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Back in the Italian Dolomites on the Alta Via 1

Article · On 5 Aug 2020 by Gillian Price

With Covid-19 precautions now in place, Cicerone's Italian Dolomites author Gillian Price is overjoyed to be in her favourite mountains and on her favourite trail. Yippee!
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Creating the Sulmona Valley loop in Abruzzo

Article · On 1 Aug 2020 by Stuart Haines

Stuart Haines, author of Cicerone's Walking in Abruzzo, has created a long-distance footpath in the Apennines of central Italy
View east over Newhaven Harbour from the Castle Hill battery

War walks in East Sussex

Article · On 25 Jul 2020 by Ali Rowsell

Following on from 2018’s moving events commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I, and with the recent 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the World War II...
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In a spin - a poem by Kev Reynolds

Article · On 18 Jul 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Even with a guidebook in your hand you can still get lost, or think you are, as Kev Reynolds bemoans in this poem
The West Highland Way

This is NOT the West Highland Way...

Article · On 15 Jul 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Not the West Highland Way by Ronald Turnbull offers all the benefits of the West Highland Way trail with some additional tracks that are guaranteed to inspire the explorer within...
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The Lost Garden: discovering Kent's Himalayan garden

Article · On 17 Jun 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

Kev Reynolds, author of Walking in Kent, reminisces about taking a walking holiday group to visit a 19th century Himalayan garden in the grounds of a Kent estate.
Millarochy Bay, Loch Lomond

The trials, tribulations, and joys of writing a guidebook to the West Highland Way

Article · On 7 Jun 2020 by Terry Marsh

Terry Marsh reflects on the trials and tribulations – and joys – of writing and maintaining his guidebook to the West Highland Way.
A curlew seen on a previous walk in the North Pennines

Respite in the North Pennines

Article · On 6 Jun 2020 by Vivienne Crow

Amid a growing level of cabin-fever, Cumbria-based outdoor writer Vivienne Crow finds respite and a much-needed sense of perspective in the North Pennines.
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The awkwardness of book ideas in August

Article · On 17 May 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull on the particular difficulties you can encounter when pitching a book idea to Cicerone in August - normally peak holiday season.
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County Durham – land of the Prince Bishops

Article · On 16 May 2020 by Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon explains why he returns to walk in County Durham again and again, and why each time is different.
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Whinge along with me

Article · On 29 Apr 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds is famous among walkers and trekkers as one of the most prolific guidebook writers of all time (maybe). As a 'vulnerable' person he is limited to walking around...
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Living among trees

Article · On 24 Mar 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

Kev Reynolds describes life in his old home in Kent, where the trees surrounding the house obscured the view of Ashdown Forest, but that was just fine. Illustrations by Clare...
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Springtime walks in confinement

Article · On 21 Mar 2020 by Hilary Sharp

Confinement has put normal life on hold in France. But for Cicerone author Hilary Sharp, who lives in Provence, brief walks in the local area to enjoy the spring sunshine...
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The future, limping away – memories of walks gone by

Article · On 22 Jan 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

A chance meeting with a wistful fellow walker on the South Downs Way gives Kev Reynolds pause for thought about his own future. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.
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Reimagining the Camino de Santiago guidebook

Article · On 18 Jan 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

When Cicerone approached Seattle-based Sandy Brown with a bold vision for the next Camino de Santiago guidebook, he was immediately won over. It would set a new, unparalleled standard for...
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Trekking the GR31 across the Canary Islands

Article · On 11 Jan 2020 by Paddy Dillon

The island-hopping GR131 is an amazing trail offering the best possible route across all seven of the Canary Islands. It takes in some of the best scenery that each island...
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An intro to… Tasmania’s Overland Track

Article · On 5 Jan 2020 by Warwick Sprawson

Combine a dramatic landscape with a vast wilderness and intriguing history and you get one of the world’s great walks – the Overland Track. Warwick Sprawson introduces Australia’s most famous...
Tenerife

Explore Tenerife - from easy strolls, day-walks to long-distance trails

Article · On 1 Jan 2020 by Paddy Dillon

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve found myself in Tenerife in the middle of winter. Sometimes I’ve visited to explore the island, and other times it’s been...
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Finding the way – an everyday walk can surprise all of us

Article · On 4 Dec 2019 by Kev Reynolds

Sometimes we all need a bit of encouragement – either to have the confidence to trust our instincts, or to see the beauty that is all around us, says Kev...
Stokesay Castle

The Shropshire Way rediscovered

Article · On 16 Nov 2019 by John Gillham

Cicerone guidebook author John Gillham explains what’s so great about the new and improved Shropshire Way.