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Article · 11 Jun 2022

Adventures on the Orkney and Shetland islands

Stephen Dunnett visits the magical Orkney and Shetland islands and suggests that with a bit of planning, you can have an adventure on par with destinations much further away than...

Drove Road over Minch Moor

Article · 19 Feb 2022

A 2-week adventure on The Southern Upland Way

Kathryn Shore was looking for a walking adventure with minimal disruptions. With the route already defined and the accommodation flexible, walking a National Trail with a tent...

Walla Crag

Article · 12 Feb 2022

Our tour of the Lake District

With Europe off limits because of Covid, avid walkers Austin Mills and his wife Ginny decided to see what great routes the UK has to offer, and ended up in the Lake District

Trotternish Ridge

Article · 29 Jan 2022

Walking the Skye Trail during Covid

The Skye Trail is not as well trodden as the West Highland Way or Great Glen Way but, as Henry Clifford found out, this creates an even more magical route

Above Llyn Clywedog

Article · 22 Jan 2022

The beauty and the trials of Glyndŵr's Way: Part 2

After two years of fitting in sections between lockdowns, Emma Sawyer and her friend Haf finally reached the end of Glyndŵr's Way

Bawdsey Quay

Article · 8 Jan 2022

The Suffolk Coast Path in a day - completing the trilogy

During lockdown Stephen Dunnett set himself the challenge of keeping it local by exploring the long-distance routes in his home county of Suffolk. He completed the Sandlings Walk...

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Article · 18 Dec 2021

Winter walking on South Uist

In the Hebrides, snow is rare and fleeting. In 2021 the first real winter conditions arrived on South Uist in late January - worth getting out the boots for an excursion to Thacla.

Penderyn Distillery

Article · 2 Oct 2021

Gravel biking the Heads of the Valleys route

Richard Barrett, author of Cycle Touring in Wales and Cycling Lon Las Cymru, describes a short break riding along the Heads of the Valleys cycle route, a hidden gem, two-thirds of...

Rhone

Article · 28 Aug 2021

Walking the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome

Christine Evans decided to walk the Via Francigana from Canterbury to Rome in honour of her late mother. Here she describes two days from the middle section in Switzerland, which...

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Article · 21 Aug 2021

Discovering the Isle of Rum

Ester Carlomagno spent two months living on the Isle of Rum, volunteering at the Rum National Nature Reserve, where she went walking whenever the weather allowed

Trimley Marshes

Article · 17 Jul 2021

The Stour and Orwell Walk in a day

During lockdown, Stephen Dunnett set himself the challenge of keeping it local by exploring the long-distance routes in his home county of Suffolk. He suggests that this is a quiet part of the country worthy of consideration for a walking trip.

Meifod and Welshpool

Article · 12 Jun 2021

The beauty and the trials of Glyndŵr's Way

Emma Sawyer and a friend were walking the whole of Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail with the help of the Cicerone guidebook. And despite the after effects of several bottles of...

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Article · 20 Mar 2021

The Sandlings Walk in a day

Stephen Dunnett returned from a trip to New Zealand and a country in lockdown. All events were cancelled and the challenge became staying motivated. Here he suggests that planning for the future is a positive way to prepare for the freedom that will...

Levens

Article · 10 Jan 2021

Achieving a first cycling century: two perspectives

When a friend asked Cress Allwood to support him in achieving his goal of riding 200 miles from London to Paris, she was happy to help with the training. But with Roger's first...

Running along the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Gairlochy

Article · 16 Sept 2020

Fastpacking the Great Glen Way

In May 2017, Josephine Anselin set out on a three-day solo fastpacking trip from Fort William to Inverness, running 79 miles (121km) coast to coast through the Scottish Highlands. Usually treated as a long-distance hiking route, the Great Glen Way...

The most westerly point in Europe

Article · 5 Feb 2020

Meeting the man who is walking around the world

While walking on the west coast of Ireland, Christine Gordon had an extraordinary encounter with Tom Freemantle, a man from Buckinghamshire who was walking around the world. She...

Tobermory, Mull's main town

Article · 1 Sept 2019

9 reasons why the Isle of Mull is the best place in Scotland for low-level walking

The Isle of Mull is part of the Inner Hebrides, the group of islands that run up the spectacular west coast of Scotland from Arran to Skye. It sits approximately half-way up,...

Heading north from Galloway to Ayrshire

Article · 13 Jul 2019

Scotland south to north: Mull of Galloway Trail

Christine Gordon's latest challenge to walk the length of Scotland began with the Mull of Galloway Trail and the Loch Ryan Coastal Path. Well, actually, it began with tea and...

Ridge near Cat Bells

Article · 29 Jun 2019

A weekend walking in the Lake District

Every year Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig look forward to the spring and summer months when they can camp and walk in one of their favourite places in England, the Lake District. Armed with Cicerone’s Lake District High Level and Fell Walks guide,...

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Article · 20 Feb 2019

The Great Outdoors Challenge: Prep and planning

Peter Aylmer prepares for the annual event that stretches coast-to-coast across the Scottish Highlands, where one of the first challenges is to make it into the ballot. Here he...