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'Footnotes' is a podcast to inspire you about outdoor travel and activities in the UK and across the world. Through conversations with our guidebook authors, team members and other outdoor experts, this podcast offers plenty of inspiration and advice about exploring the outdoors. Whether you're an established long distance-trekker or have just rediscovered a love of walking or cycling, listen in to discover your next outdoor adventure.

35 episodes

034. Walking and trekking in Romania

Published 5 Jan 2022

The beautiful country that’s full of surprises for walkers and trekkers

Hannah chats with Janneke Klop about the splendour of walking and trekking in the mountains of Romania. The massive number of mountains means that there is something for everyone in this country - from short and fun walks for children to exposed...

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033. Guidebooks for Spring 2022

Published 8 Dec 2021

A quick look through some of our picks for Spring

Hannah and Joe have a quick look through some of Cicerone's Spring titles in a bid to stave off the dark and cold of the northwest of England in December! We get excited about the Dolomites and sausage pancakes and see a different side to...

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032. A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise

Published 24 Nov 2021

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise, including where to stay, what to do and when to go

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise, including where to stay, what to do and when to go. In this episode we talk to Lesley Williams who has many years of experience walking, trekking and cycling in the Alps, and who helped Jonathan with his reworking...

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030. Timmy Mallett: Cycling the Camino - and back

Published 27 Oct 2021

Cycling from Berkshire to Santiago de Compostela

Timmy Mallett, of 90s childhood TV fame, chats to us about his epic cycle along the Camino de Santiago in honour of his brother Martin who believed in the power of everyone to reach their potential. Surprisingly moving, inspirational and, of...

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029. Will Renwick on running all the mountains in Wales

Published 13 Oct 2021

Over 500 miles and 189 Nuttalls in 3 weeks

In this episode Hannah chats to Will Renwick, president of Ramblers' Wales, who has just run every mountain in Wales. Originally hoping to do a long-distance walk, Will decided to run all 189 of Wales' mountains in three weeks because he couldn't...

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028. #AskCicerone: Walking and trekking in Europe

Published 29 Sept 2021

Mountain huts, food, and equipment advice

In this episode Hannah asks Jonathan, Lesley and Joe Williams about walking and trekking in Europe. We try to give you an overview of 162 guidebooks to outdoor adventures across the continent... In 24 minutes. Explore the Cicerone website and...

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025. Walking and trekking in Andalucia with Guy Hunter-Watts

Published 18 Aug 2021

Exploring the GR7 and the variety of walking in Andalucia

Join author and Andalucia-expert Guy Hunter-Watts to find out everything you need to know about walking and trekking in Andalucía. The diverse landscapes of Andalucía offer a huge variety of walks and treks for those wishing to visit one of...

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024. Trekking on Corsica with Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price

Published 4 Aug 2021

Exploring the GR20 and five shorter treks on Corsica

While most famous for the challenging GR20, renowned as Europe's toughest long-distance trail, Corsica also offers several shorter treks including the Mare a Mare and Mare e Monti that explore the brilliant Mediterranean coastline and vibrant...

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023. Walking in Lancashire with Mark Sutcliffe

Published 21 Jul 2021

Explore a UK county with brilliantly varied walking

Offering walks that explore gristone moors, wooded valleys, and expansive coastline, Lancashire is a county that showcases some of the most varied walking in the UK. To share his love for this often-overlooked county, Cicerone author Mark Sutcliffe...

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022. Bivvying in the UK: stories and tips with Ronald Turnbull

Published 7 Jul 2021

Sleeping out on hilltops and hillsides in a bivvybag

With just a sleeping bag and a bivvybag, bivvying allows you to immerse yourself in the landscape and enjoy sunsets, sunrises and the stars. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, we hear all about bivvying on hillsides and...

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019. Scrambling in the Lake District with John Fleetwood and Paul Rose

Published 26 May 2021

Exploring Lake District scrambles from classic routes to ghyll scrambles

From classic scrambles on Striding Edge and Pillar Rock to lesser known routes and ghyll scrambles, the Lake District has plenty to offer scramblers and climbers. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author John...

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018. #AskCicerone: equipment for long-distance walking in the UK

Published 12 May 2021

Advice for both summer and winter in the UK

In our latest #AskCicerone episode, we ask Marketing Director and guidebook author Lesley Williams for her advice on equipment for long-distance walking in the UK. Offering tips for both summer and winter, Lesley covers footwear, waterproofs and...

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016. Cycling Land's End to John o' Groats with Richard Barrett

Published 14 Apr 2021

Cycling the length of Britain on quiet roads and traffic-free paths

Travelling the length of Britain from Cornwall and the Somerset Levels to the Cairngorm Mountains and northern Scotland, Land's End to John o' Groats is an iconic route and life-long aspiration for many cyclists. In this episode, Cicerone author...

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012. Hiking in Norway and Sweden with Ute Koninx and Mike Laing

Published 17 Feb 2021

Top tips about Scandinavian huts, camping, budgeting and river crossings

Whether trekking the Kungsleden in Sweden or choosing a shorter hike from Cicerone’s new guidebook to Hiking in Norway: South, the beautifully varied landscape of Scandinavia is a paradise for hikers. In this episode of highlights from our...

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010. Lightweight backpacking tips and stories with Paddy Dillon

Published 20 Jan 2021

Starting out, kit, and food: top tips for lightweight backpacking

President of the Backpackers Club and guidebook author Paddy Dillon joined us to give his top tips for lightweight backpacking, including advice for starting out, lightweight gear, and food. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live...

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007. Alan Hinkes: climbing the world's 8000m peaks

Published 9 Dec 2020

A lifetime of mountaineering from Roseberry Topping to the Himalaya

As the first and only Briton to climb all 14 peaks over 8000 metres, Alan Hinkes OBE is an expert in Himalayan and Karakoram mountaineering and successfully summited mountains including K2, Kanchenjunga and Annapurna. In this episode of highlights...

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005. Hadrian's Cycleway with Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Published 11 Nov 2020

Cycle and discover the history of Roman Britain

Visiting Roman forts, milecastles and other historic sites in the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Cycleway is a fantastic three-day ride across northern England from Ravenglass in Cumbria to South Shields near Newcastle-upon-Tyne...

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