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British Isles


British Isles

The British Isles offer fantastic walking, climbing and cycling opportunities. With landscapes ranging from coastal footpaths, chalk downland and the Peak district to the challenges of Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Scottish highlands, there...

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Whether you’re tackling some of Scotland’s toughest winter climbs, the summits of the Munros, exploring the highlands and islands on a long-distance trail, or looking forward to a gentle walk in a glen or along the coast, Scotland is great for...

Nine Standards, on the Coast to Coast trail


Northern England Trails

Many of the long-distance and National Trails of northern England cross over the Pennines, exploring some of the country’s most spectacular and wild upland landscapes. Routes include the Coast to Coast Walk, the Pennine Way, Hadrian’s Wall Path,...

Fell walking in the Lake District


Lake District

England’s ‘Adventure Capital’ offers unrivalled options for mountain and fell walks, as well as trail and fell running, scrambling, mountain biking, cycling and winter climbing. Home of Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and the Cumbria Way, the stunning...

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North West England and The Isle of Man

This area between the western Pennines and Cheshire, including the Forest of Bowland and the countryside of Lancashire, encompasses hills, moors, river valleys and unspoilt countryside. A short ferry ride or flight will take you to The Isle of Man,...

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Rediscovering the Dordogne

18 Feb 2018 · Pamela Harris

The Dordogne river flows through some of the most beautiful countryside in France, its banks lined with picturesque towns and cliff-top castles. Updating the walks for the new edition of Walking in the Dordogne enabled co-author Pamela Harris to rediscover this lovely area and the river that runs through its heart.

Hills Above Lazania


Cyprus: The tiny mountain village

17 Feb 2018 · Jacint Mig,Nike Werstroh

In the eastern part of the Troodos, the Machairas forest seemed less visited and quiet when Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig followed a section of the E4 near the Machairas Monastery while they were exploring the trails for their Walking in Cyprus guidebook. The trail took them to the tiny village of Lazania, where a friendly local greeted them.

Sierra De La Nieves The Summit Of La Torrecilla


The myriad landscapes to walk in Andalucía

11 Feb 2018 · Guy Hunter-Watts

Guy Hunter-Watts fell in love with this region of southern Spain on his first visit. Here, he describes its diversity and history, which make exploring on foot all the more alluring.

Walking Among A Plethora Of Flowers Towards The Summit Of Poios Brancos Serra Da Estrela


Plant spotting in Portugal

4 Feb 2018 · Andrew Mok,Simon Whitmarsh

Simon Whitmarsh and Andrew Mok were not only astounded by the walking opportunities in Portugal (so much so, they wrote a Cicerone guidebook), but its wild flowers. Here, they describe a journey of plant exploration.

11 Glorious Sunset From Pitigliano


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

13 Jan 2018 · Gillian Price

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.

Errant keepers. Men and wolves in comparison


Errant keepers. Men and wolves in comparison

11 Nov 2017 · Matteo Luciani

In the rugged mountainous Apennines of central Italy on the border between the regions of Lazio and Abruzzo, wolves are a part of life, as are shepherds and their guard dogs who protect the flocks. Matteo Luciani is a young scholar from Rome who spent the summer over three years with the shepherds there. He describes the experience with beautiful photos and evocative words (in both English and...

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Cyprus: From Venetian Bridges to an abandoned village

6 Nov 2017 · Nike Werstroh

Trails criss-cross the hillsides and the tranquil forest hides Venetian bridges, ruins and stories in Cyprus. On the island where every passing century has left its own stamp and where every day hold something new to discover. Nike Werstroh recalls one day from Cyprus when she and Jacint Mig followed the Venetian Bridges trail and then wandered amongst the abandoned houses of Vretsia.

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Encounters of the friendly kind: pathfinding in the Sierras of Extremadura

6 Nov 2017 · Gisela Radant Wood

Extremadura has always been a place where people walked. Gisela Radant Wood, author of Cicerone’s The Sierras of Extremadura, is continuing a long tradition of choosing a path and following it. She has never been absolutely lost but has had the luck always to meet someone who knows the way, as she recounts in some anecdotes from the routes in her guidebook.

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Exploring the Peaks of the Balkans Trail

6 Nov 2017 · Rudolf Abraham

Rudolf Abraham, author of Cicerone’s new guidebook to the Peaks of the Balkans Trail, describes his experiences while he was researching and walking for the guidebook to this mountainous trek around Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania.

The Wetlands Of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


Re-imagining the city: quiet ways along London’s ‘other’ rivers

13 Oct 2017 · Peter Aylmer

Imagine a land of forgotten tributaries, hidden history and resurgent nature, where a fox might be spied far from any hen-coop, or a pair of coots build their nest with cast-offs from the human world. Yes, that’s right: London, which Peter Aylmer has been exploring for his Cicerone guide Walking in London.

Stodmarsh Nature Reserve Makes For Interesting Walks Among The Reedbeds


Walking in Kent: no second best

13 Oct 2017 · Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds recently wound up a lecture on trekking in the Himalaya, when a member of the audience asked: ‘If you’re so passionate about mountains, why do you live in Kent?’ Here is his response…

Walking In London Sample Route


Walking in London: A Sample Route

11 Oct 2017 · Peter Aylmer

The 42-mile Lea (or Lee) is the longest of London’s Thames tributaries, and arguably the most significant. The Lea Valley Walk runs by its major channel from Thames to source, but here is a walk that celebrates the variety of the lower Lea, using both its natural course and the late 18th-century ‘navigation’ (canal cut) to explore wetland, marsh and woodland. A Cicerone guide by Peter...

The simple beauty of lines and stripes.


How much preparation do I need for polar exploration?

7 Oct 2017 · Dixie Dansercoer

Polar exploration was once reserved for a very few hardy explorers who were not confident of even returning from their trips alive. Shackleton famously advertised for "Men Wanted for hazardous journey" promising "constant danger" but "safe return doubtful". Now that expeditions of all types have somewhat become commodities, Dixie Dansercoer looks at the true requirements for polar exploration.

South Face Of Annapurna


How tough should I be for trekking in the Himalaya?

20 Sep 2017 · Radek Kucharski

Walking is just a case of putting one foot in front of the other, as Kev Reynolds says – and mountain trekking is largely a matter of walking. No special skills or equipment are needed, no particular capabilities required: anyone who can walk can trek. On the other hand, Himalayan trekking is not walking in the park on a Sunday afternoon. Radek Kucharski considers the fitness and preparation...

Trekking The Grande Escursione Appenninica In The Apennines


An unusual family in the Apennines

13 Sep 2017 · Gillian Price

Gillian Price writes about staying with an unusual family whilst trekking the Grande Escursione Appenninica in the Apennines.

21 Old Minefields Are Well Marked And Fenced Off


Island Hopping on the Falklands Islands

12 Sep 2017 · Mike Wells

Mike Wells travelled around the Falklands in February, walking and wildlife spotting on this fascinating archipelago in the South Atlantic.

Silvretta And Ratikon Alps


Exploring the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

11 Sep 2017 · Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds knows the Alps like no one else. He tells us about a trek in the little-known Silvretta and Rätikon Alps, the mountain regions that straddle the Swiss-Austrian border. Characterful huts, sleepy alpine villages and remote and mysterious peaks and valleys make up this area.

Cycling the Tour de Peak District


The Yellow Line - Cycling the Tour de Peak District

11 Sep 2017 · Chiz Dakin

There’s a yellow line on the OS maps which marks the boundary of the Peak District National Park. Having cycled many of the delightful quiet and scenic roads along that line on the eastern side of the Peak, Chiz Dakin began to wonder about the western and northern sides. Did that yellow line continue to form the basis of a pleasant cycle route all around the National Park?