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22 articles found

A curlew seen on a previous walk in the North Pennines

Article · 6 Jun 2020

Respite in the North Pennines

Amid a growing level of cabin-fever, Cumbria-based outdoor writer Vivienne Crow finds respite and a much-needed sense of perspective in the North Pennines.

marble

Article · 16 May 2020

County Durham – land of the Prince Bishops

Paddy Dillon explains why he returns to walk in County Durham again and again, and why each time is different.

Bishopdale

Article · 18 Sep 2019

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales: The UCI World Championships arrive

Harry Dowdell reveals what we can expect from the Union Cycliste Internationale Road World Championships, which will take place in Yorkshire in September 2019, and offers his own...

Cote De Lofthouse

Article · 31 Jul 2019

Hidden Gem – Nidderdale, a Yorkshire Dale often overlooked

Nidderdale – not necessarily the first name you would think of when visiting the Yorkshire Dales, and yet it is no less worthy than its better-known neighbours of Wharfedale and...

Lune Head

Article · 22 May 2019

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales: Five years on

It is five years since Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales was first published. Its author, Harry Dowdell, considers what changes have taken place in the Dales and the world of cycling...

Running on Pen-y-ghent’s southern slopes (photo: Alice Ellwood)

Article · 30 Mar 2019

How do you decide on your favourite run?

Everyone has a favourite run, right? And surely that question is easy to answer for Pete Ellwood, who has just written a running guide, Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales. Actually, it’s not.

Descent to Halton Gill, Littondale (Route 10)

Article · 9 May 2018

Hidden Gem – Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Our Hidden Gem of the month is Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales. With 25 routes on quiet lanes throughout the national park, including the Prologue stage of the 2014 Tour de France,...

2 This Beach On Lindisfarne Is Typical Of Northumberland's Coastal Scenery

Article · 28 Apr 2018

An intro to… Northumberland

Thinking of heading to Northumberland to enjoy the wide variety of walking the county offers? Vivienne Crow, author of the Cicerone guidebook, looks at what walkers can expect.

634 Sp3

Article · 4 Dec 2017

Hidden Gem - Walking in Cumbria’s Eden valley

Our Hidden Gem of the month is Walking in Cumbria’s Eden valley. Lesley Williams took a while to discover this delightful ‘secret’ area for walking.

An Intro to... the Pennine Way, the UK's toughest National Trail

Article · 3 Mar 2017

An intro to... the Pennine Way, the UK's toughest National Trail

The Pennine Way celebrates 50 years on the 24th April 2015. Here, Paddy Dillon, author of the Cicerone guide, answers questions about this trail and what inspired him to write...

Paddy Dillon enjoys the Spine Race, from his armchair

Article · 19 Jan 2017

Paddy Dillon enjoys the Spine Race, from his armchair

Paddy Dillon wouldn't give the Spine Race a go - he's not daft - but he has been watching it and shares these thoughts with us.

Paddy Dillon Dales Way Christmas Walk

Article · 11 Jan 2017

Paddy Dillon's Dales Way Christmas

Paddy, one of Cicerone's most prolific authors, lives in Cumbria and was invited to a Christmas dinner at the foot of Ilkley Moor. He decided that walking to Ilkley along the Dales Way would be a great way to work up an appetite. Faced with a lousy...

Dunstanburgh

Article · 1 Oct 2016

Cycling in Northumberland - the coast and castles tour

Jonathan and Lesley Williams take a few days off and do some cycling in Northumberland - into the wind.

An Intro to the Cleveland Way

Article · 29 Aug 2016

An intro to... The Cleveland Way

Have you ever wanted to walk the Cleveland Way? Here is a little run down of this walk around the North York Moors National Park, plus two other neighbouring long distance walks: the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Tabular Hills Walk.

Walking in the North East

Article · 24 Aug 2016

A couple of weeks of walking in the North East

There's so much walking in the North East that you may need to take more than a couple of weeks off work... Here are some of our favourites.

The rocks of the Yorkshire Wolds

Article · 23 Aug 2016

The rocks of the Yorkshire Wolds

Whilst you're walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way you may come across some interesting rocks... Yes, really. Here are three types to look out for, although we can't promise you'll find any.

St Cuthbert's Way

Article · 11 Jul 2016

An intro to... St Cuthbert's Way

Fancy following the footsteps of a saint? Well, you can walk like one at least with St Cuthbert's Way in Northumberland.

Paddy finishes the Pennine Way

Article · 22 Jun 2016

Paddy finishes the Pennine Way

Paddy Dillon has been walking the Pennine Way in order to update his guidebook to the first National Trail. Here he gives us his general thoughts on his walk.

Pennine Way Personalities

Article · 9 Jun 2016

Pennine Way Personalities

Paddy Dillon has been re-walking the Pennine Way in order to update his guidebook and meeting plenty of characters on the way.

Five people you'll meet on the Pennine Way

Article · 2 Jun 2016

Five people you'll meet on the Pennine Way

Paddy Dillon is walking the Pennine Way in order to update his guidebook. Now that he has walked it several times it has become clear that there are several types of walkers that...