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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.

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.

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...

Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Article · 13 Jul 2017

Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Scotland is a veritable paradise for outdoor enthusiasts - there's so much to do here so why not try something new? Here's a little overview of things to do in Scotland this Summer.

Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

Article · 10 May 2017

Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

In this video, trail runner and Cicerone author Kingsley Jones shows us a day out running in the Lake District.

Wansfell and Troutbeck trail run

Article · 8 Apr 2017

Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District: A sample route

Here's a sample route from the new Cicerone guidebook to Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District, written by Kingsley Jones. This level 2 run is 6 miles long with an expected...

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.

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Article · 20 Jun 2016

Success on Charlie Ramsay's Round this weekend

Cicerone's Joe Williams has just got back to the office after completing the running challenge of Charlie Ramsay's Round in Scotland this weekend. He ran the 95km (59 miles),...

Ramsay's Round Training: The Long Run

Article · 25 May 2016

Ramsay's Round Training: The Long Run

In this article, Joe shares some of his Ramsay's Round training. He will attempt Charlie Ramsay's Round as part of his preparation for the UTMB later in the summer. At 90km (56 miles) and 8500m of ascent, it's Scotland's answer to the Lake...

How to walk the Welsh 3000s

Article · 24 May 2016

How to walk the Welsh 3000s

Fancy a more interesting and more challenging alternative to the 3 peaks? Terry Fletcher, author of the Cicerone guidebook to mountain walking in Snowdonia, introduces the Welsh 3000s - a great challenge for a weekend in Wales.

Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

Article · 17 May 2016

Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

Cicerone's Joe Williams discusses Charlie Ramsay's Round, a long distance mountain running challenge in Scotland, and one of his recent training runs.

2016 London Marathon Report

Article · 25 Apr 2016

2016 London Marathon Report

On the 24th April, Cicerone's Joe Williams ran the London Marathon as part of his preparations for UTMB in August. He's back in the office today, hobbling around, eager to recount his story.