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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 · 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...

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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...

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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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Podcast · 17 Mar 2021

Sustainable walking in the Lake District and new Fellranger series with Mark Richards and Gill Haigh

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...

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Podcast · 3 Mar 2021

Self-guided walking holidays with Ben Roughton from Contours Walking Holidays

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...

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Podcast · 17 Feb 2021

Hiking in Norway and Sweden with Ute Koninx and Mike Laing

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...

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Podcast · 3 Feb 2021

Bendrigg Trust: inclusion and accessibility in the outdoors (with Martha Wood)

Based between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, Bendrigg Trust is a residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged...

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Podcast · 20 Jan 2021

Lightweight backpacking tips and stories with Paddy Dillon

President of the Backpackers Club and guidebook author Paddy Dillon joined us to give his top tips for lightweight backpacking, including advice for starting...

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Podcast · 6 Jan 2021

Saying yes to new challenges with Zoe Langley-Wathen (from Head Right Out)

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...

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Podcast · 23 Dec 2020

#AskCicerone: The Tour of the Lake District vs. The Cumbria Way, and Cicerone's plans for 2021

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...

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Podcast · 9 Dec 2020

Alan Hinkes: climbing the world's 8000m peaks

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...

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Podcast · 25 Nov 2020

Raynor Winn and Paddy Dillon: the transformative power of long-distance walking

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...

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Podcast · 11 Nov 2020

Hadrian's Cycleway with Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

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...

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Podcast · 28 Oct 2020

Trekking in Tajikistan with Jan Bakker

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...