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Ringing Roger, Peak District

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Derbyshire, Peak District and Midlands

The Peak District National Park and surrounding areas offer great opportunities for walking and cycling. To the north, the Dark Peak is an area of upland and moorland providing exhilarating walking and scrambling on the ‘Edges’, while to the...

British Isles

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British Isles

The British Isles offer fantastic walking, climbing and cycling opportunities. With landscapes ranging from coastal footpaths, chalk downland and the Peak district to the challenges of Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Scottish highlands, there...

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New scramble route in the Peak District

26 Jul 2012

Cicerone author Terry Sleaford of Scrambles in the Dark Peak has been out and about in the Peak District and has discovered some new routes! Instead of waiting for the next edition, hereâs a sneak peek!

Scrambles in the Dark Peak

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A chat with the authors of Scrambles in the Dark Peak

22 Feb 2012 · Terry Sleaford

An advance copy of the forthcoming Cicerone guidebook Scrambles in the Dark Peak has just landed on my desk. There are many guidebooks to the Peak District, covering everything from gentle stroll to long-distance walks,family cycle paths to mountain biking trails, climbing rocks to descending cave systems.

Linen Dale Near Eyam

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What is a gravel bike? Chiz Dakin explains

19 Jul 2017 · Chiz Dakin

Chiz Dakin has been enjoying riding a gravel bike for the new edition of Cycling in the Peak District. Here she explains exactly what a gravel bike is.

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Scrambling across the Dark Peak

8 Dec 2015 · Tom Corker

The moors of the Peak District’s Dark Peak have been an important area for walkers and climbers for over a hundred years, with many well-established footpaths, which may be linked into challenging walks often involving passages of trackless peat bog. Less well-known are the area’s many opportunities for hands-on ascents, up gullies, brooks and cloughs, where scramblers can keep fit and hone...

Dark Peak Walks Book Launch... And two cakes!

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Dark Peak Walks Book Launch... and two cakes!

23 Mar 2017 · Paul Besley

Paul Besley, author of the Dark Peak walks guidebook, enjoyed his book launch. Although we suspect it was just a good opportunity for a walk and cake! He tells us about the launch here.

The future of our moorlands - hard work and peat bogs

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The future of our moorlands - hard work and peat bogs

25 Mar 2017 · Paul Besley,Andrew McCloy,Paddy Dillon

Anyone who has old memories of tramping through thick black bog on Black Hill, a summit on the Pennine Way in the Peak District, will appreciate the work that has been put in to regenerate these moorlands. The work here, and on many other areas, is critical to keep these places healthy and to protect them from erosion and collapse. This article looks at the importance of protecting the future of...

A couple of my New Forest walking companions

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My walk from Sheffield to Santiago: ‘There is no road, the road is made by walking’

12 Dec 2018 · Anne Sheehan

Anne Sheehan tells the story of her long-distance walk through England, from Sheffield to Portsmouth. This is the first stage of Anne's homemade English Camino from her doorstep on the edge of the Peak District to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Partly planned, partly spontaneous and 100% enjoyable!

What's so special about walking in Shropshire

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What's so special about walking in Shropshire

18 Nov 2016 · John Gillham

Shropshire is one of the most beautiful and undiscovered county in England. We ask (slightly biased) author John Gillham about his new guidebook and why everyone should go walking in Shropshire.

The Mountains of England and Wales: Vol 2 England

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The Mountains of England and Wales: Vol 2 England

£11.69

A walking guide to climbing the 253 'Nuttall' mountain summits in England, in a series of 58 walks. These form part of the total of 443 mountain summits in England and Wales which reach the height of 2000ft or more. Routes and summits in the Lake District, Cheviots, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Dartmoor.

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Tips for fast-and-fun touring on carbon bikes

8 May 2016 · Richard Barrett

Author of Cicerone guidebook, Cycling in the Lake District, Richard Barrett sheds some light on, well, touring light. From cross-dressing to communal toothpaste, he shares some excellent tips for minimising load and maximising enjoyment on mini-tours in the Lake District – and beyond.

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Top 10 Hillwalks in Shropshire

5 Sep 2016 · John Gillham

Guidebook author John Gillham picks his ten favourite hillwalking spots in Shropshire, a country that may surprise you with its fantastic upland walking.

Cycling in the Cotswolds

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Cycling in the Cotswolds

21 half and full-day cycle routes, and a 4-day 200km Tour of the Cotswolds

£11.66

Guidebook of 21 half and full-day cycle routes, and one 4-day 200km tour of the Cotswolds. All the routes described are suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes, and most routes have an on-road alternative. The Cotswolds boasts cycle-friendly lanes, rolling countryside, canal paths and bridleways perfect for exploration by bike.

Scrambles in the Lake District - North

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Scrambles in the Lake District - North

£13.46

Guidebook to 110 scrambling routes in the English Lake District. Graded scrambles climb the rocks and ghylls of Wasdale, Ennerdale, Newlands, Buttermere, Borrowdale, Thirlmere, Patterdale, Mardale and Swindale. Routes range from grade 1 through grades 2 to 4, where use of a rope is recommended. Includes advice on equipment, safety and techniques.

Pennine Way Map Booklet

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Pennine Way Map Booklet

1:25,000 OS Route Mapping

£11.66

Map of the 270 miles (435km) Pennine Way National Trail, between Edale in the Peak District and Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on OS 1:25,000 maps. This popular long-distance route typically takes three weeks to complete.

The Pennine Way

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The Pennine Way

From Edale to Kirk Yetholm

£15.26

Guidebook to the Pennine Way National Trail with OS map booklet. The 270 mile route from Edale to Kirk Yetholm takes three weeks to walk and is suitable for fit and experienced long distance walkers. The route crosses the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines National Parks. Includes separate OS 1:25,000 map booklet of the route.

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

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Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

24 circular rides and a 6-day tour

£13.46

Guidebook to cycling in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Describes 23 of the best circular day rides in the region, plus Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France (Leeds to Harrogate) and a circular 200 mile, 6-stage 'La Vuelta a Dales'. Day rides range from 14 to 57 miles. All routes are graded and include gradient profiles and 1:100K mapping.