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Article · 25 Jun 2022

Are the hills really alive with the sound of music?

Does listening to music in the outdoors enhance the experience, deepen our bond with landscape and even make us walk or run faster? Or is there nothing better than the sound of...

A temple

Article · 18 Jun 2022

Hidden Roman sights along Hadrian’s Wall Path

While walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail there are a few unusual treasures you may find still on the original spot - revealed here

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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...

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Article · 4 Jun 2022

A Lakeland Summer, by Elizabeth Battrick

Elizabeth Battrick, walker, writer and lover of the Lake District, wrote A Lakeland Summer, published by Cicerone Press, in 1979. Here, her son Peter Battrick gives a short introduction to her life, followed by an extract from the book.

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

Foeldrygarn

Article · 14 May 2022

The magical Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

You will be forgiven for assuming that The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the place to go for a summer beachside holiday, but it is also an excellent destination for...

Pobbles and Three Cliffs Bay

Article · 7 May 2022

Discover the stunning Gower peninsula

Gower, a peninsula in South Wales just 25km by 13km, is a superb walking destination offering great variety of routes with hills and ridges, fantastic views and stunning beaches

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.

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.

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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.

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...