Here you’ll find all the walking and hiking routes featured in the most recent issue of Trail magazine. You can view the routes on the OS Maps website and, if you’re an OS Maps Premium subscriber, overlay them on 1:25,000 Explorer or 1:50,000 Landranger leisure mapping.
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Route 1: Crib Goch, Snowdonia
Crossing Snowdonia classic Crib Goch will test the nerves of most scramblers, so here’s the lowdown to make your first time both safe and thrilling.
Route 2: Steeple, Lake District
Standing on a cloud in the heavens: we head to the Lake District’s Ennerdale to give Steeple the attention it deserves.
Route 3: Angel’s Peak, Cairngorms
Among the broad, hulking Cairngorm mountains, scrambles are rare. Which makes this one up Sgor an Lochain Uaine all the more astonishing.
Route 4: High Raise via Eagle Crag, Lake District
Clamber on to a less-frequented summit and stride out along a broad ridge far from Lakeland’s madding crowds.
Route 5: Nantlle Ridge, Snowdonia
Could the Nantlle Ridge be Snowdonia’s finest ridge walk? The answer lies on this end-to-end, 7-peak, bagging fest.
Route 6: The Ring of Steall, Central Highlands
Jagged ridges, steep peaks and scenery like no other it’s time for a trip around the Mamores.
Routes 7: Wessex Ridgeway, Dorset
Whether you’re a new walker or a seasoned pro, you’ll be enchanted by the views from Dorset’s lofty whaleback ridge, while bagging the county’s highest point too.
Routes 8, 9 & 10: Ultimate Weekend – Glen Shiel weekender, North-West Highlands
Enjoy three solid days of ridge walking and scrambling around Glen Shiel with a visit to the Cluanie Inn for a refresher.
Routes 11, 12 & 13: Ultimate Weekend – Ambleside to Keswick, Lake District
Red Screes, Fairfield, Helvellyn to the Dodds: this has to be England’s longest ridge. Walk it over 2 days, plus a sneaky ending.