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Backpacking Richard Hartfield - Solo Scrambling and Backpacking 1900km Across the Alps

In summer 2021 Richard Hartfield completed a two-month journey east-to-west along the length of the Alps, from Slovenia to the Mediterranean coast of France, a backpacking, bivvying and mountaineering epic of roughly 1900km. Here he looks back on the highs and lows of a life-defining experience.

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Backpacking Walking the Arran Coastal Way

Do you feel it's late in the year for a long distance trail? Think again. When short daylight and worse weather make high level backpacking a challenge, coastal routes can provide a worthwhile alternative. With quiet shorelines and mountain views, the circuit around the entire coast of Arran is an under-sung classic in any season, says Cecilia Mariani. 

Running Solo and Unsupported on the Cuillin Round

Covering 60 peaks in the Red and Black Cuillin, the Cuillin Round is an extraordinary hill running and scrambling challenge, to date completed by only a select few. Charlie Byers was inspired to try it solo and unsupported - a pure style, but hardly the easy...

The Big Routes Ossian's Magnificent Seven

With only a raven for company, Dan Bailey enjoys a wild seven-Munro circuit of Ben Alder, Geal-Charn and the Ossian hills, in the wide open spaces bordering Rannoch Moor.

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The Skye Cuillin for Munro Baggers

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Trekking to K2 Basecamp - Top Tips

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Three Days Biking the Trans-Cambrian Way

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Keswick to Ambleside the High Way

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Knoydart's Rough Bounds

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Bikepacking Scotland - Five of the Best Routes


Backpacking Walking the New Shropshire Way

The newly revitalised Shropshire Way makes a 180-mile loop through the unsung hills of this quietly stunning border county. John Gillham, author of a new Cicerone guide, describes some of the highlights of the route.

Trekking How to Hike the Haute Route Pyrenees

One of Europe's great long-distance routes, the Haute Route Pyrenees extends for some 800km from Atlantic to Mediterranean along the crest of the high Pyrenees. Alex Roddie offers the lowdown on this classic trek, and tells a few tales from the trail.

Scrambling Classic Scramble - Liathach Traverse, Plus a Bit

How do you improve one of the great ridge traverses of Scotland? With a bonus extra hands-on start, says Dan Bailey.

Scrambling Lake District Scrambles: 10 of the best

John Fleetwood, author of Cicerone's two updated Lake District scrambling guides, lifts the lid on some of his favourite hands-on routes on the fells.

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The Big Routes Greater Torridon Round

Running The Lakeland Eight Hundreds - An Ultra Challenge for the Next Generation?

Running Solo and Unsupported on the Cuillin Round

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Cuillin Traverse: Taking the Easier Route

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Classic Scramble - The Dubh Ridge

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How Hard is New Zealand's 3000km Te Araroa Trail?

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Hut to Hut in the Tyrol - A Family Adventure

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