Footnotes: The Cicerone Podcast

Cicerone Press

Footnotes: The Cicerone Podcast is a podcast to inspire you about outdoor travel and activities in the UK and across the world. As specialists in outdoor travel guidebooks for over 50 years, Cicerone Press has published nearly 400 guidebooks to walking, cycling, trekking, mountaineering and running all over the world. The Cicerone team is based in Kendal, near the Lake District, and we look forward to sharing our love of the outdoors with you. Through conversations with our guidebook authors, team members and other outdoor experts, this podcast offers plenty of inspiration and advice about exploring the outdoors. Whether you're an established long distance-trekker or have just rediscovered a love of walking or cycling, listen in to discover your next outdoor adventure. Keep up to date with Footnotes and Cicerone by following @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit www.cicerone.co.uk, where you can browse our full range of guidebooks and read over 1000 articles by authors and outdoor experts. Send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise, including where to stay, what to do and when to go. In this episode we talk to Lesley Williams who has many years of experience walking, trekking and cycling in the Alps, and who helped Jonathan with his reworking and rewalking of the Trekking in the Vanoise guidebook.Explore the Cicerone website and discover our full range of guidebooks: https://www.cicerone.co.uk. There are also plenty of articles offering advice and inspiration for different walking and trekking routes in the UK and around the world, from mountain biking in Slovenia to the iconic peaks of the Alps, as well as guidebooks to all the UK National Trails.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Sign up for the Cicerone newsletter to keep up to date with all our news, events and guidebooks.Please send any feedback or questions by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 24

20 min 2 sec

A dose of walking somewhere sunny can break up the cold and wet winter and, whilst we can't actually guarantee the weather, there are a few reliable destinations. Paddy Dillon shares his favourites, thoroughly tested over a lifetime of walking.Explore the Cicerone website and discover our full range of guidebooks: https://www.cicerone.co.uk. There are also plenty of articles offering advice and inspiration for different walking and trekking routes in the UK and around the world, from day walks in the Cotswolds to the iconic mountains of Pyrenees, as well as guidebooks to all the UK National Trails.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect.Please send any feedback or questions by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 10

34 min 30 sec

Timmy Mallett, of 90s childhood TV fame, chats to us about his epic cycle along the Camino de Santiago in honour of his brother Martin who believed in the power of everyone to reach their potential. Surprisingly moving, inspirational and, of course, funny. Explore the Cicerone website and discover our full range of guidebooks for cycling: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/cycling. There are also plenty of articles offering advice and inspiration for different cycling routes in the UK and Europe, from day rides in the Cotswolds to the iconic climbs of the Tour de France, as well as tours and day rides in Slovenia, Germany and Peru.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect.Please send any feedback or questions by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone.You can find Timmy on social media at:Twitter @TimmyMallettInsta @Timmy.MallettFacebook @TheTimmyMallettTik Tok @TimmyMallettStrava @ TimmyMallettTimmy's website is here: https://www.timmymallett.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 27

28 min 21 sec

In this episode Hannah chats to Will Renwick, president of Ramblers' Wales, who has just run every mountain in Wales. Originally hoping to do a long-distance walk, Will decided to run all 189 of Wales' mountains in three weeks because he couldn't get any more time off work. He is also raising money for mental health charity, Mountains Over Mind.Explore the Cicerone website and discover our full range of guidebooks for walking, trekking and running in Wales: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/wales. There are also plenty of articles offering advice and inspiration for different running routes in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Scotland, and Wales. For the definitive lists of the mountains of England and Wales, please see the Nuttalls' two guidebooks: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/search?q=Nuttalls.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect.Please send any feedback or questions by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 13

32 min 4 sec

In this episode Hannah asks Jonathan, Lesley and Joe Williams about walking and trekking in Europe. We try to give you an overview of 162 guidebooks to outdoor adventures across the continent... In 24 minutes.Explore the Cicerone website and discover our full range of guidebooks for trekking in Europe: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/europe. There are also plenty of articles offering advice and inspiration for different trekking routes in Europe, from GR routes In France, Spain and the iconic Tour of Mont Blanc to lesser known routes in Norway, Romania, and Greece.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 29

24 min 51 sec

Joss Naylor and Mhairi Helme join us for our September Live event and it's a book launch special! Joss chats about his favourite running route, the Lakes, Meres and Waters of the Lake District, and we hear how Mhairi found it on her recent challenge. We also reveal Joss's favourite sheep. Yes, really.Find out more about the guidebook on https://www.cicerone.co.uk/1087, where you can view our full range of guidebooks to outdoor travel in the UK and across the world and find plenty of advice about walking, trekking and running.  Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Joe by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 15

26 min 3 sec

Iconic locations in the Swiss Alps, Zermatt and Saas-Fee have plenty of offer walkers of all abilities, from low-level lake walks that are suitable for all the family to more serious outings on steep and rocky mountain trails. In this episode, Jonathan and Lesley Williams tell us all about their new guidebook to walking in Zermatt and Saas-Fee and offer advice on when to go and how to get there, as well as sharing their favourite walks from what could be described as the world's greatest mountain resort. Find out more about the guidebook on https://www.cicerone.co.uk/walking-in-zermatt-and-saas-fee, where you can view our full range of guidebooks to outdoor travel in the UK and across the world and find plenty of advice about trekking in Europe. Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts or email feedback to live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 1

26 min 43 sec

Join author and Andalucia-expert Guy Hunter-Watts to find out everything you need to know about walking and trekking in Andalucía.The diverse landscapes of Andalucía offer a huge variety of walks and treks for those wishing to visit one of Spain's most evocative regions. Guy Hunter-Watts has lived and worked (and walked) in Andalucía since the 1980s and is the author of several guidebooks to the area. Who better to introduce this part of Spain and answer your questions?Find out more about the guidebook on https://www.cicerone.co.uk/995, where you can view our full range of guidebooks to outdoor travel in the UK and across the world and find plenty of advice about walking and trekking.  Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Joe by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 18

31 min 57 sec

While most famous for the challenging GR20, renowned as Europe's toughest long-distance trail, Corsica also offers several shorter treks including the Mare a Mare and Mare e Monti that explore the brilliant Mediterranean coastline and vibrant fishing villages. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone authors Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price join us to explore all the options for trekking on Corsica and offer plenty of information to help you choose the right trek for you. From advice on finding water on the GR20 and the importance of packing light to insights into the mouth-watering food available in Corsican cafes and restaurants, Paddy and Gillian share everything you need to know to have a brilliant trekking holiday on Corsica.Find out more about both guidebooks on the Cicerone website. Paddy Dillon's guidebook to the GR20: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/the-gr20-corsica-fourth, and Gillian Price's guidebook to Short Treks on Corsica: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/short-treks-on-corsicaSearch for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts or email feedback to live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 4

36 min 22 sec

Offering walks that explore gristone moors, wooded valleys, and expansive coastline, Lancashire is a county that showcases some of the most varied walking in the UK. To share his love for this often-overlooked county, Cicerone author Mark Sutcliffe joins us to talk about his new guidebook to walking in Lancashire which features plenty of family-friendly walking alongside higher-level hill routes. Lancashire has great public transport and road links, and the range of fantastic food, wildlife, and historical sites offers plenty for walkers of all abilities to explore.Find out more about the guidebook on https://www.cicerone.co.uk/walking-in-lancashire, where you can view our full range of guidebooks to outdoor travel in the UK and across the world and find plenty of advice about walking in the UK.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 21

26 min 17 sec

With just a sleeping bag and a bivvybag, bivvying allows you to immerse yourself in the landscape and enjoy sunsets, sunrises and the stars. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, we hear all about bivvying on hillsides and hilltops in the UK from Cicerone author and bivvying enthusiast Ronald Turnbull. Ronald has enjoyed many nights sleeping out on hilltops and hillsides in the UK and completed his 100th hilltop bivvy earlier this year. He tells us the history of bivvying and stories of his hilltop experiences offers before offering advice on dealing with condensation and how to make bivvying a comfortable experience. Ronald has also dealt with plenty of cold nights out on the hills in wintery weather and pouring rain, and offers advice on how to avoid that experience, or chase it if you fancy some 'enjoyable misery'!Find out more about Ronald's new edition of 'The Book of the Bivvy' on the Cicerone website: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/the-book-of-the-bivvy-third.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts or email feedback to Hannah and Amy via live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 7

37 min 36 sec

Filmed on location in the Lake District and starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, 'Supernova' follows couple Sam and Tusker on a campervan roadtrip as they come to terms with Tusker's early onset dementia. In this special episode of the podcast, we speak to writer and director Harry Macqueen and cinematographer Dick Pope about their experience of developing and filming 'Supernova' in the Lake District. We ask them about their filming locations around Keswick and Crummock Water, why they chose the Lake District as the location for the story, and whether they climbed any hills in between filming. Thanks to StudioCanal for contacting us and to Harry and Dick for sharing their love of the Lake District with us.'Supernova' is out in UK cinemas on 25th June 2021.For Cicerone guidebooks to places visited in the film, see Mark Richards' 'Walking the Lake District Fells - Keswick' guidebook: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/walking-the-lake-district-fells-keswick-second, and Vivienne Crow's 'Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks': https://www.cicerone.co.uk/lake-district-low-level-and-lake-walks, which includes a lovely 9 mile walk around Crummock Water. Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 23

27 min 24 sec

In our second #AskCicerone episode focusing on long-distance walking in the UK, we speak to Cicerone's Business Development Director Joe Williams about navigating on long-distance routes in the UK. From discussing how much navigational ability is needed for long-distance walking in the UK to the pros and cons of print and digital mapping, Joe offers plenty of advice on how to improve your navigational skills and how combining maps, apps, GPX files and route description can give you the best experience on your outdoor adventures.Explore the Cicerone website and discover our full range of guidebooks to long-distance walks in the UK, alongside Pete Hawkins' two guidebooks, Map and Compass: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/map-and-compass-second, and Navigation: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/navigation-second.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 9

31 min 41 sec

From classic scrambles on Striding Edge and Pillar Rock to lesser known routes and ghyll scrambles, the Lake District has plenty to offer scramblers and climbers. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author John Fleetwood and special guest Paul Rose join us to share their experiences of scrambling in the Lake District. We discussed equipment and experience needed to tackle some of these routes, as well as how to build your confidence as a beginner. As two people who have climbed and explored all over the world, John and Paul spoke about what makes the Lake District unique and why they always look forward to scrambling on these mountains.Discover more about John's two new guidebooks: Scrambles in the Lake District - North (https://www.cicerone.co.uk/scrambles-in-the-lake-district-north-2) and Scrambles in the Lake District - South (https://www.cicerone.co.uk/scrambles-in-the-lake-district-south-2). John has climbed over 400 different routes in the Lake District, and these two guidebooks feature 200 of those routes.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts or email feedback to Hannah and Amy via live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 26

30 min 36 sec

In our latest #AskCicerone episode, we ask Marketing Director and guidebook author Lesley Williams for her advice on equipment for long-distance walking in the UK. Offering tips for both summer and winter, Lesley covers footwear, waterproofs and walking poles, as well as the importance of duct tape and midge spray. This is a brilliant introduction to the practicalities of long-distance walking in the UK.Explore the Cicerone website and discover our full range of guidebooks to long-distance walks in the UK. Lesley has also written several articles on the Cicerone website about long-distance walking in the UK, including 'UK long-distance walking routes and top tips': https://www.cicerone.co.uk/a-list-of-the-long-distance-walks-in-the-uk-2-2, and 'the best UK long-distance walks you can do in a week': https://www.cicerone.co.uk/the-best-uk-long-distance-walks-you-can-do-in-a-week. Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 12

22 min 10 sec

As one of the most travelled pilgrim trails in the world, the Camino Frances route of the Camino de Santiago is an unforgettable experience rich with history, culture and community. In 784km, the Camino Frances journeys from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in southern France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and visits some of Spain's most important artistic, architectural and religious sites.In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author Sandy Brown provides an overview of the route and the pilgrim experience, while Ivar Rekve offers his insights gained from running the successful Camino Forum and shares updates on the renovations to the Cathedral of Santiago. Sandy and Ivar discuss the delights of the route as well as practicalities including accommodation options and the best time of year to walk the Camino Frances. Find out more about Sandy's guidebook to the Camino Frances on the Cicerone website, https://www.cicerone.co.uk/camino-de-santiago-camino-frances-second, and read more about his pilgrim adventures on his blog, https://caminoist.org/.You can explore almost 60,000 camino questions from around 90,000 members on Ivar's Camino Forum, https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/, and visit the Camino Forum Store, https://www.santiagodecompostela.me/.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts or email feedback to Hannah and Amy via live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 28

32 min 39 sec

Travelling the length of Britain from Cornwall and the Somerset Levels to the Cairngorm Mountains and northern Scotland, Land's End to John o' Groats is an iconic route and life-long aspiration for many cyclists. In this episode, Cicerone author Richard Barrett joined us to talk about his new guidebook to cycling LEJOG and spoke about the delights and challenges en route, as well as offering plenty of advice about practicalities from booking trains and accommodation to tailoring the LEJOG experience to your own cycling needs.Find out more about the guidebook on https://www.cicerone.co.uk/cycling-lands-end-to-john-o-groats-third, where you can view our full range of guidebooks to outdoor travel in the UK and across the world and find plenty of advice about long-distance cycling.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 14

29 min 21 sec

An ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury in England to Rome in Italy, the Via Francigena explores medieval cities, vineyards, lakes and mountains as it travels through England, France, Switzerland and Italy on its journey to the Vatican City. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, we hear from Cicerone author Sandy Brown about his new guidebooks to the Via Francigena along with a panel of special guests. Focusing on the popular Italian section of the walk, we were joined by Luca Bruschi, executive director of the European Association of Vie Francigene; Julia Lewis, secretary of the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome; and Beatrice Moricci, a photographer and walker on the Via Francigena at the time of our event. Find out more about the guidebooks to the route on the Cicerone website, along with the full video of the live event and plenty of other guidebooks, articles, and videos about pilgrimage routes. For Part 3, Lucca to Rome: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/walking-the-via-francigena-pilgrim-route-part-3, and Part 2, Lausanne and the Great St Bernard Pass to Lucca: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/walking-the-via-francigena-pilgrim-route-part-2. Find out more about the work of the European Association of Vie Francigene: https://www.viefrancigene.org/en/ and the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome: https://pilgrimstorome.org.uk/ Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts or email feedback to Hannah and Amy via live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 31

36 min 58 sec

With iconic lakes and mountains, the Lake District National Park is one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations and attracts millions of visitors every year. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author Mark Richards and Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism Gill Haigh join us to celebrate the new Walking the Lake District Fells ‘Fellranger’ series and discuss sustainable walking in the Lake District. By offering several routes for each Lake District fell and identifying 'fell-friendly routes', the Fellranger series aims to spread footfall across the Cumbrian hills and support the work of charities like Fix the Fells. Mark and Gill offer plenty of expert advice about how tourists can be more sustainable when visiting the Lake District this year, and how to find quieter places to explore in Cumbria. In this episode, Amy also chats to in-house editor Natalie Simpson about her work over the past four years creating the eight new Fellranger guidebooks.Discover more about all eight Walking the Lake District Fells guidebooks and explore the online resources for the series on the Cicerone website: www.cicerone.co.uk/fellranger. Offering multiple routes for 230 different fells, each guidebook focuses on a particular Lake District valley: Borrowdale, Buttermere, Coniston, Keswick, Langdale, Mardale and the Far East, Patterdale, and Wasdale. To hear more from Mark about Cumbrian landscape, culture and heritage, listen to his podcast Countrystride: www.countrystride.co.uk. Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts or email feedback to Hannah and Amy via live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 17

39 min 47 sec

From the Coast to Coast to the West Highland Way, Contours Walking Holidays offer a range of self-guided walking holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Many of Contours' holidays use Cicerone guidebooks, and the support provided by Contours makes their holidays perfect for both first-time and experienced long-distance hikers who want to avoid organising the logistics of a trip. In this episode, we speak to Ben Roughton from Contours about the all benefits of using a self-guided holiday company, from booking accommodation and luggage transfers to the constant availability of support and expert advice while on the trail. This episode focused mainly on walking holidays (including dog friendly walking holidays), but Contours also organise cycling and trail running holidays.Discover more about Contours Walking Holidays on their website: www.contours.co.uk. For cycling holidays, visit https://www.contourscycle.co.uk, and for trail running, visit https://www.contoursrun.co.uk/. Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Amy and Hannah by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 3

34 min 44 sec

Whether trekking the Kungsleden in Sweden or choosing a shorter hike from Cicerone’s new guidebook to Hiking in Norway: South, the beautifully varied landscape of Scandinavia is a paradise for hikers. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone authors Ute Koninx and Mike Laing share the delights of hiking in Norway and Sweden and offer top tips about Scandinavian huts, camping, budgeting and river crossings.Find out more about both guidebooks on the Cicerone website. Ute Koninx’s new guidebook to Hiking in Norway: South: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/hiking-in-norway-south-second, and Mike Laing’s guidebook to Trekking the Kungsleden: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/trekking-the-kungsleden.You can also visit Ute's blog, www.iventureout.com, and read her article about budgeting in Norway on the Cicerone website: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/is-it-possible-to-hike-in-norway-on-a-budget. Find out more about Mike's other outdoor work on http://snowdoniaclimbing.co.uk/Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts or email feedback to Hannah and Amy via live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 17

39 min 16 sec

Based between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, Bendrigg Trust is a residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people of any age or ability. For this episode, we are joined by Martha Wood from Bendrigg Trust to talk about what services and experiences the trust offers, the benefits of a trip to Bendrigg Trust, and the importance of inclusion and accessibility in the outdoors. As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations in 2019, Cicerone raised over £10,000 for Bendrigg Trust and have continued to support the charity ever since. Find out more at: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/an-update-from-bendrigg-trustDiscover more and support Bendrigg Trust via: https://www.bendrigg.org.uk/Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Amy and Hannah by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 3

24 min 32 sec

President of the Backpackers Club and guidebook author Paddy Dillon joined us to give his top tips for lightweight backpacking, including advice for starting out, lightweight gear, and food. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, we also spoke about Paddy's early backpacking trips, how to wild camp responsibly, and his love for the Pennine Way and other UK National Trails.Paddy has written many guidebooks for Cicerone, which you can find on the Cicerone website: www.cicerone.co.uk.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Amy and Hannah by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 20

33 min 51 sec

In 2011, Zoe Langley-Wathen stepped out of her comfort zone and completed her first solo long-distance walk along the South West Coast Path. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, we discussed resilience, outdoor medicine and facing fears in relation to Zoe's first challenge and subsequent outdoor adventures, as well as her contribution ‘The Biggest Book of Yes: 49 Adventure Stories’, a charitable project created by the Yes Tribe and curated by Jon Doolan. All profits from the book go directly to the Teddington Trust to enable children with Xeroderma Pigmentosum (a rare skin disease that causes an allergic reaction to sunlight) to go on safe adventures.Visit Zoe's blog, Head Right Out, to find out more about 'The Biggest Book of Yes' and Zoe's ongoing outdoor adventures. You can also read Zoe's chapter on the Cicerone website: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/630-miles-braver-on-the-south-west-coast-pathSearch for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Amy and Hannah by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 6

38 min 36 sec

In our first #AskCicerone episode, we discuss the Tour of the Lake District and the Cumbria Way with Marketing Director and guidebook author Lesley Williams, exploring the highlights, practicalities and camping options on both long-distance walking routes. As the final episode of 2020, we also look back on the past year at Cicerone and share our guidebook, podcast and live event plans for 2021. Wishing our listeners all the very best for Christmas and the New Year, and hope that we can all travel again soon.Lesley's guidebook to Walking the Tour of the Lake District will be available to pre-order in January 2021, ahead of publication in April 2021. Cicerone's guidebook to the Cumbria Way is available on the Cicerone website: https://www.cicerone.co.uk/the-cumbria-waySearch for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

26 min 46 sec

As the first and only Briton to climb all 14 peaks over 8000 metres, Alan Hinkes OBE is an expert in Himalayan and Karakoram mountaineering and successfully summited mountains including K2, Kanchenjunga and Annapurna. In this episode of highlights from our December Cicerone Live event, we explore Alan's lifetime of mountaineering from Roseberry Topping to Everest and back again, and discuss the delights, realities and risks of high-altitude mountaineering on the deadliest mountains in the world. Find out more about Alan's mountaineering journey and his stunning photography in his book, '8000 metres: Climbing the World's highest mountains': https://www.cicerone.co.uk/8000-metres Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Amy and Hannah by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

37 min 47 sec

Bestselling author of 'The Salt Path' and 'The Wild Silence', Raynor Winn is a long-distance walker and advocate who writes about nature, homelessness and wild camping. While walking the South West Coast Path and trekking in Iceland, Raynor grew to trust the words of author Paddy Dillon, one of Cicerone's most prolific guidebook writers. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, we reunited Raynor and Paddy to share their stories and experiences of long-distance trails. Our guests explored the addictive and transformative power of long-distance walking, friendships and communities formed through sharing the outdoors, how to protect our environment and national trails, and whether Paddy really is a superhuman walker.Visit www.cicerone.co.uk to browse all our guidebooks to long-distance walking in the UK (use discount code Outdoor25 at the checkout for 25% off books in this series), and explore our full range of guidebooks to outdoor travel and activities all over the world.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

38 min 16 sec

Visiting Roman forts, milecastles and other historic sites in the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Cycleway is a fantastic three-day ride across northern England from Ravenglass in Cumbria to South Shields near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Cicerone authors Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating joined us to talk about their new guidebook to Hadrian's Cycleway and spoke about the highlights of the route, seeing the most of Hadrian's Wall, practicalities including accommodation and their top tips for first-time cycle tourers.Find out more about the guidebook on https://www.cicerone.co.uk/hadrians-cycleway, where you can also view our full range of guidebooks to outdoor travel in the UK and across the world.Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

33 min 19 sec

Comparable with the Himalaya and Karakoram, Tajikistan is a remote trekkers' paradise of glaciated mountains and turquoise lakes. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author Jan Bakker discusses the practicalities and delights of trekking in the third highest country on Earth, from water, food and mountain safety to homestays and the warm hospitality of Tajik people. Jan also explained his vision for the 1000km Pamir Trail across Tajikistan: https://www.pamirtrail.org/, @PamirTrail on Instagram and GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/creating-the-pamir-trail-across-Tajikistan Find out more about the guidebook on https://www.cicerone.co.uk/trekking-in-tajikistan, where you can also view our full range of guidebooks to outdoor travel in the UK and across the world. Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

30 min 47 sec

Crossing the mountainous spine of Wales, the Cambrian Way is a 300 mile route with a rich history and strong sense of community. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, we spoke to Cicerone authors Richard Tyler and George Tod (also a Trustee of the Cambrian Way Trust, http://www.cambrianway.org.uk/) and Ramblers Cymru representatives Olie Wicks and president Will Renwick (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/wales.aspx). Our guests discussed the highlights of the route and the legacy of Tony Drake, the task of waymarking the route from Cardiff to Conwy and what it's like to walk the Cambrian Way in 17 days. Find out more about the guidebook on https://www.cicerone.co.uk/the-cambrian-way, where you can also view our full range of guidebooks to outdoor travel in the UK and across the world. Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

30 min 41 sec

A mountain traverse like no other in the UK, Skye's Cuillin Ridge is an aspiration for many climbers, mountaineers and scramblers. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author Adrian Trendall speaks to fellow mountaineer Joe Williams about experience, time and kit needed for the traverse in both summer and winter, how to train for the Cuillin and why he loves climbing on this iconic Scottish ridge. Adrian is the author of Cicerone's guidebook to Skye's Cuillin Ridge Traverse and runs All Things Cuillin, a guiding and photography company, with his wife Bridgette. https://allthingscuillin.co.uk/ Find out more about the guidebook on https://www.cicerone.co.uk/skyes-cuillin-ridge-traverse, where you can also view our full range of guidebooks to outdoor travel in the UK and across the world. Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

26 min 35 sec

As publishers of nearly 400 outdoor travel guidebooks, Cicerone Press are a specialist team who love the outdoors and want to inspire and guide you on your next outdoor adventure. In this episode, hosts Amy Hodkin and Hannah Stevenson introduce themselves and speak to Joe Williams about the history of Cicerone, our team of expert authors and the areas and activities covered in Cicerone guidebooks. Whether walking, cycling, trekking, scrambling, mountain biking, running or skiing, Cicerone offers guidebooks written, edited and tested by outdoor experts. Find out more and view our full range of guidebooks on the Cicerone website, www.cicerone.co.uk. You can also search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. Please send any feedback or questions to Hannah and Amy by emailing live@cicerone.co.uk. We hope you enjoy exploring the world with Cicerone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

11 min 40 sec

Welcome to Footnotes: The Cicerone Podcast, a podcast to inspire you about outdoor travel and activities in the UK and across the world. Whether you're an established long-distance trekker or mountaineer or have just rediscovered a love of walking or cycling, we want to inspire and guide you on your next outdoor adventure. As publishers of nearly 400 outdoor travel guidebooks, Cicerone Press are a specialist team who love the outdoors and look forward to sharing our experiences with you. In this fortnightly podcast, we'll speak to our worldwide community of guidebook authors, outdoor experts and enthusiasts. You can listen to Footnotes: The Cicerone Podcast on the Cicerone website, www.cicerone.co.uk, as well as on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and plenty more podcasting platforms. Keep up to date with the podcast by subscribing on those platforms or signing up to the Cicerone newsletter via the Cicerone website, where you can also find over 1000 articles and our full list of guidebooks for outdoor activities all over the world. Search for @CiceronePress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook community group, Cicerone Connect. We hope you enjoy listening to Footnotes: the Cicerone Podcast, and that you are inspired to set out and explore the outdoors. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

1 min 40 sec