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Ben Nevis In Winter

Feature · 21 Apr 2018

Winter climbing in Scotland - an Easter weekend report

Armed with a box of maps and guidebooks, Joe Williams and Caroline Holmes decided to head to the Scottish Highlands for the Easter long weekend. They managed to do the traverse of An Teallach and Waterfall Gully, Ledge Route and Good Friday Climb on Ben Nevis.

11 Glorious Sunset From Pitigliano

Article · 13 Jan 2018

What’s New on the Tuscan Front – 20 years on

Wolves, marble quarries, barbed wire and ancient Etruscan ways star in Gillian Price’s latest adventures as she returns to Tuscany on a special quest: to research new walks and verify existing routes for the fourth edition (2018) of her classic guide Walking in Tuscany, which first arrived on the shelves in far-off 1998. But not all goes to plan.

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Feature · 7 Dec 2017

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2017

As usual, we've all been getting out exploring, travelling, climbing mountains and discovering more about the nature around us. Read on the discover what the Cicerone team have been up to this year!

How Do We Make A Guidebook

Video · 6 Dec 2017

How do we make a guidebook?

One of the things we get asked a lot is "How do you make a guidebook" so we made a little video to briefly explain the process. We hope you enjoy it!

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Article · 18 Oct 2017

Stories from a Slowcoach Triathlete

I usually prefer to be behind the scenes, or in the back of photos, slightly out of focus or obscured by someone else’s arm. I have never felt confident enough to share my blog posts alongside those of Joe (UTMB and Glencoe skyline runner), Natalie (super-fit mountain adventurer) or Siân (outdoor swimming expert). But recently a friend took a photo of me that I am really proud of. And I...

Approaching The Notch On The Infamous Yr Esgair Foel Goch

Feature · 12 Sep 2017

Scrambles in Snowdonia – updating a classic guidebook

Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla updated Steve Ashton’s classic guide book Scrambles in Snowdonia. They reflect on the experience and responsibility of handling one of the classic texts in outdoor pursuits.

Walt Unsworth

Feature · 11 Sep 2017

Remembering Walt Unsworth

In June 2017, Walt Unsworth, the founder of Cicerone Press and legend of mountain writing, publishing and editing died. Cicerone's current directors and many Cicerone authors share their fond memories of Walt.

All Packed Up And Ready To Go

News & Events · 12 Aug 2017

Farewell to Police Square: forty years of history

On 27 July Cicerone Press said farewell to 2 Police Square, home for around forty years, and moved to new offices on the outskirts of Kendal. Lesley Williams recalls some standout memories.

The new and improved Alpine Pass Route or Swiss Via Alpina 1

Article · 3 May 2017

The new and improved Alpine Pass Route or Swiss Via Alpina 1

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – now fully waymarked as Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) – is a hiking trail of over 350km across Switzerland, crossing high mountain passes through the eastern Alps, the Bernese Oberland and the Vaudoise on the northern side of the main Alpine chain to finish at Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). One of the great Alpine routes, and fully described in Cicerone’s...

Trail And Fell Running In The  Lake  District

Feature · 24 Apr 2017

Lake District Fell Running - the lure of the fells

Kingsley Jones lives in Ambleside and is the author of the latest mountain running title from Cicerone Press, ‘Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District’. The project has been a personal journey and has taken years to come to fruition. The choice of route line is so subjective that each runner has a different relationship with the sport. Here he explains why the Lakeland fells have been...

Cicerone is rebranding - April Fools' Day 2017

News & Events · 1 Apr 2017

Cicerone is rebranding - April Fools' Day 2017

It's time for a change... Cicerone have been publishing guidebooks for nearly 50 years yet almost nobody can pronounce our name the way we say it. So we thought it's time for a change and when we roll out our new website we will be called "Sisserone". Thank you all for being part of our journey and exploring the world with us.

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Feature · 5 Dec 2016

Getting into fell walking in the Lake District

Cumbria is a fantastic part of the country for outdoor adventures, as many of our readers know. But how do you take those first steps and get onto the fells? We asked Sian, our Head of Production, how she got started after moving up from Oxfordshire to start work at Cicerone at the beginning of 2016.

On Top Of The  Tux  Alps

Feature · 7 Nov 2016

Trekking from Munich to Venice: Der Traumpfad

Der Traumpfad is a must-do trek for German walkers looking for an epic trans-alpine adventure between Munich and Venice, combining challenging terrain, spectacular scenery and culture. Now, thanks to a new guide by John Hayes it’s accessible to everyone.

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Feature · 2 Oct 2016

Updating a Cicerone guidebook - Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – now fully waymarked as Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) – is a hiking trail of over 350km across Switzerland, crossing high mountain passes through the eastern Alps, the Bernese Oberland and the Vaudoise on the northern side of the main Alpine chain to finish at Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Jonathan and Lesley from Cicerone took on the groundwork of updating Kev...

Jonathan takes a birthday trip in a microlight

News & Events · 19 Aug 2016

Jonathan takes a birthday trip in a microlight

If you ever get offered a trip in a microlight, it’s a “must do”….. Jonathan swaps his publishing hat for a flying helmet as he enjoys a birthday surprise flight in a microlight.

A midsummer night's Fellranger walk

Article · 24 Jun 2016

A midsummer night's Fellranger walk

Sian and Natalie from the Cicerone office decided to make use of the longest day's additional light by doing a midsummer night Fellranger walk. And then Sian even went for a swim - we've got a brave Head of Production!

2016 London Marathon Report

Article · 25 Apr 2016

2016 London Marathon Report

On the 24th April, Cicerone's Joe Williams ran the London Marathon as part of his preparations for UTMB in August. He's back in the office today, hobbling around, eager to recount his story.

How to train for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - Part 1

Article · 21 Apr 2016

How to train for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - Part 1

To celebrate the launch of Trail Running - Chamonix and the Mont Blanc region, Cicerone's Joe Williams, will be sharing his training for his first attempt at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) in August. He will cover his approach to mental and physical training, nutrition, gear, rest & recovery and racing. Keep checking in to learn more and follow his journey to Chamonix this summer.

Meet the map-makers of Mallorca

Article · 31 Mar 2016

Meet the map-makers of Mallorca

Paddy Dillon has been exploring Mallorca, much helped by his Alpina maps. No other maps come close to their level of detail, or include so much useful information for walkers.

A quick chat with Paddy Dillon

Article · 5 Feb 2016

A quick chat with Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is one of Cicerone's most prolific authors and has written over 70 walking and trekking guidebooks. We pin him down to ask a few questions of this 'indefatigable long-distance walker'.