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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...

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Feature · 15 Apr 2020

Walking and cycling from home in Cumbria and Lancashire – the Cicerone team share their views

Walking and cycling from home provides a welcome relief, and a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. It's easy to discover new routes and views, even if you think you...

Going over Rivington Pike from the easier side

Feature · 14 Jul 2019

Lancashire Cycleway South: The ideal mini-tour

Richard Barrett encourages some keen cyclists to try a cycle tour for the first time by explaining to them that you can cycle tour in the style you prefer - hostels, hotels,...

The Howgills, with sedbergh below

Feature · 27 Jan 2019

Hidden Gem – five rivers in Cumbria in a single day walk

The Cumbrian countryside to the north of Kendal is home to no less than five rivers; the Rawthey, Lune, Mint, Sprint and Kent which begin life in the high fells of the Lake...

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Feature · 25 Nov 2018

In the garden of Eden

In an age when nature is constantly being pushed to the fringes – by housing, farming, infrastructure developments and by our own busy, urban-centric lives – encounters with wildlife are increasingly rare and increasingly precious. Vivienne...

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Feature · 31 Oct 2018

Walking in Eden: my favourite walks

Cumbria’s Eden Valley offers walkers a huge variety of experiences: from the hills and limestone pavement of the Yorkshire Dales to the salt marshes of the Solway Firth… and everything in between. Vivienne Crow, author of the Cicerone guidebook...

The Way of the Roses runs between Morecambe in Lancashire and Bridlington in Yorkshire

Feature · 1 Jul 2018

Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

Ever had a tune that just keeps going round in your head while you are cycling? Cicerone author Rachel Crolla had just that during research rides for her guidebook to Cycling the...

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Feature · 26 May 2018

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

After cycling the Way of the Roses several times while writing her recent guidebook to the route, Rachel Crolla picks out some of her personal highlights along the 170-mile...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2018

Cycling the 170-mile Way of the Roses in a day

Carl McKeating set out to cycle The Way of the Roses, a 170-mile national cycle route most commonly ridden over three days, in a day. He describes the personal challenge, the...

Tidal island of Hillbre, Merseyside

Feature · 11 Jul 2016

Walking with young children - exploring a tidal island

Rachel Crolla and family set out on a storybook adventure to strand themselves for the day on uninhabited tidal island of Hillbre off the coast of the Wirral in Merseyside. She...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

A wealth of walking on the Isle of Man

As the second edition of his guidebook to the Island is published, Terry Marsh recalls some of the highlights of visiting, walking and geocaching on, and writing about, the Isle of Man over almost 70 years – and discovering new delights on every...

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Feature · 16 Dec 2014

Secret Walks in North-West England

Although little known as a walking destination, the Eden valley is no untouched wilderness - it has been inhabited for thousands of years.