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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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Hiking on Greece's Cycladic islands

Feature · On 15 Aug 2020 by Gilly Cameron-Cooper

Cicerone author and walking guide Gilly Cameron-Cooper has watched Greece's Cycladic islands emerge as a charming but challenging hiking destination
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Back in the Italian Dolomites on the Alta Via 1

Article · On 5 Aug 2020 by Gillian Price

With Covid-19 precautions now in place, Cicerone's Italian Dolomites author Gillian Price is overjoyed to be in her favourite mountains and on her favourite trail. Yippee!
Monte Genzana, Abruzzo, Italy

Creating the Sulmona Valley loop in Abruzzo

Article · On 1 Aug 2020 by Stuart Haines

Stuart Haines, author of Cicerone's Walking in Abruzzo, has created a long-distance footpath in the Apennines of central Italy
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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
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...
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Exploring mountain bike trails in Rwanda

Feature · On 11 Jul 2020 by Jan Bakker

Mountain bike enthusiast and Cicerone author Jan Bakker is on a quest to find mountain bike tracks in the east-central African country of Rwanda
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Trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards

Feature · On 8 Jul 2020 by Jonathan Williams

OK, Cicerone’s Jonathan Williams didn’t really walk the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards, he just went the 'wrong' way round.
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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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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...
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 curlew seen on a previous walk in the North Pennines

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.
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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The awkwardness of book ideas in August

Article · On 17 May 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull on the particular difficulties you can encounter when pitching a book idea to Cicerone in August - normally peak holiday season.
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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.
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...