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Things to do in Scotland this Summer

13 Jul , 2017  

Scotland is a veritable paradise for outdoor enthusiasts – there’s so much to do here so why not try something new? Here’s a little overview of the options.

About an area, UK Long Distance

Walking in Suffolk – three easy week long trails

12 Jul , 2017  

Suffolk Coast and Heath Walks

Suffolk is the ideal place for a quick and easy long-distance walking holiday on the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk, or the Sandlings Walk.

An Intro to, UK Long Distance

An Intro to… The North Downs Way

1 Jul , 2017  

North downs way

Would you like to try an easy long-distance walk that showcases the best of the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs? The North Downs Way may be for you.

About an area, UK Long Distance

The Offa’s Dyke Path – A Walk through History

7 Jun , 2017  

Sherpa Expeditions introduce one of their favourite walking trips – the historically fascinating Offa’s Dyke Path running along the England / Wales border.

International Treks, International Walks, News / Advice / How To / Reviews, Techniques, UK Long Distance, UK Mountains, UK Walks

Bad knees? Maybe you should use walking poles

3 Jun , 2017  

Jonathan and Lesley posing with their walking poles on the Alpine Pass Route

Using walking poles, or even a single pole, will reduce knee pain and increase hill climbing power and endurance. Joe even uses them for ultrarunning – here’s the lowdown.

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.

UK Long Distance

Pubs along the Cumbria Way: it’d be rude not to

30 Mar , 2017  

Whilst walking the Cumbria Way a break at one of the many pubs is a given. In this article, Sherpa Expeditions list some of their best boozers.

About an area, UK Long Distance, UK Walks

The future of our moorlands – hard work and peat bogs

25 Mar , 2017  

Anyone who has old memories of tramping through thick black bog on Black Hill, a summit on the Pennine Way in the Peak District, will appreciate the work that has been put in to regenerate these moorlands.

Sample Route, UK, UK Long Distance

Try a sample route from our Walking in Norfolk guidebook

22 Mar , 2017  

Try walking in Norfolk with this sample route. The county is far more varied than most outsiders imagine, with several distinct and unique landscapes.

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Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast – and some of our memories

15 Mar , 2017  

Tony Robinson will be walking the Coast to Coast in a new show on Channel 5, premiering this Friday 17th March, 8pm. To celebrate, we thought we would collect some of our favourite Coast to Coast articles from the past few years.

An Intro to, UK, UK Long Distance

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.

An Intro to, UK Long Distance

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.

International Treks, News / Advice / How To / Reviews, UK Long Distance

Win a backpacking sack from Osprey

14 Feb , 2017  

The Snowdonia Way, an ideal backpacking adventure

It’s the time of year when we start thinking about a longer trip. Of course we have an excellent range of guidebooks but perhaps you need a rucksack? Here’s a competition to help.

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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.

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The 5 most beautiful places on Guernsey

3 Feb , 2017  

Guernsey is a wonderful destination for walkers, as Paddy Dillon and many others know well. In this blog post Sherpa Expeditions choose the 5 most beautiful places on Guernsey.

Behind the Scenes at Cicerone, Europe, International Treks, International Walks, UK, UK Long Distance

Paddy Dillon’s Cicerone guides popular in libraries

31 Jan , 2017  

Paddy Dillon is one of Cicerone’s most prolific authors but we didn’t realise how popular Paddy’s books were with library users!

News / Advice / How To / Reviews, UK Long Distance

Paddy Dillon enjoys the Spine Race, from his armchair

19 Jan , 2017  

Paddy Dillon wouldn’t give the Spine Race a go – he’s not daft – but he has been watching it and shares these thoughts with us.

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Paddy Dillon’s Dales Way Christmas

11 Jan , 2017  

Paddy walks the Dales Way for a Christmas Dinner

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.

UK Long Distance, UK Walks, Video

The Ridgeway National Trail: Did you know?

15 Nov , 2016  

walk the ridgeway national trail with a Cicerone guidebook

The Ridgeway is a fantastic long-distance walking route through the south of England. Here are 8 things you may not know about this wonderful National Trail.

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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.

UK, UK Long Distance

Paddy finishes the Pennine Way

22 Jun , 2016  

Paddy Dillon has been walking the Pennine Way in order to update his guidebook to the first National Trail. Here he gives us his general thoughts on his walk.

UK, UK Long Distance

Pennine Way Personalities

9 Jun , 2016  

Pennine way

Paddy Dillon has been re-walking the Pennine Way in order to update his guidebook and meeting plenty of characters on the way.

UK Long Distance

Five people you’ll meet on the Pennine Way

2 Jun , 2016  

Pennine way

Paddy Dillon is walking the Pennine Way in order to update his guidebook. Now that he has walked it several times it has become clear that there are several types of walkers that you are likely to meet along the Way.

Trail Running, UK, UK Long Distance

How to walk the Welsh 3000s

24 May , 2016  

Welsh 3000s Mountain Walking in Snowdonia

Fancy a more interesting and more challenging alternative to the 3 peaks? Terry Fletcher, author of the Cicerone guidebook to mountain walking in Snowdonia, introduces the Welsh 3000s – a great challenge for a weekend in Wales.

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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 […]