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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

Ridge near Cat Bells

Article · 29 Jun 2019

A weekend walking in the Lake District

Every year Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig look forward to the spring and summer months when they can camp and walk in one of their favourite places in England, the Lake District. Armed with Cicerone’s Lake District High Level and Fell Walks guide,...

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. 

Survey Column Tarn Cragg

Article · 4 Oct 2017

Explore these quieter Lake District alternatives

Cicerone's Natalie Simpson suggests some of her favourite hot spots of the Lake District - guaranteed to be as beautiful but less busy than the main trails.

View Of Catbells

Article · 16 Sept 2017

My first visit to the Lake District: Humbled by Catbells

Cicerone author Tom Martens recounts his first experience of backpacking in the Lake District - luckily he had brought waterproofs.

Geoff Cain With Bike A Coventry Eagle I Think

Article · 15 Apr 2017

Memoirs of a wartime cycle tour in the Lake District

Cicerone’s Natalie shares an extract from her grandfather Geoff Cain’s memoirs. Here, he recounts ‘an epic Lakeland journey’: a single-day solo cycle tour around the Lake...

A midsummer night's Fellranger walk

Article · 24 Jun 2016

A midsummer night's Fellranger walk

Sian and Natalie from the Cicerone office decided to make use of the longest day's additional light by doing a midsummer night Fellranger walk. And then Sian even went for a swim - we've got a brave Head of Production!

Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

Article · 17 May 2016

Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

Cicerone's Joe Williams discusses Charlie Ramsay's Round, a long distance mountain running challenge in Scotland, and one of his recent training runs.

A run with my heroes?

Article · 13 Apr 2016

A run with my heroes? Trail running with the Salomon team.

Cicerone's Joe Williams goes trail running in the Lake District with the Salomon team and reports back for the rest of us.

Snow over Langdale, in the heart of the Lake District

Article · 18 Feb 2016

Snow over Langdale, in the heart of the Lake District

The Lake District in winter can be harsh. Winter floods at the turn of the year brought misery to many, however at its best, the Lake District in winter can reveal the most...

James takes on Glaramara with the help of Mark Richards' guidebook.

Article · 19 Feb 2015

James takes on Glaramara with the help of Mark Richards' guidebook.

James Benson takes on Glaramara with the help of Mark Richards' guidebook. Sacred summits: Olympus, Kailash, Ararat, Athos, Glaramara, Fuji... Glaramara?

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)...

Tell Us Your Story: Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley

Article · 15 Jan 2014

Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley (Tell Us Your Story)

Reader Richard Evans enjoys the walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley and has written to Cicerone to tell us about it. Thanks Richard!

Walking in South Lakeland

Article · 27 Jan 2012

Walking in South Lakeland (Tell Us Your Story)

The walk we followed was a stunning discovery from the necessity to squeeze it in on a winter's afternoon. So I consulted the Cicerone, Walks in Lakeland - South Lakes book and...

Blencathra via Sharp Edge

Article · 22 Feb 2011

Blencathra via Sharp Edge

Clive from Cicerone takes a trip up Sharp Edge on Blencathra in the Lake District, one of the UK's classic scrambling ridges.