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Post-lockdown life in Le Marche, Italy

Article · On 27 Jun 2020 by Sue Cooper

In Italy, the lockdown is over and life is slowly returning to normal. Artist Sue Cooper goes walking, kayaking and cycling in the Sibillini mountains.
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Guidebooks: a source of inspiration and memory

Feature · On 13 Jun 2020 by Mark Charlton

Mark Charlton reflects on his love of guidebooks and the memories of walking and trekking around the world that each contains.
A curlew seen on a previous walk in the North Pennines

Respite in the North Pennines

Article · On 6 Jun 2020 by Vivienne Crow

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.
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Self-isolating on the North Kent Marshes

Feature · On 3 Jun 2020 by Julian Stray

In strange times, Julian Stray was heeding current advice from Public Health England. The weekend called for a break from the week's working from home and to distance himself from...
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A dog's dilemma

Feature · On 23 May 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds ponders the issues faced by dogs and their people during lockdown... Our thanks to some of our favourite Cicerone dogs, past and present, for their contribution in illustrating...
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Coronavirus restrictions: travel update information

News & Events · On 20 May 2020

The situation regarding travel is continuously developing and changing. Here are the most reliable and up-to-date sources of information that are available to help you plan ahead. Remember that there...
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County Durham – land of the Prince Bishops

Article · On 16 May 2020 by Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon explains why he returns to walk in County Durham again and again, and why each time is different.
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Travel to open spaces, but not to the mountains

Feature · On 12 May 2020 by Lesley Williams

The Government has relaxed rules related to travel and unlimited exercise, however there is an important and unified message coming from various authorities in mountain areas. Please DO NOT drive...
England's best bog: Great Moss in upper Eskdale

A Very British Bog

Feature · On 12 May 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull remembers encounters with quagmires, morasses, bogs, fens, flows, sloughs and other soggy bits of Britain. He is doing his best to help you avoid yearning for the hills...
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Meet our Cicerone Connect members: "Oh the places we have been!"

Feature · On 8 May 2020

Cicerone Connect, our new Facebook community, has become a brilliant place to share your trip photos, planning questions and bucket-list ideas. We thought we'd share a few pictures from our...
Heather moorlands. Taken from Terry's guidebook to the Coast to Coast

The beginning of a long walking career

Feature · On 6 May 2020 by Terry Marsh

Theresa May famously gave Angela Merkel a copy of one of Terry Marsh's guidebooks. Terry is one of Cicerone's longest-running authors and here he looks back at where his love...
Trekking in the Himalayan foothills

The joy of walking

Feature · On 4 May 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds has been reflecting on why he fell in love with walking many, many years ago and, despite only being allowed to walk circuits of his miniature garden, he...
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Stuck at home: virtual tours of the US National Parks and other amazing places

Feature · On 1 May 2020

The current global crisis has us all grounded for now but we don't have to stop exploring. Here are some suggestions of how you can go on an armchair adventure...
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Whinge along with me

Article · On 29 Apr 2020 by Kev Reynolds

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...
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How to make sure your bike is safe, roadworthy and ready to go

Feature · On 25 Apr 2020 by Jon Sparks

Has your bike been in the shed for far too long? Perhaps the lockdown is inspiring you to dust off the old bike and go on a cycle ride (within...
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Lockdown at Bendrigg Lodge and the 2.6 challenge

Article · On 24 Apr 2020 by Lesley Williams

The Bendrigg Trust is a specialist centre providing outdoor experiences for disabled and disadvantaged children and young adults, and a charity that Cicerone and our many customers have been proud...
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Surviving lockdown with children: Lucy's top tips from one month in

Feature · On 22 Apr 2020 by Lucy Rogers

We have been self-isolating for almost six weeks. My children are verging on feral, my four-year-old has given herself a haircut and I know all the words to all the...
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Getting close to nature in Cumbria – the Cicerone team find new sights and sounds

Article · On 20 Apr 2020

Wildlife and nature is noisy, busy and growing at a fast pace during these spring months, and in marked contrast to the slower, quieter pace of human life during the...
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Walking from home in Extremadura, south west Spain

Article · On 17 Apr 2020 by Gisela Radant Wood

Living in isolation on a small finca in rural Extremadura is not much different to normal life for me and husband, Roger. Unless we make the effort, we normally do...
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Walking and cycling from home in Cumbria and Lancashire – the Cicerone team share their views

Feature · On 15 Apr 2020

Walking and cycling from home provides a welcome relief, and a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. It's easy to discover new routes and views, even if...