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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...
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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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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 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...
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Self-isolating with kids

Article · On 19 Mar 2020 by Lucy Rogers

Cicerone Production Editor Lucy is self-isolating at home in the Lake District with her two children. #walkingfromhome
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The Top Ten viewpoints of the Lake District Fells from Wasdale

Article · On 25 Sep 2019 by Mark Richards

Fellranger author Mark Richards shares his 10 favourite viewpoints in the Lake District’s Wasdale valley.
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The Top Ten viewpoints of the Lake District Fells from Langdale

Article · On 18 Sep 2019 by Mark Richards

Fellranger author Mark Richards shares his 10 favourite viewpoints in the Lake District’s Langdale valley.
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The Big Rounds: the bridge to enchantment

Feature · On 12 Aug 2019 by David Lintern

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges – The Big Rounds. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they...
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A day of synchronicity on one of the Big Rounds

Feature · On 3 Aug 2019 by David Lintern

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they meet on equal terms...
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A weekend walking in the Lake District

Article · On 29 Jun 2019 by Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig

Every year Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig look forward to the spring and summer months when they can camp and walk in one of their favourite places in England, the...
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Why you should get out more with the kids

Feature · On 16 Jun 2019 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Outdoors writer and primary school teacher Rachel Crolla, co-author of a new child-oriented guide to the Lake District, explains why having outdoor adventures with the children is more important than...
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The first fells for children – six of the best Lakeland summits for all the family

Article · On 13 Apr 2019 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

​Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating are co-authors of Cicerone’s Outdoor Adventures with Children – Lake District. Here, they describe a selection of their favourite routes to inspire families with young...
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Bendrigg Trust: A family have a fun weekend

News & Events · On 27 Feb 2019

Cicerone are delighted to be fundraising for the Bendrigg Trust as part of our 50th Year celebrations. Here we have an update of how this money can help families like...
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In the garden of Eden

Feature · On 25 Nov 2018 by Vivienne Crow

In an age when nature is constantly being pushed to the fringes – by housing, farming, infrastructure developments and by our own busy, urban-centric lives – encounters with wildlife are...
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Cicerone Open Evening and Talks: Friday 16th November

News & Events · On 7 Nov 2018

Cicerone are hosting an open evening in conjunction with the Kendal Mountain Festival. Join us on the 16th November for a trekking workshop followed by a talk on Greenland by...
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Hidden Gem - Tour of the Lake District

Article · On 14 Feb 2018

Our hidden gem this month is the Tour of the Lake District. It’s just a great idea – take a week of holiday in the Lake District and see all...
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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. 
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Explore these quieter Lake District alternatives

Article · On 4 Oct 2017 by Natalie Simpson

Cicerone's Natalie Simpson suggests some of her favourite hot spots of the Lake District - guaranteed to be as beautiful but less busy than the main trails.
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My first visit to the Lake District: Humbled by Catbells

Article · On 16 Sep 2017 by Tom Martens

Cicerone author Tom Martens recounts his first experience of backpacking in the Lake District - luckily he had brought waterproofs.
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Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

Article · On 10 May 2017 by Kingsley Jones

In this video, trail runner and Cicerone author Kingsley Jones shows us a day out running in the Lake District.