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

Article · 9 Jan 2019

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.

The glacial bowl with the Sulzenau Alm ahead

Article · 19 Sep 2018

An intro to... Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps

How about a destination combining a variety of outdoor adventures and vibrant culture alongside quick access to the mountains? Welcome to Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps.

The fertile plain between La Sierra de las Nieves and Ronda (Day 12)

Article · 18 Aug 2018

An intro to… the Andalucían Coast to Coast Walk

Guy Hunter-Watts introduces this 21-day trail coast to coast across Andalucía. It's been twenty years in the making and he's excited to share this glorious route with Cicerone readers.

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

Article · 2 Jun 2018

An intro to... Glyndŵr's Way

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.

2 This Beach On Lindisfarne Is Typical Of Northumberland's Coastal Scenery

Article · 28 Apr 2018

An intro to… Northumberland

Thinking of heading to Northumberland to enjoy the wide variety of walking the county offers? Vivienne Crow, author of the Cicerone guidebook, looks at what walkers can expect.

Descending Into The Langadha Valley

Article · 18 Apr 2018

An intro to… the Peloponnese Way

An intro to… the Peloponnese Way - the 220km hike across the Greek Peloponnese peninsula. A not technically difficult but challenging trek that can be done in two weeks or paired with the Pindos Way for a longer walk.

Gangkar Punsum Seen From Near Gophu La Photo Ugyen Peljor Tshering

Article · 21 Mar 2018

An intro to… Trekking in Bhutan

An intro to… Trekking in Bhutan, answering questions such as Where is Bhutan? Do you need a guide to go trekking in Bhutan? What's the walking like? And Why can't I claim the unclimbed peaks?

Meeting Point Of Three French Routes At Hiriburia

Article · 28 Feb 2018

An intro to… The Way of St James - France

An intro to… The Way of St James - France, answering questions like 'What's so special about St James?', 'What does the scallop shell mean?' and 'How fit do I need to be?'.

The Mirador And The View To The South

Article · 21 Oct 2017

An intro to… Extremadura

Extremadura is one of the least-known regions of Spain and also one of the most untouched and unspoiled. Find out a little bit more in this blog post.

The North Downs Way

Article · 1 Jul 2017

An intro to... The North Downs Way

Would you like to try an easy long-distance walk that showcases the best of the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs? The North Downs Way may be for you.

An Intro to... The South Downs Way

Article · 17 Jun 2017

An intro to... The South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is an excellent choice for a quick and easy long-distance walk within a short drive from Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton or London. Here is a quick introduction to the national trail.

An Intro to... The Jordan Trail

Article · 22 Feb 2017

An intro to... The Jordan Trail

Tony Howard and Di Taylor have always loved Jordan and have pioneered the walking and trekking movement there. Here they introduce the Jordan Trail - Jordan's first long distance path.

An Intro to... Scotland's Great Trails

Article · 8 Feb 2017

An intro to... Scotland's Great Trails

There is a vast amount of walking to do in Scotland - we should know, we have published around 50 guidebooks to the country! However, there are no National Trails such as England's Pennine Way or Wales' Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Instead Scotland's best long distance routes are given the title "Great Trail" and boy do they live up to that name. Here we look at some highlights of the Scottish...

An Intro to the Cleveland Way

Article · 29 Aug 2016

An intro to... The Cleveland Way

Have you ever wanted to walk the Cleveland Way? Here is a little run down of this walk around the North York Moors National Park, plus two other neighbouring long distance walks: the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Tabular Hills Walk.

An intro to the West Highland Way

Article · 17 Aug 2016

An intro to... The West Highland Way

Have you ever wanted to walk the West Highland Way? Here is a quick introduction to this mostly easy, low-level trail from Milngavie to Fort William in Scotland.