12 hiking routes with the best views

Expert guides to Britain’s best mountain routes with Ordnance Survey mapping

April 2021 routes cover

by Trail magazine |
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Walking routes from the April 2021 issue of Trail magazine

Cairnsmore of Fleet1 of 8

Cairnsmore of Fleet

Cairnsmore of Fleet, GallowayDo you need some wilderness in your life this spring? Then check out this route that makes more of Galloway's Cairnsmore.Click here to view the Cairnsmore of Fleet route on OS Maps

Walking the border2 of 8

Walking the border

Walking the border, Yorkshire DalesAncient Yorkshire and Lancashire come into play on this walk up Gragareth, where there's much more than first meets the eye to this tale of two counties.Click here to view the Walking the border route on OS Maps

Ben More horseshoe3 of 8

Ben More horseshoe

Ben More horseshoe, Isle of MullNavigating a simple but challenging clockwise route round Big Ben gets the most out of the Isle of Mull's majestic Munro.Click here to view the Ben More horseshoe route on OS Maps

Backstone Edge4 of 8

Backstone Edge

Backstone Edge, North PenninesAn airy North Pennines hike over Dufton Pike and Backstone Edge is a great way to approach the glacial gulch known as High Cup.Click here to view the Backstone Edge route on OS Maps

Am Bodach5 of 8

Am Bodach

Am Bodach, West HighlandsGlencoe and Ben Nevis attract most of the walkers in the West Highlands, but exploring the centre of the Mamores affords views of both ranges and beyond. Click here to view the Am Bodach route on OS Maps

The Moelwynion6 of 8

The Moelwynion

The Moelwynion, SnowdoniaSee another side of Snowdonia; where buzzards soar over quieter peaks and an underground slate quarrying past makes its mark. Click here to view the Moelwynion route on OS Maps

Grasmere & gingerbread7 of 8

Grasmere & gingerbread

Ultimate weekend - Grasmere & gingerbreadExplore the high fells around Grasmere for some of the best views, tarns, waterfalls and peaks the Lake District has to offer. Click here to view the Steel Fell, Calf Crag & Helm Crag route on OS Maps Click here to view the Fairfield & Heron Pike route on OS Maps Click here to view the High Raise & Sourmilk Gill route on OS Maps

Grasmere & gingerbread8 of 8

Grasmere & gingerbread

Ultimate weekend - Beddgelert BasecampSnowdonia's most picturesque village lies among stunning peaks, making it the ideal base for those in search of panoramic views.Click here to view the Yr Aran & Craig Wen route on OS Maps Click here to view the Moel Hebog, Moel Yr Ogof & Moel Lefn route on OS Maps Click here to view the Cnicht via the Aberglasyn Pass route on OS Maps

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