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.
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
BASECAMP • YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
BRITAIN’S TOP 10 MOUNTAIN PUBS • Nowhere in the world does a country pub like us Brits. And whether you’re enchanted by a postwalk pint by the fire, or that pub grub with a view, nothing completes a day in the hills better. We asked you to vote for your favourites, so let’s count down the top 10 you came up with…
Out there • YOUR MOUNTAIN SNAPS & TALES FROM THE TRAILS
Sessile oaks – the grandmasters of our uplands
MOUNTAINS FOR THE MIND • Three years after launching our campaign to get more people outdoors, Mountains for the Mind has become a powerful and inspirational community of 16,000 mental health activists.
YOUR STORIES • The Mountains for the Mind Facebook group is a supportive, inspirational community of 16,000 people just like you. We hear so many stories of social media being bad for your mental health, which is why we’re proud to have created such a positive online environment.
“WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. WHAT MATTERS IS: DON’T GIVE UP” • Nimsdai Purja is the hottest name in mountaineering – smashing records on the world’s highest peaks and starring in a new Netflix movie. In this exclusive interview, he tells Trail why positive thinking and hard work are the secrets behind his success.
ICED TO PERFECTION • Have you ever seen hills so perfect you could eat them? Our photographer Tom Bailey reckons he has, and here explains why you should ignore the Lakes and hit the Howgills this winter.
GOING UNDERGROUND • Beneath the Welsh mountains lies a whole other world, one whose extremes are not measured by height, but by depth. It’s a strange, dark world you find when you Go Below…
A GAME OF HIDE AND SEEK • Go hunting for the elusive mountain hare on the Peak District moors, and you might discover more than you bargained for.
THE VANISHING ICE • IN SEARCH OF SCOTLAND’S SNOW PATCHES
10 MOST STUNNING MOUNTAINS ON EARTH • Summit fever can be blinding, and with mountains this gobsmackingly beautiful it’s easy to see why.
HILL HACKS • SKILLS, TIPS & TRICKS TO GET YOU HIKING LIKE A PRO
...YOU’RE PITCHING A TENT IN HIGH WINDS
HOW TO IDENTIFY GEOLOGICAL FEATURES • Exploding volcanoes, blasting rock and red magma high into the air; long creaking glaciers shuddering down from mountaintops; the thin relentless trickle of water bearing down through rock. Every landscape has stories to tell, and with an observant eye and some idea of what to look for you can read thousands of years back into its past. Here are some of the clearest features to spot.
TIME TO GET THE THICK SOCKS OUT!
What goes around… • Bam’s 73 Zero Insulated Jacket is made from recycled materials and also 100% recyclable itself. Is this circular approach to apparel the ultimate in sustainability?
Trekking poles • A pair of poles can give you a major advantage in the hills and mountains, particularly if you’re crossing challenging terrain or covering big miles with a heavy pack. Here’s our pick of the best TREKKING POLES out there.
Walking socks • Whoever said an army marches on their stomach hadn’t done much hillwalking. For those of us who trek on our...