News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
Guest blogger Mick Borroff has been exploring Southern Spain, in particular Nerja and the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama – here are some of his highlights.
Air raids, black-outs, a puncture and a false start: Natalie’s grandfather’s memoirs recount a wartime cycle tour through the Lake District.
Paddy Dillon is exploring the Azores which, it turns out, are a walkers’ paradise. Paddy has even managed to find enough wifi to send this blog post in!
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.
Paddy, one of Cicerone’s most prolific authors, lives in Cumbria and was invited to a Christmas dinner at the foot of Ilkley Moor. He decided that walking to Ilkley along the Dales Way would be a great way to work up an appetite. Faced with a lousy weather forecast he packed his waterproofs and set off.
Regular guest bloggers Carol and Jim Watson have been hiking the Tour of the Jungfrau Region and share this trip report with you.
Tarjei, a keen trekker from Norway, recently finished the whole of the GR1 (the Sendero Historico) with the aid of John Hayes’ guidebook. Here he shares his trip report and some marvellous photographs.
The Munich to Venice trek, or Traumpfad, stole John Hayes’ heart. Let him explain why he was so keen to write about it in a new Cicerone guidebook.
Guest blogger Mick postponed his trip to go trekking in Nepal after the terrible earthquakes of last year. However, Nepal is now back open for business.
In 2026 any footpaths not recorded on official mapping could be lost forever. Cicerone and the Open Spaces Society need your help to ensure they remain in use. The Open Spaces Society has launched its Find Our Way fund, to support its work against the clock to save our historic public-paths.
The speed record for running the South West Coast Path was recently broken by Cicerone author Damian Hall, setting a new time of 10 days 15 hours and 18 minutes. We were so excited about this at Cicerone that we had to catch up with him to find out more about the adventure.
In this blog post, Cicerone’s Joe Williams shares some of his Ramsay’s Round training. Joe will attempt Charlie Ramsay’s Round as part of his preparation for the UTMB later in the summer. At 90km (56 miles) and 8500m of ascent, it’s Scotland’s answer to the Lake District’s Bob Graham Round which, incidentally, he has blogged about too.
Cicerone’s Joe Williams discusses Charlie Ramsay’s Round, a long distance mountain running challenge in Scotland, and one of his recent training runs. Charlie Ramsay’s Round As part of my buildup to running the UTMB race in August I will be doing the classic Scottish mountain running challenge of Charlie Ramsay’s Round in mid June. Aside from being a […]
Think the world has been fully explored? There are over 395 unclimbed 6000m peaks in the area surrounding the Alps of Tibet, including the world’s highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar Puensum (7570m).
All eyes are on Bhutan now that William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit this little known Himalayan Kingdom in the spring. Isolated from the world until the 1950s and only open to foreigners from 1974, it has retained its rich cultural heritage, making it a fascinating place to visit. So, fancy […]