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Basic stone stile in the Cotswolds

Article · 26 Jun 2021

A question of stiles: rural ingenuity or hazardous obstacle?

They come in all shapes and sizes and few walks in the British countryside can avoid them. Often historic and frequently inventive, they are as much a part of our rural landscape...

Joss on Middle Fell

Article · 26 Jun 2021

Joss Naylor's lakes, meres and waters

In 1983, the legendary Joss Naylor completed the little-known 105-mile Lakes, Meres and Waters route in a staggering 19hr 14min. This Cicerone book, written by Vivienne Crow, interweaves tales of past and present as Naylor regales his epic...

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Article · 19 Jun 2021

Walkers and livestock: how to behave around animals

Natalie Simpson explains how best to minimise the potential risks - to yourself and the animals - when out walking around livestock

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...

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...

Tete aux Vents

Article · 2 May 2021

The Promised Land: a poem by Kev Reynolds

Kev shares a contemplative poem exploring the wonder and restorative power of a physical or even mental trip outdoors.

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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...

On the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Article · 24 Oct 2020

A list of the long-distance walks in the UK

There are 16 national trails and many hundreds of other named long-distance routes in the UK, including 29 Great Trails in Scotland. The UK has a fantastic network of other...

On the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Article · 24 Oct 2020

A list of the long-distance walks in the UK

There are 16 national trails and many hundreds of other named long-distance routes in the UK, including 29 Great Trails in Scotland. The UK has a fantastic network of other...

Marloes Sands From Horse Neck

Article · 19 Sep 2020

Hidden Gem – Pembrokeshire's Marloes Sands, Martin’s Haven and offshore islands

Boasting the popular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Pembrokeshire may not strike you as a ‘hidden’ area. There is plenty to...

Running along the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Gairlochy

Article · 16 Sep 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...

Dales Way

Article · 29 Jul 2020

The best UK long-distance walks you can do in a week

While you can make up your own route for a week of walking, here are fifteen suggestions for some of the best ideas for a week-long walking holiday. Suitable for ‘beginner’...

The West Highland Way

Article · 15 Jul 2020

This is NOT the West Highland Way...

Not the West Highland Way by Ronald Turnbull offers all the benefits of the West Highland Way trail with some additional tracks that are guaranteed to inspire the explorer within you

Millarochy Bay, Loch Lomond

Article · 7 Jun 2020

The trials, tribulations, and joys of writing a guidebook to the West Highland Way

Terry Marsh reflects on the trials and tribulations – and joys – of writing and maintaining his guidebook to the West Highland Way.

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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Article · 19 Mar 2020

Walking from home

During this time of self-isolation and social distancing Paddy Dillon is making the most of his local area with walks from his front door.

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Article · 4 Jan 2020

Which coastal path should you choose?

Choosing your next trip can be tricky, especially when you’re presented with a range of great options. Even if you’ve narrowed it down to a particular type of holiday, there are still so many to choose from. This is Cicerone’s guide to...

Stokesay Castle

Article · 16 Nov 2019

The Shropshire Way rediscovered

Cicerone guidebook author John Gillham explains what’s so great about the new and improved Shropshire Way.

The main lake at Brown Moss Nature Reserve.

Article · 3 Nov 2019

An intro to... The Shropshire Way

The county of Shropshire has been one of England’s best kept secrets for years. It is England’s most rural county with only two large towns –Telford and Shrewsbury, but it is blessed with some of the best hills and ridges outside the national...

Never too old

Article · 16 Oct 2019

Cartoon of the Month: October

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is October's cartoon.