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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

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Feature · 13 Feb 2021

Five best scrambles in the Lake District

The Lake District offers many scrambles, ranging from family-friendly rambles to iconic routes only suitable for experienced climbers. In his two new guidebooks to 'Scrambles in the Lake District', John Fleetwood has recorded over 390 individual...

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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...

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Article · 10 Jan 2021

Achieving a first cycling century: two perspectives

When a friend asked Cress Allwood to support him in achieving his goal of riding 200 miles from London to Paris, she was happy to help with the training. But with Roger's first...

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...

Lesley exploring the Lake District

Feature · 2 Jan 2021

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year… 2020

At this time of year we'd normally share stories of trekking holidays and cycle tours around the world. But, as for everyone else, 2020 was very different for us at Cicerone and...

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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...

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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...

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Live · 2 Mar 2021

Mark Richards and Gill Haigh on the Fellranger series and sustainable walking

In our March Cicerone Live event, join Mark Richards, author of Cicerone's Fellranger series, and Gill Haigh, Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, to celebrate the completion of...

Stodmarsh Nature Reserve Makes For Interesting Walks Among The Reedbeds

Feature · 13 Dec 2020

Walking in Kent: no second best

Kev Reynolds was winding up a lecture on trekking in the Himalaya when a member of the audience asked: ‘If you’re so passionate about mountains, why do you live in Kent?’ Here is his response…

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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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Feature · 29 Nov 2020

Tackling the Cuillin Ridge traverse

After a failed attempt on the Skye’s Cuillin Ridge traverse in 2019, Caroline returned this year to have another go. Taking the Cuillin Ridge Light approach, she managed to complete the route in a day. Here, she tells the story of taking on the...

The twin tops of the Wittenham Clumps are crowned by beech trees

Article · 22 Nov 2020

Hidden Gem – family-friendly walking in the North Wessex Downs AONB

Lesley Williams looks back on childhood walks around Wallingford and explores a walk between Shillingford, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell and Dorchester on Thames with all the ingredients...

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Article · 21 Nov 2020

Scrambles in the Lake District – South: A sample route

Covering Langdale, Coniston, Eskdale, Patterdale and High Street, John Fleetwood's Scrambles in the Lake District offers 106 scrambling routes in the south of the national park...

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Feature · 15 Nov 2020

A spotlight on: Stanfords

Stanfords Map and Travel Bookshop has a remarkable 167-year history and is an essential first port of call for many adventure and armchair travellers. But in 2020, travel has been all but impossible and its future is under threat. Luckily, the mayor...

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Podcast · 11 Nov 2020

Hadrian's Cycleway with Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Visiting Roman forts, milecastles and other historic sites in the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Cycleway is a fantastic three-day ride across northern England...