In 2026 any footpaths not recorded on official mapping could be lost forever. Cicerone and the Open Spaces Society need your help to ensure they remain in use. The Open Spaces Society has launched its Find Our Way fund, to support its work against the clock to save our historic public-paths.
Cicerone Press are delighted to have been nominated twice in the prestigious TGO awards for Abode of the Gods and the Book of the Bothy. Please vote for us before voting closes on Sunday 15th November.
A flood on the Tsarab and Zanskar rivers in Ladakh in May 2015 caused significant damage. Many bridges and parts of newly built roads were destroyed affecting some trekking routes - particularly in Zanskar. Trekking is possible but alternative pathways need to be followed in places. As not all the bridges were rebuilt this summer, the damage will also affect next season's treks.
“The trees were tall, but I was taller, standing above them on a steep mountain slope in northern California. Moments before, I’d removed my hiking boots and the left one had fallen into those trees, first catapulting into the air when my enormous backpack toppled onto it, then skittering across the gravelly trail and flying over the edge.
We've just finished another brilliant Kendal Mountain Festival. Now in its 15th year, there could be a risk of things feeling stale but the festival once again hosted a world reknowned collection of films and lectures. We also managed to donate over £250 to Mountain Rescue from sales of our seconds. Thank you and we'll see you again next year.
Cicerone are delighted that Rudolf Abraham, author of Islands of Croatia, has been awarded the coveted Best Book Award by the British Guild of Travel Writers. This award was presented to Rudolf at BGTW's annual dinner at the Savoy Hotel, London.
Trip Advisor voters have named Harris and Lewis in the Scottish Hebrides as Europe's best Island(s). Take a look at Cicerone's guidebook Walking on Harris and Lewis, and find out for yourself what makes these islands so special. Read more information on CalMac's website, and book a ferry today.
We are thrilled to announce that Cicerone has struck gold in the 2013 Walk magazine reader awards.
Last week the Cicerone team made the trip down to the Outdoors Show in London, and we were delighted to find out that we had been voted ‘best walking guide’ in their annual awards.