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.
70 YEARS OF THE PEAK DISTRICT
MEET THE JUDGES
CHOOSE YOUR WINNER • The final shortlist for Trail’s 2021 UK Mountain Photo of the Year competition has been whittled down to just 15 stunning images – and voting is now open. Pick your winner online today at www.lfto.com/mountainphoto21
TRAIL Picks • Places we’ve been, things we’ve seen, and mountain-related stuff we like
“Nature doesn’t judge, discriminate or have any expectations” • Lauren Munro-Bennett works as a running, triathlon and open water swimming coach in the Lake District, where she guided us on our recent Ruckrafting adventure (Trail, September 2021 issue). In recent years she’s suffered from anxiety and depression and been diagnosed with ADHD, but is using her experiences to inspire others.
“He’s only gone and done it!”
WIN A MOUNTAIN JACKET • Mountains for the Mind partner Ellis Brigham is giving away a men’s or women’s The North Face Dryzzle Jacket worth £199.
The wren: A small but mighty mountain bird
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...
DREAMLAND • We’ve all seen photos of grizzled adventurers wild camping on top of Scotland’s Munro mountains, but how hard would it be to shove a tent in your pack and do it yourself? Pete Elliott takes a pilgrimage from the south coast of England to the dreamy summit of a Highland icon to find out.
LAKELAND CONDENSED • A sprawling complicated massif, Wetherlam is a fascinating fell, but one that makes exploring its best bits wonderfully convenient.
HISTORY & MYSTERY • The hills and valleys of the British Isles are bursting with so much myth and legend that only a devoted mountain history buff could come close to summing the whole tangle up. Just as well we know one…
THE CALL OF THE BLACK RIDGE • The Cuillin peaks of Skye are the stuff of legend. In his new book former Trail editor Simon Ingram goes in search of the secrets of this savage and shadowy range. It begins with a pilgrimage to the place where, over 70 years ago, someone met a mysterious and lonely death.
GOOD THINGS COME IN TREES • New woodlands are springing up in our hills but sometimes, surprisingly, planting them in the wrong place can do more harm than good. We speak to the people involved to discover why wild forest restoration is so important.
HILL HACKS • SKILLS, TIPS & TRICKS TO GET YOU HIKING LIKE A PRO
BAGGING • Climbing a set of hills over a certain height is a great way to discover places you might not otherwise visit. Here’s some of the most popular lists:
HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY IN THE DARK • With shorter days upon us, it’s now much more likely that you’ll either start or end your day in the dark. With the right skills, this can add a thrilling sense of adventure to your trip. Here’s how...
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
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