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The West Highland Way

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...
Millarochy Bay, Loch Lomond

The trials, tribulations, and joys of writing a guidebook to the West Highland Way

Article · On 7 Jun 2020 by Terry Marsh

Terry Marsh reflects on the trials and tribulations – and joys – of writing and maintaining his guidebook to the West Highland Way.
A mountain, a ridgeline, and a man in a red jacket – 'unoriginal and lacking spark' but just right for a guidebook. Stob Ghabhar

How to write a guidebook: Jack or Jill of all trades – and master of... guidebook writing

Feature · On 27 May 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull explains how writing is a rather small part of being a guidebook writer as well as dismissing once and for all some popular misconceptions about his chosen career.
England's best bog: Great Moss in upper Eskdale

A Very British Bog

Feature · On 12 May 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull remembers encounters with quagmires, morasses, bogs, fens, flows, sloughs and other soggy bits of Britain. He is doing his best to help you avoid yearning for the hills...
Heather moorlands. Taken from Terry's guidebook to the Coast to Coast

The beginning of a long walking career

Feature · On 6 May 2020 by Terry Marsh

Theresa May famously gave Angela Merkel a copy of one of Terry Marsh's guidebooks. Terry is one of Cicerone's longest-running authors and here he looks back at where his love...
Trekking in the Himalayan foothills

The joy of walking

Feature · On 4 May 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds has been reflecting on why he fell in love with walking many, many years ago and, despite only being allowed to walk circuits of his miniature garden, he...
Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

Whinge along with me

Article · On 29 Apr 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds is famous among walkers and trekkers as one of the most prolific guidebook writers of all time (maybe). As a 'vulnerable' person he is limited to walking around...
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A wee tour of Ben Nevis: A multi-day hike around 'the Ben'

Feature · On 9 Feb 2020 by Sean Benz

The Annapurna Circuit and the tours of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa are just a few of the routes that journey around those high mountains and draw the...
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My first Cicerone guides

Feature · On 28 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

Good advice has always been central to Cicerone's guidebooks and, as they celebrate 50 years as a leading light in the outdoor world, nothing has changed, says Andy Hodges
Sun rises

The Ten Tors Challenge – preparing for the big day

Feature · On 14 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

In part one of a two-part feature, Andy Hodges describes the amount of time and work it takes to prepare a group of teenagers for the Army’s annual Ten Tors...
Sneaking underneath te low cloud base to some better visibility approaching Broad Hole

The Ten Tors Challenge – the day arrives

Feature · On 14 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

In part two of his feature, Andy Hodges describes the hope, the worry and the wait while the teams take part in the annual event.
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.
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...
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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...
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...
My route used part of the spectacular Affric Kintail Way, here with the ridges rising to Mam Sodhail as backdrop

The Great Outdoors Challenge: A first-timer reflects

Feature · On 22 Jun 2019 by Peter Aylmer

In the second of his two articles, Peter Aylmer looks back on his first TGO Challenge experience. Would the landscape, the camaraderie and the weather live up to expectations?
Limestone Way in Derbyshire

Has England's trail system lost its way?

Feature · On 23 Feb 2019 by Andrew McCloy

In little more than half a century Britain has developed a remarkable long-distance trail network that now numbers around 1500 paths and ways of all description. Like Scotland's 29 Great...
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The Great Outdoors Challenge: Prep and planning

Article · On 20 Feb 2019 by Peter Aylmer

Peter Aylmer prepares for the annual event that stretches coast-to-coast across the Scottish Highlands, where one of the first challenges is to make it into the ballot. Here he shares...
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Phoebe Smith Walks 100 miles non-stop for Christmas to support homeless charity Centrepoint

News & Events · On 21 Dec 2018

Extreme Sleep Out is back for the second Christmas running! Cicerone author Phoebe Smith is braving the elements as she takes on 100 miles along Hadrian’s Wall – while wearing...