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.
SHARE THE MEMORIES
BASE CAMP • YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
CAPTURE THE MOMENT • You’ve captured a great shot on the hill, but how do you give it the ‘wow’ factor? Affinity Photo’s James Ritson explains how editing software can turn all your images into real winners.
ALPINE APARTMENTS, SNOWDONIA • Places we’ve been, things we’ve seen, and mountain-related stuff we like
“I hope my adventure inspires others to rise to new challenges” • Russ Moorhouse is a man on a mission to wild camp on the summit of all 214 of the Lake District’s Wainwright fells - and in doing so he’s raised over £2000 for mental health research.
FACEBOOK GROUP POST OF THE MONTH
The stream-dwelling birds of our mountain world
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...
WIN! A GPS
GO OFF GRID • How long do you have to spend in the mountains to fully immerse yourself in the landscape and check out from the stresses of everyday life? Tom Bailey packs a solo tent and disappears into the Carneddau mountains to find out.
3 THE PEAKS HOW TO SUMMIT SAFELY • Planning to climb one of the Big Three this summer? First read Trail’s guide to dodging the danger spots on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.
THE SCRAMBLE • There’s very little more freeing, focusing and occasionally frightening than grappling with rock on your way to a mountain summit. Scrambling sits in that tempting middle ground between walking and climbing, but is it for you? Let us take you on a journey...
GORGEOUS • The gills and gorges of the Lake District offer entertaining routes up into the fells for those adventurous enough to follow them. But perhaps more importantly, they’re also sanctuaries of nature in a landscape short on authentic wildness.
EXPEDITION RUM • The largest of Scotland’s Small Isles is a haven for walkers seeking solitude, epic mountain scenery and spectacular wildlife. Here’s how to plan your trip of a lifetime.
What to pack
SHOULD WE ALWAYS STICK TO THE PATH? • We hear a lot about how important it is for the mountain environment that we stick to the footpath, but going off it is often the best way to find a sense of wildness and solitude. So, what’s a lover of wild mountain routes to do?
HILL HACKS • SKILLS, TIPS & TRICKS TO GET YOU HIKING LIKE A PRO
GET TO GRIPS WITH…
HOW TO IDENTIFY MOSSES & LICHENS • Sarah Ryan reveals 10 mosses and lichens you could spot in the hills, and explains why you’ll want to search them out.
Insider • THE LATEST INNOVATIONS IN OUTDOOR KIT
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SNUGLY
Tents for two • With adventures back on the agenda, you may be frantically planning to fill the rest of 2021 with long-distance backpacking trips, multi-day mountain routes and plenty of wild camping...