We hope you are all staying safe and well during this time. You can still browse and buy guidebooks, and get loads of inspiration, but all our staff are under a level of hibernation for a while.
Our website remains operational and the team at our warehouse is managing to keep a service running, but please be patient as books are currently taking longer to arrive, as the team is depleted and working within tight restrictions and social distancing. Browse to your heart's content!
E-books remain available on our website and from other providers, as will Kindle versions through Amazon. Please only buy e-books from our site if you are confident about how to download them onto a device, as we are unlikely to be able to respond to lengthy queries of this nature for the time being.
If you have queries, messages or any other communication, please contact us by e-mail. Please do not phone while our offices are closed as your call cannot be taken.
The Lake District and other national parks are still urging people not to travel to go walking. In particular Cumbria has one of the highest infection rates in the UK, so you are urged NOT to travel to the Lake District national park at this time. A full version of this request and explanation from the Chief Executive is here.
Meanwhile all our lives have been completely disrupted and we are having to be creative about how to enjoy the outdoors – according to the country in which you live. We’re doing everything we can to remain positive, and there are nearly a thousand articles on Cicerone Extra, enough to keep the most avid reader engaged for a while.
We have needed to make some major adjustments to our publishing schedule to account for the fall in sales due to restrictions on travel. Publication of new titles to destinations outside of the UK have now been postponed for several months or into next year. Other new titles will be postponed, depending upon how much demand there is likely to be. A crystal ball would be useful...
We know your next outdoors walking, cycling or trekking adventure is just a dream for now but at some point you might want to take some time to plan for better times when we can get out to walk, travel and explore, whenever that may be. A free sample walk for all our books can be downloaded from our website so you can browse as many as you like for free. You can find these at the bottom of each book page.
We wish you all the best at this difficult time. Thank you for your wonderful loyalty and support, and we look forward to a brighter future when we can all go out again.
Stay safe and stay in touch.