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


Trail And Fell Running In The Lake District

Lake District Fell Running - the lure of the fells

Kingsley Jones lives in Ambleside and is the author of the latest mountain running title from Cicerone Press, ‘Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District’. The project has been a personal journey and has taken years to come to fruition. The choice of route line is so subjective that each runner has a different relationship with the sport. Here he explains why the Lakeland fells have been luring runners for more than 150 years.

The Druid Stone On Kinder Scout

Dark Peak – The High Moorlands of the Peak District National Park

The names of Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and Black Hill are famous for a true UK wilderness walking experience, within easy access of the major cities of Sheffield and Manchester. Paul Besley, author of Cicerone's new Dark Peak walking guidebook tells the story of these hills.

Grey Corries And Aonach Mor From Commando Memorial Glen Spean

The Grey Corries

The Grey Corries are a range of mountains in the Scottish Highlands to the east of Ben Nevis. To walk the entire ridge, climbing all four Munros makes for a classic British mountain walk. Our expert on the region, Ronald Turnbull, shows us some of the magic that can be found on these peaks and in the valleys.

Backpacking in the Cairngorms

Dipping a toe in the Cairngorms – a backpacking adventure in the Scottish mountains

If you are looking for a chance to escape the office and find real remoteness in the UK, then the Cairngorms are calling! Few other places in Britain bring out that primal feeling of being alone in the wilderness more than these mountains. Alex recounts his experiences in October 2016.

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.