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northern flank of the Brecon Beacons

Article · 28 May 2022

The Brecon Beacons: majestic, dramatic, unique

Situated in an unspoilt area of South Wales, just north of the former coal-mining valleys, the Brecon Beacons National Park is a place of beautiful and diverse landscapes

Sunrise Towards Crib Goch

Article · 12 Mar 2022

The Welsh 3000s in a day

In the summer between national Covid lockdowns, Lou Stone took on the Welsh 3000s in a day. A bunkhouse had become unexpectedly available, the forecast was glorious, she was feeling deprived of adventure, and so it was irresistible.

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

1984 Blencathra

Article · 1 Jan 2022

Homage to a faithful friend

2021 marked the 60th anniversary of Clive Darley's Point Five Duvet, which he bought as a young man to go on an expedition to Spitzbergen. It served him well over six decades on expeditions across the globe, even if its appearance now looks somewhat...

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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.

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Article · 4 Sept 2021

A spotlight on the Austrian Alpine Club

The AAC(UK) is one of the best UK mountaineering clubs with thousands of UK and overseas members. The mission of the club is to help people get into the mountains they love and to have fun there – a mission and philosophy very similar to...

Ben Vane

Article · 14 Aug 2021

6 Scottish routes to prepare you for high mountain treks

In terms of terrain, the Scottish mountains are a fantastic training ground when planning a trek or a climb overseas, says Sean McBride

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

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...

On Lingmoor one of my favourite Wainwrights

Article · 8 May 2021

(Not) finishing the Wainwrights

While the Covid pandemic has put the brakes on Cicerone's Natalie Simpson's attempts to finish the Wainwrights, the welcome addition of the Fellrangers to her list has led to isolated tops on out-of-the-way summits - amazing views for minimal effort

The Howgills

Article · 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...

Jack's Rake on Pavey Ark

Article · 21 Nov 2020

Scrambles in the Lake District – South: A sample route

Covering Langdale, Coniston, Eskdale, Patterdale and High Street, John Fleetwood's Scrambles in the Lake District offers 106 scrambling routes in the south of the national park...

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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.

The Sphinx Rock

Article · 25 Sept 2019

The Top Ten viewpoints of the Lake District Fells from Wasdale

Fellranger author Mark Richards shares his 10 favourite viewpoints in the Lake District’s Wasdale valley.

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Article · 18 Sept 2019

The Top Ten viewpoints of the Lake District Fells from Langdale

Fellranger author Mark Richards shares his 10 favourite viewpoints in the Lake District’s Langdale valley.

Lintern Paddy Buckley

Article · 11 Aug 2019

What are the Big Rounds?

The Bob Graham Round, the Paddy Buckley Round and the Charlie Ramsay Round are known to mountain runners as three of the most difficult 24-hour challenges in the world. But whether you run or walk, each round is a long-distance classic.

Chilled feet were guaranteed when crossing a stream of snowmelt above Berghaus Vereina  (photo from the Silvretta by Kev Reynolds)

Article · 14 Jan 2019

Cicerone at Fifty

In the prologue from 50 Years of Adventure, Jonathan and Lesley Williams talk about their joy, pride and sense of responsibility as publishers of guidebooks.

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Article · 2 Jan 2019

Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

If you look on the website, you will see that Cicerone has an enviable, and really quite staggering, collection of nearly 400 titles, available as both printed books and e-books...

Some of the old Cicerone guides with different logos and the price in shillings

Article · 8 Dec 2018

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.