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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...

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Article · 27 Apr 2020

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Whether you’re on a brand new bike or you’ve dusted off an old one, a vital and yet frequently neglected issue is getting the riding position right. Jon Sparks, author of The...

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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Feature · 15 Apr 2020

Walking and cycling from home in Cumbria and Lancashire – the Cicerone team share their views

Walking and cycling from home provides a welcome relief, and a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. It's easy to discover new routes and views, even if you think you...

Going over Rivington Pike from the easier side

Feature · 14 Jul 2019

Lancashire Cycleway South: The ideal mini-tour

Richard Barrett encourages some keen cyclists to try a cycle tour for the first time by explaining to them that you can cycle tour in the style you prefer - hostels, hotels,...

The Howgills, with sedbergh below

Feature · 27 Jan 2019

Hidden Gem – five rivers in Cumbria in a single day walk

The Cumbrian countryside to the north of Kendal is home to no less than five rivers; the Rawthey, Lune, Mint, Sprint and Kent which begin life in the high fells of the Lake...

Otley Bridge over the River Wharfe

Article · 5 Dec 2018

The Cromwell Way – A walk through the English Civil War

Nick Burton retraces the route Oliver Cromwell and his troops took from Yorkshire to Lancashire in 1648 to take part in the Battle of Preston. Along the way he explores the...

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Feature · 25 Nov 2018

In the garden of Eden

In an age when nature is constantly being pushed to the fringes – by housing, farming, infrastructure developments and by our own busy, urban-centric lives – encounters with wildlife are increasingly rare and increasingly precious. Vivienne...

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Feature · 31 Oct 2018

Walking in Eden: my favourite walks

Cumbria’s Eden Valley offers walkers a huge variety of experiences: from the hills and limestone pavement of the Yorkshire Dales to the salt marshes of the Solway Firth… and everything in between. Vivienne Crow, author of the Cicerone guidebook...

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Article · 8 Jul 2018

Sitting on the dock of the Bay: enjoying the Morecambe Bay Cycleway

Mark Sutcliffe discovers the Bay Cycleway, an epic new cycle route skirting the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay and linking the Furness Peninsulas, undiscovered gems of the...

The Way of the Roses runs between Morecambe in Lancashire and Bridlington in Yorkshire

Feature · 1 Jul 2018

Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

Ever had a tune that just keeps going round in your head while you are cycling? Cicerone author Rachel Crolla had just that during research rides for her guidebook to Cycling the...

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Feature · 26 May 2018

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

After cycling the Way of the Roses several times while writing her recent guidebook to the route, Rachel Crolla picks out some of her personal highlights along the 170-mile...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2018

Cycling the 170-mile Way of the Roses in a day

Carl McKeating set out to cycle The Way of the Roses, a 170-mile national cycle route most commonly ridden over three days, in a day. He describes the personal challenge, the...

12 Maughold Head And Dhymane Bay A Favourite Spot For Seals

Article · 28 Mar 2018

Walking the coastal path on the Isle of Man

Aileen Evans reveals her highlights from Raad Ny Foillan - The Way of the Gull - on the Isle of Man.

From the flanks of Green Bell into Great Swindale

Article · 13 Dec 2017

Walking In the Lune Valley and the Howgills: A Sample Route

A sample route from Walking In the Lune Valley and the Howgills by Dennis and Jan Kelsall. Enjoy this walk up Randygill Top in Ravenstonedale.

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Article · 4 Dec 2017

Hidden Gem - Walking in Cumbria’s Eden valley

Our Hidden Gem of the month is Walking in Cumbria’s Eden valley. Lesley Williams took a while to discover this delightful ‘secret’ area for walking.

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Article · 25 Nov 2017

An intro to… The Lune Valley and Howgills

Would you like to go walking in the Lune Valley and Howgills? Dennis and Jan Kelsall, authors of the Cicerone guidebook, share the essentials.

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Article · 12 Oct 2016

Walking on the Isle of Man... and the wrath of Manannan

Cicerone's Natalie visited the Isle of Man recently and, apart from upsetting the local sea-gods, she had a wonderful time exploring.

Tidal island of Hillbre, Merseyside

Feature · 11 Jul 2016

Walking with young children - exploring a tidal island

Rachel Crolla and family set out on a storybook adventure to strand themselves for the day on uninhabited tidal island of Hillbre off the coast of the Wirral in Merseyside. She...

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Article · 16 May 2016

Top Ten Cafes for Cyclists in the North West

We're celebrating National cycling month with the top ten cafes for cyclists.