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john O’Groats

Article · 17 Apr 2021

Why Cicerone’s LEJOG cycling route is the 'optimal' choice

Twenty years after Cicerone's first guidebook for the classic challenge of riding Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG), the third edition has just been launched, which author...

Tour de l’Agnellu watchtower

Article · 10 Apr 2021

Trekking on Corsica: connecting breathtaking coastlines and stunning mountains

South of Marseilles and worlds away from the French Riviera, the breathtaking Mediterranean island of Corsica is a paradise for walkers. In her Cicerone guidebook, Short Treks on...

The top of the Scriob

Article · 11 Oct 2020

Mountain-biking Harris's Postman's Path

After years of thinking of excuses not to, Cicerone author Peter Edwards finally tackled the Postman’s Path on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides

Eildon Hill North

Article · 22 Aug 2020

Scottish Borders – attracting walkers for over 3000 years

Away from the crowds, the Scottish Borders offer a wide variety of walking, from gentle riverbanks to wild moorland above the 600m mark. Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull follows...

Rif Cinque Torri

Article · 5 Aug 2020

Back in the Italian Dolomites on the Alta Via 1

With Covid-19 precautions now in place, Cicerone's Italian Dolomites author Gillian Price is overjoyed to be in her favourite mountains and on her favourite trail. Yippee!

Monte Genzana, Abruzzo, Italy

Article · 1 Aug 2020

Creating the Sulmona Valley loop in Abruzzo

Stuart Haines, author of Cicerone's Walking in Abruzzo, has created a long-distance footpath in the Apennines of central Italy

View east over Newhaven Harbour from the Castle Hill battery

Article · 25 Jul 2020

War walks in East Sussex

Following on from 2018’s moving events commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I, and with the recent 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the World War II, Ali Rowsell decided to go and explore her local area to see what remains of East...

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Article · 18 Jul 2020

In a spin - a poem by Kev Reynolds

Even with a guidebook in your hand you can still get lost, or think you are, as Kev Reynolds bemoans in this poem

The West Highland Way

Article · 15 Jul 2020

This is NOT the West Highland Way...

Not the West Highland Way by Ronald Turnbull offers all the benefits of the West Highland Way trail with some additional tracks that are guaranteed to inspire the explorer within you

Himalayan garden magnolia

Article · 17 Jun 2020

The Lost Garden: discovering Kent's Himalayan garden

Kev Reynolds, author of Walking in Kent, reminisces about taking a walking holiday group to visit a 19th century Himalayan garden in the grounds of a Kent estate.

Millarochy Bay, Loch Lomond

Article · 7 Jun 2020

The trials, tribulations, and joys of writing a guidebook to the West Highland Way

Terry Marsh reflects on the trials and tribulations – and joys – of writing and maintaining his guidebook to the West Highland Way.

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.

Apfelstrudel TH

Article · 17 May 2020

The awkwardness of book ideas in August

Ronald Turnbull on the particular difficulties you can encounter when pitching a book idea to Cicerone in August - normally peak holiday season.

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.

Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

Article · 29 Apr 2020

Whinge along with me

Kev Reynolds is famous among walkers and trekkers as one of the most prolific guidebook writers of all time (maybe). As a 'vulnerable' person he is limited to walking around his small garden and he's gone completely stir-crazy. Here he expresses his...

conker

Article · 24 Mar 2020

Living among trees

Kev Reynolds describes life in his old home in Kent, where the trees surrounding the house obscured the view of Ashdown Forest, but that was just fine. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

Rocher du Saint Julien2

Article · 21 Mar 2020

Springtime walks in confinement

Confinement has put normal life on hold in France. But for Cicerone author Hilary Sharp, who lives in Provence, brief walks in the local area to enjoy the spring sunshine and flowers are still a vital part of her daily routine.

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Article · 22 Jan 2020

The future, limping away – memories of walks gone by

A chance meeting with a wistful fellow walker on the South Downs Way gives Kev Reynolds pause for thought about his own future. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

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Article · 18 Jan 2020

Reimagining the Camino de Santiago guidebook

When Cicerone approached Seattle-based Sandy Brown with a bold vision for the next Camino de Santiago guidebook, he was immediately won over. It would set a new, unparalleled...

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Article · 11 Jan 2020

Trekking the GR31 across the Canary Islands

The island-hopping GR131 is an amazing trail offering the best possible route across all seven of the Canary Islands. It takes in some of the best scenery that each island offers...