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Cicerone has a unique exchange scheme to help give you a great time out on the hills.
With the Cicerone 'New guides for old' scheme you can trade in your old editions in return for a fantastic 50% discount on the latest edition of that title.
It doesn’t matter if your book is weather-beaten, battered or barely used – if there’s a more recent edition available then it’s yours at half the price.
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December is a great time to go to...
Paddy Dillon's collection of guidebooks covering the Canary Islands is now almost complete, with guides to Gran Canaria, La Palma, Tenerife and La Gomera and el Hierro. Walking in Madeira is also great at any time of year, but best now that the temperatures are cooler.
Mediterranean Islands and coast such as
Menorca – with a new guidebook just published, this is certainly not just an island for sun, sand and sea. The Spanish coast of Southern Catalunya is ideal for walking just now, as is Walking in Mallorca, and Trekking in Mallorca.
and other winter sunshine areas – we've put together some ideas for you here.
Further afield, the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa offer the best opportunities for flowers and birdlife at this time of year, while a trip to the Torres del Paine in Patagonia is also best from now through to April – with February and March the best months.
Check out some of our blogs: Gran Canaria, La Gomera updates
Walking in the UK
The winter is a time to enjoy walks in all parts of the UK. The days may be short, but there are spectacular outdoor photography opportunities to be taken on clear days, where the low sun creates interesting shoadows across the landscape.
Remember to take a flask with a hot drink, headtorch, and warm clothing – even on a short walk. In higher mountains crampons, 'microspikes' or similar are essential in icy conditions. Download our mountain safety leaflets below!.
STAY SAFE IN THE MOUNTAINS with our Mountain Safety leaflets for England and Wales, Scotland and The Lake District
There have been some lovely reviews posted of one of Kev's latest guidebooks published by Cicerone, but we thought this one was well worth sharing with you all. Read...
The network of waymarked trails on La Gomera was established using a numbering system and colour coding. ‘PR’ trails were flashed yellow/white and ‘GR’ trails were flashed red/white. Recently, the network has been overhauled and signposts are beginning to be replaced. Read...