18 articles found

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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...
The Howgills, with sedbergh below

Hidden Gem – five rivers in Cumbria in a single day walk

Feature · On 27 Jan 2019

The Cumbrian countryside to the north of Kendal is home to no less than five rivers; the Rawthey, Lune, Mint, Sprint and Kent which begin life in the high fells...
Otley Bridge over the River Wharfe

The Cromwell Way – A walk through the English Civil War

Article · On 5 Dec 2018 by Nick Burton

Nick Burton retraces the route Oliver Cromwell and his troops took from Yorkshire to Lancashire in 1648 to take part in the Battle of Preston. Along the way he explores...
High Force on the beautiful River Tees (Day 4 - day 11 & 12 in the guide).

Five days on the Pennine Way: Completing the trail 63 years after beginning it

Feature · On 1 Aug 2018 by Tony Howard

Tony Howard’s boyhood ambition to walk the Pennine Way was finally realised this summer when the good weather inspired him to finish what he’d started 63 years ago.
The Way of the Roses runs between Morecambe in Lancashire and Bridlington in Yorkshire

Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

Feature · On 1 Jul 2018 by Rachel Crolla

Ever had a tune that just keeps going round in your head while you are cycling? Cicerone author Rachel Crolla had just that during research rides for her guidebook to...
2 This Beach On Lindisfarne Is Typical Of Northumberland's Coastal Scenery

An intro to… Northumberland

Article · On 28 Apr 2018 by Vivienne Crow

Thinking of heading to Northumberland to enjoy the wide variety of walking the county offers? Vivienne Crow, author of the Cicerone guidebook, looks at what walkers can expect.
High Pike 658M The Highest Point Of The Cumbria Way

How NOT to walk the Cumbria Way

Article · On 8 Nov 2017 by Natalie Simpson

Natalie Simpson reflects on her first long-distance experience - a failed attempt on the Cumbria Way - and the lessons she has since learned. 
Pubs along the Cumbria Way: it'd be rude not to

Pubs along the Cumbria Way: it'd be rude not to

Article · On 30 Mar 2017

Sherpa Expeditions’ resident guide frequently walks in the Lake District and on parts of the Cumbria Way. On those walks a break at one of the many pubs is a...
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...
Tony Robinson's Coast to Coast - and some of our memories

Tony Robinson's Coast to Coast - and some of our memories

Article · On 15 Mar 2017

Tony Robinson will be walking the Coast to Coast in a new show on Channel 5, premiering this Friday 17th March, 8pm. To celebrate, we thought we would collect some...
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...
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The Pennine Way 'experience' – why do we do it?

Feature · On 2 Oct 2016 by Andrew McCloy

To celebrate the launch of 'The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey', we have another wonderful extract from Andrew McCloy's new book. We hear about some of...
High  Cup  Pennine  Way

The Pennine Way's 30-year fight for access to England's northern hills

Feature · On 5 Sep 2016 by Andrew McCloy

To celebrate the launch of The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey, We have an exciting series of extracts from Andrew McCloys fascinating book about the Pennine...
Skiddaw House on the Cumbria Way

Accommodation along the Cumbria Way

Feature · On 8 Feb 2016 by Lesley Williams

Walking the Cumbria Way route through the Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle.

Hadrian’s Coast – Beyond the National Trail

Feature · On 6 Aug 2015 by Mark Richards

As the third edition of his guide to the Hadrian’s Wall Path comes out, complete with Cicerone’s first 1:25K National Trail mapping booklet, author Mark Richards reflects on what’s new...
Coast to Coast Walk

Another Coast to Coast Walk (Tell Us Your Story)

Article · On 31 Jul 2015 by Carol and Jim Watson

Another Coast to Coast Walk, submitted by Jim and Carol Watson. Or How Two People Created Their Own Path, with the help of Paddy Dillon and Cicerone.

The Cumbria High Way

Feature · On 14 Apr 2015 by John Gillham

The delightful Cumbria Way through the idyllic English Lake District is well known and well loved. Here John Gillham explains the inspiration behind the alternative, rather more challenging, version included...
Hadrian's Wall

An enjoyable stroll along Hadrian's Wall

Article · On 6 Jun 2012 by Sarah Spencer

A bit of time off work happily coincided with the recent spell of fine weather. I had a loose plan in the back of my mind that I quite fancied...