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George at Bendrigg

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An update from Bendrigg Trust and the Jolly Days group

As part of the 50th year celebrations Cicerone have been fundraising for the Bendrigg Trust. This video shows what an impact the charitable work Bendrigg do can have on the service users, for example the group from Jolly Days Supported Holidays.

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The first woman to climb all of Ireland’s mountains

After spending around 20 years climbing all the Munros, Munro tops, Furths, Corbetts, Grahams, Donalds and Nuttalls, a moment of ‘what next?’ led Christine Gordon to spend the next 18 months climbing all the plus-2000ft mountains in Ireland. She is the first recorded woman to complete the challenge.

the once forbidden Kingdom of Mustang

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The Kingdom of Mustang in the remote Nepalese Himalaya

Frank Husslage explores the once forbidden Kingdom of Mustang in the remote Nepalese Himalaya. He finds monks, seashells and shamanism and wishes he could better capture on film the vibrancy and beauty of the area.

Bendrigg

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An update from Bendrigg Trust

As part of the 50th year celebrations Cicerone have been fundraising for the Bendrigg Trust. This video shows what an impact the charitable work Bendrigg do can have on the service users. Have some tissues handy!

Day Walks Film

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Discover walking with a Cicerone guidebook

Discover walking with a Cicerone guidebook. Choose a Cicerone guidebook for walking in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our range includes hundreds of guidebooks to walking in places such as Iceland, Germany, Cyprus, Corfu, the Pyrenees, the Himalaya, Slovenia, Japan and more.

Cycle Touring Film

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Discover cycle touring with a Cicerone guidebook

Discover cycle touring with a Cicerone guidebook. Choose a Cicerone guidebook for cycling and cycle touring in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our range includes guidebooks to cycle touring, cycling and mountain biking in places from Slovenia to Scotland and Paris to Peru.

Heading north from Galloway to Ayrshire

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Scotland south to north: Mull of Galloway Trail

Christine Gordon's latest challenge to walk the length of Scotland began with the Mull of Galloway Trail and the Loch Ryan Coastal Path. Well, actually, it began with tea and cake, like all good walks.

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Discover International Trekking with a Cicerone guidebook

Discover trekking with a Cicerone guidebook. Choose a Cicerone guidebook for long distance hiking and trekking in Europe and beyond. The widest range of guides in the English language, with over 150 trekking titles. Our range includes many guidebooks to the Alps, Europe, Himalaya, North and South America, Morocco, Tajikistan and Japan.

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Discover trail running routes with a Cicerone guidebook

Discover the thrill of trail and fell running with a Cicerone guidebook, with routes for all abilities from novice to seasoned ultra-trail runner. This beautiful video from our friends Matt and Ellie at Summit Fever Media introduces our running guidebooks which cover the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Chamonix and Fastpacking.

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Welcome to the Kumano Kodo: a series of UNESCO-listed pilgrimage routes

The Kumano Kodo offers a different view of Japan: far removed from the modern cities, this is a world of forested slopes, hidden valleys, waterfalls, traditional villages, moss-covered stone deities and tranquil oji shrines. There are opportunities to experience hot-spring bathing and to sample local cuisine as you follow in the footsteps of emperors, samurai, priests and ascetics traversing...

The Ravmeddara Valley is a true gem. This wide valley in the western Pamirs is fringed by towering mountains, with the 6083m high Patkhor Peak marking the highest point in the Rushan Range.  Photo: Christine Oriol

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Tajikistan: a photo gallery

Cicerone has published the first trekking guide to Tajikistan, written by Jan Bakker and Christine Oriol. For many people it is hard to imagine what Tajikistan looks like and why they might want to trek there. In this photo gallery co-author Jan Bakker reveals a glimpse of Tajikistan’s incredible mountain scenery.

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Hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc with my dad

My dad’s a keen hiker and it has always been a dream of mine for us to hike together somewhere in the world. However, the logistics were always tricky; he lives in Australia and has only recently retired and I live in England. So, when he said yes to hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc together this year, I was over the moon (and nervous)!

Underdog

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Underdog: a film review

Sitting down to watch Underdog, a film about Cicerone author Damian Hall, are two very different runners: Joe has run Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc and the tougher Ultra Tour Mont Rosa, and Hannah struggles around Parkrun every week. Will this film appeal to them both? Here, they share their thoughts.

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

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!

Meindl Haus 1918

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A Spotlight On: Meindl footwear

There’s plenty of equipment that walkers and trekkers can use. But one of the true essentials is a good pair of walking boots. Lars and Lukas Meindl talk about how they make walking boots and what Meindl means to them.

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21 awe-inspiring photographs to make you want to visit the Dolomites

James Rushforth, Dolomites expert and author of two Cicerone guidebooks to the area, chooses 21 photos that will make you want to add the Dolomites to your wishlist. The Dolomites are the perfect adventure playground - with walks, treks, climbs and via ferratas for all levels. These pictures may go some way in explaining why Cicerone has six guidebooks just to this area.

Errant keepers. Men and wolves in comparison

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Errant keepers. Men and wolves in comparison

In the rugged mountainous Apennines of central Italy on the border between the regions of Lazio and Abruzzo, wolves are a part of life, as are shepherds and their guard dogs who protect the flocks. Matteo Luciani is a young scholar from Rome who spent the summer over three years with the shepherds there. He describes the experience with beautiful photos and evocative words (in both English and...

Day 26 The Quiet Village Of Aguero With Its Neighbouring Rock Formations

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Photogallery: Trekking Spain's GR1

During April and May 2017 Rose Muylaert walked a large section of the GR1, or Sendero Historico, in Spain. She shares these photos from the stretch between L'Escala and the Basque country, saying that "it was a splendid but secluded walk, but I like secluded walks."

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Where is the Drakensberg

Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; a mountain range of huge peaks and crystal-clear streams. But almost nobody has heard of the Drakensberg.