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The Way of the Roses runs between Morecambe in Lancashire and Bridlington in Yorkshire

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Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

1 Jul 2018 · Rachel Crolla

Ever had a tune that just keeps going round in your head while you are cycling? Cicerone author Rachel Crolla had just that during research rides for her guidebook to Cycling the Way of the Roses. She describes how her melody gained momentum and became the route’s unofficial anthem!

Bare granite ridge en route to Pedrada

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Off the beaten track - hiking in northern Portugal

17 Jun 2018 · Mick Borroff

Mick Borroff explains why he loves walking in northern Portugal and does a good job of making it sound like a truly wonderful place to explore. Simon Whitmarsh and Andrew Mok, authors of the Cicerone guide to Walking in Portugal, certainly agree.

Europe's highest military cemetery at Hochgränton Pass

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The Karnischer Höhenweg – a walk through history

16 Jun 2018 · John Hayes

John Hayes heard about the Karnischer Höhenweg by chance when sitting out a storm in an Austrian Alpine hut with four young men from Vienna. He took their advice to trek the route and loved it so much he wrote a book about it.

A rare patch of green on trail back to Kärlinger Haus

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In the Steinernes Meer: A three-day hike through Berchtesgaden National Park in the Bavarian Alps

10 Jun 2018 · Grant Bourne,Sabine Körner-Bourne

While researching the new edition of their guide Walking in the Bavarian Alps, Grant Bourne and his wife and co-author Sabine had the opportunity to revisit this magnificent walk. In the following article they meet a selfie-obsessed Chinese tourist, experience a sweaty climb through the Saugasse and walk through a sea of stone.

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The Iveragh Spine Route or the Paddy Dillon Challenge

3 Jun 2018 · Peter Walker

The fashion for challenge walks has most definitely reached Ireland, and the search for ever-more-lengthy upland routes is inspiring many. Down in the south-west multiple mountainous peninsulas poke into the Atlantic, and a vintage guidebook points towards a mammoth itinerary along the backbone of one of them. Peter Walkers asks "Are there any walkers and runners ready for what could be...

Welcome To Wales A Notice Outside Knighton The Town Where Glyndwrs Way Starts

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An intro to... Glyndŵr's Way

2 Jun 2018

Glyndŵr’s Way is named after Owain Glyndŵr, and is one of three National Trails in Wales. Find out more about this historic route in our intro to Glyndŵr's Way.

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

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Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

26 May 2018 · Rachel Crolla

After cycling the Way of the Roses several times while writing her recent guidebook to the route, Rachel Crolla picks out some of her personal highlights along the 170-mile coast-to-coast ride. The Way of the Roses can stake a claim to being one of the best long-distance routes in the UK – here are 10 reasons why.

049 Sign Board At Uhuru Peak On The Roof Of Africa The Goal Of Many

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Choosing a route to climb Kilimanjaro

16 May 2018 · Alex Stewart

There are six ways of getting to the summit of Kilimanjaro, but which of the routes up the mountain is best for you? Alex Stewart gives an overview of the options.

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The Yam el Yam trail – walking from sea to sea across Israel

12 May 2018 · Mike Wells

Stretching for 79km across northern Israel, the Yam el Yam trail joins the Mediterranean coast with the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret in Hebrew). For many young Israelis, walking the trail is a rite of passage, often followed while in the scouts or the army cadets.

Arriving On Massenella's Summit Plateau

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Top tips from Mallorca, the GR221 and the Serra de Tramuntana mountains

5 May 2018 · Jonathan Williams

Jonathan and Lesley Williams spent a week trekking through the Serra de Tramuntana on Mallorca’s GR221, with Paddy Dillon’s Trekking in Mallorca and Mountain Walking in Mallorca guidebooks. Here, Jonathan shares some of his impressions of the Drystone Route, as well as some tips picked up along the way.

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Five ways to enjoy Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park

2 May 2018 · Gillian Price

The Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy has just celebrated its 95th birthday. Author Gillian Price provides some background and suggests five ways to enjoy this spectacular alpine national park.

7  Lac De Montriond

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Smuggling in the Haute Savoie

22 Apr 2018 · Pamela Harris

The eastern border of the Haute Savoie runs along the high peaks and passes between France and Switzerland, in the area known as the Chablais. Now it is easy to cross from one side to the other in both summer and winter, but what many do not realise is that for 150 years, until as recently as the middle of the 20th century, this was a hotbed of smuggling, as Pamela Harris explains.

Chamanna Coaz at the head of Val Roseg in the Bernina Alps

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Practicalities of staying in a mountain hut

8 Apr 2018 · Kev Reynolds

It is important, when planning a mountain trip – especially out of season – to do your homework first. Will the huts be open and manned? Will there be room? What facilities can be expected? Are meals provided? Here, Kev Reynolds, explains some of the main practicalities of staying in a mountain hut.

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Highlights of the Jungfrau Region

25 Mar 2018 · Kev Reynolds

One of the most bizarre mountain experiences you can have in the Alps comes on Day 8 of the Tour of the Jungfrau Region, when you arrive on the summit of the 2970m Schilthorn. One moment you’re scrambling along its narrow west ridge, the next you’re in a revolving restaurant with stairs leading to a small cinema where you can sit and watch scenes from a James Bond movie. Kev Reynolds...

1 Duddo Stone Circle

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Ancient mysteries of Northumberland

24 Mar 2018 · Vivienne Crow

There are few places in England where the distant past has such a tangible effect on the landscape as it does in Northumberland. Stepping out into the atmospheric border country inevitably means stepping back in time and brushing shoulders with our ancestors. Vivienne Crow, the author of a new guidebook to the county, looks at some of the historic gems awaiting walkers…