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Heading up Mefjorden gazing at mountains rising 600m up from the fjord

Feature · 27 Dec 2020

Camping and kayaking in Norway: a packrafting adventure

Combining camping, walking and kayaking, Alex Kendall set out on a packrafting expedition to explore the peninsulas and fjords of Senja island in Norway.

waymarked network of paths

Feature · 15 Aug 2020

Hiking on Greece's Cycladic islands

Cicerone author and walking guide Gilly Cameron-Cooper has watched Greece's Cycladic islands emerge as a charming but challenging hiking destination

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Feature · 8 Jul 2020

Trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards

OK, Cicerone’s Jonathan Williams didn’t really walk the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards, he just went the 'wrong' way round.

A mountain, a ridgeline, and a man in a red jacket – 'unoriginal and lacking spark' but just right for a guidebook. Stob Ghabhar

Feature · 27 May 2020

How to write a guidebook: Jack or Jill of all trades – and master of... guidebook writing

Ronald Turnbull explains how writing is a rather small part of being a guidebook writer as well as dismissing once and for all some popular misconceptions about his chosen career.

Trekking in the Himalayan foothills

Feature · 4 May 2020

The joy of walking

Kev Reynolds has been reflecting on why he fell in love with walking many, many years ago and, despite only being allowed to walk circuits of his miniature garden, he is still daydreaming of walking holidays.

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Feature · 25 Jan 2020

Walking in Zagori: Greece at its most wild and beautiful

With one route to go to finish his Zagori hiking guide and in a race against the turning weather, Aris-Dimitrios Leontaritis confidently set off for Mount Tymphi. But it doesn't...

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Feature · 8 Jan 2020

The Mountains of Romania: hiking in the rugged Carpathians

‘What do you know about Romania?’ Ask someone this question and chances are their eyes will glaze over instantly. Janneke Klop didn’t know the first thing about this...

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Feature · 1 Jan 2020

The other side of the Canary Islands

Prolific walker and writer Paddy Dillon describes how the sun-kissed Canaries have transformed themselves into a great destination for day walkers and for trekkers since he first touched down, by accident, in Tenerife.

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Feature · 28 Dec 2019

My first Cicerone guides

Good advice has always been central to Cicerone's guidebooks and, as they celebrate 50 years as a leading light in the outdoor world, nothing has changed, says Andy Hodges

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Feature · 2 Nov 2019

Walking on the Azores: wild, remote and rugged islands

In the remote North Atlantic, the Azores rise spectacularly out of the sea. With the release of his guidebook, Paddy Dillon rounds up some of his favourite trails on these wild...

Cabo Vilan and its amazing lighthouse

Feature · 13 Oct 2019

Camiño dos Faros: discover the Way of the Lighthouses

John Hayes presents northwest Spain's Camiño dos Faros and explains why writing the Cicerone guide was such a special experience.

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Feature · 24 Jul 2019

In the realm of the wildcat: A hike with children up Mount Ida

Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla, the authors of Europe’s High Points and Outdoor Adventures with Children, hiked up Crete’s Mount Ida with their two young daughters. There...

Refuge de la Breche and the Cirque de Gavarnie

Feature · 20 Jul 2019

40 years of Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees

Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees is 40 years old. First published in 1978, it’s never been out of print and, following numerous updates and reincarnations, the latest edition is...

An overview of the Vignemale peak, the Ossoue glacier and the three Russell caves in the middle

Feature · 17 Jul 2019

Searching for Russell’s caves on the Pyrenean Haute Route

In spring 2018, while doing research for the new guidebook on the Pyrenean Haute Route, Tom Martens discovered that the Vignemale, France’s highest Pyrenean peak at 3298m, held...

The snowy Bernina massif, viewed  from Diavolezza

Feature · 7 Jul 2019

Walking in the Engadine: a valley for all seasons

There are many wonderful places to walk in Switzerland and some are more touristy than others. Here, author Kev Reynolds sings the praises of the Engadine, a valley he first knew...

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Feature · 28 Apr 2019

Writing a guidebook in a mountain hut on the Pyrenean Haute Route

I wasn’t even planning to stop at the Larribet mountain hut, but on an early July morning in 2014, mist came in and reduced my view. Eventually, I got into trouble and needed...

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Feature · 10 Apr 2019

Walking in the Cape Verde islands

Sitting in the Atlantic, 600km from the west African coast, the 10 islands that make up the tiny country of Cape Verde offer an interesting variety of options for walkers. Mike Wells spent two weeks visiting six of these islands, walking up volcanic...

009  Part of the Promenthouse Line, also known as the Toblerone Trail

Feature · 10 Mar 2019

War Walks on the Swiss Jura Crest Trail

The Jura Crest Trail is the perfect starting point for exploring Swiss escape routes and World War II historical locations. Ali Rowsell describes some of the highlights.

02 A bus ride up a dirt road allows the trail to be started on Greenland’s ice cap

Feature · 3 Mar 2019

Why you should trek the classic Arctic Circle Trail, with a few top tips from Paddy Dillon

There might be big changes coming to Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail, so now would be a good time to start making plans in order to experience the ‘classic’ route, says...

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Feature · 2 Mar 2019

Rewilding Abruzzo - bears and wolves and learning to live together

Stuart Haines explains how the natural balance of the extraordinary biodiversity in Abruzzo in central Italy has been recovered through the practice of rewilding.