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Walking, cycling and outdoor adventures in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland


St Catherines Chapel Near Guildford on the Pilgrims' Way

The Pilgrims' Way

A new guide to the Pilgrims' Way traces the authentic, ancient pilgrimage route from Winchester to Canterbury, with a link of equal historical importance from London. Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales suggests that April is the time to go on pilgrimage to Canterbury, where was maintained the famous shrine to St Thomas Becket. Many started from Winchester, where a shrine contained St Swithun's body.

Snowdon From The Moelwyns  The Left Hand Peak Is Y Lliwedd Where The Knights Of The Round Table Lie Sleeping

Walking with heroes: myths and legends along the Snowdonia Way

The Snowdonia Way is a 156km (97 mile) low-level walking route through the mountains of North Wales, right through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Taking 6–8 days, each stage also has alternative ‘mountain’ options.

Ruins On North Berwick Law

The John Muir Way – A long walk into Scottish history

The 215km John Muir Way invokes the spirit of the young naturalist, whose lifelong mission to protect nature and wild places was founded during his clandestine trips into the Scottish countryside. John Millen from our friends at Sherpa Expeditions tells us about the route.

Flamingoes In Chile Salar De Surire

Staying mentally strong and motivated on long distance bike tours

In 2011, Mountain Leader Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Returning to England in 2013, she now works as a leadership coach. Here she offers her three top tips for keeping motivated on long expeditions.

Crossing Derwentwater On The Keswick Launch

Getting into fell walking in the Lake District

Cicerone's newest member of the team goes from being a beginner hillwalker with no experience to someone who can tackle a Lake District fell walk solo. Here she explains her journey.

Beinn Lora summit, with Loch Linnhe in Ben Nevis and Glen Coe region

Beyond Bagging – NOT doing the Munros

Scotland expert Ronald Turnbull explores the joys of NOT bagging the Munros in the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe region. He takes us through some of his favourite walks in the area: Ledge Route on Ben Nevis, the panoramic Beinn Lora, the ferry to Kerrera and a multi-day walk from Glen Etive, among others.

Walking the Munros

Munro Moments: reflecting on adventures atop Scotland’s highest peaks

Bagging all the Munros can provide the hillwalker in Scotland a lifetime's worth of memories. Author of Cicerone's guidebooks to the Munros, Steve Kew shares some of his most memorable moments.

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.

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.

Autumn in the Lake District

Autumn in the Lake District

Beautiful autumnal photos of the Lake District, including Grasmere, Windemere and Buttermere, among other areas, courtesy of fantastic photographer and friend of Cicerone, Andrew Clayborough.