Trail magazine - Spring 2017 issue

On sale 23rd March to 19th April

Spring loaded

Longer days are here... and the mountains are calling! Spring brings with it extra precious hours of daylight, and all of a sudden options are everywhere. Fancy tackling Striding Edge at dawn? How about hunting out wilderness in Wales? Finding the quiet, unspoiled summits of the Cairngorms? Or discovering a whole new world in Spain for less than the cost of a tank of diesel? Relax - Trail has got it covered.

You'll find all these adventures and more inside the new Spring issue of Trail magazine - on sale 23.03.17!


Inside this issue...


GO to the Lake District - DO set the alarm

GO to the Lake District - DO set the alarm

Dawn Patrol

As the clock jumps forward this month, here's a scenic mountaintop adventure to celebrate the spring in style.

If we were going to get up that mind-bogglingly early, we wanted the walk to be worth it.
— Hannah James

Tales of the unexplored

Making new tracks in old territory can yield some of the most exciting adventures. Trail takes the road less travelled in the Cairngorms.

A crevasse-like feature stopped us in our tracks, its shadowed depths the pale blue of glacier ice.
— Dan Bailey
GO The Cairngorms - DO skip the headliners

GO The Cairngorms - DO skip the headliners


GO Cambrian Mountains - DO find remote territory

GO Cambrian Mountains - DO find remote territory

A desert in Wales?

It may not be sandy, or dry, but this remote Welsh place is so named for a reason...

...the grass burnt copper by the rising sun. There is only endless moorland and open blue sky. It’s glorious.
— Sarah Ryan

Total Immersion

When the weather closes in, Trail finds a perfect adventure to indulge your mountain obsession.

We stood like wet washing in the wind, pegged to the spot by the sudden view of wonderful Ennerdale.
— Jenna Maryniak
GO Lake District - DO mountain passes

GO Lake District - DO mountain passes


GO northern Spain - DO the Peaks of Europe

GO northern Spain - DO the Peaks of Europe

Spanish Gold

The Picos de Europa are probably the best mountains you've never heard of. Until now. You owe it to yourself to remember the name...

It’s like the Yorkshire Dales and the Dolomites had a love child and raised it on a diet of spinach and steroids.
— Ben Weeks

Plus...

Gear, skills and routes


All this and more in the Spring issue of Trail magazine
on sale 23.03.17

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