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Bendrigg Lodge, Cumbria

Article · 24 Apr 2020

Lockdown at Bendrigg Lodge and the 2.6 challenge

The Bendrigg Trust is a specialist centre providing outdoor experiences for disabled and disadvantaged children and young adults, and a charity that Cicerone and our many...

Bumble bee

Article · 20 Apr 2020

Getting close to nature in Cumbria – the Cicerone team find new sights and sounds

Wildlife and nature is noisy, busy and growing at a fast pace during these spring months, and in marked contrast to the slower, quieter pace of human life during the lockdown and...

Witherslack

Article · 19 Mar 2020

Self-isolating with kids

Cicerone Production Editor Lucy is self-isolating at home in the Lake District with her two children. #walkingfromhome

The Sphinx Rock

Article · 25 Sep 2019

The Top Ten viewpoints of the Lake District Fells from Wasdale

Fellranger author Mark Richards shares his 10 favourite viewpoints in the Lake District’s Wasdale valley.

Climbing directly from the tarns a n

Article · 18 Sep 2019

The Top Ten viewpoints of the Lake District Fells from Langdale

Fellranger author Mark Richards shares his 10 favourite viewpoints in the Lake District’s Langdale valley.

Ridge near Cat Bells

Article · 29 Jun 2019

A weekend walking in the Lake District

Every year Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig look forward to the spring and summer months when they can camp and walk in one of their favourite places in England, the Lake District. Armed with Cicerone’s Lake District High Level and Fell Walks guide,...

Full of beans on the way up Loughrigg

Article · 13 Apr 2019

The first fells for children – six of the best Lakeland summits for all the family

​Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating are co-authors of Cicerone’s Outdoor Adventures with Children – Lake District. Here, they describe a selection of their favourite routes to...

Wastwater reflections, an almost perfect mirror image on a calm day ((Stage 5)

Article · 14 Feb 2018

Hidden Gem - Tour of the Lake District

Our hidden gem this month is the Tour of the Lake District. It’s just a great idea – take a week of holiday in the Lake District and see all the best sights.

High Pike 658M The Highest Point Of The Cumbria Way

Article · 8 Nov 2017

How NOT to walk the Cumbria Way

Natalie Simpson reflects on her first long-distance experience - a failed attempt on the Cumbria Way - and the lessons she has since learned. 

Survey Column Tarn Cragg

Article · 4 Oct 2017

Explore these quieter Lake District alternatives

Cicerone's Natalie Simpson suggests some of her favourite hot spots of the Lake District - guaranteed to be as beautiful but less busy than the main trails.

View Of Catbells

Article · 16 Sep 2017

My first visit to the Lake District: Humbled by Catbells

Cicerone author Tom Martens recounts his first experience of backpacking in the Lake District - luckily he had brought waterproofs.

Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

Article · 10 May 2017

Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

In this video, trail runner and Cicerone author Kingsley Jones shows us a day out running in the Lake District.

Geoff Cain With Bike A Coventry Eagle I Think

Article · 15 Apr 2017

Memoirs of a wartime cycle tour in the Lake District

Cicerone’s Natalie shares an extract from her grandfather Geoff Cain’s memoirs. Here, he recounts ‘an epic Lakeland journey’: a single-day solo cycle tour around the Lake...

Wansfell and Troutbeck trail run

Article · 8 Apr 2017

Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District: A sample route

Here's a sample route from the new Cicerone guidebook to Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District, written by Kingsley Jones. This level 2 run is 6 miles long with an expected...

Gf1

Article · 1 Sep 2016

A Spotlight On: George Fisher

Here at Cicerone it’s our mission to help give people a ‘great time on the hill’. To support us in this mission we are really chuffed our guidebooks are widely available in bricks and mortar shops not just in the UK, but all around the world...

A midsummer night's Fellranger walk

Article · 24 Jun 2016

A midsummer night's Fellranger walk

Sian and Natalie from the Cicerone office decided to make use of the longest day's additional light by doing a midsummer night Fellranger walk. And then Sian even went for a swim - we've got a brave Head of Production!

Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

Article · 17 May 2016

Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

Cicerone's Joe Williams discusses Charlie Ramsay's Round, a long distance mountain running challenge in Scotland, and one of his recent training runs.

A run with my heroes?

Article · 13 Apr 2016

A run with my heroes? Trail running with the Salomon team.

Cicerone's Joe Williams goes trail running in the Lake District with the Salomon team and reports back for the rest of us.

American presidents cycling Cumbria

Article · 22 Mar 2016

US presidents (and presidential hopefuls) in Cumbria

Focusing on the cycling trips of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Richard Barrett looks back at the connections between US presidents and Cumbria.

Snow over Langdale, in the heart of the Lake District

Article · 18 Feb 2016

Snow over Langdale, in the heart of the Lake District

The Lake District in winter can be harsh. Winter floods at the turn of the year brought misery to many, however at its best, the Lake District in winter can reveal the most...