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.
WHO’S UP FOR A NIGHT OUT?
MEET OUR FIRST CENTURION! • The first person to officially tick off every peak on our Trail 100 bucket list is Trail’s very own photographer Tom Bailey! So, who’s going to join him this summer?
Kit to take you to the top • The best new summer gear from our Trail 100 partners
HOW MANY HAVE YOU CLIMBED?
TRAIL Picks • Places we’ve been, things we’ve seen, and mountain-related stuff we like
PLANTING THE ADVENTURE SEED
DIGITAL OS MAPPING
Bag the ‘Ethels’
CAN YOU TOP LAST YEAR’S WINNING SHOT?
MEET THE JUDGES
MEET THE SPONSORS
“The mountains saved me. I knew others needed this lifeline” • Fitz is the founder of JOE’S GIANTS, a charity created in memory of his friend Joe to encourage others to climb mountains for their mental health.
“Stepping out into nature gives me a mental break” • For endurance runner, veterinary surgeon and Berghaus ambassador Sabrina Verjee, getting outdoors offers a much-needed escape.
HOW TO… RECONNECT WITH NATURE • Top tips from Berghaus ambassadors
Dragons of the mountains and moors
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…
The Marmot® Awards
BACK TO THE WILD • The ancient forests and Munros of the Cairngorms offer the perfect wilderness escape. Add pack ponies, a teepee and a woodburning stove, and you’ve got the trip of a lifetime.
FIT FOR A PRINCE • If you’re going to sleep rough, you may as well pick somewhere sprinkled with royal stardust. Welcome to the rugged, regal surroundings of Owain Glyndwr’s cave…
THE HANG OVER • Bored of in the camping on the ground? Then spend a night dangling high in the hills, sleep with 300m of thin air directly below you, and experience the highs – and lows – of portaledging.
MUSEUM OF MOUNTAIN MEMORIES • Take a journey through time with Trail photographer Tom Bailey, as he showcases the treasure trove of weird and wonderful things he’s collected on his travels through the British mountains over the last quarter of a century.
O’MUNROS • To celebrate Trail’s 30th year we’ve been dusting off our archives each month to resurface a favourite mountain adventure from the past three decades. For the final instalment of the series, we’re heading back to November 2003 when our former writer Piers Pickard made the short flight across the Irish Sea to tackle seven mountains that would all reach Munro status if they were picked up and plonked in the Scottish Highlands. The big question was, do the big peaks of the Emerald Isle have the character as well as the height to match their counterparts in Scotland?
WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH • More people are hitting the hills than ever before – and they’re bringing more litter with them. We last probed the problem of mountain litter two years ago, but how are...