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Live video: the Cambrian Way with George Tod, Richard Tyler, Olie Wicks and Will Renwick

Video · On 19 Jul 2020 by Richard Tyler and George Tod

Ever thought about crossing the mountainous spine of Wales in one epic journey? Listen in to hear about the Cambrian Way from Cicerone authors, George Tod and Richard Tyler, and...
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Live video: Paddy Dillon chats about how to go backpacking and the best lightweight kit

Video · On 19 Jun 2020 by Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon has spent a lifetime walking, trekking and backpacking. Here he provides advice and top tips on how to go about backpacking in the UK, and how to keep...
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Live video: Adrian Trendall chats about his new guidebook to Skye's Cuillin Ridge.

Video · On 14 Jun 2020 by Adrian Trendall

We were live with Adrian Trendall talking about his new guidebook to Skye's Cuillin Ridge traverse. Find out why Joe has failed to do the route twice and some of...
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Guidebooks: a source of inspiration and memory

Feature · On 13 Jun 2020 by Mark Charlton

Mark Charlton reflects on his love of guidebooks and the memories of walking and trekking around the world that each contains.
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Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams Awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

News & Events · On 8 Jun 2020

Huge congratulations to the Lake District mountain rescue teams for being awarded this incredible and very well-deserved award - you are all heroes.
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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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Meet our Cicerone Connect members: "Oh the places we have been!"

Feature · On 8 May 2020

Cicerone Connect, our new Facebook community, has become a brilliant place to share your trip photos, planning questions and bucket-list ideas. We thought we'd share a few pictures from our...
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Outdoor recreation leaders urge public to stay local if getting active outside

News & Events · On 23 Mar 2020

A group of 35 leading national outdoor activity, tourism, nature, health and rescue organisations, has come together to back the Prime Minister’s call for the public to behave responsibly while...
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Mountain Rescue England and Wales response to Coronavirus, COVID-19

News & Events · On 23 Mar 2020

Mountain Rescue England and Wales plea: "If you are going to go out, you should walk, climb or cycle well within your capabilities so that you can keep yourself safe...
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Walking from home

Article · On 19 Mar 2020 by Paddy Dillon

During this time of self-isolation and social distancing Paddy Dillon is making the most of his local area with walks from his front door.
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UK ideas – stay safe, and stay wild

Feature · On 18 Mar 2020

When fear of transmission of disease is all around us, how can we consider taking short breaks and holidays responsibly? The answer is, for the time being, we can't. This...
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From roadside to mountain top: Taking photographs in Skye’s Cuillin Mountains

Feature · On 15 Mar 2020 by Adrian Trendall

Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a top tourist destination; its mountains a mecca for climbers and walkers but also a stunning opportunity for photographers of all abilities and fitness levels...
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The Cuillin Ridge in winter

Feature · On 12 Jan 2020 by Adrian Trendall

A climb of alpine proportions, epic scenery and mile after mile of ridge make the Cuillin Ridge an adventurous and highly sought-after route that, says Adrian Trendall, should top any...
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What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2019

Feature · On 29 Dec 2019

Everyone who works at Cicerone is a bit of a fleece-wearing outdoor adventure junkie and we try to practice what we preach. Here's what we've all been up to in 2019.
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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
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Explore the world with a Cicerone guidebook

Video · On 17 Nov 2019

Choose a Cicerone guidebook for your activities - guidebooks cover walking, trekking, climbing, scrambling, trail running, cycling, mountain biking and more. There are hundreds of guidebooks to destinations in the...
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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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What are the Big Rounds?

Article · On 11 Aug 2019 by David Lintern

The Bob Graham Round, the Paddy Buckley Round and the Charlie Ramsay Round are known to mountain runners as three of the most difficult 24-hour challenges in the world. But...