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The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail across the French Cevennes

16 Sep 2018 · Clive Darley

Clive Darley treks the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail across the French Cevennes in a variety of bad weather, grim weather and horrendous weather. Nevertheless he finds plenty to philosophise about and tries to travel with Stevenson's ethos.

The beautiful Lake Scanno nestled in the Valle del Saggitario


Exploring the mountains of Abruzzo: finding some peace away from the Alps and the Dolomites

22 Aug 2018 · Sue Cooper

When one thinks of Italian mountains, the Dolomites usually spring to mind. However, there’s a lot more on offer than just the Alps. The central spine of Italy has a spectacular mountain range, known as the Apennines, and is split up further into a number of national parks, all offering an abundance of trekking opportunities. Sue Cooper recounts her first trek of the year in the beautiful...

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A tale of two caminos, unemployment, dodgy knees and a sweaty middle-aged woman called Kate

22 Jul 2018 · Kate Williams

The Camino del Norte runs from Biarritz and along the Spanish coast through the Basque Country, Cantabria and Asturias before heading inland to Santiago de Compostela. Despite its challenges, the route is becoming a popular alternative to the Camino Francés. Kate Williams sets out to find out why, and in search of solitude and a personal challenge.

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Snowshoeing in the Engadine

14 Mar 2018 · Clive Darley

For those who wish to enjoy the serenity of winter mountain landscapes away from the bustle of the main downhill skiing centres, the Engadine in south-east Switzerland is nirvana.

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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


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.

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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


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.

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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


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


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.