November 2016 Issue


Anne And Friends On Calf Top Summit In 2007 Before It Was Promoted To Mountain Status Cover

Measuring Mountains - What actually IS a summit?

‘New Mountain Found’ scream the newspaper headlines. But surely all the mountains in this country have been discovered long ago: what's new? John Nuttall explains what the headlines are all about and how some intrepid surveyors beat the Ordnance Survey at their own game.

Sunset View From Nerja Cover

The mountains of Nerja in southern Spain

Above the holiday towns of Nerja and Vélez-Málaga on the Costa del Sol lies the mountainous new National Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama. Cicerone's Lesley and Jonathan Williams set out to explore this range as a quick getaway from the UK's rainy weather.

Chateau De Aigle Swiss Wine Museum

Cycling the River Rhone Cycle Route

After a decade of planning and construction, a 900km (560 mile) cycle route following the River Rhone from source to sea is nearing completion, and has been accepted by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) as EuroVélo route EV17. Cicerone’s new guide to Cycling the River Rhone Cycle Route is the only English language guide to this route. Here author Mike Wells describes the ride and some of the sights you will find along the way.

The Pennine Way Spur To The Cheviot Summit Has Been Made Easier By Flagstones

Taming the Pennine Way's notorious bogs: how a trail was re-born

Celebrating the launch of Andrew McCloy's new Pennine Way book, we bring you an extract that discusses the maintenance the path needs.

On Top Of The Tux Alps in Austria

Trekking from Munich to Venice: Der Traumpfad

Der Traumpfad is a must-do trek for German walkers looking for an epic trans-alpine adventure between Munich and Venice, combining challenging terrain, spectacular scenery and culture. Now, thanks to a new guide by John Hayes it’s accessible to everyone.

Mushroom on the Westway in Germany

Above the clouds on Germany's Westweg

Stretching 290km, the Westweg is one of Germany’s classic long-distance trekking routes. Leading through the Black Forest, from Pforzheim in the north to Basel in the far south-west, it provides the perfect setting for a contemplative, getting-away-from-it-all walking holiday.