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Day 3 It Got Better And Better

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Four days on the Grand Apennines Trek, or Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA)

3 Mar 2018 · Barbara O'Loan

Barbara and her husband completed four stages of the Grand Apennines Trek, or Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA) using Gillian Price's guidebook. She sent in these photos and says 'the paths were very well marked and Gillian's descriptions were accurate and kept us right!'

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The Tour du Ruan - unknown to all but a few

24 Feb 2018 · David Burrows

According to David Burrows, there’s something good about walking in circles rather than in straight lines, and the Tour du Ruan didn’t disappoint.

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Norge På Langs, “Skiing Norway from end to end”

20 Dec 2017 · Tania Noakes

Tania Noakes, writer, adventurer and IFMGA Mountain guide, is about to set off on the journey of a lifetime - something she has dreamed of for years: to ski Norway from end to end. Here, she describes her preparations for the trip. 

Hiking the Tour of the Jungfrau Region

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Hiking the Tour of the Jungfrau Region (Tell Us Your Story)

16 Dec 2016 · Carol and Jim Watson

Regular guest bloggers Carol and Jim Watson have been hiking the Tour of the Jungfrau Region and share this trip report with you. They have 'walked with Cicerone' many times and have written other posts on the 'Coast to Coast' and the 'GR5'.

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A Tale of Six Guidebooks (Tell Us Your Story)

9 Mar 2016 · Mick Borroff

In a guest blog post, Mick Borroff tells us a tale of six guidebooks - how the weather led to some changes of plan, but it all worked out beautifully.

Coast to Coast Walk

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Another Coast to Coast Walk (Tell Us Your Story)

31 Jul 2015 · Carol and Jim Watson

Another Coast to Coast Walk, submitted by Jim and Carol Watson. Or How Two People Created Their Own Path, with the help of Paddy Dillon and Cicerone.

Walking the Italian Lakes

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Walking the Italian Lakes (Tell Us Your Story)

17 Dec 2013 · Nike Werstroh

On our second day we planned to summit Monte Grona. It rained the night before and dark clouds were sitting low on the mountain tops as we drove towards Breglia and as we got higher, thick fog gave us an unfriendly greeting. We were determined and hoped that the fog and clouds would lift up later on the day.

Pennine Bridleway

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The Pennine Bridleway (Tell Us Your Story)

18 May 2012

For a while I'd had my eye on the northern section of the Pennine Bridleway running from the top of the Mary Townley Loop (MTL) back to Newby Head near Dent. I marked up the route and worked out we could do about 50 miles per day with a stopover in Settle.

The GR5 Trail

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The GR5 Trail (Tell Us Your Story)

3 Apr 2012 · Carol and Jim Watson

Last year we decided to walk the Traverse of the Alps, from Thonon on Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean coast at Nice, 420 miles across the high Alps, mainly in France but crossing into Switzerland for part of the walk and hugging the French/Italian border in places.

Walking in South Lakeland

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Walking in South Lakeland (Tell Us Your Story)

27 Jan 2012

The walk we followed was a stunning discovery from the necessity to squeeze it in on a winter's afternoon. So I consulted the Cicerone, Walks in Lakeland - South Lakes book and walk 37.

Chamonix To Zermatt

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The classic Haute Route (Tell Us Your Story)

25 Jan 2012

The morning couldn't come quick enough; a pleasant evening meal shared with our dorm fellows was followed by an Olympic display of torrential snoring putting pay to our best laid plans to get a good night sleep before our defining day ladders or not?

The Way of St James

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Walking the Way of St James (Tell Us Your Story)

3 Aug 2010

When initially planning the route and thinking about kit, accommodation and gear, I thought it was all about the walking - after all, 800km is a considerable distance. I was wrong though, it's all about the people.