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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.
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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: '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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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War walks in East Sussex

Article · On 25 Jul 2020 by Ali Rowsell

Following on from 2018’s moving events commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I, and with the recent 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the World War II...
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Live video: the Cambrian Way with George Tod, Richard Tyler, Olie Wicks and Will Renwick

Video · On 19 Jul 2020 by Richard Tyler and George Tod

Ever thought about crossing the mountainous spine of Wales in one epic journey? Listen in to hear about the Cambrian Way from Cicerone authors, George Tod and Richard Tyler, and...
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In a spin - a poem by Kev Reynolds

Article · On 18 Jul 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Even with a guidebook in your hand you can still get lost, or think you are, as Kev Reynolds bemoans in this poem
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This is NOT the West Highland Way...

Article · On 15 Jul 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Not the West Highland Way by Ronald Turnbull offers all the benefits of the West Highland Way trail with some additional tracks that are guaranteed to inspire the explorer within...
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Live video: the secrets of Snowdonia with Alex Kendall

Video · On 12 Jul 2020 by Alex Kendall

Looking to discover new places to walk in Snowdonia this summer? Alex Kendall, international mountain leader and author of three Cicerone guidebooks to Snowdonia, offers some advice and inspiration in...
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The Lost Garden: discovering Kent's Himalayan garden

Article · On 17 Jun 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

Kev Reynolds, author of Walking in Kent, reminisces about taking a walking holiday group to visit a 19th century Himalayan garden in the grounds of a Kent estate.
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Live video: Adrian Trendall chats about his new guidebook to Skye's Cuillin Ridge.

Video · On 14 Jun 2020 by Adrian Trendall

We were live with Adrian Trendall talking about his new guidebook to Skye's Cuillin Ridge traverse. Find out why Joe has failed to do the route twice and some of...
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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.