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Beinn Eighe

How to walk across Scotland

Feature · On 27 Sep 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

The best walks go all the way across, says Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull. Having crossed Highland Scotland nine times, he offers a few suggestions for a successful and enjoyable trip.
The author’s Brompton above Machynlleth in mid-Wales

How to discover a new cycling route from home

Article · On 26 Sep 2020 by Paddy Dillon

Consisting of family-friendly cycle routes across the UK, the Sustrans National Cycle Network is the perfect source for exploring your local area by bike. As Paddy Dillon discovered, there may...
630 miles later: the end of the South West Coast Path at South Haven Point

630 Miles Braver on the South West Coast Path

Feature · On 20 Sep 2020 by Zoe Langley-Wathen

In this exclusive chapter from 'The Biggest Book of Yes: 49 Short Adventure Stories', Zoe Langley-Wathen relives stepping out of her comfort zone and facing her fears on her first...
Marloes Sands From Horse Neck

Hidden Gem – Pembrokeshire's Marloes Sands, Martin’s Haven and offshore islands

Article · On 19 Sep 2020 by Lesley Williams

Boasting the popular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Pembrokeshire may not strike you as a ‘hidden’ area. There is plenty to explore across 18...
Running along the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Gairlochy

Fastpacking the Great Glen Way

Article · On 16 Sep 2020 by Josephine Anselin

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...
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When Kev met Big Oz and Little Al on the TMB

Article · On 12 Sep 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

Tour of Mont Blanc guidebook author Kev Reynolds regularly re-walks the route around Europe's most iconic mountain. On this trip he bumped into a couple of Australians he called Little...
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The Pennine Way: is it really a slog through bog?

Feature · On 6 Sep 2020 by Tarjei Næss Skrede

Having discovered the Pennine Way from a signpost pointing towards a desolate landscape and then being warned that the walk was a slog, Tarjei Næss Skrede set out on England’s...
A gimbal will help to hold your phone steady

Top tips for creating outdoor films with your smartphone

Feature · On 6 Sep 2020 by James Cox

Making a video of your adventures can be a great way to remember your trip. Whether walking, trekking, running, cycling or another favourite activity, the chances are that you’re carrying...
The view from the summit of Pic Carlitte in the Pyrenees Orientale

A lifetime of walking and climbing in the Pyrenees

Feature · On 30 Aug 2020 by Alf Robertson

Alf Robertson has spent the last forty years exploring the Pyrenees, starting with summer trekking trips in Andorra before enjoying the crags, peaks and lakes from subsequent homes in Spain...
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Travel by bike to walk the Lake District 3000ft peaks

Feature · On 29 Aug 2020 by Chris Scaife

While planning day walks up Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Sca Fell and Scafell Pike, Chris Scaife decided to leave the car at home and cycle to the start of each of...
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Creating Tasmania's Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park

Feature · On 23 Aug 2020 by Warwick Sprawson

The Overland Track journeys through one of Tasmania's diverse natural areas, Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park. Cicerone author Warwick Sprawson explores how Kate Cowle and Gustav Weindorfer's love story...
Eildon Hill North

Scottish Borders – attracting walkers for over 3000 years

Article · On 22 Aug 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

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 seven historic...
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Live video: Trekking in Tajikistan and the Pamir Trail with Jan Bakker

Video · On 16 Aug 2020 by Jan Bakker

Cicerone author Jan Bakker joined us for our latest live event to discuss the practicalities of remote trekking in the mountains of Tajikistan and his vision for the Pamir Trail...
waymarked network of paths

Hiking on Greece's Cycladic islands

Feature · On 15 Aug 2020 by Gilly Cameron-Cooper

Cicerone author and walking guide Gilly Cameron-Cooper has watched Greece's Cycladic islands emerge as a charming but challenging hiking destination
Solo long distance trekking with Zoe Langley Wathen3

Live video: 'The Biggest Book of Yes' and solo long-distance trekking with Zoe Langley-Wathen

Video · On 9 Aug 2020

In 2011, Zoe Langley-Wathen stepped out of her comfort zone and completed her first solo long-distance walk along the South West Coast Path. Zoe joined us to discuss resilience, outdoor...
Above pontypool

Walking the Cambrian Way in day trips and weekends

Feature · On 8 Aug 2020 by Mark Charlton

Always lacking three weeks to tackle the full route from Cardiff to Conwy in one go, Mark Charlton was surprised to discover how much of the Cambrian Way he had...
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Back in the Italian Dolomites on the Alta Via 1

Article · On 5 Aug 2020 by Gillian Price

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!
Live video: the benefits of running on mental health with Louise Johnstone

Live video: the benefits of running on mental health with Louise Johnstone

Video · On 2 Aug 2020

The Marathon des Sables, triathlons and fastpacking the West Highland Way: community-focused Louise Johnstone is no stranger to challenges. Join Cicerone and Louise to find out about her next epic...
Monte Genzana, Abruzzo, Italy

Creating the Sulmona Valley loop in Abruzzo

Article · On 1 Aug 2020 by Stuart Haines

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

The best UK long-distance walks you can do in a week

Article · On 29 Jul 2020 by Lesley Williams

While you can make up your own route for a week of walking, here are fifteen suggestions for some of the best ideas for a week-long walking holiday. Suitable for...