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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...

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

summit

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.

9 guirdil bothy

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

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...

Eildon Hill North

Article · 22 Aug 2020

Scottish Borders – attracting walkers for over 3000 years

Away from the crowds, the Scottish Borders offer a wide variety of walking, from gentle riverbanks to wild moorland above the 600m mark. Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull follows...

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,...

The Carn Mor Dearg Arete And The Ascent Of Ben Nevis

Article · 15 Apr 2018

The Lochaber 4000s

There are only nine mountains over 4000ft in the UK, and they are all in Scotland. It’s a big but manageable day to walk the four in Lochaber in one go but Alex Kendall gives it a try.

Lochan a’ Ghurrabàin, Aros Park

Article · 21 Feb 2018

Walking on The Isle of Mull: A Sample Route

With a diversity of land forms unequalled by any other Scottish island, the third largest of the Hebrides, Mull is a place of wild beauty: untamed, rugged and never uninteresting...

Walk 2 - Menhir On Machrie Moor

Article · 2 Dec 2017

Falling in love with Arran - the so called Scotland in Miniature

Natalie explains how she fell in love with Arran - the so called Scotland in Miniature - when walking there with some friends.

Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

Article · 14 Dec 2016

Ben Nevis and Glen Coe: A sample route

It's Christmas and we are kind so enjoy this sample route from our upcoming guidebook to Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. Cheers and happy hillwalks!

What are the Munros? And why should I climb them?

Article · 29 Nov 2016

What are the Munros? And why should I climb them?

What are the Munros and why you should walk them? Steve Kew, the author of two Cicerone guidebooks on these hills, explains more.

The Pentland Hills - Free Sample Route

Article · 26 Oct 2016

Try a walk in the Pentland Hills with our free sample route

Fancy a walk in the Pentland Hills? This sample route below is taken from the guidebook to Walking in the Pentland Hills by Susan Falconer.

Things to do on Islay and Jura in the rain

Article · 9 Aug 2016

Things to do on Islay and Jura in the rain

Cicerone's Caroline has a holiday on Islay and Jura and enjoyed some mountain biking, walking (and whisky tasting) in the typical Scottish weather.

The Corbetts

Article · 29 Jul 2016

What about the Corbetts?

Those who know the Scottish Highlands won't need telling that Scotland has some of the most magnificent mountain and coastal scenery in the world.

Walking in Britain's extremities: Orkney and Shetland

Article · 25 Apr 2016

Walking in Britain's extremities: Orkney and Shetland

Walking in the most remote parts of Britain offers something unique and different wherever you choose to go. In particular, walking on Orkney and Shetland is like visiting another...

Look out for 'The Lookout' bothy on Skye

Article · 14 Sept 2015

Look out for 'The Lookout' bothy on Skye

Phoebe Smith shows you around 'The Lookout' bothy on the Isle of Skye, featured in her latest book 'The Book of the Bothy'. Find out where is is, and take a look around by watching the video.

Harris and Lewis

Article · 5 Aug 2015

11 surprise facts about Harris and Lewis

Of course you all know about Richard Barrett's guidebook to Walking on Harris and Lewis but here are eleven things you may not have known about the islands.

The best time to go to The Hebrides

Article · 10 Apr 2015

The best time to go to The Hebrides

When is the best time of year to go to The Hebrides? Peter Edwards, author of the new Cicerone Press guidebook to The Hebrides, explains that each season offers its own special reasons to visit this incredible island group.