News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
Here’s a sample route from the new Cicerone guidebook to Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District, written by Kingsley Jones. This level 2 run is 6 miles long with an expected duration of 1hr 45mins.
We have a guest blog on car free walking, outlining some of the benefits of using public transport to go walking, along with a few helpful top tips.
Gillian Price, author of several Cicerone Press guidebooks, had to let us know about a wonderful initiative in Cascia – a town in Umbria that was badly damaged in the 2016 earthquakes.
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.
Try walking in Norfolk with this sample route. The county is far more varied than most outsiders imagine, with several distinct and unique landscapes.
If you’re heading off walking, trekking or biking in Slovenia, why not learn a few phrases – even just please and thank you – to endear you to the locals?
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.
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!
The area of the High Tatras is described as “an ideal location for a mountain holiday, and especially for the adventurous walker”. But where are they?
Paddy Dillon, author of the Cicerone guidebook, answers questions about the Pennine Way and what inspired him to write about this historic route.
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.
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.