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Howgills at sunset

Feature · 3 Apr 2021

10 new UK staycation ideas for walkers

The Lake District, Snowdonia, the Peak District, Cairngorms... which of these busy honeypot destinations are you dreaming of? If you have jaded memories of overcrowded hillsides (particularly during the brief summer of 2020), then these suggestions...

View from the summit of Snowdon

Feature · 27 Mar 2021

The UK's first national parks celebrate 70 years

2021 sees the 70th anniversary of the UK’s first national parks. Here, Cicerone's Natalie Simpson takes a look back at the campaign for their creation and the legislation that...

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Podcast · 17 Mar 2021

Sustainable walking in the Lake District and new Fellranger series with Mark Richards and Gill Haigh

With iconic lakes and mountains, the Lake District National Park is one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations and attracts millions of visitors every year. In this...

Paul Rose and John Fleetwood live

Live · 4 May 2021 7:00pm

Scrambling in the Lake District with Paul Rose and John Fleetwood

In our May Cicerone Live event, join Cicerone author John Fleetwood and special guest Paul Rose to explore scrambling in the Lake District.

gill scrambling

Article · 11 Mar 2021

What is gill scrambling?

Gill scrambling is something of an acquired taste that some find hideous and others consider to be the very best scrambling. Gill scrambling demands self-imposed rules for maximum enjoyment. John Fleetwood

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Feature · 20 Feb 2021

9 days fell walking in the Lake District

Lesley and Jonathan Williams walked the entire 9-stage route of Lesley's book, The Tour of the Lake District, which explores the very best of the Lake District’s valleys and fells

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Feature · 13 Feb 2021

Five best scrambles in the Lake District

The Lake District offers many scrambles, ranging from family-friendly rambles to iconic routes only suitable for experienced climbers. In his two new guidebooks to 'Scrambles in the Lake District', John Fleetwood has recorded over 390 individual...

Lake District Buttermere

Focus · 13 Feb 2021

Fells and lakes of the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is central to the county of Cumbria in north-west England. For outdoor activities there is a wide range of choice, from easy lakeside walks, walking routes on the high fells including the best-known tops of Scafell...

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Video · 10 Feb 2021

Walking the Tour of the Lake District

The Tour of the Lake District is a nine-day walking route exploring many of the best fells and valleys of the Lake District National Park. The tour covers nearly 150km with high level options on five of the nine days, providing opportunities to...

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Podcast · 23 Dec 2020

#AskCicerone: The Tour of the Lake District vs. The Cumbria Way, and Cicerone's plans for 2021

In our first #AskCicerone episode, we discuss the Tour of the Lake District and the Cumbria Way with Marketing Director and guidebook author Lesley Williams, exploring the...

Early morning light over Elterwater

Feature · 19 Dec 2020

Office to author via a tour of the Lake District

In a reversal of her role, Cicerone marketing director Lesley Williams stepped out from behind her office desk and into the world of being an author for her guidebook, Tour of the...

Mark Richards and Gill Haigh live

Live · 2 Mar 2021

Mark Richards and Gill Haigh on the Fellranger series and sustainable walking

In our March Cicerone Live event, join Mark Richards, author of Cicerone's Fellranger series, and Gill Haigh, Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, to celebrate the completion of...

Jack's Rake on Pavey Ark

Article · 21 Nov 2020

Scrambles in the Lake District – South: A sample route

Covering Langdale, Coniston, Eskdale, Patterdale and High Street, John Fleetwood's Scrambles in the Lake District offers 106 scrambling routes in the south of the national park...

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Event · 5 Dec 2020 - 5 Apr 2021

Book a Lake District Winter Skills Course on Helvellyn

An opportunity to spend a day on Helvellyn with a Lake District National Park Fell Top Assessor as they climb to the summit of the mountain to take snow and weather readings for...

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Feature · 29 Aug 2020

Travel by bike to walk the Lake District 3000ft peaks

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 these iconic Lake...

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Feature · 12 May 2020

Travel to open spaces, but not to the mountains

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...

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...

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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.