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Running along the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Gairlochy

Fastpacking the Great Glen Way

Article · On 16 Sep 2020 by Josephine Anselin

In May 2017, Josephine Anselin set out on a three-day solo fastpacking trip from Fort William to Inverness, running 79 miles (121km) coast to coast through the Scottish Highlands. Usually...
Live video: the benefits of running on mental health with Louise Johnstone

Live video: the benefits of running on mental health with Louise Johnstone

Video · On 2 Aug 2020

The Marathon des Sables, triathlons and fastpacking the West Highland Way: community-focused Louise Johnstone is no stranger to challenges. Join Cicerone and Louise to find out about her next epic...
Take a moment to enjoy Snowdonia

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...
The Great Glen Way

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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Running the Freedom Trail in South Africa

Feature · On 1 Dec 2019 by Emma Timmis

The 2400km Freedom Trail in South Africa is not a running trail or even a hiking route, but could it be? Emma Timmis decided to find out. With only her...
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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...
Extensive views over the Surrey Hills AONB (photo credit: Rob Close)

Fastpacking for Beginners event on the North Downs Way

Article · On 2 Oct 2019 by Lily Dyu

When Lily Dyu co-hosted the Fastpacking for Beginners event on the North Downs, it was a chance to offer practical tips and advice to fellow enthusiasts, while she got her...
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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...
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...
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Hidden Gem – Nidderdale, a Yorkshire Dale often overlooked

Article · On 31 Jul 2019 by Lesley Williams

Nidderdale – not necessarily the first name you would think of when visiting the Yorkshire Dales, and yet it is no less worthy than its better-known neighbours of Wharfedale and...
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Reflections on fell running (and potatoes) from an up-the-duff expat

Article · On 28 Jul 2019 by Verity Russo

Since moving to the UK from her native Australia, Cicerone’s Verity Russo has embraced fell running – but the potato is yet to win her over.
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Running on the roof of the world: The Original Everest Marathon

Feature · On 6 Jul 2019 by Alison Bramall

Running on the roof of the world is never going to give you a marathon personal best, but it will be an incredible, life-changing experience. If you love being in...
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Discover trail running routes with a Cicerone guidebook

Video · On 26 May 2019

Discover the thrill of trail and fell running with a Cicerone guidebook, with routes for all abilities from novice to seasoned ultra-trail runner. This beautiful video from our friends Matt...
Running on Pen-y-ghent’s southern slopes (photo: Alice Ellwood)

How do you decide on your favourite run?

Article · On 30 Mar 2019 by Pete Ellwood

Everyone has a favourite run, right? And surely that question is easy to answer for Pete Ellwood, who has just written a running guide, Trail and Fell Running in the...
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Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

Article · On 2 Jan 2019

If you look on the website, you will see that Cicerone has an enviable, and really quite staggering, collection of nearly 400 titles, available as both printed books and e-books...
Looking Down The Upper Section Of The Hohlaubgrat On The Allalinhorn Switzerland

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2018

Feature · On 30 Dec 2018

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 2018.
Some of the old Cicerone guides with different logos and the price in shillings

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

Article · On 8 Dec 2018 by Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.
A cloud inversion in the Italian Alps on the Grand Traversata delle Alpi. Photo by Chris Councell.

A Q&A with Lily Dyu, the fastpacking guru

Article · On 17 Nov 2018 by Lily Dyu

Lily Dyu talks to Cicerone about what fastpacking means to her, how she got into the sport, and some of the challenges she has faced whilst out running.
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Underdog: a film review

News & Events · On 16 Nov 2018 by Hannah Stevenson and Joe Williams

Sitting down to watch Underdog, a film about Cicerone author Damian Hall, are two very different runners: Joe has run Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc and the tougher Ultra Tour...