11 episodes

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.

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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.

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    Lightweight backpacking tips and stories with Paddy Dillon

    Lightweight backpacking tips and stories with Paddy Dillon

    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.


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    • 33 min
    Saying yes to new challenges with Zoe Langley-Wathen (from Head Right Out)

    Saying yes to new challenges with Zoe Langley-Wathen (from Head Right Out)

    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-path
    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.


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    • 38 min
    #AskCicerone: The Tour of the Lake District vs. The Cumbria Way, and Cicerone's plans for 2021

    #AskCicerone: The Tour of the Lake District vs. The Cumbria Way, and Cicerone's plans for 2021

    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-way
    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.

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    • 26 min
    Alan Hinkes: climbing the world's 8000m peaks

    Alan Hinkes: climbing the world's 8000m peaks

    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.

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    • 37 min
    Raynor Winn and Paddy Dillon: the transformative power of long-distance walking

    Raynor Winn and Paddy Dillon: the transformative power of long-distance walking

    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.

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    • 38 min
    Hadrian's Cycleway with Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

    Hadrian's Cycleway with Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

    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.

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    • 33 min

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Mel&Islay ,

A treat

Great podcast for arm chair adventurers, planners and reflections of past trips. Please do Alta via 1 or 2 in Dolomites so I can plan ahead.

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