Trail magazine – the January 2023 issue

See what's inside the new January 2023 issue of Trail - the UK's best-selling hillwalking and hiking magazine

Cover of Trail magazine January 2023

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See what's inside the new January 2023 issue of Trail - the UK's best-selling hillwalking and hiking magazine

You can read this month's issue online by becoming a Trail member today and receive a welcome gift of your choice. Pick from a SILVA Terra Scout XT headtorch, a  SEATOSUMMIT outdoor kitchen tool kit or a Bridgedale Socks voucher, enabling you to choose 2 pairs of socks from their Hike collection.

Articles in this issue of Trail magazine...

Lake District

Once upon a time in Wasdale

Great Gable catches the last rays of the setting sun, while the Scafells already wallow in gloom beyond.

'Fear, cold, pain and suffering on a lonely winter night in the Lake District. That’s one way to see in the new year. Fancy giving it a go?'

Tom Bailey

Winter Walking

Say goodbye to your comfort zone

A perfect example of how winter transforms Britain’s mountains. High on Snowdon’s south ridge, with the crowds of summer long gone and a landscape that looks like it belongs to European Alps.

'Britain’s Winter Mountains offer the perfect opportunity to take your hillwalking adventures to the next level. But where to start?'

Simon Stokes

South Highlands

The mountain over the water

The island-speckled waters of Loch Lomond glowing gold in the winter sun – a glorious backdrop to Ben Lomond’s Ptarmigan Ridge.

'It’s been biding its time, patiently. Sometimes in plain sight, sometimes hooded by cloud, sometimes hidden. Watching, guarding the way to the Highlands. Never urgent, never needy. Just there. It’s time to face the mountain. Ben Lomond is waiting.'

Ben Weeks


24 hours, 15 mountains, 1 challenge

On the otherworldly summit of Glyder Fawr, with the spectacular peaks of the Snowdon range (where the challenge starts) beyond.

'The Welsh 3000s might just be Britain’s finest single day mountain challenge, but how hard is it for the average hillwalker? Read on for our peak-by-peak guide, plus insider tips from other walkers who have been there and done it.'

Oli Reed


A cwm with a view

From the spines of Glyder Fach’s Bristly Ridge (centre) to the turrets of its towering namesake (right), Cwm Tryfan offers intimate views of these magnificent mountains.

'Rightly celebrated as one of Britain’s best scrambling venues, Tryfan is also one of our most arresting hills. But how to get a good look at it without forgoing the climb? One remote-feeling valley has the answer you’re looking for...'

Sarah Ryan

Mountain Lives

Finding true north

<br>"The experience of being alone, up on a mountain, having that moment to yourself. <br>it’s like pressing a restart button."

'Deon Barrett explains how training to be the first black Englishman to summit Everest helped him out of one of the darkest periods of his life.'

Sarah Ryan

Also in this issue of Trail magazine...

Tips, skills and know-how, in-depth expert gear advice, and mapped mountain routes for you to explore

Skills and tips to get you hiking like a pro; new gear releases and trusted reviews; mountain routes to walk, scramble and backpack.

And much, much more...

Information, inspiration, and mountains galore can be found in the new issue of Trail magazine.

You can find all of this and more in the new January 2023 issue of Trail magazine - the UK’s best-selling hillwalking publication. On sale from Thursday 24th November.

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