Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey, Trail magazine
Tom Bailey, Trail magazine


Tom has been Trail magazine’s photographer for more than 20 years and is one of the most experienced hillwalkers and wild campers in Britain. He’s climbed more mountains than most people could dream of and is an oracle of knowledge on everything from routes and gear to geology and nature.

As well as being an award-winning photographer, Tom is also a regular writer for Trail. Because he spends so much time out walking, scrambling and camping he tests more kit to destruction than anyone on the magazine. And he’s never shy about sharing an opinion on what makes a good (or bad) bit of gear.

Tom also spent over two years writing Trail magazine’s hugely popular Walks of a Lifetime series, which is now a permanent fixture on the Live for the Outdoors website.