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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...
Stokesay Castle

The Shropshire Way rediscovered

Article · On 16 Nov 2019 by John Gillham

Cicerone guidebook author John Gillham explains what’s so great about the new and improved Shropshire Way.
The main lake at Brown Moss Nature Reserve.

An intro to... The Shropshire Way

Article · On 3 Nov 2019

The county of Shropshire has been one of England’s best kept secrets for years. It is England’s most rural county with only two large towns –Telford and Shrewsbury, but it...
Audrey welcoming everyone to the launch, shortly before receiving a signed copy of the book

A proper Shropshire book launch

News & Events · On 23 Oct 2019

Hannah heads to Shrewsbury for the Shropshire Way guidebook launch... And a proper Shropshire cream tea.
Huw Irranca-Davies and Will Renwick cut the cake at the Cambrian Way book launch

Cambrian Way - Wales' answer to the Pennine Way?

News & Events · On 20 Aug 2019

Hannah from Cicerone meets some of the Cambrian Way Trust at the book launch in Cardiff and hears how Ramblers Cymru hope the trail will become Wales' answer to the...
Waun Fach and Pen y Gadair Fawr from Pen Allt-mawr summit (Stage 5)

An intro to... The Cambrian Way

Article · On 14 Aug 2019

Are you an adventurous and experienced walker looking to discover Wales in a whole new way? Here's an introduction to the Cambrian Way - a challenging but equally rewarding long-distance...
Jura whisky

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...
On top o’ the world, on Binnein Mòr (leg 1, Charlie Ramsay Round)

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...
Llynnau Cregennen and Mawddach Estuary from Craig-las

The battle for the Cambrian Way

Feature · On 27 Jul 2019 by Richard Tyler

The Cambrian Way stretches for 479km through the most spectacular parts of Wales between Cardiff and Conwy. Richard Tyler explains how, in the face of years of opposition, its creator...
Blooming Heather In Moel Y Ci With The Glyderau Rising In The Distance

Walk in the valleys to get to know Snowdonia

Feature · On 3 Jul 2019 by Alex Kendall

Alex Kendall, author of Snowdonia: Low-level and easy walks – North, says to really experience the mountains, forget bagging summits and head to the valleys.
Aberystwyth Promenade

5 reasons to choose Wales for your next cycle tour

Feature · On 8 Jun 2019 by Richard Barrett

For many, Wales is close by and easily accessible, particularly by train. So why look further afield for your next cycle touring when you’ve got such wonderful riding country on...
My preferred ending of the Lôn Las Cymru - South Stack Lighthouse

Why cycling the Lôn Las Cymru should be on your to-do list

Feature · On 25 Aug 2018 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett thinks the Lôn Las Cymru long-distance cycle route deserves a renaissance, and here’s why.
A Fingerpost Points The Way To The Physicians Well

Hidden Gem – how to enjoy the best mountain, moorland and coastal walks in south Wales, without the crowds

Article · On 5 Aug 2018

Sandwiched between its illustrious neighbours of Pembrokeshire and the Gower, Carmarthenshire is often overlooked by visitors and locals alike, and yet beautiful Carmarthenshire benefits from breathtaking mountain scenery, golden sands...
Heading back to Pen Ygrwyd with the Snowdon Horsehshoe straight ahead

The Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia

Feature · On 11 Jul 2018 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett introduces the Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia. Although there is not a Cicerone guidebook to the Brailsford Way, Richard shares his gpx files of...
Pen Pumlumon Fawr - you never know when you will be this close again.

Glyndŵr’s Way: one of Britain’s quietest National Trails

Article · On 20 Jun 2018 by Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon rewalks Glyndŵr’s Way, one of Britain’s quietest National Trails, where people and facilities are sparse, but history and legend are everywhere.
The entrance to Ogwen Valley

Hiking the Snowdonia Way: one of the best low-level journeys through mountain terrain in the UK

Article · On 13 Jun 2018 by Carol and Jim Watson

Jim and Carol Watson hike 'one of the best low-level journeys through mountain terrain in the UK', the Snowdonia Way, a route devised by Cicerone author Alex Kendall. Along the...
Welcome To Wales A Notice Outside Knighton The Town Where Glyndwrs Way Starts

An intro to... Glyndŵr's Way

Article · On 2 Jun 2018

Glyndŵr’s Way is named after Owain Glyndŵr, and is one of three National Trails in Wales. Find out more about this historic route in our intro to Glyndŵr's Way...
Harlech Castle seems a natural extension of the former coastal cliffs

Along Cardigan Bay on the Wales Coast Path

Article · On 7 Apr 2018 by John B Jones

The walk down Cardigan Bay requires a steady pace and an inquisitive nature, for there is much to explore and appreciate.
Towards Great Castle Head From Priests Nose

Pembrokeshire: why you should go walking at ‘the end of the land’.

Article · On 17 Jan 2018 by Dennis Kelsall and Jan Kelsall

Pembrokeshire has long been a favourite destination for Dennis and Jan Kelsall. Here, they share their enthusiasm for the area.
Approaching The Notch On The Infamous Yr Esgair Foel Goch

Scrambles in Snowdonia – updating a classic guidebook

Feature · On 12 Sep 2017 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla updated Steve Ashton’s classic guide book Scrambles in Snowdonia. They reflect on the experience and responsibility of handling one of the classic texts in outdoor...