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Trouser Point

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Flinders Island: a hiking jewel in the Bass Strait

If you’re looking for somewhere different, rarely visited, incredibly beautiful and with diverse walking opportunities, then Flinders Island should be ranked high on your list of places to go, says Sean Benz.

The Cuillin Ridge Light

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The Cuillin Ridge Light

The Cuillin Ridge Light is the best ridge in the UK for mere mortals. It uses cunning and knowledge to take the easiest line, hard climbs are bypassed and the bar of necessary experience and skills is lowered. You still ascend the Munros, climb the Inaccessible Pinnacle, do a few abseils and there’s enough scrambling to satisfy anyone. Adrian Trendall explains.

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A wee tour of Ben Nevis: A multi-day hike around 'the Ben'

The Annapurna Circuit and the tours of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa are just a few of the routes that journey around those high mountains and draw the adventurous traveller. Having been fortunate to have hiked those trails, Sean Benz couldn’t help wondering why the UK doesn’t have its own grand tour around its highest mountain.

Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

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Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

When Cicerone author Alex Kendall travelled to Orkney to walk among its world-famous ancient sites, he experienced Scottish coastal walking at its best and the company of its ever-present wildlife.

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Reimagining the Camino de Santiago guidebook

When Cicerone approached Seattle-based Sandy Brown with a bold vision for the next Camino de Santiago guidebook, he was immediately won over. It would set a new, unparalleled standard for one of the most travelled pilgrimage routes in the world.

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The Cuillin Ridge in winter

A climb of alpine proportions, epic scenery and mile after mile of ridge make the Cuillin Ridge an adventurous and highly sought-after route that, says Adrian Trendall, should top any winter climber’s tick list.

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Trekking the GR31 across the Canary Islands

The island-hopping GR131 is an amazing trail offering the best possible route across all seven of the Canary Islands. It takes in some of the best scenery that each island offers as well as plenty of heritage. It’s been 20 years in the making, and while it’s not quite complete, sun-seeking trekkers can follow the whole of it, as Paddy Dillon describes.

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The Mountains of Romania: hiking in the rugged Carpathians

‘What do you know about Romania?’ Ask someone this question and chances are their eyes will glaze over instantly. Janneke Klop didn’t know the first thing about this mysterious Eastern European country either, until a friend invited her to a summer camp in Transylvania back in 2005. It was love at first sight and now she is a self-confessed ‘roamaniac’.

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An intro to… Tasmania’s Overland Track

Combine a dramatic landscape with a vast wilderness and intriguing history and you get one of the world’s great walks – the Overland Track. Warwick Sprawson introduces Australia’s most famous hike.

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The other side of the Canary Islands

Prolific walker and writer Paddy Dillon describes how the sun-kissed Canaries have transformed themselves into a great destination for day walkers and for trekkers since he first touched down, by accident, in Tenerife.

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My first Cicerone guides

Good advice has always been central to Cicerone's guidebooks and, as they celebrate 50 years as a leading light in the outdoor world, nothing has changed, says Andy Hodges

Tazga Christmas

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Christmas in Africa

Exotic as it sounds, taking a Christmas break in North Africa can be light on the wallet as well as the stomach. Here, David Wood describes how some new discoveries in the Anti-Atlas have shaped his views about how to spend the festive season.

St John’s Peak, the second highest peak at 4090m

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Hiking Mount Kinabalu - the highest mountain in Malaysia

Watching sunrise from Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, was literally the high point of Andrew and Simon's Borneo adventure. Kinabalu National Park is a Unesco World Heritage site, listed for its biodiversity arising from a huge difference in altitude in a relatively short distance with a wide variety of climates and terrains. Plus, a lot of rain, as they discovered.

Junction below Foia

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Beyond the rugged coastline of the Algarve

Portugal’s southernmost region, the Algarve, is known for its rugged coast, picturesque beaches and endless hours of sunshine. Beach lovers have been visiting the Algarve since the 60’s but it might not the first destination that comes to mind when planning a walking holiday. Perhaps surprisingly there are many excellent signposted trails to explore on the coast and inland. Nike Werstroh and...

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The soundtrack of the Himalaya

The beauty of the Himalaya lies not only in its awe-inspiring peaks, but is revealed in its vibrant and unique sounds, says Kev Reynolds. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.