If you love to sling on a backpack, head for the hills and do some wild camping, Trail Magazine is for you. Each issue is packed with: - Routes with full OS mapping - Reviews of the latest outdoor kit - The UK’s best outdoor writing - Exclusive picture and video content As the UK’s biggest and best-selling hillwalking magazine, we specialize in the most beautiful, most spectacular and most challenging regions of Britain and Europe – and inform you about all the tools you need to explore them. If you want adventure you’ll love Trail, and Trail will love you.
WATCH YOUR STEP
BASECAMP • YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
READY, STEADY… ADVENTURE • With travel restrictions starting to lift, millions of thrill-seekers around Britain are getting ready to pack their bags and head outdoors. So, what will your first adventure be?
Try it this summer • Follow Trail magazine on Instagram for more adventure inspiration, or visit our newly updated website at livefortheoutdoors.com
THE BYRE INN, BRIG O’TURK • Places we’ve been, things we’ve seen, and mountain-related stuff we like
The trolls of the Rum Cuillin
Out there • YOUR MOUNTAIN SNAPS & TALES FROM THE TRAILS
ARE YOU WALKING THE HEIGHT OF EVEREST THIS YEAR? • With Trail’s 2021 challenge to bag 8848m of ascent in a single year of hillwalking well underway, here’s our selection of this month’s star challengers from the Trail Everest Anywhere Facebook group, and details of where they’ve been to clock up their ascents...
REACH YOUR PEAK • Forget the gym! Here’s why mountain adventures are all you need to maximise your physical and mental health.
HIKE FOR HEALTH • CAROL HEGARTY, an MCSP and HCPC physio at the CSPC physiotherapy clinic in Leeds, explains how regular hillwalking can do wonders for you physically both in the short- and long-term. cspc.co.uk
GET MOUNTAIN FIT • KINGSLEY JONES, an International Mountain Leader, Mountain Rescue volunteer, guidebook writer and personal trainer, dishes out practical tips on preparing your body for mountain trips. icicle.co.uk
FREE YOUR MIND • CLAIRE THOMPSON, a qualified psychological wellbeing practitioner, explains why getting outdoors and exploring in nature brings you so much more than just physical benefits. mindfulness-of-nature.com
4 STEPS TO MOUNTAIN WELLBEING
FUEL YOUR ADVENTURES • BEN TURNER, an MNU certified nutritionist, personal trainer and endurance athlete, explains why what you put in your body will have a huge impact on how it performs when you’re out in the mountains. 21stcenturybody.com
OVERCOME INJURY • SARAH ROWELL, a former Olympic marathon runner and now lover of walking, running and climbing in the mountains, explains why suffering a serious injury doesn’t have to stop your hillwalking adventures. Check out her book: Trail and Mountain Running
10 STEPS… TO SUCCESSFUL INJURY RECOVERY
CLIMB HILLS FOR HEALTH • Now you know all about the physical and mental benefits of climbing mountains, take our challenge to climb the height of Everest!
BOLD SHOULDER • The Y Gribin ridge is found on the UK’s most popular mountain, and yet is largely ignored by the tourist crowds. All of which suits us just fine…
BECAUSE IT’S THERE • To celebrate Trail’s 30th year we’re dusting off our archives each month to resurface a favourite mountain adventure from the past three decades. The latest instalment takes us back to July 2000, when our former editor Guy Procter coerced a group of this magazine’s usual suspects into joining him on a Highland journey like no other. Planes, Land Rovers, canoes, tents and even an ‘environmental stove’ were all deployed for a paddle-powered assault on Suilven, that legendary icon of Assynt.