Introducing Cicerone’s Trekking Workshops

If your first and only experience of long-distance walking or hiking was struggling with a heavy-laden pack on a camping trip with school or a youth group – think again!

Multi-day walking trips can be a wonderful experience – a journey of discovery and immensely rewarding, but only when you get things right. No matter what you are planning, these workshops provide an environment where you can get good, relevant advice and insight, to make any trekking trip a success, wherever in the world and whatever your level of experience.

From the basics of selecting the right gear and packing as light as possible, to the essentials for organising your own Himalayan trek, Cicerone’s experts are on hand to offer advice to help you prepare and have the best possible experience, and to introduce you to Cicerone’s huge range of nearly 150 trekking and cycle touring guidebooks.

 

Workshops Time Table

All trekking Workshops are Free to attend and will be filled on first come basis, so visitors will need to arrive at the Workshops early to be sure of a seat.

Saturday

TIME SUBJECT In Detail
09:30 – 11:00 A First Mult-Day Trek or Camino Rebecca Coles expedition and adventure travel specialist, Kat Davis moved to Japan after graduating from university, Lesley Williams, Paddy Dillon is an outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name.
11.30 – 13.00 Himalaya and the Rest of the World Rebecca Coles expedition and adventure travel specialist, Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer, Cressida Allwood is an intrepid global traveller,  Tom Richardson has been climbing in the Himalaya since 1979, Jan Bakker is a jack of all trades as far as outdoor adventures are concerned.
13.30 – 15.00 Cycle Touring Mike Wells has been a keen long-distance walker and cyclist for over 20 years, Cressida Allwood is an intrepid global traveller.
15:30 – 17:00 Trekking in the Alps and Europe Rebecca Coles expedition and adventure travel specialist,  Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer, Paddy Dillon is an outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, Jonathan Williams is Cicerone’s publisher and managing director

Sunday

TIME SUBJECT SPEAKER
10:00 -11:30 Trekking in the Alps and Europe Rebecca Coles expedition and adventure travel specialist, Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer, Paddy Dillon is an outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, Jonathan Williams is Cicerone’s publisher and managing director.
12:00 – 13:30 Cycle Touring Mike Wells has been a keen long-distance walker and cyclist for over 20 years, Cressida Allwood is an intrepid global traveller.
14:00 -15:30 Trekking ‘out there’ Beyond the Alpes and Europe Rebecca Coles expedition and adventure travel specialist, Cressida Allwood is an intrepid global traveller,  Tom Richardson has been climbing in the Himalaya since 1979, Jan Bakker is a jack of all trades as far as outdoor adventures are concerned, Kat Davis moved to Japan after graduating from university.

 

 

 

Among the workshop leaders and their areas of expertise are Kev Reynolds (Alps, Pyrenees and Himalaya), Becky Coles (expedition and adventure travel specialist), Cressida Allwood (expedition leader and global cyclist), Paddy Dillon (UK national trails, Corsica, Iceland and islands), Jan Bakker (Tajikistan and worldwide), Mike Wells (cycle touring), Tom Richardson (Expeditions and adventure travel) and Kat Davis (Caminos/pilgrim trails and Japan).

 

 

The one-hour workshops will cover UK  and novice long distance walking, Alpine and European trekking, trekking in the Himalaya, trekking in other regions of the world, and cycle touring, and most will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday. The content of each workshop will be tailored according to the skills and experience of those attending, with an additional half-hour at the end providing ample opportunity for further questions and discussion.