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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...
Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Article · On 27 Apr 2020 by Jon Sparks

Whether you’re on a brand new bike or you’ve dusted off an old one, a vital and yet frequently neglected issue is getting the riding position right. Jon Sparks, author...
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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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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...
Going over Rivington Pike from the easier side

Lancashire Cycleway South: The ideal mini-tour

Feature · On 14 Jul 2019 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett encourages some keen cyclists to try a cycle tour for the first time by explaining to them that you can cycle tour in the style you prefer -...
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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...
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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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Walking in Eden: my favourite walks

Feature · On 31 Oct 2018 by Vivienne Crow

Cumbria’s Eden Valley offers walkers a huge variety of experiences: from the hills and limestone pavement of the Yorkshire Dales to the salt marshes of the Solway Firth… and everything...
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Sitting on the dock of the Bay: enjoying the Morecambe Bay Cycleway

Article · On 8 Jul 2018 by Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe discovers the Bay Cycleway, an epic new cycle route skirting the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay and linking the Furness Peninsulas, undiscovered gems of the Arnside and Silverdale...
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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...
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Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Feature · On 26 May 2018 by Rachel Crolla

After cycling the Way of the Roses several times while writing her recent guidebook to the route, Rachel Crolla picks out some of her personal highlights along the 170-mile coast-to-coast...
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Cycling the 170-mile Way of the Roses in a day

Feature · On 14 Apr 2018 by Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating set out to cycle The Way of the Roses, a 170-mile national cycle route most commonly ridden over three days, in a day. He describes the personal challenge...
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Walking the coastal path on the Isle of Man

Article · On 28 Mar 2018 by Aileen Evans

Aileen Evans reveals her highlights from Raad Ny Foillan - The Way of the Gull - on the Isle of Man.
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Walking In the Lune Valley and the Howgills: A Sample Route

Article · On 13 Dec 2017 by Dennis Kelsall and Jan Kelsall

A sample route from Walking In the Lune Valley and the Howgills by Dennis and Jan Kelsall. Enjoy this walk up Randygill Top in Ravenstonedale.
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Hidden Gem - Walking in Cumbria’s Eden valley

Article · On 4 Dec 2017

Our Hidden Gem of the month is Walking in Cumbria’s Eden valley. Lesley Williams took a while to discover this delightful ‘secret’ area for walking.
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An intro to… The Lune Valley and Howgills

Article · On 25 Nov 2017 by Dennis Kelsall and Jan Kelsall

Would you like to go walking in the Lune Valley and Howgills? Dennis and Jan Kelsall, authors of the Cicerone guidebook, share the essentials.
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Walking on the Isle of Man... and the wrath of Manannan

Article · On 12 Oct 2016 by Natalie Simpson

Cicerone's Natalie visited the Isle of Man recently and, apart from upsetting the local sea-gods, she had a wonderful time exploring.
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Walking with young children - exploring a tidal island

Feature · On 11 Jul 2016 by Rachel Crolla

Rachel Crolla and family set out on a storybook adventure to strand themselves for the day on uninhabited tidal island of Hillbre off the coast of the Wirral in Merseyside...
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Top Ten Cafes for Cyclists in the North West

Article · On 16 May 2016

We're celebrating National cycling month with the top ten cafes for cyclists.