article · 8 Oct 2013

Quintessential Autumn walking in the Forest of Dean

Too often, autumn means lengthy rain, gusting winds and overcast skies. But there are days - maybe not as frequent as we'd like - when the clouds clear and autumn becomes a...