Cicerone Press

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Cicerone Press is an English publisher, founded in 1969,[1] specialising in guidebooks for walkers, climbers, trekkers and cyclists. The company's first publication was a climbing guide to the English Lake District, and over the past 50 years they have published a range of guidebooks covering walking, trekking and cycling around the world.[1]


The company was founded in 1969 in Milnthorpe, Cumbria, a few miles south of the Lake District, moving premises to Kendal in 2017. The founders were Walt Unsworth (died 6 June 2017) and Brian Evans and their wives.[1][2]

In 2008, readers of Walk Magazine, published by the Ramblers Association, voted Cicerone guides into first place in the "Best Walking Book" category of their annual "Top Gear Awards".[3]


  1. ^ a b c "About Cicerone". Cicerone Press. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Author who inspired walkers dies at 88". The Westmorland Gazette. 15 June 2017. In 1969, Mr Unsworth founded Cicerone press together with his friend Brian Evans and their wives. (print version) "'A father figure of British outdoor writing' remembered". The Westmorland Gazette. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2021. (online version, does not mention Evans or wives)
  3. ^ McNeish, Cameron (Spring 2008). "Your Gear of the Year" (PDF). Walk Magazine. Ramblers Association. Archived from the original (pdf) on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008.

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