News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling

An Intro to, UK Long Distance

An intro to… The Hebridean Way, a new route through the Hebrides

20 May , 2017  

Would you like to walk the Hebridean Way? Richard Barrett, author of the guidebook, shares the essentials of this brand new Scottish route.

An Intro to, Cycling and Mountain Biking, Europe

An intro to… the Loire Cycle Route

22 Apr , 2017  

An Intro to the Loire Cycle Route - a Cicerone guidebook to the Loire Cycle Route is now available

Have you ever wanted to do the Loire Cycle Route? Here is a very quick introduction to this delightful cycle tour through France.

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An Intro to… the Pennine Way, the UK’s toughest National Trail

3 Mar , 2017  

The Pennine Way, Paddy Dillon, Cicerone Press

Paddy Dillon, author of the Cicerone guidebook, answers questions about the Pennine Way and what inspired him to write about this historic route.

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An intro to… The Snowdonia Way: a new route through Wales

24 Feb , 2017  

Walk the Snowdonia Way with a Cicerone guidebook

Have you heard of the Snowdonia Way? It’s a brand new walking route designed by Alex Kendall to showcase the best of Snowdonia. Here’s a quick intro to your next favourite walk in Wales.

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An intro to… The Pilgrim’s Way or ‘England’s Camino’

17 Feb , 2017  

The Pilgrim's Way from Winchester to Canterbury, a walking guidebook by Leigh Hatts

Have you ever wanted to walk the Pilgrim’s Way? Here is a very quick introduction to this ancient pilgrimage known as England’s Camino.

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An Intro to… Scotland’s Great Trails

8 Feb , 2017  

Scotland’s best long distance routes are called “Great Trails” and boy do they live up to that name. Here we look at some of the highlights.

An Intro to, Cycling and Mountain Biking, Europe, International Treks

An intro to… The Westweg in Germany’s Black Forest

2 Nov , 2016  

Trekking the Westweg or Westway through Germany's Black Forest with a Cicerone guidebook

The Westweg is one of Germany’s oldest long distance treks, created in a bid to entice walkers to Germany. Here is an intro to this ideal first time trek.

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An intro to… The GR10 Trail: a trek through the Pyrenees

15 Oct , 2016  

Trek the gr10 trail with a Cicerone guidebook

Have you ever wanted to trek the GR10 Trail? Where even is it? Why should you walk it? Here is a very quick intro to the popular trek.

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An intro to… The Cleveland Way

29 Aug , 2016  

The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way by Paddy Dillon Book published by Cicerone Press

Have you ever wanted to walk the Cleveland Way? Here is a little run down of this walk around the North York Moors National Park, plus two other neighbouring long distance walks: the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Tabular Hills Walk.

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An intro to… The West Highland Way

17 Aug , 2016  

Walking the West Highland Way, a guidebook by Terry Marsh. An intro to Scotland's Great Trails

Have you ever wanted to walk the West Highland Way? Here is a quick introduction to this mostly easy, low-level trail from Milngavie to Fort William in Scotland.

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An intro to… The Great Stones Way

17 Jul , 2016  

great stones way

You have probably been underestimating the Great Stones Way. Here is a very quick introduction to this perfect first long distance trail.

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An intro to… St Cuthbert’s Way

11 Jul , 2016  

St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way guidebook

Fancy following the footsteps of a saint? Well, you can walk like one at least with St Cuthbert’s Way in Northumberland.

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An intro to… The Kennet and Avon canal

29 Jun , 2016  

kennet and avon canal

Have you ever wanted to walk the Kennet and Avon Canal? Here is a very quick introduction to this fascinating long distance walk.

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An intro to… The GR20

8 Jun , 2016  

GR20 Corsica

Fancy taking on one of the toughest treks in the world? Here is a quick intro to the GR20. This Corsican trek is widely known as one of the best and toughest trails in the world and should not be undertaken lightly.

An Intro to, Cycling and Mountain Biking, UK Long Distance

An intro to… The LEJOG

19 May , 2016  

Cycling or walking lejog

A very quick introduction to the End to End, otherwise known as the LEJOG or JOGLE, depending on which way you go. Whatever you choose to call it, it is an excellent way to explore some of the best bits of Britain. Where is it and how far is it? The route covers the length of […]

An Intro to, UK Long Distance

An intro to… The Thames Path

26 Apr , 2016  

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A quick intro to the under appreciated Thames Path national trail – the best way into or out of London.

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An intro to… The Pembrokeshire Coast Path

22 Apr , 2016  

Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with a Cicerone guidebook

Have you ever wanted to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path? Here is a very quick introduction to this wild and beautiful national trail. Where is it and how far is it? This spectacular trail runs for 180 miles (290km) between Amroth near Tenby and St Dogmaels and can be walked in around two weeks by a reasonably fit walker – the […]

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An intro to… The Cotswold Way

6 Apr , 2016  

Have you ever wanted to walk the Cotswold Way? Here is a very quick introduction to this ideal first time trek.

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An intro to… The Swiss Coast Path – April Fools’ Day 2016

1 Apr , 2016  

The brand new Swiss Coast Path, or the Schweiz Küstenweg, is opening shortly. Here is a very quick introduction to this incredible new long distance trail.

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An intro to… The Offa’s Dyke Path

30 Mar , 2016  

Have you ever wanted to walk the Offa’s Dyke Path? Here is a very quick introduction to this historic trek along the boundary between England and Wales.

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An intro to… the Great Glen Way

24 Mar , 2016  

Guidebook to the Great Glen Way by Paddy Dillon

Have you ever wanted to walk the Great Glen Way? Here is a very quick introduction to this ideal first time long distance trail.

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An intro to… The South West Coast Path

23 Mar , 2016  

South West Coast Path by Paddy Dillon

Have you ever wanted to walk the South West Coast Path? Here is a very quick introduction to this popular long distance trail.