Live for the Outdoors is the website of Trail Magazine and Country Walking Magazine – Britain's two best-selling monthly walking titles. Whether you're into hillwalking, mountain climbing, gear, historic walks, gentle strolls or simply enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of a chair, the team behind these magazines have between them some of the most knowlegeable minds in the outdoors! Feel free to get in touch: we'd love to hear from you.


contact us for any queries/comments about articles on the website, in trail or country walking magazines, or social media


Editor – Trail Magazine

Simon has been Trail's editor since 2011. Gripped by the high places of Britain since a friend teased him up Skiddaw and made him look at the view, he gets excited about tents, loves night walking and has an unshakeable attachment to Scotland's far north.
T: 01733 468 217 E:





Guy is in charge of Country Walking magazine. He's been a walker since being dragged up the Lake District's 100 highest peaks as a nine year old. He once backpacked from John o'Groats to Lands End. He never cleans his boots.
T: 01733 468 208 E:

Ben Weeks
news and features writer, Trail Magazine

Ben is an article writer, gear reviewer and occasional photographer with a particular fondness for scrambling in pointy rocky places. Get in touch with ideas for magazine features, new exciting gear our readers need to know about, or any general mag related queries - it's good to talk.
T: 01733 468 363 E:


Graham Thompson
Technical editor, Trail Magazine

Trail Magazine's gear tester for over 25 years, Graham Thompson's assessment of outdoor gear is the most influential in the industry. Based in England's Lake District, you can trust his opinion – and it is that opinion that forms the backbone of LFTO's best-in-the-business gear reviews.


Hannah James
Editorial and online assistant, Trail & Country Walking magazines

You’ll find Hannah outdoors whenever possible (and highly likely in Snowdonia). She’s keen to encourage more women into the mountains – it’s not only for the men! Contact her regarding social media, Trail’s routes, competitions or with general queries.
T: 01733 468 205 E:


Nick Hallissey
Deputy Editor – Country Walking

Nick writes features, news and gear reviews for LFTO and Country Walking, so feel free to contact him about any of those. He's been into this stuff ever since his folks dragged him along the South Downs Way aged five, and he knows a ridiculous amount about the Peak District.
T: 01733 468 234 E:



Jenny looks after the feature line-up for Country Walking magazine -  when she's not out and about wandering Britain's gorgeous countryside. She's always looking for new places to put in the magazine so If you
have an idea or know a spectacular walk that you'd love to see in
Country Walking, do get in touch.
T:  01733 468238 E:



Sarah Ryan
Staff Writer, Trail Magazine

Sarah strings words together for Trail Magazine and LFTO, and can often be found scribbling things in a notebook or dreaming of the Highlands. If not crammed on a bus making a quick dash for the peaks.
T: 01733 468 698 E:


Mountaineering editor, trail magazine

Jeremy has been walking the mountains of Britain since childhood; there are few who know them better than he does. This knowledge feeds into his unique illustrations, which have accompanied Trail's articles since Issue 1. He is also an authority on all aspects of alpine mountaineering and technique, as well as harder scrambling routes here in Britain.


Staff Writer, COUNTRY WALKING Magazine

Pip is Country Walking’s staff writer, routes editor and all-round gear geek. Partial to wanders in the West Country as much as peak bagging in the Lakes, he walks all over Britain and occasionally strays further afield.
T: 01733 468175 E:



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Angelo Gentile
commercial manager – TRAIL, COUNTRY WALKING & LFTO.COM

Angelo looks after all commercial opportunities for Trail, Country Walking and, from print and digital advertising through to sponsorship. Whether it’s tackling (part of) St. Cuthberts Way in Scotland or just a lunchtime stroll around the country park near the office, Angelo loves being outdoors whatever the weather.
T: 01733 366 417 E:



Key account manager – Trail, country walking and

Stephen, along with Angelo, works with leading outdoor brands to create successful advertising campaigns both in print and online. He has been known to wander the Anglesey countryside in search of geocaches...
T: 01733 366 402 E: