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How to walk across Scotland

Feature · On 27 Sep 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

The best walks go all the way across, says Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull. Having crossed Highland Scotland nine times, he offers a few suggestions for a successful and enjoyable trip.
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Hidden Gem – Pembrokeshire's Marloes Sands, Martin’s Haven and offshore islands

Article · On 19 Sep 2020 by Lesley Williams

Boasting the popular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Pembrokeshire may not strike you as a ‘hidden’ area. There is plenty to explore across 18...
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Scottish Borders – attracting walkers for over 3000 years

Article · On 22 Aug 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Away from the crowds, the Scottish Borders offer a wide variety of walking, from gentle riverbanks to wild moorland above the 600m mark. Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull follows seven historic...
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Walking the Cambrian Way in day trips and weekends

Feature · On 8 Aug 2020 by Mark Charlton

Always lacking three weeks to tackle the full route from Cardiff to Conwy in one go, Mark Charlton was surprised to discover how much of the Cambrian Way he had...
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War walks in East Sussex

Article · On 25 Jul 2020 by Ali Rowsell

Following on from 2018’s moving events commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I, and with the recent 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the World War II...
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In a spin - a poem by Kev Reynolds

Article · On 18 Jul 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Even with a guidebook in your hand you can still get lost, or think you are, as Kev Reynolds bemoans in this poem
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Live video: the secrets of Snowdonia with Alex Kendall

Video · On 12 Jul 2020 by Alex Kendall

Looking to discover new places to walk in Snowdonia this summer? Alex Kendall, international mountain leader and author of three Cicerone guidebooks to Snowdonia, offers some advice and inspiration in...
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The Lost Garden: discovering Kent's Himalayan garden

Article · On 17 Jun 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

Kev Reynolds, author of Walking in Kent, reminisces about taking a walking holiday group to visit a 19th century Himalayan garden in the grounds of a Kent estate.
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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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Respite in the North Pennines

Article · On 6 Jun 2020 by Vivienne Crow

Amid a growing level of cabin-fever, Cumbria-based outdoor writer Vivienne Crow finds respite and a much-needed sense of perspective in the North Pennines.
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Self-isolating on the North Kent Marshes

Feature · On 3 Jun 2020 by Julian Stray

In strange times, Julian Stray was heeding current advice from Public Health England. The weekend called for a break from the week's working from home and to distance himself from...
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.
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Live video: Paul Besley chats about his new guidebook to walking in the White Peak East.

Video · On 24 May 2020 by Paul Besley

We were live with Paul Besley talking about his new guidebook to walking in the White Peak East. Learn how to pronounce Eyam, what a well dressing is and why...
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A dog's dilemma

Feature · On 23 May 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds ponders the issues faced by dogs and their people during lockdown... Our thanks to some of our favourite Cicerone dogs, past and present, for their contribution in illustrating...
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County Durham – land of the Prince Bishops

Article · On 16 May 2020 by Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon explains why he returns to walk in County Durham again and again, and why each time is different.
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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...