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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.

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Podcast · 25 May 2022

Behind the Scenes of the Wales Coast Path

In this episode, Hannah is joined by Sioned Humphreys from the Wales Coast Path team to continue our celebration of 10 years of the Wales Coast Path. Find out all about the work...

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Podcast · 11 May 2022

Ten Years of the Wales Coast Path: Live Events Highlights

This episode is the highlights from May's Cicerone Live event celebrating 10 years of the majestic Wales Coast Path with Paddy Dillon, the author of the Wales Coast Path...

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Podcast · 27 Apr 2022

Dolomites Live Event Highlights

This episode is the highlights from April's Cicerone Live event on The Dolomites - an exciting and adventurous holiday destination in both summer and winter. Join Hannah and Dolomites enthusiast, Joe Williams as they discuss where you can walk,...

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Podcast · 13 Apr 2022

Cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata in Spain

John Hayes joins Hannah on the podcast to talk about cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata through Western Spain, covering the 924km route from Seville to the coastal city of Gijón...

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Podcast · 30 Mar 2022

Hiking The Camino in Winter

Cicerone's Maddy Williams joins Hannah this week to talk about her experience hiking the month long Camino pilgrimage stretching from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in Southern France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Find out all about her experience and...

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Podcast · 16 Mar 2022

International Women's Day 2022 Special

To make up for the cancelled Cicerone Live last week, we're bringing the International Women's Day special to the podcast. Hannah will be joined by Sarah Williams (adventurer and founder of Tough Girl Challenges) and Cressida Allwood (adventurer...

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Podcast · 2 Mar 2022

Trekking from Hoek van Holland to Nice on the GR5

Author Carroll Dorgan joins Hannah this week to talk about the entire GR5 trail, from the North Sea all the way down through Benelux, Lorraine, the Vosges, and past Lake Geneva...

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Podcast · 16 Feb 2022

Ask the Experts: Cycle touring special

In the highlights from February's Cicerone Live event, our experts answer all your questions about cycle touring. If you've wondered about how to get started with cycle touring, or you need some inspiration for where to go, or perhaps advice on...

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Podcast · 2 Feb 2022

Trekking the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail through France

Authors Nike and Jacint answer all our questions about the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail, the long-distance walking route through France. We discover top tips for trek packing,...

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Podcast · 19 Jan 2022

Nicky Spinks and the Tor de Geants race

Traversing over 300km of mountainous terrain, the Tor de Geants (Giants' Trail) is an epic running race in the Italian Alps. Joe was lucky enough to talk to the legendary Nicky Spinks about her third place finish at the 2021 event. Here we hear...

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Podcast · 5 Jan 2022

Walking and trekking in Romania

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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Podcast · 8 Dec 2021

Guidebooks for Spring 2022

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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Podcast · 24 Nov 2021

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise

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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Podcast · 10 Nov 2021

Paddy Dillon’s top winter sunshine destinations for hiking and trekking

A dose of walking somewhere sunny can break up the cold and wet winter and, whilst we can't actually guarantee the weather, there are a few reliable destinations. Paddy Dillon...

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Podcast · 27 Oct 2021

Timmy Mallett: Cycling the Camino - and back

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...

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Podcast · 13 Oct 2021

Will Renwick on running all the mountains in Wales

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...

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Podcast · 29 Sept 2021

#AskCicerone: Walking and trekking in Europe

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...

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Podcast · 15 Sept 2021

The Lakes, Meres and Waters of the Lake District with Joss Naylor and Mhairi Helme

Joss Naylor and Mhairi Helme join us for our September Live event and it's a book launch special! Joss chats about his favourite running route, the Lakes, Meres and Waters of the...

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Podcast · 1 Sept 2021

Walking in Zermatt and Saas-Fee with Jonathan and Lesley Williams

Iconic locations in the Swiss Alps, Zermatt and Saas-Fee have plenty of offer walkers of all abilities, from low-level lake walks that are suitable for all the family to more...

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Podcast · 18 Aug 2021

Walking and trekking in Andalucia with Guy Hunter-Watts

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...

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Podcast · 4 Aug 2021

Trekking on Corsica with Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price

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...

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Podcast · 21 Jul 2021

Walking in Lancashire with Mark Sutcliffe

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...

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Podcast · 7 Jul 2021

Bivvying in the UK: stories and tips with Ronald Turnbull

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...

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Podcast · 23 Jun 2021

'Supernova' Special: Harry Macqueen and Dick Pope discuss filming on location in the Lake District

Filmed on location in the Lake District and starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, 'Supernova' follows couple Sam and Tusker on a campervan roadtrip as they come to terms with...

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Podcast · 9 Jun 2021

#AskCicerone: navigation for long-distance walking in the UK

In our second #AskCicerone episode focusing on long-distance walking in the UK, we speak to Cicerone's Business Development Director Joe Williams about navigating on...

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Podcast · 26 May 2021

Scrambling in the Lake District with John Fleetwood and Paul Rose

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...

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Podcast · 12 May 2021

#AskCicerone: equipment for long-distance walking 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...

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Podcast · 28 Apr 2021

Walking the Camino de Santiago: Camino Frances with Sandy Brown and Ivar Rekve

As one of the most travelled pilgrim trails in the world, the Camino Frances route of the Camino de Santiago is an unforgettable experience rich with history, culture and...

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Podcast · 14 Apr 2021

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

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...

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Podcast · 31 Mar 2021

Walking the Via Francigena with Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi, Julia Lewis and Beatrice Moricci

An ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury in England to Rome in Italy, the Via Francigena explores medieval cities, vineyards, lakes and mountains as it travels through...

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