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The Way of the Roses runs between Morecambe in Lancashire and Bridlington in Yorkshire

Feature · 1 Jul 2018

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

Article · 25 Apr 2018

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.

063 From Left To Right Rifugio Lagazuoi Croda Da Lago Monte Pelmo Averau Monte Civetta Col Di Lana

Feature · 3 Feb 2018

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

Feature · 11 Nov 2017

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

Feature · 13 Oct 2017

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."

The new Europaweg bridge

News & Events · 2 Aug 2017

New Europaweg bridge - A Bridge too far?

Kev Reynolds shares the news from the Alps that the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge has just opened on the Europaweg.

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Video · 26 Apr 2017

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.

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia

Video · 18 Apr 2017

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia

Rob Houghton has put together a brilliant Cicerone Extra article with some Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia. Here is an overview video.

Josephine

News & Events · 8 Oct 2016

The highlights of the Cycle Show at the NEC

Last week we were at the Cycle Show and we thought we'd share our highlights of the show with you. Danny MacAskill was a highlight. So was the pizza.

Autumn In The  Lake  District

Feature · 2 Oct 2016

Autumn in the Lake District

Beautiful autumnal photos of the Lake District, including Grasmere, Windemere and Buttermere, among other areas, courtesy of fantastic photographer and friend of Cicerone, Andrew Clayborough.

Jonathan takes a birthday trip in a microlight

News & Events · 19 Aug 2016

Jonathan takes a birthday trip in a microlight

If you ever get offered a trip in a microlight, it’s a “must do”….. Jonathan swaps his publishing hat for a flying helmet as he enjoys a birthday surprise flight in a microlight.

Summer in the Lake District

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

Summer in the Lake District

Camera in hand, Andrew Clayborough ventured out to Mellbreak in the western Lakes to soak up some sweet summer scenery. Here he takes a walk up Mellbreak above Buttermere.

Eight epic mountain biking viewpoints

Article · 15 Jul 2016

Eight epic mountain biking viewpoints

Mountain biking is a great activity for getting to see loads of incredible places quickly. Here are eight epic viewpoints from Mountain Biking in West and North West Scotland. If you haven't got a biking trip planned then we apologise now. #Sorrynotsorry

Everest And  Ama  Dablam

Feature · 11 Jul 2016

Towards Everest: The Sunrises and Sunsets of Solukhumbu

The Solukhumbu of the Nepalese Himalaya is one of captivating beauty for the trekker. Experienced guide and guidebook author Radek Kucharski takes us through some of his favourite places and viewpoints along the trek to Everest.

Secrets of Mallorca's Trails

Article · 21 Mar 2016

Secrets of Mallorca's Trails

Paddy Dillon has been uncovering the secrets of trekking in Mallorca and sent these photos of the long-distance GR221 to make us jealous.

Lake District in Winter

Feature · 11 Mar 2016

Winter in the Lake District

Walking in the Lake District in fresh snow, camera in hand, soaking up the magical views of Langdale. Thursday January the 14th 2016 was anything but an ordinary office day for Andrew Clayborough.

What did Wales ever do for us?

Article · 1 Mar 2016

What did Wales ever do for us?

Wales. What an odd little country with so many quirks like daffodils, sheep and St David. Here we ask ourselves "What did Wales ever do for us?"

Birds and buds in Andalucía

Article · 5 Feb 2016

Birds and buds in Andalucía

Andalucía is a beautiful place to walk and offers some of the best year-round walking in Europe. Cheap and easy to get to, from the UK at least, and boasting dramatic peaks of up to 3500m, Andalucía should be on your radar if you are looking for somewhere to escape the grotty winter weather and grey peaks close to home.

Top Winter Walking Destinations

Article · 13 Nov 2015

Top Winter Walking Destinations

Looking for the best places to go winter walking? Here are some of our recommended destinations - let us know in the comments if there's any we've missed.