Trail magazine - May 2017 issue PLUS 2017 Gear Guide

On sale 20th April March to 17th May

Perfect Places

With spring now in full flight, we look for the best places in which to enjoy the lengthening days of 2017. This detective work uncovers some of the best 1km grid-squares across the whole of the UK, the best hill walk of the Roman empire (the British bit of it, at least), plus waterfalls, forests and cliffs on the "greatest Snowdonian peak you've never set foot on."

And if that wasn't enough, the May 2017 issue of Trail comes wrapped up with our 2017 Gear Guide featuring 100 pages of the coolest outdoor kit of the year.

You'll find all these adventures, gear and more inside the new May issue of Trail magazine - on sale 20.04.17!


Inside this issue...

GO Northumberland - DO walk through history

GO Northumberland - DO walk through history

To the ends of an empire

It wasn't meant as a route. But after a day trekking the best of Hadrian's Wall, it's hard not to believe that the Romans who built it were hillwalkers at heart.

...this linear landscape is exposed on all sides and shelter is sparse.
— Ben Weeks

Bones, bandits and a country-long view

How an idle trip up a little Welsh hill became one surprising day.

The contrast is distinct, highlighting the angular lines of this hill, its shadow marked in light ice on the ground.
— Sarah Ryan
GO southern Snowdoniat - DO see the country

GO southern Snowdoniat - DO see the country


GO wild camping - DO take your child

GO wild camping - DO take your child

The First Pitch

How getting their first wildcamp right can set your kids - and you - up for a lifetime of outdoor memories.

Ned is toughened; he’s been living in the mountains for 24 hours now. We arrive back at the car and a different world, as if out of battle. It takes us a while to readjust to the rhythms of 21st centrury life.
— Tom Bailey

Happiness: squared

Which of Britain's amazing spaces packs the most adventure, scenery and atmosphere into one small but exceptional grid square? This is where you find out...

...the very best grid squares are those little chunks of outdoor heaven, perfectly contained in a little blue box.
GO all Ordnance Survey - DO one great grid square

GO all Ordnance Survey - DO one great grid square


Plus...

Gear, skills and routes


All this and more in the May issue of Trail magazine
on sale 20.04.17