News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
A rare copy of the first edition of Cumbria magazine, dubbed ‘Lakeland’s favourite’ has come home in time for the magazine’s seventieth anniversary.
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.
Try a walk in the Dark Peak from our new guidebook by Paul Besley, out in March. Highlights include Chatsworth House and gardens created by Capability Brown.
We were very sad to hear of the passing of Cicerone author Mary Welsh. The OWPG have written a touching obituary. The full obituary can be viewed here.
Win a pair of snowshoes with our Icegripper competition. We may even give you a copy of our guidebook to Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites too!
It’s important to make sure you have the correct travel and health insurance before any holiday, particularly an adventurous one, so James Rushforth, author of Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites, shares this advice.
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.
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.
Toads and snakes, knives and forks… Here are some of our favourite translations of the English phrases ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’ from around the world.
There’s a new trekking guidebook to The Dream Way or Traumpfad from Munich to Venice. But why? What ties these cities together and why should you do this allegedly classic trek? John Hayes, author of the Cicerone guidebook, explains.
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.
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.