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A midsummer night's Fellranger walk

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'.

TGO Awards

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Cicerone nominated in TGO Awards

Cicerone Press are delighted to have been nominated twice in the prestigious TGO awards for Abode of the Gods and the Book of the Bothy. Please vote for us before voting closes on Sunday 15th November.

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Trekking Spain’s Sendero Histórico, the GR1

Cicerone‘s Publisher, Jonathan Williams, reports from a recent trek – 10 days across Aragon on part of the 1250km of Spain’s Sendero Histórico, the GR1, which charts a remote but accessible path across northern Spain in the foothills of the Pyrenees from Galicia to the Mediterranean, along the ancient Muslim–Christian line of control. There's also a video to watch, with highlights from...

Bob Graham Round

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A Bob Graham Round in the Lake District

Earlier this month Joe Williams completed the Bob Graham Round, the famous memorial circuit of the Lakeland fells covering 100km and 8000m in under 24 hours, starting from Keswick. Here he shares the anticipation, the agony and the downright joy of an unforgettable day.

Bob Graham Round

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Bob Graham Round Successes

Five fell runners closely associated with Cicerone Press have completed the Bob Graham Round in Cumbria's Lake District. Are there more of you out there?

Paddy Dillon meets a reader

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Paddy Dillon meets a reader

Paddy Dillon, author of many Cicerone walking and trekking guidebooks, seems to be walking and either researching new guides or updating old ones every day. But it's not often he has chance to chat to guidebook users such as James.

Meet the Cicerone Authors Event

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Meet the Cicerone Authors Event

Cicerone were delighted to welcome over 50 people to Wilf's Cafe in Staveley for their first Meet the Authors event. For those of you that missed it, here is a quick summary of the evening.

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Mountain Biking in the Scottish Borders

Cicerone's Sarah Spencer plots a weekend away mountain biking in the Scottish Borders. The 7stanes centre at Glentress is one of her favourite spots.

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Walking in western Provence

James, Cicerone's retail sales manager, tells us how he, with his wife and family of two teenage daughters went to Provence to enjoy the hills of the Var – even in the heat of August.

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Sarah enjoys the Great Stones Way

Cicerone's Sarah Spencer leaps at the chance to go and check out The Great Stones Way, the 36 mile long distance walk that passes some of England's important prehistoric sites including Avebury and Stonehenge. It's perfect for an energetic long weekend or a leisurely week, with good transport links at each end.

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Trekking the GR5 - French Alps

The GR5 is a long distance route from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice, via Chamonix, the Vanoise, Modane, Briancon, the Queyras, Larch, and the Mercantour National Park. Lesley Williams, from Cicerone, tackles the 660km long GR5 trekking route that runs through the Alps from Lake Geneva to Nice on the Mediterranean. She describes how a long trek can become a way of life, rather than simply a long...

Iceland

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A chat with Paddy about Walking and Trekking in Iceland

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the premiere of Cicerone's very first film. Where better to start than with an interview with one of Cicerone's most prolific authors, Paddy Dillon, about his Walking and Trekking in Iceland guidebook.

3 Counties Cycle Sportif

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3 Counties Challenge cycle sportif

What better way to spend a sunny Sunday than pedaling around some of the quiet and beautiful lanes of Cumbria, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales. Jonathan and Caroline decided to have a go at the 60-mile option of the 3 counties challenge. Find out how they did...