Trail magazine – the new December 2022 issue

December 2022 issue of Trail magazine

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See what's inside the new December 2022 issue of Trail - the UK's best-selling hillwalking and hiking magazine

Includes the 2022 Winter Gear Guide

Articles in this issue of Trail magazine...

Northern Highlands

The Loch Ness 360°

On Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, high above the still waters of iconic Loch Ness.

'If you’ve always wanted to see Loch Ness, but in a novel way that avoids the ever-present crowds, this is it.'


Lake District

The Mystery of the Smuggler’s Mountain

Peering into the belly of the beast – the ‘beast’ in this instance being Lakeland’s graphite mining past.

'The history of the Lake District involves more than geology and poetry. There are shadowy stories lurking here, and they’re all part of the rich tapestry that make the Lakeland fells so fascinating.'

Ben Weeks

Pub walks

The Centre of the Hillwalking Universe

High Cup Nick, a real highlight of the Pennine Way.

'Why limit yourself to just one of Britain’s great hillwalking patches, when you can have four? Take a tour of the Lakes, Dales, Pennines and Howgills from one splendid base in a 4-day extravaganza of hills and pubs.'

Jenna Maryniak

Mountain bothies

Home in the Hills

Carnmore bothy, at the south-east end of Fionn Loch in the Assynt. Sure, it’s essentially a barn, but it’s so much more than that.  

'In this brief history of bothies we explain why Britain’s much-loved network of mountain shelters, free to use and open to all, is so vital to hillwalkers.'

Sarah Ryan

Haunted Highlands

House of Horrors

Standing on the threshold of the haunted house before dinner and a restful (!) night’s sleep.

'A chance listening to a podcast led to a night camped by the ruins of a very haunted house, deep in the Scottish mountains. Lock the doors, because we’re going on a ghost trip.'

Tom Bailey

French Alps

A French Affair

Incredible views from the summit ridge of the 2825m-high Grand Perron des Encombres in the French Alps.

'Hop on the Eurostar to France and fall in love with the mountains of the Three Valleys next summer.'

Jenna Maryniak

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 December 2022 issue of Trail magazine - the UK’s best-selling hillwalking publication. On sale from Thursday 27th October.

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