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Focus · 2 Aug 2022

Focus on England's colossal coastline

England has almost 3000 miles of stunning shoreline and it's easier to explore than ever, thanks to the new England Coast Path. Whilst not fully complete, many new areas of path have been opened and plenty of existing paths have been improved. We...

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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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Focus · 1 May 2022

Wonderful Wales

Even if you have been to Wales before, there is always something new to explore in this wonderful country. From cycling through the green countryside to long-distance coastal challenges, scrambling something gnarly or an easy low-level walk, Wales...

Hikers beside Crec’h Mélo on the Brittany Coast Path

Focus · 1 Mar 2022

Hiking in France, or cycling, or skiing... France has it all

From cycling to snowshoeing, Alpine hiking to flower-spotting, caminos to canals, France has got it all. Here's a selection of our favourite things to do in France.

How to make sure your bike is safe, roadworthy and ready to go (photo by Jon Sparks)

Focus · 4 Feb 2022

Get your bike ready for new cycling adventures

Has your bike has been gathering dust in a shed? Perhaps you're thinking of taking on your first cycle tour, trying bikepacking, or even buying a new bike. Here's everything you...

Kev Reynolds

Focus · 13 Dec 2021

Kev Reynolds: Remembering the man with the world's best job

Fond memories of Kev Reynolds – writer, photographer, journalist, lecturer. An inspiration to many, and a wonderful friend. So many stories, here we have pulled together a few...

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Focus · 15 May 2021

Hiking trails in Europe – long-distance routes and unusual destinations

When travel within Europe is at last possible and safe, there is no better way to explore than to experience the freedom and joy of long-distance walking. Trails such as the Tour...

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Focus · 9 May 2021

UK long-distance walking routes and top tips

To walk a long-distance route is to embark on a journey, passing through the landscape at a pace that allows you to notice and appreciate all that is around you. There are 16...

Scrambling in the Lake District

Focus · 30 Apr 2021

Scrambling – ideas, classic routes and how to get started safely

"Scrambling offers the perfect combination of continuous movement and unfettered climbing in a mountain environment" so says John Fleetwood, one of Britain's most accomplished...

Focus on cycling

Focus · 18 Apr 2021

Cycling routes and bikes: guidebooks, expert advice, touring, kit and adventure stories

Day rides, cycle touring, mountain biking, sportives, bikepacking or just a bike ride. Here we focus on all aspects of getting on your bike for a great adventure, starting with...

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Focus · 28 Mar 2021

Modern day pilgrimages and Caminos – a time for reflection and reviving

Whether you are religious or not, a long-distance walk can have reviving effects on the body and the mind. Caminos and pilgrimage routes that have developed over thousands of...

Family activities

Focus · 21 Mar 2021

Family-friendly outdoor adventures

Routes and ideas for the holidays – walks, bike rides, hiking, paddling, scrambles and overnight camps. Share outdoor adventures with the whole family, have fun together and inspire the youngsters to love and cherish wild and rural landscapes.

the best short walks

Focus · 11 Mar 2021

The best short walks and day walks in the UK

Have you recently discovered the joys and benefits of walking, and want to explore beyond your own back yard? Or maybe you are a keen and experienced walker looking for new ideas?...

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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...

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...