Cicerone (publisher)

Cicerone is an English publisher 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 built up a broad range of guidebooks covering the best walking, trekking and cycling in the World. [1] The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Milnthorpe, Cumbria, a few miles south of the Lake District. The founders were Walt Unsworth (died 6 June 2017) and Brian Evans and their wives.[2]

Cicerone guides have been awarded Gold for "Best Walking Book" by Walk Magazine published by the Ramblers' Association for 5 out of the past 7 years.[3]


  1. "Home page". Cicerone Press. Retrieved 30 January 2014. Figures from main headings in "Browse Books"
  2. "Author who inspired walkers dies at 88". 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". Westmorland Gazette. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. (online version, does not mention Evans or wives)
  3. McNeish, Cameron (Spring 2008). "Your Gear of the Year" (PDF). Walk Magazine. Archived from the original (pdf) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
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