Welcome to the Live For The Outdoors routes service in conjunction with Memory-Map TrailZilla, packed with Britain’s very best walks.

Routes created by Trail and Country Walking  magazines come with Ordnance Survey mapping, step-by-step descriptions and downloadable GPX files for your GPS. Magazine subscribers to Trail or Country Walking will have FREE access to all the routes and to Ordnance Survey Landranger mapping. Other readers can still search our Routes database, and can buy a subscription to our online routes service (see below for details).

Getting started

If you have a Trail or Country Walking subscription and wish to register for your free routes, visit When you've registered and entered your subscriber number you'll automatically have FREE access to the magazines’ routes to download plus FREE access to Ordnance Survey Landranger maps for the whole of Great Britain. If you already have an existing log-in for TrailZilla but need to add your subscriber number to access the free routes, click on the ‘My TrailZilla’ tab at the top of the TrailZilla home-page, followed by ‘My Profile’. You can then scroll to the bottom of the page to add your details. If you are not currently a magazine subscriber to Country Walking or Trail, you can still register but you will need to buy a subscription to our online routes service via TrailZilla. This costs £10pa for access to Country Walking routes, and £10pa for access to Trail Routes. If you want to subscribe to one of our magazines and gain free access to the routes, click HERE for Trail or HERE for Country Walking subscriptions. 

Share your own routes

All Live For The Outdoors members can create, upload and share your own routes with other LFTO members as soon as you have registered for free on TrailZilla, regardless of whether or not you have a magazine subscription. Then just click the ‘Create a Trail’ tab and plan or upload your favourite routes. You'll also find thousands of other routes, rides and drives worldwide so don't limit your adventures! 


Q. I'm already registered on Live For The Outdoors - do I use the same details for TrailZilla?

A. No, as TrailZilla is owned and operated by Memory-Map you'll need to register there too.


Q. Where do I find my subscriber number?

A. Your subscriber number appears on the cover sheet you receive with each magazine, and usually starts with 3 or 4 zeros. The number you have printed on the sheet may contain letters and other characters, but you only need the first block of numerical characters, not including any letters. If you don't have your subscriber number, you can find out what it is by calling 0845 120 4600 or emailing


Q. Are Trail and Country Walking routes free?

A. Yes, they are free for magazine subscribers. If you're not a magazine subscriber you can subscribe to the routes on TrailZilla, for £10pa to Trail, £10pa to Country Walking, or £20pa to both.


Q. Are Ordnance Survey maps free?

A. Yes, OS Landranger maps for all of Great Britain are free for Trail and Country Walking subscribers. If you're not a magazine subscriber you can subscribe to OS Landranger and Explorer maps for all of Great Britain on TrailZilla for less than 50p a week.


Q. Can I get Ordnance Survey Explorer maps instead?

A. Yes, you can subscribe to OS Explorer maps on TrailZilla. Trail and Country Walking magazine subscribers also get a special discount!


Q. My magazine subscription is a gift, can I still access the routes site?

A. If your subscription is paid for by someone else then you will still be able to access the free routes.  If you purchase a subscription for someone else you will not be able to access the free routes but the person that receives the magazine will be able to claim them.


Q. What do all the different pins mean?

A. Pins are colour-coded for difficulty Green (Easy), Blue (Average), Red (Hard), Black (Expert) and also shown as different shapes depending who created the trail:

Trail and Country Walking 'official' routes are shown as round pins with a $ symbol. Your own trails will be shown as square pins. Other LFTO members’ trails are shown as round pins. You can control what is shown on the map using the Show: button 

 Q. Help! I'm stuck.

A. For further help just email