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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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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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Walking and cycling from home in Cumbria and Lancashire – the Cicerone team share their views

Feature · On 15 Apr 2020

Walking and cycling from home provides a welcome relief, and a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. It's easy to discover new routes and views, even if...
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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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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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Why you should get out more with the kids

Feature · On 16 Jun 2019 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Outdoors writer and primary school teacher Rachel Crolla, co-author of a new child-oriented guide to the Lake District, explains why having outdoor adventures with the children is more important than...
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In the garden of Eden

Feature · On 25 Nov 2018 by Vivienne Crow

In an age when nature is constantly being pushed to the fringes – by housing, farming, infrastructure developments and by our own busy, urban-centric lives – encounters with wildlife are...
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Lake District fell running - the lure of the fells

Feature · On 24 Apr 2017 by Kingsley Jones

Kingsley Jones lives in Ambleside and is the author of Cicerone's ‘Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District’. The project has been a personal journey and has taken years...
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Autumn in the Lake District

Feature · On 2 Oct 2016 by Andrew Clayborough

Beautiful autumnal photos of the Lake District, including Grasmere, Windemere and Buttermere, among other areas, courtesy of fantastic photographer and friend of Cicerone, Andrew Clayborough.
Summer in the Lake District

Summer in the Lake District

Feature · On 4 Aug 2016 by Andrew Clayborough

Camera in hand, Andrew Clayborough ventured out to Mellbreak in the western Lakes to soak up some sweet summer scenery. Here he takes a walk up Mellbreak above Buttermere.

Tips for fast-and-fun touring on carbon bikes

Feature · On 8 May 2016 by Richard Barrett

Author of Cicerone guidebook, Cycling in the Lake District, Richard Barrett sheds some light on, well, touring light. From cross-dressing to communal toothpaste, he shares some excellent tips for minimising...
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Spring in the Lake District

Feature · On 10 Apr 2016 by Andrew Clayborough

A crook knee and a bad back didn’t stop photographer Andrew Clayborough from venturing out to the Lake District to capture a treasure trove of springtime scenery.
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Winter in the Lake District

Feature · On 11 Mar 2016 by Andrew Clayborough

Walking in the Lake District in fresh snow, camera in hand, soaking up the magical views of Langdale. Thursday January the 14th 2016 was anything but an ordinary office day...
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Accommodation along the Cumbria Way

Feature · On 8 Feb 2016 by Lesley Williams

Walking the Cumbria Way route through the Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle.
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Off the beaten track in the Lakeland fells

Feature · On 9 Nov 2015 by Mark Richards

Mark Richards sings the praises of wandering off the beaten track in the English Lake District and shares his story of finding a novel route up Thornthwaite Crag in the...
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A Bob Graham Round in the Lake District

Feature · On 13 Jul 2015 by Joe Williams

Earlier this month Joe Williams completed the Bob Graham Round, the famous memorial circuit of the Lakeland fells covering 100km and 8000m in under 24 hours, starting from Keswick. Here...

The Cumbria High Way

Feature · On 14 Apr 2015 by John Gillham

The delightful Cumbria Way through the idyllic English Lake District is well known and well loved. Here John Gillham explains the inspiration behind the alternative, rather more challenging, version included...
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Fell Top Assessor: top job in the English Lake District

Feature · On 10 Feb 2015 by Graham Uney

Graham Uney, one of the Lake District's two Fell Top Assessors, shares the secrets of the job that involves climbing Helvellyn every day right through the winter and keeping other...
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Dodging the crowds on Lake District winter climbs

Feature · On 20 Jan 2015 by Steve Scott

Steve Scott assesses some of the Lake District's less crowded winter climbing venues and offers some ideas for alternative days out.

Autumn Leaves in the Lakes

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Vivienne Crow

Autumn: it’s the time of year that brings out the poet in all but the hardest of us. Who can fail to be moved by the sublime spectacle of the...