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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...
The Great Glen Way

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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Running the Freedom Trail in South Africa

Feature · On 1 Dec 2019 by Emma Timmis

The 2400km Freedom Trail in South Africa is not a running trail or even a hiking route, but could it be? Emma Timmis decided to find out. With only her...
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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...
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Running on the roof of the world: The Original Everest Marathon

Feature · On 6 Jul 2019 by Alison Bramall

Running on the roof of the world is never going to give you a marathon personal best, but it will be an incredible, life-changing experience. If you love being in...
Looking Down The Upper Section Of The Hohlaubgrat On The Allalinhorn Switzerland

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.
Descending from the Glyders with Snowdon hiding in the clouds. Fastpacking in Snowdonia.

The joys of fastpacking

Feature · On 21 Oct 2018 by Lily Dyu

Lily Dyu recounts some of her most memorable adventures (and misadventures) while multi-day running.
Midcamp at the Strathcarron LAMM, 2014

Why you should do a mountain marathon, despite what you may think

Feature · On 6 Oct 2018 by Alex Kendall

Mountain marathons sound gruelling and intimidating, suitable only for the super-humans among us. But, as Alex Kendall explains, they are a lot more fun and achievable than they first appear.
Finishing the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa – the hardest race no-one’s heard about

Feature · On 23 Sep 2018 by Joe Williams

Have you run the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)? Did you find it too easy? Do you wish you could challenge yourself a bit more? Well, legendary runner and...
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...
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The Iveragh Spine Route or the Paddy Dillon Challenge

Feature · On 3 Jun 2018 by Peter Walker

The fashion for challenge walks has most definitely reached Ireland, and the search for ever-more-lengthy upland routes is inspiring many. Down in the south-west multiple mountainous peninsulas poke into the...
Trail And Fell Running In The  Lake  District

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...
Mountain Running In  Romania

Mountain running in Romania's Făgăraş

Feature · On 5 Sep 2016 by Giles Story

Ominous weather didn’t stop Giles Story, Aidan de Gruchy and Joe Williams from hitting the mountain trails of Romania’s Făgăraş chain, a tremendous ridge in the Southern Carpathians. Giles Story...
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UTMB 2016 - A 170km run around Mont Blanc

Feature · On 5 Sep 2016 by Joe Williams

Cicerone's Joe Williams recently competed the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - A 170km (105 miles) mountain race with 10,000m of ascent around Month Blanc. Here he tells his personal...
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Solo on Charlie Ramsay's Round

Feature · On 11 Jul 2016 by Joe Williams

Earlier this month, Cicerone’s Joe Williams completed Charlie Ramsay’s Round, a challenging ultra-distance route across 24 summits in the Lochaber region of the Scottish highlands. From Top Gun quotes to...
Damian Hall SWCP Record

In The Long Run - South West Coast Path Record

Feature · On 11 Jul 2016 by Damian Hall

Running the South West Coast Path marked the culmination of a journey from hiker to runner for Cicerone guidebook author Damian Hall. On the 24th of May Damian reached Minehead...
Trail running in Chamonix

Trail Running in Chamonix – the ‘Vallee du Trail’

Feature · On 10 Apr 2016 by Kingsley Jones

Author of Trail Running - Chamonix and the Mont Blanc region, Kingsley Jones offers a tantalising taste of the magic that is trail running in Chamonix and the Mont Blanc...
Bob Graham Round

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...
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Running the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

Feature · On 7 Aug 2014 by Hilary Sharp

A week before the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) I heard a quote on the TV. I wasn’t really listening but I thought it was someone making a tongue-in-cheek...