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September News: New guidebooks | Snowdonia | South West Coast Path | Pembrokeshire | Great Glen Way

Hello everyone,

We hope you are keeping safe and well. The seasons can't make up their mind here in Kendal, as we switch between brilliant sunshine and blustery autumnal downpours.

If you fancy making the most of autumn in the UK and visiting a national park, this month we launch the second in our two volume set to low-level day walks in Snowdonia: Low-level and easy walking in Snowdonia: South. You can find out more about both guidebooks and the secrets of Snowdonia by watching the recording of our live event with author Alex Kendall.

If you want to be inspired about the Lake District instead, our upcoming Fellranger guides to Walking in the Lake District Fells - Keswick and Walking in the Lake District Fells - Buttermere are available for pre-order ahead of their release in October.

As much as we love mountains here at Cicerone, we are also inspired by the UK coastline. Articles in this newsletter explore walking along Wales's Pembrokeshire Coast and Cornwall's South West Coast Path, as well as a coast-to-coast fastpacking trip along Scotland's Great Glen Way. You can also join Kev Reynolds to reminisce about trekking further afield on the Tour of Mont Blanc.

I hope you enjoy reading,


New guidebooks

Snowdonia: 30 Low-level and easy walks - South

From Ffestiniog to the Dyfi, and Bala to the coast


Guidebook describing 30 walks in Snowdonia, Wales. Routes are mostly low level and on clear paths and showcase the region's beautiful scenery and rich history and culture. Part of a 2-volume set, this southern volume includes Trawsfynydd, Bala, Dolgellau, Machynlleth, the Harlech Coast and the valleys of the Mawddach and Dyfi.

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Marloes Sands From Horse Neck

Article · 19 Sep 2020

Hidden Gem – Pembrokeshire's Marloes Sands, Martin’s Haven and offshore islands

Boasting the popular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Pembrokeshire may not strike you as a ‘hidden’ area. There is plenty to explore across 186 miles of superb coastal walking, from sandy beaches and geologically rich heathland to bird sanctuaries on offshore islands. With so much on offer, here is a closer look at the Marloes Sands area of...

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630 miles later: the end of the South West Coast Path at South Haven Point

Feature · 20 Sep 2020

630 Miles Braver on the South West Coast Path

In this exclusive chapter from 'The Biggest Book of Yes: 49 Short Adventure Stories', Zoe Langley-Wathen relives stepping out of her comfort zone and facing her fears on her first long-distance walk, the South West Coast Path.

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The South West Coast Path

National Trail From Minehead to South Haven Point


Guidebook to walking the entire South West Coast Path National Trail. The route runs for 630 miles from Minehead to Poole along the north Devon, Cornish, south Devon and Dorset coastline. Divided into 45 stages, this long-distance coastal trek could be completed within 4 weeks, or walked in sections. Guide includes maps and essential information.

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Running along the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Gairlochy

Article · 16 Sep 2020

Fastpacking the Great Glen Way

In May 2017, Josephine Anselin set out on a three-day solo fastpacking trip from Fort William to Inverness, running 79 miles (121km) coast to coast through the Scottish Highlands. Usually treated as a long-distance hiking route, the Great Glen Way is one of many trails suitable for back-to-back running days as it winds its way along canal paths, lochs and forest tracks.

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TMB book

Article · 12 Sep 2020

When Kev met Big Oz and Little Al on the TMB

Tour of Mont Blanc guidebook author Kev Reynolds regularly re-walks the route around Europe's most iconic mountain. On this trip he bumped into a couple of Australians he called Little Oz and Big Al. Over the next few weeks, they became regular - if a bit noisy - acquaintances. Illustrations by Clare Crooke

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Trekking the Tour of Mont Blanc

Complete two-way hiking guidebook and map booklet


Guidebook for walking the Tour of Mont Blanc, one of the world's classic treks. The 170km TMB route typically takes 11 days and is described in both anti-clockwise and clockwise directions, with optional variants. Includes information about refuges and facilities and a separate booklet showing the entire route on IGN 1:25,000 maps.

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New titles available to preorder

We're really excited about the following books which will be publishing soon. You can pre-order them now to get them as soon as they arrive.

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