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Wildflowers on the Jura

Flowers of the Jura Mountains

Article · On 18 May 2019 by Ali Rowsell

Switzerland’s Jura Mountains are a stunning, year-round location to explore away from the main mountainous and touristy areas of the Alps. In this article by Ali Rowsell, author of Switzerland's...
Walking Among A Plethora Of Flowers Towards The Summit Of Poios Brancos Serra Da Estrela

Plant spotting in Portugal

Feature · On 4 Feb 2018 by Andrew Mok and Simon Whitmarsh

Simon Whitmarsh and Andrew Mok were not only astounded by the walking opportunities in Portugal but also its wild flowers. Here, the authors of the Cicerone guidebook to walking in...
Penguins and Photographers

Penguin paradise in South Georgia

Feature · On 3 Apr 2017 by Christine Gordon

Christine Gordon describes her visit to South Georgia, on an expedition ship, where she discovers a troublesome history, an incredible diversity of wildlife and highly proactive conservation efforts.
The future of our moorlands - hard work and peat bogs

The future of our moorlands - hard work and peat bogs

Article · On 25 Mar 2017 by Paul Besley, Andrew McCloy and Paddy Dillon

Anyone who has old memories of tramping through thick black bog on Black Hill, a summit on the Pennine Way in the Peak District, will appreciate the work that has...
Byala  Reka  River  Rhodope  Bulgaria

Expedition Rhodope: an adventure and a conservation trek across an entire Bulgarian mountain range

Feature · On 9 Jan 2017 by Alex Fall

An expedition to trek the length of Bulgaria's Rhodope mountains, researching endangered raptors. On their trip of a lifetime, Alex, Adam and Katy avoided bears, experienced fantastic Bulgarian hospitality and...
Pennine  Way Spur To  Cheviot Summit

Taming the Pennine Way's notorious bogs: how a trail was re-born

Feature · On 7 Nov 2016 by Andrew McCloy

Within 20 years of opening, the popularity of Britain's first long distance path was such that the Pennines' fragile peat surfaces were suffering serious erosion. As walkers tried to dodge...
Pine trees above Loch Ness

Help protect the Wild Land of Loch Ness

News & Events · On 30 Apr 2015

Loch Ness and its environs face a massive and imminent threat from wind turbines, due to multiple and ever increasing planning applications, around some 600 in total. Sign the Mountaineering...

In search of wildlife on Speyside

Feature · On 23 Mar 2015 by Terry Marsh

Outdoor writer Terry Marsh takes time to get up close to some of the wildlife of the Cairngorms and Speyside regions of Scotland, and discusses how best we can both...

Spring flowers of the Fenouillèdes, France

Feature · On 10 Mar 2015 by Kat Morgenstern

Spring is a gorgeous time of the year, no matter where you are. For Kat Morgenstern, however, one of the best places to spend the season of flowers is in...
Stelvio National Park

Close encounters of the bird kind in Italy's Stelvio National Park

Article · On 28 Sep 2012 by Gillian Price

It was one of those crystal clear days in the Alps when you can see all the way to Mont Blanc, and Cicerone author Gillian Price and her partner Nicola...