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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...

Extensive views over the Surrey Hills AONB (photo credit: Rob Close)

Article · 2 Oct 2019

Fastpacking for Beginners event on the North Downs Way

When Lily Dyu co-hosted the Fastpacking for Beginners event on the North Downs, it was a chance to offer practical tips and advice to fellow enthusiasts, while she got her own...

Lintern Paddy Buckley

Article · 11 Aug 2019

What are the Big Rounds?

The Bob Graham Round, the Paddy Buckley Round and the Charlie Ramsay Round are known to mountain runners as three of the most difficult 24-hour challenges in the world. But whether you run or walk, each round is a long-distance classic.

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...

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Article · 28 Jul 2019

Reflections on fell running (and potatoes) from an up-the-duff expat

Since moving to the UK from her native Australia, Cicerone’s Verity Russo has embraced fell running – but the potato is yet to win her over.

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.

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Article · 2 Jan 2019

Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

If you look on the website, you will see that Cicerone has an enviable, and really quite staggering, collection of nearly 400 titles, available as both printed books and e-books...

Some of the old Cicerone guides with different logos and the price in shillings

Article · 8 Dec 2018

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.

A cloud inversion in the Italian Alps on the Grand Traversata delle Alpi. Photo by Chris Councell.

Article · 17 Nov 2018

A Q&A with Lily Dyu, the fastpacking guru

Lily Dyu talks to Cicerone about what fastpacking means to her, how she got into the sport, and some of the challenges she has faced whilst out running.

Ben Nevis Summit At Sunrise  Early In The Summer You Might Only Need A Few Hours Of Battery Life For All Night Adventures

Article · 24 Oct 2018

How to choose the right headtorch

With the clocks about to change in the UK and autumn settling in, Joe Williams takes a timely look at what makes a good headtorch, whether you’re a walker, trekker, climber or runner.

Superb views from the Hohturli Pass The Alpine Pass Route Switzerland

Article · 17 Oct 2018

What is fastpacking?

Lily Dyu explains the concept of fastpacking: a fast-growing niche in the world of trail running.

Via Ferratas connect the summits of the Nordkette

Article · 10 Oct 2018

Innsbruck Mountain Adventures – summer routes for a multi-activity alpine holiday

With autumn here, it’s time to consider your next summer holiday. You love the outdoors and like to try a variety of activities rather than just a single activity trip, but you...

The glacial bowl with the Sulzenau Alm ahead

Article · 19 Sep 2018

An intro to... Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps

How about a destination combining a variety of outdoor adventures and vibrant culture alongside quick access to the mountains? Welcome to Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps.

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Article · 27 Jun 2018

12 things I learned from my recent trip to the Alps

Cicerone’s Joe Williams recently returned from a two-week holiday in the Alps. The original plan had been to do some alpine climbing, but snow and weather caused a change of...

Ice Ultra 18 Yeti Nordisk 2 (Mikkel Beisner)

Article · 11 Apr 2018

Damian Hall on winning the Ice Ultra in Sweden

Damian Hall has won the Ice Ultra in Sweden - here we ask him about his race preparation, the dizzy heights of appearing on local radio and how he avoided penile frostbite. Yes,...

Running To The Refuge De Loriaz

Article · 30 Mar 2018

Winter trail running adventures in Chamonix

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you have to hang up your trail shoes in exchange for skis.​Trail runner Kingsley Jones trains year-round, and if you know what you’re...

Feeling excited and inspired on Stage 1 of the Selvaggio Blu

Article · 24 Jan 2018

The heartbeat of the Selvaggio Blu - running through Sardinia

Tania Noakes relives the challenge she set herself in Sardinia - walking the Selvaggio Blu or the Wild Blue; an inspiring name for an unforgettable adventure.

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Article · 18 Oct 2017

Stories from a Slowcoach Triathlete

I usually prefer to be behind the scenes, or in the back of photos, slightly out of focus or obscured by someone else’s arm. I have never felt confident enough to share my blog posts alongside those of Joe (UTMB and Glencoe skyline runner),...

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...

Racing the incoming thunderstorm to get to the Citta de Bressanone rifugio at the end of our first afternoon

Article · 29 Jul 2017

Fastpacking the Alta Via 2 in the Dolomites

Tips and ideas for multi-day trail running on the Alta Via 2 route in the Alps. The Dolomites make a great place for a running holiday, staying in huts.