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Stanfords established 1853 crop

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...

Ninety mile beach TH

Feature · 31 Oct 2020

Tips and advice for fastpacking New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail

Joséphine Anselin offers inspiration, tips and practical recommendations for anyone looking to fastpack New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail – a 3000km route stretching from Cape...

Horses in the snow outside Waldheim 1929 F Smithies Collection Tasmanian Archives NS57341019

Feature · 23 Aug 2020

Creating Tasmania's Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park

The Overland Track journeys through one of Tasmania's diverse natural areas, Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park. Cicerone author Warwick Sprawson explores how Kate...

Hiking in Japan

Feature · 17 Jul 2020

Can I go walking and trekking in Japan? 2020 Coronavirus restrictions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are far from normal in the Japan Alps. Not only have most huts reduced capacity, but others have opted to remain closed for the entire...

A gem of a trail

Feature · 11 Jul 2020

Exploring mountain bike trails in Rwanda

Mountain bike enthusiast and Cicerone author Jan Bakker is on a quest to find mountain bike tracks in the east-central African country of Rwanda

Bookshelves

Feature · 13 Jun 2020

Guidebooks: a source of inspiration and memory

Mark Charlton reflects on his love of guidebooks and the memories of walking and trekking around the world that each contains.

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.

Take a moment to enjoy Snowdonia

Feature · 8 May 2020

Meet our Cicerone Connect members: "Oh the places we have been!"

Cicerone Connect, our new Facebook community, has become a brilliant place to share your trip photos, planning questions and bucket-list ideas. We thought we'd share a few...

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 · 1 May 2020

Stuck at home: virtual tours of the US National Parks and other amazing places

The current global crisis has us all grounded for now but we don't have to stop exploring. Here are some suggestions of how you can go on an armchair adventure to the USA, China,...

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Feature · 14 Mar 2020

The Australian Alpine Walking Track

The Australian Alpine Walking Track is almost unheard of, even in Australia. At 650km, it provided a mentally and physically demanding test for Emma Timmis.

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Feature · 4 Mar 2020

Why Kazakhstan, and why on a bicycle?

Scot Whitlock was looking for somewhere different and dangerous for his next adventure. But in Kazakhstan he found an exciting, interesting and vibrant country, which offers cyclists a unique and unforgettable experience.

new mexico snow

Feature · 1 Mar 2020

Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: The frozen finish and final thoughts

Owen Eigenbrot has reached the end of the long walk from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail and reflects on the final miles that took him there. The Mexican border...

Trouser Point

Feature · 22 Feb 2020

Flinders Island: a hiking jewel in the Bass Strait

If you’re looking for somewhere different, rarely visited, incredibly beautiful and with diverse walking opportunities, then Flinders Island should be ranked high on your list...

TH 1 View from Ramche South Base Camp

Feature · 16 Feb 2020

Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek: Where heaven and mountains meet

After hearing about its reputation as one of the most beautiful treks in the world, Mick Borroff decided to undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek in Nepal and see it for...

Berber village on route to Timichi TH

Feature · 2 Feb 2020

Hiking in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco

After years of being asked, Steve Barham finally went hiking in the High Atlas in Morocco, where he was warmly welcomed to its exotic and exciting landscapes.

The Great Glen Way

Feature · 29 Dec 2019

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2019

Everyone who works at Cicerone is a bit of a fleece-wearing outdoor adventure junkie and we try to practice what we preach. Here's what we've all been up to in 2019.

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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

A group photo in front of the finished school

Feature · 22 Dec 2019

The Cicerone School is finished

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah visited the school and helped to decorate it and refurnish the classrooms.

The view from one of our lunch spots

Feature · 21 Dec 2019

Tales from a first-time trekker: Hannah goes to Nepal

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a tiny village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah was the lucky winner of a trip to Nepal to visit the...