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Useful Websites

 

ImageThe British Mountaineering Council

 

Fix the Fells Cicerone supports the ?Fix the Fells? Project as part of The Tourism and Conservation Partnership. Every copy of Great Mountain Days in the Lake District sold increases Cicerone?s support of this valuable scheme helping to protect the area for future generations. The project repairs and maintains Lakeland footpaths. Without maintenance footpaths erode, creating scars on the fells and depositing sediment into the lakes and streams, this is damaging to wildlife and we want to do our bit to prevent it.

 
 
 

The Ramblers The Ramblers is Britain's biggest walking charity. They have been working for over 80 years to promote walking to and improve conditions for everyone who walks in England, Scotland and Wales.

 
 
 
 

LD Walk Long Distance Walking Association is for people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural areas, mountainous or moorland areas.

 

SILVA navigation courses The Silva Map & Compass weekends will teach you how to navigate effectively in a series of weekend courses set in the Peak District run by Cicerone author Pete Hawkins

 

Langdale AssociatesSheila & Paul Barker's website of their European travel by VW camper using Cicerone walking guides

 

Hidden Europe hidden europe is an English bi-monthly that publishes good writing that evokes the spirit of Europe's diverse landscapes, conjures up a sense of place and probes the curiosities of our continent's diverse cultures.

 

BestWalks Best Walks covers information on walking in Britain, from books & maps, accommodation, holidays & outdoor gear.

 

LoveCamping Lovecamping is a comprehensive campsite and camping equipment website.

 

Pitchup.com Pitchup.com is a user-friendly site featuring more than 5,000 campsites and holiday parks in the UK and Ireland

 

Walk Lochaber Walk Lochaber is a Fort William based guided walking business. They are also the organisers of the annual mountain walking festival - Walk Lochaber.

http://www.walkingplus.co.uk/ Gilly at Walking Plus offers guided walking holidays as well as an excellent blog.

http://northerncaminos.com/: Pilgrims using The Northern Caminos guidebook can find detailed book updates and links to all accommodations here.
 
 
GearWeAre provides detailed reviews on hiking, camping and other outdoor gears.
 
 

Retail Partners

The Climbers Shop The Climbers Shop thrives in the centre of Ambleside and is a focal point for many climbers, walkers and holidaymaker wanting to kit themselves out for the outdoor lifestyle

 

Needle Sports Needle Sports is a specialist technical climbing equipment shop based in Keswick in the north of the Lake District

 

Cotswold Cotswold Outdoor offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing and equipment through its chain of stores and mail order service.

 

Ellis Brigham Ellis Brigham offers a wide range of outdoor clothing, equipment and accessories though its chain of stores and mail order service.

 

George Fisher George Fisher (based in Keswick, Lake District) is one of the UK's leading retailer of outdoor equipment and clothing.

 

Up & Under Up and Under is an independent specialist outdoor retailer based in Cardiff, South Wales. They also run a large e-shop dedicated to canoeing, caving, climbing and walking.

 

ParamoParamo Directional Clothing Systems was set up by the founder & owner of Nikwax. The Paramo range is highly regarded as offering superior weather protection & comfort.

Gaynor SportsGaynors is a family owned and run business in Ambleside - the heart of the Lake District.

 

Trek Wear

An online retailer for all outdoor activities, particularly walking, skiing and cycling.

 

 


Travel Partners

  Inghams offers a wide range of holidays based around Europe?s finest Lakes and Mountains ? perfect for exploring on foot.

 

Celtic Trail Celtic Trails offers a huge choice of walking holidays in the UK, from short walking breaks, to longer holidays..

 

Peak Retreats Peak Retreats is a French Alps ski, lakes and mountains specialist offering activities in both the summer and winter seasons.

 

Peak Retreats High Point Holidays offers unique and inspiring guided walking holidays in France and an exciting collection of self-guided walking holidays in France and the UK. High Point Holidays is your ticket to discovering beautiful destinations off the beaten track, with a range of holidays from easy walking and cycling tours through vineyards to challenging hiking and trekking in the French Alps.

 

World Expeditions World Expeditions has specialized in small group trekking & adventure travel holidays since 1975. With over 400 journeys, adventures & expeditions to every continent there is an adventure holiday to suit for everybody.

 

Utracks Explore Europe the fun, affordable and flexible way on a Utracks self-guided or small group guided holiday. Active short-breaks for individuals, friends and families.

 

Adventure Café Adventure cafe offers trekking, hiking, biking & canoeing holidays worldwide. They also offer worldwide, European & UK adventure challenges.

 

Classic Journeys Classic Journeys specialise in operating walking, trekking, photographic and wildlife adventure holidays to the Himalayas, Africa, Europe and South America.

Contours Contours Walking Holidays offer self-guided walking holidays and short breaks in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland

 

Let's go walking Let's Go Walking offer self-guided walking and cycling holidays. Tailor-made holidays for individuals and groups throughout the UK.

 

KE Adventure travelKE Adventure Travel based in Keswick offer walking, trekking climbing and cycling holidays to over 40 countries throughout the great mountain ranges of the world.

 

Alpine Arena is the only U.K. specialist offering walking, via ferrata and flower walking holidays to the spectacular Wetterstein mountains in the Austrian Tirol.

 

Wilderness Journeys Wilderness Journeys is an adventure travel and ecotourism company. They offer trips to some of the most beautiful destinations on earth such as Patagonia, Greenland, Bhutan and the Alps.

 

i-to-i.comI-to-I arrange gap year travel programmes and volunteer schemes. So if you are after a unique travel experience working abroad, look no further!

 
 

Curlew Guided Walking - Curlew Guided Walking offer short breaks and holidays in the north of England: the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian's Wall and the Eden Valley.

 

 

 

New Forest Life - Discover what living in the beautiful New Forest UK National Park is really like, from someone who actually lives here. From places to explore to tales to share, it's all here for you to enjoy

 

 

Blue Ocean Activities & Adventure are an Outdoor Activity Company based in South Wales, we organise Stag Activity & Adventure Weekends, School Activity Days & Holidays & Corporate Team Building Activities UK Wide.

 

Explore Outdoors - Guided walking holidays on long distance trails and mountains in Scotland. Including the West Highland Way and Ben Nevis.

 

 

G Adventures offers the widest selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris & expeditions to over 100 countries.

 

Luggage Transfer LtdLuggage Transfer Ltd offer luggage transport between accomodation for walkers and cyclists on the South West Coast Path ans Pembrokeshire Coastal Path trails.

 

 

Mickledore Travel specialises in self guided walking holidays and cycling trips in the UK for the independent traveller.

 

 

Holiday Cottages UK offer accomodation throughout the UK in lots of lovely areas for walking. 
 

 

 The Campsites.co.uk search engine helps people find and book camping, touring and glamping sites across the UK.
 

Bookshop and Map Specialists

Maps World Wide Maps Worldwide specialise in maps, atlases, travel guides and much more. They offer an extensive mail-order service with more than 25,000 products available on-line.

 

Harvey Maps Harvey Maps produce a wide range of walking, climbing, cycling and National Trail maps. They are available widely in bookshops and outdoor stores and also through their mail-order service.

 

Stanfords Stanfords is the UK's leading retailer of maps, travel books & travel accessories. With stores in Covent Garden, London & Bristol, they also run a full mail-order service.

 

The Map Shop The Map Shop in Upton upon Severn, carries one of the largest selections of maps & guides with over 55,000 items in stock. They offer both a counter & mail-order service.

 

Omnimap Omnimap has over 250,000 map items on its web site and is one of the world's largest specialty retailers of paper and digital maps, hiking guides, travel accessories, map pins, globes, flags, and more.

 

National Map Centre The National Map Centre is the UK's premier retailer of Maps & Guides from around the world.They also provide an international mail order service from their London store.

 

Waterstones Waterstone's is one of the UK's leading booksellers, with millions of books covering every subject.

 

Globe Corner Bookstores The Globe Corner Bookstores is one of North America's largest selections of travel guidebooks, maps and literature

 

The Map Centre The Map Centre is a map and travel guide specialist situated in Hereford. All of the maps, globes and accessories are also available through their mail-order service.

 

Walkabout Books Walkabout books is and online specialist of travel guides, maps and travel writing. They also offer digital maps & navigation systems.

 

Many Maps website Many Maps is a specialist travel bookshop situated in the Belgian town of Ghent

 

Mapkiosk Mapkiosk is an online mapshop selling maps of the UK, Ireland, France and Europe

 

Brendon books and maps Brendon Books & Maps are an independent book & map retailer situated in Taunton, Somerset.

 

 

Author's sites

 

 

ImageKev is an author, photojournalist and lecturer with a lifelong passion for the countryside and mountains in particular. He has produced more than two dozen Cicerone guide books for walkers and trekkers, covering various corners of Europe to Nepal.

 

books by ronald turnbull link Ronald Turnbull is a writer and photographer based in Southern Scotland. Ronald is the author of many Cicerone guides including Ben Nevis and Glen Coe, Three Peaks, Ten Tors and Book of the Bivvy.

 

Nomads Di Taylor and Tony Howard specialise in exploration, development and promotion of adventure travel, climbing and trekking in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. They are authors of Cicerone's Treks and Climbs in the Wadi Rum and Jordan.

 

Pete Hawkins website Pete Hawkins runs navigation courses from his base in the Peak District. Pete is the author of Cicerone's Map & Compass, Navigation and GPS.

 

Country Matters Terry Marsh is a freelance travel journalist and photographer. Terry is the author of many Cicerone guides including The Dales Way, Northern Coast to Coast and The Isle of Skye.

 

Pete is a fully qualified mountain sport instructor, holding the top UK instructional qualification, the MIC award. He has been delivering rock and mountain sport courses for many years and is the author of Cicerone?s Sport Climbing and Rock Climbing.

 

Rudolf is an award winning travel writer and photographer, with particular interest in the Balkans, Eastern Turkey, The Caucasus and Central Asia. He is the author of Cicerone?s Walking in Croatia and The Mountains of Montenegro.

 

Leigh is the author of Cicerone?s The Lea Valley Walk and The Thames Path. He worked on the Thames Walk Feasibility Study in the early 80?s, resulting in the 180-mile route being designated as a national trail.

 

Gillian is the leading English-language expert on walking in Italy and is the author of 12 Cicerone guides to walking in Italy, Corfu and Corsica. She is a long-term resident of Venice and an active member of the Italian Alpine Club and Outdoor Writers? Guild.

 

Mark was a full time farmer before, encouraged by Alfred Wainwright, he wrote his first guide to the Cotswold Way. He is the author of a 3-part guide to the Peak District and the famous Fellranger guides.

 

Paddy is a prolific outdoor writer and photographer, and is the author of more than 30 Cicerone books. He has travelled extensively, exploring a huge range of landscapes ranging from coast to high-mountain.

 

Graham is a professional wildlife and landscape photographer who runs the East Anglia Navigation School, organising navigation courses in association with the National Navigation Award Scheme. He is the author of Cicerone?s Backpacker?s Britain guides.

 

John and Anne are authors of the popular Mountains of England and Wales plus nine other Cicerone titles. Having completed nearly 600 walks they are regarded as experts on walking in the North West and are winners of the 1997 Lakeland Book of the Year Award.

 

Janette?s love of mountain walking dates from the time she was a guide in her twenties. She lived near Geneva for over 30 years, until her death in 2011. Her Cicerone guides cover the Dordogne, Provence, walking in the Cevennes and the Haute Savoie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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