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.
THE POWER OF STORIES
BASE CAMP YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
“YOU DON’T KNOW THE MOUNTAINS UNTIL YOU’VE SLEPT ON THEM” • You may know the name RUSS MOORHOUSE from his recent successful mission to sleep wild on all 214 of the Lake District’s Wainwright fells. His new challenge is even more epic, spanning four countries and 88,339m of ascent to camp on every TRAIL 100 peak. Every month he’ll be sharing updates from his adventures, starting on one of our favourite north Wales mountains…
Essential Trail 100 kit • Some of the best autumn and winter hillwalking gear from our Trail 100 partners.
TRAIL PICKS • Places we’ve been, things we’ve seen, and mountain-related stuff we like
‘Alternative’ afternoon tea
Ravens - the supreme rulers of the avian world
Out there • YOUR MOUNTAIN SNAPS & TALES FROM THE TRAILS
MOUNTAINS FOR THE MIND • Journey to the top of the world!
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.
THE LOCH NESS 360° • If you’ve always wanted to see LOCH NESS, but in a novel way that avoids the ever-present crowds, this is it.
THE MYSTERY OF THE SMUGGLER’S MOUNTAIN • The history of the LAKE DISTRICT involves more than geology and poetry. There are shadowy stories lurking here, and they’re all part of the rich tapestry that make the Lakeland fells so fascinating.
THE CENTRE OF THE HILLWALKING UNIVERSE • Why limit yourself to just one of Britain’s great hillwalking patches, when you can have four? Take a tour of the LAKES, DALES, PENNINES and HOWGILLS from one splendid base in a 4-day extravaganza of hills and pubs.
HOME IN THE HILLS • In this brief history of BOTHIES we explain why Britain’s much-loved network of mountain shelters, free to use and open to all, is so vital to hillwalkers.
HOUSE OF HORRORS • A chance listening to a podcast led to a night camped by the ruins of a very haunted house, deep in the Scottish mountains. Lock the doors, because we’re going on a ghost trip.
A FRENCH AFFAIR • Hop on the Eurostar to France and fall in love with the mountains of the THREE VALLEYS next summer.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: COURCHEVEL
PLAN YOUR TRIP: SAINT MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE
[HOW TO] NAIL NIGHT WALKING • You might be planning to walk during the darkest hours, or winter’s shorter days may force it upon you. Either way, if you’re in the hills when the light has left them, here are some tips to keep you confident and safe.
WHAT TO DO IF… YOU SEE SOMEONE GET AVALANCHED
TRAINING FOR THE HILLS DURING WINTER
PRO TIPS FOR WALKING IN WINTER MOUNTAINS • Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) share some knowledge and experience to help you stay safe and make the most of winter.
GRAB YOUR BIG COAT • In autumn every year, prolific peak bagger JAMES FORREST undertakes a major gear overhaul, switching out light summer kit for heftier winter attire. Here are...