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.
WELCOME YR WYDDFA
BASECAMP YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
“We hiked to the summit along the magnificent Devil's Ridge” • RUSS MOORHOUSE is 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 adventures kick off with a soul-sapping rub of clag, then finish in culinary style on Dartmoor.
TRAIL Picks • Places we've been, things we've seen, and mountain-related stuff we like
Out there • YOUR MOUNTAIN SNAPS & TALES FROM THE TRAILS
Reindeer: The winter warriors of the Cairngorms
MOUNTAINS FOR THE MIND • As our mental health awareness campaign enters its fifth year, we look back on another 12 months packed with highlights from our inspirational community.
SNOWDON OR YR WYDDFA WHAT'S IN A NAME? • Back in November, the Snowdonia (Eryri) National Park authority decided the highest mountain in Wales, Yr Wyddfa, will from now on be referred to by its Welsh name. To find out why this is so important, we take a deep dive into place, politics and language.
RIDGE REWARDS • Take a trip up the sublime north-east ridge of LONSCALE FELL in the Lake District’s Northern Fells - it will open your mind.
TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE • Don’t Limit your mountain adventures to marked paths. Instead, escape the crowds and head into the open mountains with a few expert tips and tricks.
THE MISPLACED BOTHY • A mountain tragedy Led to most of the Cairngorms’ high-level shelters being demolished, but one small dilapidated refuge remains. Although it’s not exactly where it was supposed to be…
THE MISSING BOTHIES OF THE CAIRNGORMS
GRIM GRITTY GLORIOUS • Atmosphere. Excitement. Rugged beauty. The Lake District’s DOW CRAG shows there's much more to a damp winter’s day than the weather, if you're brave enough to go Looking for it.
IN THE REALM OF CLIMBERS • Dow Crag's South Rake takes walkers into the exciting terrain usually reserved for those with ropes. Here are 3 more routes to add to your to-do list that flirt with technical rock-climbing territory, but stay less precariously on the side of scrambling.
"I WAS ALIVE!" • Andrew Terrill made his dream of a Life filled with mountains a reality on a 7000-mile solo walk from Italy to Norway. And it all started with a life-changing fall in the SWISS ALPS.
HILL HACKS • SKILLS, TIPS & TRICKS TO GET YOU HIKING LIKE A PRO
A-Z OF NAVIGATION
HOW TO CROSS… SHARP EDGE IN WINTER
Glyder Fawr: Big Heap of Stones (fittingly)
HOW TO… KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE IN WINTER
THE NORWEGIAN MOUNTAIN CODE • The Mountain Rescuers in Norway know a thing or two about staying safe in extreme mountain conditions. Follow their nine basic rules and you won't go far wrong.
Packs for every body • Inclusion and diversity are as important in the outdoor world as anywhere. Backpack brand Gregory is doing its part to ensure that there’s gear out there for everybody.
OPENING THE OUTDOORS TO ALL
Winter sleeping bags • At this time of year, wild nights on the hill require...