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The challenging AV2

Focus · 1 Jul 2022

Summer of Adventure

If you're looking for an adventure this summer then let us guide you. You could take on something wild and remote like the Cape Wrath Trail, Scottish and pointy like the Cuillin Ridge on Skye or something long and speedy like Cycling from London to...

Walking among a plethora of flowers in Portugal

Focus · 1 Jun 2022

Springtime and sunshine walks

The long daylight hours of spring and summer make walking and trekking a relaxing way to explore the best of a destination. Walk slowly and look at the flowers, or take a dip in a hidden cove. Scramble on some warm rocks and take time to stop for an...

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Podcast · 16 Mar 2022

International Women's Day 2022 Special

To make up for the cancelled Cicerone Live last week, we're bringing the International Women's Day special to the podcast. Hannah will be joined by Sarah Williams (adventurer and founder of Tough Girl Challenges) and Cressida Allwood (adventurer...

1984 Blencathra

Article · 1 Jan 2022

Homage to a faithful friend

2021 marked the 60th anniversary of Clive Darley's Point Five Duvet, which he bought as a young man to go on an expedition to Spitzbergen. It served him well over six decades on expeditions across the globe, even if its appearance now looks somewhat...

DCP 0075

Article · 18 Sept 2021

Cherry-picking routes on the Pacific Crest Trail

Time. We only have so much. The Pacific Crest Trail can be one of the most enjoyable treks of a lifetime, but it takes five to six months. Mark McLain gives a couple of examples...

Tin Hat Mountain 2

Feature · 7 Aug 2021

British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast Trail

Part passion project, part conservation scheme, part showcase of community activism, British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast Trail was conceived in the early 1990s and has gradually grown in length and ambition to become Canada’s longest hut-to-hut...

Make the most of light

Article · 9 May 2021

How to get hill-fit and train for long-distance walking

Here are some top tips to build distance and strength to help you prepare your body for the hills, mountains and trails. If you're relatively new to walking, we hope that these...

The world is waiting for us to go walking

Focus · 8 Jan 2021

It's a good time for planning

Lockdown is serious, but with Cicerone there are guidebooks, articles, videos, podcasts and live events to keep goals and plans alive, as we help you discover new ideas, and bring new content to your attention. When all this is over, your 'tick...

Podcast · 8 Oct 2020

Footnotes: The Cicerone Podcast - Trailer

Welcome to Footnotes: The Cicerone Podcast, a podcast to inspire you about outdoor travel and activities in the UK and across the world. Whether you're an established...

Bookshelves

Feature · 13 Jun 2020

Guidebooks: a source of inspiration and memory

Mark Charlton reflects on his love of guidebooks and the memories of walking and trekking around the world that each contains.

A mountain, a ridgeline, and a man in a red jacket – 'unoriginal and lacking spark' but just right for a guidebook. Stob Ghabhar

Feature · 27 May 2020

How to write a guidebook: Jack or Jill of all trades – and master of... guidebook writing

Ronald Turnbull explains how writing is a rather small part of being a guidebook writer as well as dismissing once and for all some popular misconceptions about his chosen career.

Travel updates

News · 20 May 2020

Coronavirus restrictions: travel update information

The situation regarding travel is continuously developing and changing. Here are the most reliable and up-to-date sources of information that are available to help you plan ahead...

Take a moment to enjoy Snowdonia

Feature · 8 May 2020

Meet our Cicerone Connect members: "Oh the places we have been!"

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...

Trekking in the Himalayan foothills

Feature · 4 May 2020

The joy of walking

Kev Reynolds has been reflecting on why he fell in love with walking many, many years ago and, despite only being allowed to walk circuits of his miniature garden, he is still daydreaming of walking holidays.

Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

Article · 29 Apr 2020

Whinge along with me

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 his small garden and he's gone completely stir-crazy. Here he expresses his...

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Feature · 14 Mar 2020

The Australian Alpine Walking Track

The Australian Alpine Walking Track is almost unheard of, even in Australia. At 650km, it provided a mentally and physically demanding test for Emma Timmis.

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Feature · 1 Mar 2020

Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: The frozen finish and final thoughts

Owen Eigenbrot has reached the end of the long walk from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail and reflects on the final miles that took him there. The Mexican border...

Trouser Point

Feature · 22 Feb 2020

Flinders Island: a hiking jewel in the Bass Strait

If you’re looking for somewhere different, rarely visited, incredibly beautiful and with diverse walking opportunities, then Flinders Island should be ranked high on your list...

TH 1 View from Ramche South Base Camp

Feature · 16 Feb 2020

Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek: Where heaven and mountains meet

After hearing about its reputation as one of the most beautiful treks in the world, Mick Borroff decided to undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek in Nepal and see it for...

Pelion Gap

Article · 12 Feb 2020

Tough Girl does Tasmania's Overland Track

Cicerone quizzes Tough Girl Sarah Williams as she prepares to walk Tasmania’s Overland Track