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.
PEAKS AND PINTS
BASE CAMP YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE • The craggy northern edge of Glyder Fawr is a superb viewpoint from which to gaze over Llyn Idwal and the Ogwen Valley to admire the handsome form of Pen yr Ole Wen.
“Alone on Bidean nam Bian, I find the pinnacle of wild camping” • RUSS MOORHOUSE is a man on a mission to climb every TRAIL 100 peak – a challenge that spans four countries, 100 of the UK's finest hills and mountains, and a punishing 88,339m of ascent. This month's adventures kick off with Russ taking in an electric Lakeland sunset, then finish with him shrouded in mist high above Glen Coe.
Common buzzards – the tourist's eagle
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, so in each issue we'll bring you some of the amazing things going on in our community right now.
Once upon a time in Wasdale • Fear, cold, pain and suffering on a lonely winter night in the LAKE DISTRICT. That's one way to see in the new year. Fancy giving it a go?
SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR COMFORT ZONE • Britain's winter mountains offer the perfect opportunity to take your hillwalking adventures to the next level. But where to start?
THE MOUNTAIN OVER THE WATER • It's been biding its time, patiently. Sometimes in plain sight, sometimes hooded by cloud, sometimes hidden. Watching, guarding the way to the Highlands. Never urgent, never needy. Just there. It's time to face the mountain. BEN LOMOND is waiting.
24 HOURS 15 MOUNTAINS 1 CHALLENGE • The WELSH 3000s might just be Britain's finest single day mountain challenge, but how hard is it for the average hillwalker? Read on for our peak-by-peak guide, plus insider tips from other walkers who have been there and done it.
“WE DID IT!” • Trail readers share their top tips for a successful result.
“WE BLEW IT!” • Trail editor Oli had a crack at the Welsh 3000s eight years ago – and as you'll see below it didn't exactly go to plan.
A CWM WITH A VIEW • Rightly celebrated as one of Britain's best scrambling venues, TRYFAN is also one of our most arresting hills. But how to get a good look at it without forgoing the climb? One remote-feeling valley has the answer you're looking for…
BEST ROUTES FOR MOUNTAIN VIEWS
FINDING TRUE NORTH • Deon Barrett explains how training to be the first black Englishman to summit Everest helped him out of one of the darkest periods of his life.
[HOW TO] PLAN AN EXCEPTIONAL WINTER DAY • The mountains under snoware a landscape transformed. Not just in how they look but in how challenging they are to take on. Here's how to make the best of a bluebird winter day.
HOW TO CLIMB… TRYFAN IN WINTER
HOW TO GET PERFECT FITTING BOOTS
PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY • It's often said that the best camera is the one you have with you, and in the modern age of smartphones we always have one with us. Learn how to get the best from the camera in your pocket with these 10 tips to improve your smartphone...