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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...

skiing across snow

Feature · 1 Nov 2020

Hut-hopping in Huldreheimen

Frank Husslage took his skis and went for a five-day winter trip in the Norwegian snow. Allergic to crowds of any kind, Frank found a region ideal for people with this specific affliction: Huldreheimen, a little unknown gem between the more popular...

The view from the summit of Pic Carlitte in the Pyrenees Orientale

Feature · 30 Aug 2020

A lifetime of walking and climbing in the Pyrenees

Alf Robertson has spent the last forty years exploring the Pyrenees, starting with summer trekking trips in Andorra before enjoying the crags, peaks and lakes from subsequent...

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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.

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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.

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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,...

Monte Maniglia summit

Feature · 23 Feb 2020

Hill-climbing heaven in beautiful Bellino

The quiet upper Valle di Bellino offers multiple options for one-day round-trip walks to the many surrounding 3000m+ peaks. It lies between the better-known Monte Viso and Queyras...

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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 · 19 Jan 2020

Escaping wildfire on Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail

The remote Arctic Circle Trail had long been on Peter Watson’s bucket list. This summer he finally made it to Greenland’s hinterland, only to be stopped in his tracks by...

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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

Infinite Variety: The GR131 across the Canaries

Steve Barham describes his experience of trekking the still-developing GR131 long-distance route across all seven of the Canary Islands, covering 651km and 20,000m of ascent in...

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Feature · 1 Jan 2020

Backpacking the GR131 in Tenerife

Bart Caers takes a solo walk along the beautiful, lonely GR 131 on the Atlantic island of Tenerife, where the route takes in desert, rainforest and volcanic wilderness.

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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.

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

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Feature · 15 Dec 2019

My walk from Sheffield to Santiago: Part 2

Anne Sheehan recounts the second part of her walk from her home in Sheffield to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.