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Walking Egypt’s most popular mountains

8 Sep 2018 · Christine Gordon

One is Egypt's highest mountain, and one is its most popular. But, despite being so close to each other, these two mountains attract very different audiences. Christine Gordon climbed both to find out why.

Upper Lake with Torc Mountain in the distance

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5 of the best short walks in County Kerry

29 Aug 2018 · Alex Kendall

County Kerry is along what has become known as the Wild Atlantic Way, a driving route up the west coast of Ireland that takes in all the famous spots. But as with any special place it pays to get further away from the car parks and experience the landscape more personally. Here, Alex Kendall chooses 5 of what he thinks are the best short walks in County Kerry.

High above Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, another intermediate bikepacking route

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What is bikepacking?

26 Aug 2018 · Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland explains what bikepacking is: the combination of lightweight backpacking with mountain biking, or touring on a mixture of roads, gravel tracks, single track and sometimes walking paths for multiple days with an overnight stop.

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Walking in the Bavarian Alps with a dog: the pros and cons

4 Aug 2018 · Grant Bourne

Grant Bourne, the co-author, along with wife Sabine, of Walking in the Bavarian Alps, gives a brief insight into the advantages and disadvantages of walking with a dog. Apart from learning (indirectly) that Khampa is the real boss of this team, Grant has discovered that Khampa loves beer gardens, is easily provoked by marmots and that rolling on the grass can be unpleasant – for some. He also...

Southern Upland Way new bit: down the northeast ridge of Croft Head

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Turning the Southern Upland Way into the Southern UPland Way

29 Jul 2018 · Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull takes a new look at Scotland's toughest waymarked trail, the Southern Upland Way. It's now more upland than ever before with a new high level route through the Ettrick Hills and Ronald has been updating the guidebook to include these exciting changes.

The bike insisted on a selfie with Eric

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Sitting on the dock of the Bay: enjoying the Morecambe Bay Cycleway

8 Jul 2018 · Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe discovers the Bay Cycleway, an epic new cycle route skirting the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay and linking the Furness Peninsulas, undiscovered gems of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the cycling-friendly city of Lancaster.

The Test at Wherwell

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Chalk hills and watermills along Hampshire's Test Way

7 Jul 2018 · Malcolm Leatherdale

Malcolm Leatherdale, author of the Cicerone guidebook to the Test Way, explores the River Test and its important economic history. He visits plenty of mills along the way, including one that used to make bank note paper for the Bank of England.

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!

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.

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.

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A perfect day in a place called Hell

23 May 2018 · Gisela Radant Wood

There is a walkers’ paradise in Extremadura called the Narrow Pass of Hell. On a beautiful last Sunday in February, Gisela Radant Wood found out how it got its name.

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Valley deep, mountain high: A journey towards the International Mountain Leader Award

13 May 2018 · Andy Hodges

For those wishing to trek the world's mountains, the highest standard of leadership is the International Mountain Leader Award, which a number of Cicerone writers hold. Andy Hodges, author of Mountain Adventures in the Maurienne, has been working towards it since 2011, and in March 2018 it was time for his final summer assessment. For those wishing to travel independently, Cicerone guidebooks...

Banner The Khziv River Is Crossed By Stepping Stones

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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.

The Carn Mor Dearg Arete And The Ascent Of Ben Nevis

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The Lochaber 4000s

15 Apr 2018 · Alex Kendall

There are only nine mountains over 4000ft in the UK, and they are all in Scotland. It’s a big but manageable day to walk the four in Lochaber in one go but Alex Kendall gives it a try.

Banner An Awesome Feeling Of Space Beginning The Fast Descent To Airton

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Cycling the 170-mile Way of the Roses in a day

14 Apr 2018 · Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating set out to cycle The Way of the Roses, a 170-mile national cycle route most commonly ridden over three days, in a day. He describes the personal challenge, the brilliance of the route and the value of having a good family support team (Cicerone’s Way of the Roses author, Rachel Crolla, and the couple’s two young children).

Ice Ultra 18 Yeti Nordisk 2 (Mikkel Beisner)

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Damian Hall on winning the Ice Ultra in Sweden

11 Apr 2018 · Damian Hall

Damian Hall has won the Ice Ultra in Sweden - here we ask him about his race preparation, the dizzy heights of appearing on local radio and how he avoided penile frostbite. Yes, really.