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.
TIME TO CELEBRATE
BASE CAMP • YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
FOR THE LOVE OF MOUNTAINS • The UK’s most popular mountain festival returns to the scenic shores of Derwent Water in the Lake District this May – just one of many great outdoor events for your diary in 2022.
TRAIL Picks • Places we’ve been, things we’ve seen, and mountain-related stuff we like
Mountain movies on tour
Out there • YOUR MOUNTAIN SNAPS & TALES FROM THE TRAILS
NATURE NOTES • Why walkers need to watch their step for breeding waders
MOUNTAINS FOR THE MIND • Mountains for the Mind is our campaign to promote the benefits of being outside for better mental health. We believe in the power of mountains to change lives – and by joining our community, you’ll help us start conversations about mental health, encourage others to get outdoors, and end the stigma. Here’s just a small selection of the amazing things our supporters have been getting involved with this past month.
GET THE GEAR
WALK WITH US!
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.
SLEEP YOUR WAY TO SCOTLAND • There’s a way to cram more of the Scottish Highlands into one weekend than you ever thought possible, and it’s called the Caledonian Sleeper Train. Leave London on Friday night and wake up at Britain’s most remote train station on Saturday morning, ready for two days packed full of Munros, wildlife, lochs and wilderness.
HUNTING FOR HARDKNOTT • It’s the stuff of Lake District legend, but three separate entities lay claim to it. Finding the real Hardknott is a journey of discovery.
ARE WE LOVING THE LAKES TO DEATH? • The Lake District is the UK’s most popular National Park, but the post-lockdown boom in visitors has left it creaking at the edges. How do we protect one of our most cherished spaces?
PEAKS, PEOPLE AND THE POWER OF WALKING TOGETHER • Trail takes on the Keswick Mountain Festival’s Inov-8 Coledale Hike, discovers a quieter side to one of Lakeland’s best mountain horseshoes, and finds that nothing much beats walking and talking.
VALHALLA RISING BRITISH MOUNTAINS & THE NORSE LANGUAGE • You can’t throw a stick these days for fear of hitting something with a Scandi or Viking influence. This is actually nothing new though, and some of our mountains bear testament to this fact. So come with us on a linguistic journey to meet the Northmen…
BANDIT RIDGE • High in the Dyfi Hills of southern Snowdonia is a broad ridge with dizzying views of the valleys below. Once the domain of marauding bandits, it’s now a tranquil place – though your serenity may be abruptly disturbed if you get buzzed by a fighter jet.
HILL HACKS • SKILLS, TIPS & TRICKS TO GET YOU HIKING LIKE A PRO
YOU FIND AN INJURED SHEEP
GET TO KNOW YOUR: HILLWALKING MAPS • If you thought all maps were the same, think again. Here’s a rundown of the best maps for British hill and mountain walking, so you know which one you...