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Snorers Dont You Just Love Them

Article · 20 Mar 2019

Cartoon of the Month: March

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is the latest cartoon on those sneaky snorers that follow us around.

Mt Ossa's summit plateau

Feature · 17 Mar 2019

Hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania

Living in Melbourne has given Rob Houghton ample opportunity to visit his favourite state: Tasmania. At the start of the year he and his wife, Jess, set off on one of the island’s iconic hikes.

J7 Pristine wetlands around Kamikōchi

Article · 13 Mar 2019

An intro to… The Japan Alps

The Japan Alps are a located in the centre of Japan’s main island of Honshu and are home to some of the country’s most famous, highest and rugged peaks. Tom Fay, author of Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji, introduces this wonderful region, which is perfect for walkers and trekkers.

009  Part of the Promenthouse Line, also known as the Toblerone Trail

Feature · 10 Mar 2019

War Walks on the Swiss Jura Crest Trail

The Jura Crest Trail is the perfect starting point for exploring Swiss escape routes and World War II historical locations. Ali Rowsell describes some of the highlights.

The Rock of Gibraltar and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco from Estepona

Feature · 9 Mar 2019

Hiking the GR249: Andalucia's La Gran Senda de Malaga

The Great Malaga Path is a wonderful long-distance hiking route that circumnavigates the province of Malaga in Andalucia and offers the best walking in southern Spain. Whether undertaken as a month-long trek or split into stages, it’s ideal for exploring the riches of an area too often focused on the beach holidays of the Costa.

Smiles all round on the climbing session

News & Events · 27 Feb 2019

Bendrigg Trust: A family have a fun weekend

Cicerone are delighted to be fundraising for the Bendrigg Trust as part of our 50th Year celebrations. Here we have an update of how this money can help families like the Eykyn family.

The volcanic landscape of Puy de la Vache

Article · 24 Feb 2019

Hidden Gem – Walking in the Auvergne, France's ancient volcanic landscape

The Auvergne forms the major part of the Massif Central of France. It's a stunning area of ancient volcanic scenery, crossed by numerous waymarked paths which thread through a landscape covering 25,000 square kilometres. It's easily accessible, the climate is not too extreme, the towns and villages offer historic interest and the walking opportunities range from gentle short walks to vigorous...

Limestone Way in Derbyshire

Feature · 23 Feb 2019

Has England's trail system lost its way?

In little more than half a century Britain has developed a remarkable long-distance trail network that now numbers around 1500 paths and ways of all description. Like Scotland's 29 Great Trails, the 15 National Trails in England and Wales are held up as the gold standard, but how did these routes come about, where do they go and what does their future look like? Andrew McCloy recounts the story...

1 Strathcarron

Article · 20 Feb 2019

The Great Outdoors Challenge: Prep and planning

Peter Aylmer prepares for the annual event that stretches coast-to-coast across the Scottish Highlands, where one of the first challenges is to make it into the ballot. Here he shares his preparation and planning process for his hard-won place on the TGO Challenge 2019.

Purple heather moorlands give way to green fields and the coast

Feature · 16 Feb 2019

North York Moors – now available in purple

The North York Moors offer a huge variety of walks and landscapes to explore, most notably its famous purple heather moorland, as Paddy Dillon describes.

Smelly Trekkers

Article · 13 Feb 2019

Cartoon of the Month: February

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is February's cartoon on a smelly situation familiar to us all.

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News & Events · 11 Feb 2019

Fastpacking for Beginners: 23rd March 2019

Join Rick Pearson of Runner's World and Lily Dyu, author of Faspacking (Cicerone, 2018) for an introduction to fastpacking on the 23rd March 2019. Fastpacking for Beginners will appeal to anyone who's planning a fastpacking adventure in 2019, or just curious to find out more about this fast-growing sport.

Looking past the village of Tejeda from Monte Constantino

Feature · 10 Feb 2019

A winter camino... On Gran Canaria

After finding the summer heat insufferable on his first trip along the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Paddy Dillon decided to try a cooler alternative on Gran Canaria.

Pen-y-Ghent from Sulber Nick

Feature · 9 Feb 2019

The way we were: 50 years of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk

It’s a significant 12 months in the world of outdoor activities. 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the formal inauguration of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk, while 2019 represents 50 years since the foundation of Cicerone Press. Outdoor enthusiasts should celebrate both as milestones, says Clive Darley.

Mont Blanc and the Alpine chain behind the CAS Cabane de Cunay, Swiss Jura

Feature · 3 Feb 2019

Be a bigfoot - give snowshoeing a try

It's not very surprising, given our mostly fickle winters, that not many people have tried snowshoeing. But Mick Borroff urges you to give it a go.

The peak viewed from the East, on Half Dome Trail

Article · 2 Feb 2019

Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome

​Climbing the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is an intimidating prospect; the easiest route is by way of its notorious cable route. For those who fancy the challenge, Giles Story has produced this need-to-know guide.

Mike Wells Event Poster 2018 1

News & Events · 30 Jan 2019

Cycling the Camino event with Mike Wells

Cycling the Camino de Santiago is an experience enjoyed by over 21,000 riders each year from all corners of the world. Join Mike for his illustrated talk as he takes you through northern Spain, covering the essentials of logistics and fascinating highlights of this journey.

The Howgills, with sedbergh below

Feature · 27 Jan 2019

Hidden Gem – five rivers in Cumbria in a single day walk

The Cumbrian countryside to the north of Kendal is home to no less than five rivers; the Rawthey, Lune, Mint, Sprint and Kent which begin life in the high fells of the Lake District and the Howgills, and make their way to the Irish Sea. Passing through gaps left by glaciers and running over unique geological features such as outlying sections of the Whin Sill these rivers are a delight to walk...

Mountain Hut Book Cartoon January

Article · 26 Jan 2019

Cartoon of the Month: January

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is January's cartoon, based on The Mountain Hut Book by Kev Reynolds.

3 Virihavvre lake

Article · 20 Jan 2019

Trekking the Nordkalottleden: more reindeer than trekkers

Scandinavia is the ideal place for immersing yourself in a natural and vast wilderness, a place where you can walk for days without coming across a town or a street. And it's up in the north, beyond the polar circle, where Scandinavia is at its best. Matteo Ragno tells us about a trip he enjoyed.

Cube Stereo Hybrid Pro at a cairn on Cam High Road during our Pennine Bridleway ride.

Feature · 19 Jan 2019

E-bikes: Innovative, fun and controversial

The mountain bike world loves its trends: 29-ers, 650b, 1x transmission and fat-bikes have all stirred the pot in recent years. But Jon Sparks doesn’t think any innovation has stirred up as much talk – and controversy – as e-bikes.

Chilled feet were guaranteed when crossing a stream of snowmelt above Berghaus Vereina  (photo from the Silvretta by Kev Reynolds)

Article · 14 Jan 2019

Cicerone at Fifty

In the prologue from 50 Years of Adventure, Jonathan and Lesley Williams talk about their joy, pride and sense of responsibility as publishers of guidebooks.

Rawadulu Ab00001

News & Events · 13 Jan 2019

Introducing the Cicerone School

Cicerone is supporting the Juniper Trust to rebuild Rawa Dolu School and provide a three classroom school and a toilet block for the 50 children in the village. Here's an update before work begins.