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Banner Pico De Fogo Volcano On Fogo Island

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Walking in the Cape Verde islands

Sitting in the Atlantic, 600km from the west African coast, the 10 islands that make up the tiny country of Cape Verde offer an interesting variety of options for walkers. Mike Wells spent two weeks visiting six of these islands, walking up volcanic craters, along dizzying coastal paths, through deep gorges and across sandy deserts.

On the sea wall

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Walking the Essex Way: from Epping to the coast

It’s a land of tranquil river valleys, ancient green lanes, an undiscovered coastline and some of the prettiest villages in the nation. It is, says author Peter Aylmer, Essex.

Running on Pen-y-ghent’s southern slopes (photo: Alice Ellwood)

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How do you decide on your favourite run?

Everyone has a favourite run, right? And surely that question is easy to answer for Pete Ellwood, who has just written a running guide, Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales. Actually, it’s not.

Pulsatilla anemones

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Spring flower walks in the Haute Savoie

A visit to the mountains of the Haute Savoie is always an enjoyable experience, but is especially so in spring and early summer if you are a lover of alpine flowers, says Pamela Harris.

Cotswold Way Near Painswick

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Hidden Gem – Towers, barrows and Iron Age hill forts on the Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is a wonderful national trail, covering 102 glorious miles along the Cotswold escarpment between Chipping Campden and Bath. On the ridge the views are superb and far-reaching, then drop down to find 'chocolate box' villages built of honey-coloured stone. There is more to the Cotswold Way than pretty villages and spectacular views. This has been a region of great significance for...

Mt Ossa's summit plateau

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Looking past the village of Tejeda from Monte Constantino

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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

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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.

The peak viewed from the East, on Half Dome Trail

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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.

004 The southern Jura overlooking Mont Blanc, from the ‘Balcon des Alpes’ (Stages 12 and 13)

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An intro to... the Jura Crest Trail

The Jura Crest Trail, one of seven Swiss national long-distance walking trails, delivers one wondrous panorama after another as you ascend, traverse and descend summits and mountain passes along the 310km route. Here’s a quick summary of what you need to know.

15 Pangong Lake Panorama Made Of 15 A And 15 B

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Ladakh: beyond the Khardung La

The long-forbidden lands north of the Khardung La were beyond the wildest dreams of Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons when they first met in 1983 in Leh, Ladakh. Now easily accessible, this area, nestling in the shadow of the Himalaya and the Karakoram, hides many startling secrets and is dotted with magical monasteries that reveal a fascinating culture.

The Ravmeddara Valley is a true gem. This wide valley in the western Pamirs is fringed by towering mountains, with the 6083m high Patkhor Peak marking the highest point in the Rushan Range.  Photo: Christine Oriol

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Tajikistan: a photo gallery

Cicerone has published the first trekking guide to Tajikistan, written by Jan Bakker and Christine Oriol. For many people it is hard to imagine what Tajikistan looks like and why they might want to trek there. In this photo gallery co-author Jan Bakker reveals a glimpse of Tajikistan’s incredible mountain scenery.

Otley Bridge over the River Wharfe

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The Cromwell Way – A walk through the English Civil War

Nick Burton retraces the route Oliver Cromwell and his troops took from Yorkshire to Lancashire in 1648 to take part in the Battle of Preston. Along the way he explores the historical significance of places passed and how they have changed.