'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.
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...
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...
Published 23 Jun 2021
Exploring filming locations around Keswick and Crummock Water
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 Tusker's early onset dementia. In this special episode of the podcast,...
Published 9 Jun 2021
Advice on navigation skills and equipment
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 long-distance routes in the UK. From discussing how much navigational ability is...
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...
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...
Published 28 Apr 2021
Discover community, history and culture on a pilgrim journey in northern Spain
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 community. In 784km, the Camino Frances journeys from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in...
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...
Published 31 Mar 2021
Exploring an ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome
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 England, France, Switzerland and Italy on its journey to the Vatican City. In...
Published 17 Mar 2021
Celebrating eight new guidebooks for walking the Lake District fells
With iconic lakes and mountains, the Lake District National Park is one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations and attracts millions of visitors every year. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author Mark...
Published 3 Mar 2021
Exploring the benefits of a self-guided walking holiday
From the Coast to Coast to the West Highland Way, Contours Walking Holidays offer a range of self-guided walking holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Many of Contours' holidays use Cicerone guidebooks, and the support provided by...
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...
Published 3 Feb 2021
Martha Wood from Bendrigg Trust, a specialist residential activity centre
Based between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, Bendrigg Trust is a residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people of any age or ability. For this episode, we are joined by Martha Wood...
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...
Published 6 Jan 2021
'The Biggest Book of Yes' and solo-walking the South West Coast Path
In 2011, Zoe Langley-Wathen stepped out of her comfort zone and completed her first solo long-distance walk along the South West Coast Path. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, we discussed resilience, outdoor medicine and...
Published 23 Dec 2020
Our first #AskCicerone episode
In our first #AskCicerone episode, we discuss the Tour of the Lake District and the Cumbria Way with Marketing Director and guidebook author Lesley Williams, exploring the highlights, practicalities and camping options on both long-distance walking...
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...
Published 25 Nov 2020
The South West Coast Path and trekking in Iceland
Bestselling author of 'The Salt Path' and 'The Wild Silence', Raynor Winn is a long-distance walker and advocate who writes about nature, homelessness and wild camping. While walking the South West Coast Path and trekking in Iceland, Raynor grew to...
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...
Published 28 Oct 2020
Remote mountain trekking and the Pamir Trail
Comparable with the Himalaya and Karakoram, Tajikistan is a remote trekkers' paradise of glaciated mountains and turquoise lakes. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author Jan Bakker discusses the practicalities...
Published 28 Oct 2020
A classic Wales mountain trek from Cardiff to Conwy
Crossing the mountainous spine of Wales, the Cambrian Way is a 300 mile route with a rich history and strong sense of community. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, we spoke to Cicerone authors Richard Tyler and George Tod...
Published 28 Oct 2020
Classic mountaineering in Scotland
A mountain traverse like no other in the UK, Skye's Cuillin Ridge is an aspiration for many climbers, mountaineers and scramblers. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author Adrian Trendall speaks to fellow...
Published 28 Oct 2020
Guidebooks for outdoor travel and activities
As publishers of nearly 400 outdoor travel guidebooks, Cicerone Press are a specialist team who love the outdoors and want to inspire and guide you on your next outdoor adventure. In this episode, hosts Amy Hodkin and Hannah Stevenson introduce...
Published 8 Oct 2020
Explore the world with Cicerone Press
Welcome to Footnotes: The Cicerone Podcast, a podcast to inspire you about outdoor travel and activities in the UK and across the world. Whether you're an established long-distance trekker or mountaineer or have just rediscovered a love of walking...