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630 miles later: the end of the South West Coast Path at South Haven Point

630 Miles Braver on the South West Coast Path

Feature · On 20 Sep 2020 by Zoe Langley-Wathen

In this exclusive chapter from 'The Biggest Book of Yes: 49 Short Adventure Stories', Zoe Langley-Wathen relives stepping out of her comfort zone and facing her fears on her first...
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The Pennine Way: is it really a slog through bog?

Feature · On 6 Sep 2020 by Tarjei Næss Skrede

Having discovered the Pennine Way from a signpost pointing towards a desolate landscape and then being warned that the walk was a slog, Tarjei Næss Skrede set out on England’s...
A gimbal will help to hold your phone steady

Top tips for creating outdoor films with your smartphone

Feature · On 6 Sep 2020 by James Cox

Making a video of your adventures can be a great way to remember your trip. Whether walking, trekking, running, cycling or another favourite activity, the chances are that you’re carrying...
The view from the summit of Pic Carlitte in the Pyrenees Orientale

A lifetime of walking and climbing in the Pyrenees

Feature · On 30 Aug 2020 by Alf Robertson

Alf Robertson has spent the last forty years exploring the Pyrenees, starting with summer trekking trips in Andorra before enjoying the crags, peaks and lakes from subsequent homes in Spain...
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Travel by bike to walk the Lake District 3000ft peaks

Feature · On 29 Aug 2020 by Chris Scaife

While planning day walks up Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Sca Fell and Scafell Pike, Chris Scaife decided to leave the car at home and cycle to the start of each of...
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Creating Tasmania's Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park

Feature · On 23 Aug 2020 by Warwick Sprawson

The Overland Track journeys through one of Tasmania's diverse natural areas, Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park. Cicerone author Warwick Sprawson explores how Kate Cowle and Gustav Weindorfer's love story...
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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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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...
Hiking in Japan

Can I go walking and trekking in Japan? 2020 Coronavirus restrictions.

Feature · On 17 Jul 2020 by Wes Lang

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are far from normal in the Japan Alps. Not only have most huts reduced capacity, but others have opted to remain closed for the...
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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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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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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...
Smartphone Photography – 12 easy hacks for better pictures

Smartphone Photography – 12 easy hacks for better pictures

Feature · On 1 Jun 2020 by Chiz Dakin

We all love to take photos of the outdoors - whether that’s from a garden or hill-top, or just of our efforts to be outside, and a modern smartphone can...
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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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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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...
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...
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...
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...