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19 articles found

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

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

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...

snape maltings2

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...

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...

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...

1 Strathcarron

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...

A couple of my New Forest walking companions

Article · 12 Dec 2018

My walk from Sheffield to Santiago: ‘There is no road, the road is made by walking’

Anne Sheehan tells the story of her long-distance walk through England, from Sheffield to Portsmouth. This is the first stage of Anne's homemade English Camino from her doorstep...

Otley Bridge over the River Wharfe

Article · 5 Dec 2018

The Cromwell Way – A walk through the English Civil War

Nick Burton retraces the route Oliver Cromwell and his troops took from Yorkshire to Lancashire in 1648 to take part in the Battle of Preston. Along the way he explores the...

From Nuffield the Ridgeway heads across open fields (photo: Steve Davison)

Article · 18 Jul 2018

In sunlight and in shadow: walking the Ridgeway long-distance trail

Nigel Kemp fulfils a long-held ambition to walk the Ridgeway long-distance trail from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon in this remote part of southern central England.

The entrance to Ogwen Valley

Article · 13 Jun 2018

Hiking the Snowdonia Way: one of the best low-level journeys through mountain terrain in the UK

Jim and Carol Watson hike 'one of the best low-level journeys through mountain terrain in the UK', the Snowdonia Way, a route devised by Cicerone author Alex Kendall. Along the...

12 Maughold Head And Dhymane Bay A Favourite Spot For Seals

Article · 28 Mar 2018

Walking the coastal path on the Isle of Man

Aileen Evans reveals her highlights from Raad Ny Foillan - The Way of the Gull - on the Isle of Man.

High Pike 658M The Highest Point Of The Cumbria Way

Article · 8 Nov 2017

How NOT to walk the Cumbria Way

Natalie Simpson reflects on her first long-distance experience - a failed attempt on the Cumbria Way - and the lessons she has since learned. 

Paddy Dillon Dales Way Christmas Walk

Article · 11 Jan 2017

Paddy Dillon's Dales Way Christmas

Paddy, one of Cicerone's most prolific authors, lives in Cumbria and was invited to a Christmas dinner at the foot of Ilkley Moor. He decided that walking to Ilkley along the Dales Way would be a great way to work up an appetite. Faced with a lousy...

Coast to Coast Walk

Article · 31 Jul 2015

Another Coast to Coast Walk (Tell Us Your Story)

Another Coast to Coast Walk, submitted by Jim and Carol Watson. Or How Two People Created Their Own Path, with the help of Paddy Dillon and Cicerone.

Derwentshore

Article · 5 Aug 2014

The Cumbria Way, and the highest YHA bunkhouse in England

A weekend backpacking trip on the Cumbria Way provided a great excuse to stay at Skiddaw House a remote, characterful old building that occupies an isolated position 470m (1540ft)...

Skye Trail

Article · 14 Jul 2014

Tackle a challenging long-distance walk with the Skye Trail

The Isle of Skye holds a special place in people's hearts and the best way to experience the island properly is by tackling the Skye Trail.

Hadrian's Wall

Article · 6 Jun 2012

An enjoyable stroll along Hadrian's Wall

A bit of time off work happily coincided with the recent spell of fine weather. I had a loose plan in the back of my mind that I quite fancied walking a section of Hadrian's Wall, so I chucked a copy of the Cicerone guide to the National Trail in my...