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Beach of Dreams flags on Shoeburyness beach

Feature · 25 Sep 2021

Beach of Dreams: 500 miles, 500 stories, 500 flags

Cicerone author Peter Aylmer supported designer Ali Pretty in her epic 500-mile journey along England’s east coast as part of her Beach of Dreams collaborative project

Walla Crag

Feature · 31 Jul 2021

Bivvybagging the Wainwrights

The wildest, most satisfying and – quite often – the most enjoyable encounter with a favourite hill is to bivvy on it overnight. In the first edition of The Book of the Bivvy, Ronald Turnbull set himself the challenge of a bivvybag sleepout on...

Arthurs Seat and Edinburgh from Allermuir Hill

Feature · 16 Jul 2021

A Robert Louis Stevenson Trail in Scotland

The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail in the Cévennes is well known, but few are aware that there is another Robert Louis Stevenson Trail in Edinburgh - albeit somewhat shorter!

Steel Knotts from Groove Gill

Feature · 1 May 2021

The future of the new Walking the Lake District Fells 'Fellranger' series

On a walk from Howtown to Steel Knotts using his Patterdale guidebook, Cicerone author Mark Richards reflects on his new editions of Walking the Lake District Fells 'Fellranger'...

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...

Approaching-Lining-Crag

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...

Lesley exploring the Lake District

Feature · 2 Jan 2021

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year… 2020

At this time of year we'd normally share stories of trekking holidays and cycle tours around the world. But, as for everyone else, 2020 was very different for us at Cicerone and...

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...

Stodmarsh Nature Reserve Makes For Interesting Walks Among The Reedbeds

Feature · 13 Dec 2020

Walking in Kent: no second best

Kev Reynolds was winding up a lecture on trekking in the Himalaya when a member of the audience asked: ‘If you’re so passionate about mountains, why do you live in Kent?’ Here is his response…

Early morning light and long shadows

Feature · 6 Dec 2020

Walking in winter: the best UK long-distance routes

Although it has seasonal challenges of poor weather and limited daylight, walkers can still enjoy long-distance routes in winter months. With its network of long-distance trails,...

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Feature · 29 Nov 2020

Tackling the Cuillin Ridge traverse

After a failed attempt on the Skye’s Cuillin Ridge traverse in 2019, Caroline returned this year to have another go. Taking the Cuillin Ridge Light approach, she managed to complete the route in a day. Here, she tells the story of taking on the...

Stanfords established 1853 crop

Feature · 15 Nov 2020

A spotlight on: Stanfords

Stanfords Map and Travel Bookshop has a remarkable 167-year history and is an essential first port of call for many adventure and armchair travellers. But in 2020, travel has been all but impossible and its future is under threat. Luckily, the mayor...

A rainbow greeted us on the summit of Stac Pollaidh looking west

Feature · 7 Nov 2020

Great Mountain Days in Northern Scotland

Cicerone’s Business Development Director Joe Williams has recently been exploring the far north-west of Scotland. In this article, he describes some of the classic mountain walking routes in the area, gives a few tips and suggestions, and urges...

Camping a la Angela TH

Feature · 4 Oct 2020

Fastpacking in the Cheviots: A baptism of fire (and rain)

When Cress Allwood was seeking a new challenge during lockdown, she called a friend, hoping she’d be up for an adventure. Having to resort to their Plan B, that adventure was...

Hameldown Tor

Feature · 3 Oct 2020

The UK's best wilderness walks

Wilderness walking routes crossing remote and pathless terrain can be an antidote to modern life and keep you safely away from crowded environments. True wilderness (entirely untouched by mankind) is hard to find, however these suggestions provide...

Beinn Eighe

Feature · 27 Sep 2020

How to walk across Scotland

The best walks go all the way across, says Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull. Having crossed Highland Scotland nine times, he offers a few suggestions for a successful and enjoyable trip.

630 miles later: the end of the South West Coast Path at South Haven Point

Feature · 20 Sep 2020

630 Miles Braver on the South West Coast Path

In this exclusive chapter from 'The Biggest Book of Yes: 49 Short Adventure Stories', Zoe Langley-Wathen relives stepping out of her comfort zone and facing her fears on her first...

PW 14 High Cup Nick

Feature · 6 Sep 2020

The Pennine Way: is it really a slog through bog?

Having discovered the Pennine Way from a signpost pointing towards a desolate landscape and then being warned that the walk was a slog, Tarjei Næss Skrede set out on England’s...