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.
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BASE CAMP • YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER! • The competition is hotting up for Trail’s 2022 Mountain Photo of the Year with some awesome entries so far. Coutd yours be a winner? There’s over £5000 worth of prizes to be won, so get your entries in by Sunday 4 September 2022!
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WAINWRIGHTS BY BUS • Thought you needed a car to get to the mountains? Lewis Jevons from Aberystwyth recently completed all 214 Wainwrights using only public transport, and has fallen in love with the idea of leaving his car behind
Do it yourself • Fancy leaving the car at home? Here’s three Wainwright-bagging day walks to get you started.
TRAIL Picks • Places we’ve been, things we’ve seen, and mountain-related stuff we like
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Out there • YOUR MOUNTAIN SNAPS & TALES FROM THE TRAILS
MOUNTAINS FOR THE MIND • Mountains for the Mind is Trail’s campaign to promote the benefits of being outside for better mental health. We believe in the power of mountains to change lives – and here’s just a small selection of the amazing things going on in our community this month.
GET THE GEAR • We have a full range of merchandise available in our online shop, allowing you to show everyone you meet on your hillwalks that you’re a Mountains for the Mind supporter. Plus, each item we sell raises money for our chosen mental health charities. Here’s just some of the gear on offer…
WALK WITH US!
YOUR STORIES • The Mountains for the Mind Facebook group is a supportive, inspirational community of 17,000 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.
24 HOURS IN PARADISE • A secret cave, secret ridge and not-so-secret swimming spot combine to create a perfect overnighter in the LAKELAND fells.
MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT
TO THE RESCUE • The scene is set for a dramatic day out with Assynt Mountain Rescue on beloved STAC POLLAIDH.
WRECK HUNTERS • A trove of human history and tragedy can be discovered in the hills of ARAN FAWDDWY. Just don’t forget to look up!
ON THE EIGER TRAIL • Travelling to the SWISS ALPS by train isn’t just a means of getting there – it’s a joy, and one that’s also the best way to access Europe’s most spectacular alpine scenery.
MORE TO SEE • More great experiences with jaw-dropping views to be found in the Jungfrau region.
BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS • How do you keep adventure in your life when also living with chronic illness or disability? We speak to three outdoor lovers and disability campaigners to find out what they can do, and how non-disabled people can help.
HOW TO BOOST YOUR BODY FOR HILLWALKING • As the old saying goes, the best way to get fit for hillwalking is by hillwalking. But surely there’s more we could be doing when we’re away from the hills? Mountain leader and personal trainer Matt Le Voi has the answers.
PLAN YOUR FIRST FAMILY HILLWALK • If you want to share the mountains with your kids, an appropriate introduction will go...