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Loch Enoch seen from Redstone Rig 13

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Classic Galloway - wild landscapes of granite and peat bog

If you like your wild landscapes really wild, if you like your lakes to have whooper swans in the middle and no ice-cream vans around the edge, if you like to have one foot on bare rock and the other one deep in a peat bog, if you like your granite with goats on, then the Galloway Hills are the place to go, says Ronald Turnbull.

8 June Cartoon

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Cartoon of the Month: June

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 June's cartoon.

Teixido

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Ruta do Mar: linking the Camino del Norte and Camino Inglés

Dave Whitson describes a newly recovered pilgrimage route in northwestern Spain that offers a stunning coastal connection between the Camino del Norte and the Camino Inglés. Featuring soft, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, expansive solitude, traditional fishing villages and sacred shrines, this is a variant that leads through some of Galicia’s most memorable landscapes.

Aberystwyth Promenade

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5 reasons to choose Wales for your next cycle tour

For many, Wales is close by and easily accessible, particularly by train. So why look further afield for your next cycle touring when you’ve got such wonderful riding country on your doorstep. Richard Barrett sets out five reasons to put Wales high on your to-do list.

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Progress on the Cicerone School

Work is progressing on the rebuilding of "the Cicerone school" in Nepal, one of our fundraising projects for 2019. Here are some photos of the work done so far.

View East From The Path To The South Of Refuge Larpont

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Hidden Gem – the best area of the French Alps for a multi-activity holiday

Are you someone who wants to visit an Alpine region for a couple of weeks to explore and enjoy a number of mountain activities perhaps with different companions? The Chamonix valley is an obvious choice, and you will find yourself among thousands of other Brits, and other nationalities from around the world enjoying all that that area has to offer. But maybe you don’t want to visit one of those...

Gr Markers

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Walking 1000 miles across France and Spain on the Camino de Santiago

Anna Blackwell describes spending her summer holiday walking over 1000 miles across France and Spain. Following ancient pilgrimage routes that make up the Camino de Santiago, she spent three months travelling through idyllic countryside, beautiful towns and villages and busy cities.

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Discover trail running routes with a Cicerone guidebook

Discover the thrill of trail and fell running with a Cicerone guidebook, with routes for all abilities from novice to seasoned ultra-trail runner. This beautiful video from our friends Matt and Ellie at Summit Fever Media introduces our running guidebooks which cover the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Chamonix and Fastpacking.

Original prisma cabin at Sälka

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Hut life on the Kungsleden

Mountain stations (fjällstationer) and mountain huts (fjällstugor) are encountered on three of the five sections that make up the Kungsleden, Sweden’s premier long-distance trail, and can prove to be an unexpected joy for walkers.

Lune Head

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Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales: Five years on

It is five years since Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales was first published. Its author, Harry Dowdell, considers what changes have taken place in the Dales and the world of cycling in that time.

Hatenashi settlement

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An intro to… the Kumano Kodo

Kat Davis, author of Japan's Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage, introduces the Kumano Kodo, a network of ancient pilgrimage trails on the Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka.

Wildflowers on the Jura

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Flowers of the Jura Mountains

Switzerland’s Jura Mountains are a stunning, year-round location to explore away from the main mountainous and touristy areas of the Alps. In this article by Ali Rowsell, author of Switzerland's Jura Crest Trail, you will find an introduction to one of the main highlights of the mountain range: wildflowers, in all their beauty.

Hurst spit

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Hidden Gem – the southernmost tip of the New Forest is not what you might expect

Dipping a long sinuous finger into the Solent, the southernmost tip of the New Forest National Park forms part of the Solent Way, with Hurst Spit, an impressive shingle spit with a castle at its far end. This is just one of the walks featured in Walking in the New Forest by Steve Davison, but has memories for me that go back over forty years.

Pic du Midi d'Ossau over Lac Gentau from Refuge d’Ayous

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Seven Shorter Treks in the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees form the border between France and Spain, rising to over 3000m. The varied and spectacular mountain chain, which stretches over 400km from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, offers an incredible variety of walking. Here, Brian Johnson highlights seven shorter treks in the Pyrenees that showcase the variety and beauty of this region.

Cadavedo

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Making the Camino del Norte your own

Spain’s Camino del Norte enjoys some of the most stunning scenery of any pilgrimage. While beaches, coastal views and verdant peaks are frequent fixtures of the official route, the Norte also benefits from an abundance of alternative tracks, making it possible to customise the experience in many different ways. Here are Dave Whitson's ​five highlights.

Clare Crooke Cartoon

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Cartoon of the Month: May

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 May's cartoon.

Pericolo

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Storm damage in the Dolomites

Gillian Price warns of disruption to walking in the Dolomites due to storm damage. If you are walking in the area and encounter any problems please let us know so we can keep other walkers informed.

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An update on the Cicerone School

Work is progressing on the rebuilding of a school in Nepal, one of Cicerone's fundraising projects for our 50th anniversary.

Pic10 Looking North From The Nuvolone Belvedere

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Walking around Lake Como and Maggiore in northern Italy

The glorious northern Italian lakes were once justifiably popular stops on the Grand Tour. In her guidebook, Walking Lake Como and Maggiore, Gillian Price reminisces about her own early visits, then takes us strolling along the beautiful lakesides to explore a fantastic array of walking routes.

001 Refuge de Larribet (2072m) in the Central Pyrenees

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Writing a guidebook in a mountain hut on the Pyrenean Haute Route

I wasn’t even planning to stop at the Larribet mountain hut, but on an early July morning in 2014, mist came in and reduced my view. Eventually, I got into trouble and needed help. This is the story of how I got to know one specific mountain hut and its wardens very well. Until then, I hardly ever stayed at mountain huts and I didn’t realise that the events that unfolded would change my...

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Welcome to the Kumano Kodo: a series of UNESCO-listed pilgrimage routes

The Kumano Kodo offers a different view of Japan: far removed from the modern cities, this is a world of forested slopes, hidden valleys, waterfalls, traditional villages, moss-covered stone deities and tranquil oji shrines. There are opportunities to experience hot-spring bathing and to sample local cuisine as you follow in the footsteps of emperors, samurai, priests and ascetics traversing...

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Cicerone shortlisted for two prestigious publishing awards

Cicerone is very excited to have been shortlisted for two prestigious publishing awards in 2019, our 50th year. We are up against stiff competition for both shortlists but we are delighted to be recognised for our hard work by such established awards as the Nibbies and the IPG Awards.

Monte Baldo Is A Great Belvedere

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Getting to know Italy's glorious Lake Garda through its history

Although this article is about the delights of the wonderful walking possibilities in the guidebook Walking Lake Garda and Iseo, Cicerone author Gillian Price can be forgiven for bringing in a curious bit of history, especially when it is closely related to Venice, the unique watery city she calls home.

The Obsessive Trekker

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Cartoon of the Month: April

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 April's cartoon.