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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...
Photographer on Sgurr na Stri

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...
The Cuillin Ridge Light

The Cuillin Ridge Light

Feature · On 15 Feb 2020 by Adrian Trendall

The Cuillin Ridge Light is the best ridge in the UK for mere mortals. It uses cunning and knowledge to take the easiest line, hard climbs are bypassed and the...
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A wee tour of Ben Nevis: A multi-day hike around 'the Ben'

Feature · On 9 Feb 2020 by Sean Benz

The Annapurna Circuit and the tours of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa are just a few of the routes that journey around those high mountains and draw the...
Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

Feature · On 26 Jan 2020 by Alex Kendall

When Cicerone author Alex Kendall travelled to Orkney to walk among its world-famous ancient sites, he experienced Scottish coastal walking at its best and the company of its ever-present wildlife.
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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...
Day 1 01 The Kyle of Sutherland

Cycling the north coast of Scotland

Feature · On 6 Oct 2019 by James Cox

The North Coast 500™ is a 500-mile lap of Scotland starting and finishing in Inverness, which many people choose to do as a cycle tour. James Cox and his companions...
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Walking in Jura's geological wonderland

Feature · On 18 Aug 2019 by Peter Edwards

Cicerone author Peter Edwards rarely used to take the time to appreciate the environment around him when out on the hills, but a trip to the Isle of Jura in...
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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...
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...
My route used part of the spectacular Affric Kintail Way, here with the ridges rising to Mam Sodhail as backdrop

The Great Outdoors Challenge: A first-timer reflects

Feature · On 22 Jun 2019 by Peter Aylmer

In the second of his two articles, Peter Aylmer looks back on his first TGO Challenge experience. Would the landscape, the camaraderie and the weather live up to expectations?
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Classic Galloway - wild landscapes of granite and peat bog

Feature · On 15 Jun 2019 by Ronald Turnbull

If you like your wild landscapes really wild, if you like your lakes to have whooper swans in the middle and no ice-cream vans around the edge, if you like...
The Uig Hills seen from Ardroil

Helicopter Rescue in the Hebrides

Feature · On 19 Dec 2018 by Peter Edwards

A routine walk on the Isle of Lewis turned into a terrifying experience for Peter Edwards and some visiting friends when one of them fell 200ft off a cliff. It...
Preparing to begin Ben Nevis' Carn Mor Dearg arete

Conquering my fear on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Feature · On 15 Sep 2018 by Alice Stearn

Alice Stearn decided to face her fear of scrambling by attempting to conquer the infamous Aonach Eagach ridge.
The viewcatcher sculpture on day 3

Hiking the Great Glen Way: a perfect introduction to long-distance walking in the UK

Feature · On 2 Sep 2018 by Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook hikes his first long-distance National Trail, The Great Glen Way, which runs from coast to coast in the Scottish Highlands. Along the way he samples some of the...
We Used Poles To Help Us On The Long Climbs

How to go ultrarunning with your partner – Ben Nevis Ultra Recce

Feature · On 12 Aug 2018 by Joe Williams

Cicerone’s Joe Williams and his partner Caroline Holmes did a long training run on the route of the Ben Nevis Ultra, Skyline Scotland’s new race. In poor weather and with...
Southern Upland Way new bit: down the northeast ridge of Croft Head

Turning the Southern Upland Way into the Southern UPland Way

Feature · On 29 Jul 2018 by Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull takes a new look at Scotland's toughest waymarked trail, the Southern Upland Way. It's now more upland than ever before with a new high level route through the...
Ben Nevis In Winter

Winter climbing in Scotland - an Easter weekend report

Feature · On 21 Apr 2018 by Joe Williams

Armed with a box of maps and guidebooks, Joe Williams and Caroline Holmes decided to head to the Scottish Highlands for the Easter long weekend. They managed to do the...
Cobbler Summit

Five quite different ways of having fun in Lomond and Trossach

Feature · On 7 Feb 2018 by Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull explores various hill and valley outings in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
The Birth of the Hebridean Way

The Birth of the Hebridean Way

Feature · On 5 Jun 2017 by Richard Barrett

The Hebridean Way, opened by Scottish Natural Heritage at the end of April 2017, is the fifth official long-distance route in Scotland stretching 247km (155 miles) along the length of...