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Levens

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...

Running along the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Gairlochy

Article · 16 Sep 2020

Fastpacking the Great Glen Way

In May 2017, Josephine Anselin set out on a three-day solo fastpacking trip from Fort William to Inverness, running 79 miles (121km) coast to coast through the Scottish Highlands. Usually treated as a long-distance hiking route, the Great Glen Way...

The most westerly point in Europe

Article · 5 Feb 2020

Meeting the man who is walking around the world

While walking on the west coast of Ireland, Christine Gordon had an extraordinary encounter with Tom Freemantle, a man from Buckinghamshire who was walking around the world. She...

Tobermory, Mull's main town

Article · 1 Sep 2019

9 reasons why the Isle of Mull is the best place in Scotland for low-level walking

The Isle of Mull is part of the Inner Hebrides, the group of islands that run up the spectacular west coast of Scotland from Arran to Skye. It sits approximately half-way up,...

Heading north from Galloway to Ayrshire

Article · 13 Jul 2019

Scotland south to north: Mull of Galloway Trail

Christine Gordon's latest challenge to walk the length of Scotland began with the Mull of Galloway Trail and the Loch Ryan Coastal Path. Well, actually, it began with tea and...

Ridge near Cat Bells

Article · 29 Jun 2019

A weekend walking in the Lake District

Every year Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig look forward to the spring and summer months when they can camp and walk in one of their favourite places in England, the Lake District. Armed with Cicerone’s Lake District High Level and Fell Walks guide,...

1 Strathcarron

Article · 20 Feb 2019

The Great Outdoors Challenge: Prep and planning

Peter Aylmer prepares for the annual event that stretches coast-to-coast across the Scottish Highlands, where one of the first challenges is to make it into the ballot. Here he...

A couple of my New Forest walking companions

Article · 12 Dec 2018

My walk from Sheffield to Santiago: ‘There is no road, the road is made by walking’

Anne Sheehan tells the story of her long-distance walk through England, from Sheffield to Portsmouth. This is the first stage of Anne's homemade English Camino from her doorstep...

Otley Bridge over the River Wharfe

Article · 5 Dec 2018

The Cromwell Way – A walk through the English Civil War

Nick Burton retraces the route Oliver Cromwell and his troops took from Yorkshire to Lancashire in 1648 to take part in the Battle of Preston. Along the way he explores the...

From Nuffield the Ridgeway heads across open fields (photo: Steve Davison)

Article · 18 Jul 2018

In sunlight and in shadow: walking the Ridgeway long-distance trail

Nigel Kemp fulfils a long-held ambition to walk the Ridgeway long-distance trail from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon in this remote part of southern central England.

The bike insisted on a selfie with Eric

Article · 8 Jul 2018

Sitting on the dock of the Bay: enjoying the Morecambe Bay Cycleway

Mark Sutcliffe discovers the Bay Cycleway, an epic new cycle route skirting the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay and linking the Furness Peninsulas, undiscovered gems of the...

The entrance to Ogwen Valley

Article · 13 Jun 2018

Hiking the Snowdonia Way: one of the best low-level journeys through mountain terrain in the UK

Jim and Carol Watson hike 'one of the best low-level journeys through mountain terrain in the UK', the Snowdonia Way, a route devised by Cicerone author Alex Kendall. Along the...

12 Maughold Head And Dhymane Bay A Favourite Spot For Seals

Article · 28 Mar 2018

Walking the coastal path on the Isle of Man

Aileen Evans reveals her highlights from Raad Ny Foillan - The Way of the Gull - on the Isle of Man.

Walk 2 - Menhir On Machrie Moor

Article · 2 Dec 2017

Falling in love with Arran - the so called Scotland in Miniature

Natalie explains how she fell in love with Arran - the so called Scotland in Miniature - when walking there with some friends.

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Article · 18 Nov 2017

Bikepacking the Moray Coast Trail

Jim Sutherland describes his bikepacking trip along the Moray Coast Trail in Scotland - plenty of hills, laughs and some good food.

High Pike 658M The Highest Point Of The Cumbria Way

Article · 8 Nov 2017

How NOT to walk the Cumbria Way

Natalie Simpson reflects on her first long-distance experience - a failed attempt on the Cumbria Way - and the lessons she has since learned. 

Survey Column Tarn Cragg

Article · 4 Oct 2017

Explore these quieter Lake District alternatives

Cicerone's Natalie Simpson suggests some of her favourite hot spots of the Lake District - guaranteed to be as beautiful but less busy than the main trails.

Glencoe Skyline

Article · 22 Sep 2017

Running the Glencoe Skyline: one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world

Last weekend Cicerone's Joe Williams ran the Glencoe Skyline race in Scotland. The race is regarded as one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world, with...

View Of Catbells

Article · 16 Sep 2017

My first visit to the Lake District: Humbled by Catbells

Cicerone author Tom Martens recounts his first experience of backpacking in the Lake District - luckily he had brought waterproofs.

The Snowdon Horseshoe With Crib Goch Garnedd Ugain Snowdon And Bwlch Y Saethau

Article · 2 Sep 2017

The Snowdon Horseshoe - a classic route

Alex Kendall, creator and author of the Snowdonia Way, takes some time out to tackle the Snowdon Horseshoe.