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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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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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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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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...
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UK ideas – stay safe, and stay wild

Feature · On 18 Mar 2020

When fear of transmission of disease is all around us, how can we consider taking short breaks and holidays responsibly? The answer is, for the time being, we can't. This...
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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...
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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...
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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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My first Cicerone guides

Feature · On 28 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

Good advice has always been central to Cicerone's guidebooks and, as they celebrate 50 years as a leading light in the outdoor world, nothing has changed, says Andy Hodges
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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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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.
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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.
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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...
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Valley deep, mountain high: A journey towards the International Mountain Leader Award

Feature · On 13 May 2018 by Andy Hodges

For those wishing to trek the world's mountains, the highest standard of leadership is the International Mountain Leader Award, which a number of Cicerone writers hold. Andy Hodges, author of...
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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...
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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.
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Scrambles in Snowdonia – updating a classic guidebook

Feature · On 12 Sep 2017 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla updated Steve Ashton’s classic guide book Scrambles in Snowdonia. They reflect on the experience and responsibility of handling one of the classic texts in outdoor...
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Remembering Walt Unsworth

Feature · On 11 Sep 2017

In June 2017, Walt Unsworth, the founder of Cicerone Press and legend of mountain writing, publishing and editing died. Cicerone's current directors and many Cicerone authors share their fond memories...
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From Marriage Proposals to Heimlich Manoeuvres – Stories behind the Pictures in Scrambles in Snowdonia

Feature · On 26 Aug 2017 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating worked with Rachel Crolla to update Steve Ashton’s classic guidebook Scrambles in Snowdonia. He reflects on some memorable experiences in the Welsh mountains shared with the people who...