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.
MOUNTAIN PHOTO OF THE YEAR YOUR WINNER • The votes have been counted, the judges have had their say, and now it's time to reveal your top three mountain photographs of 2022.
1st place KAT LAWMAN • Kat's winning shot wowed the judges, as Jupiter, Saturn and Venus align with the camper's headtorch above a sublime SNOWDON cloud inversion.
2nd place PADAM GURUNG • This image perfectly captures the beauty, scale and adventure of crossing STRIDING EDGE in the Lake District on a wintry day.
3rd place LUKE GAGE • Patience, superb conditions and technical skills combine to capture the Milky Way over LLYN LLYDAW.
“Apart from a dripping roof, the cave is a very peaceful place” • RUSS MOORHOUSE is a man on a mission to camp out on 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 overnighters involve two very different choices of Lakeland location, plus an ascent of a Highland icon.
TRAIL Picks • Places we've been, things we've seen, and mountain-related stuff we like
Alder trees: The evil outlaw…
Out there • YOUR MOUNTAIN SNAPS & TALES FROM THE TRAILS
“One of the best experiences of my life”
WHIT EOUT • Winter can be spectacular. But when it thrusts you into a world of white, stripping you of sight and playing tricks on your senses, even the most familiar summits become strange, alien places. Welcome to an otherworldly BRAERIACH.
WHAT IS A WHITEOUT?
“Hiking is for me” • Raadia Imran explains how finding a hillwalking group on Instagram helped her discover a passion for the outdoors she never knew existed.
24 WAYS TO MAKE 2023 YOUR GREATEST EVER MOUNTAIN YEAR • What mountain adventures will 2023 hold for you? To help you decide, the Trail team and a legion fo our loyal readers look back on their favourite trips from the last 12 months for inspiration on making the coming year one to remember.
YOUR 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
GETTING TO KNOW THE QUIET ONE • On the most unlikely of winter days, BLENCATHRA lets us in on its shy but interesting side. And, as we discovered, it's the one really worth getting to know.
WE NEED THE BOG • The blanket bog cloaking our uplands is one of the most important habitats in the UK - and possibly the world. Here's why we need to protect and preserve it.
HILL HACKS • SKILLS, TIPS & TRICKS TO GET YOU HIKING LIKE A PRO
A-Z of navigation
HOW TO CLIMB BEN NEVIS IN WINTER
Helvellyn: Pale yellow moorland (probably in reference to the grass)
PREVENT SKILL FADE
PACK FOR WINTER • Carry the right kit for warm, dry and safe winter walks.
NeoAir cuts out the crinkle • The new NXT versions of THERM-A-REST's best-selling NeoAir mattresses demonstrate that improving a classic doesn't just involve adding stuff. Sometimes, taking something away makes it better.
CATCHING ZZZS & SAVING £££S
Winter walking boots • WINTER BOOTS are all about stiffness, support and sure-footed traction - but ideally, with...