Walking routes from the May 2022 issue of Trail magazine

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Tryfan in Snowdonia

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Route 1: Ben Hope, Highlands

Route 1: Ben Hope, Highlands
Glorious blue skies and spring sunshine framing Ben Hope. ©Rob Ford / Alamy

If you’re going to climb Scotland’s most northerly Munro, do it with style on an exhilarating scramble.

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Route 2: Y Garn via Foel Goch, Snowdonia

Route 2: Y Garn via Foel Goch, Snowdonia
The humped peak of Fuel Goch - an optional extra! ©Jamie Rooke

This quiet route up a popular mountain is perfect for busy weekends in the Snowdonia National Park.

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Route 3: Slioch, Torridon

Slioch from Sgurr an Tuill Bhain.
Slioch from Sgurr an Tuill Bhain. ©Tom Bailey, Trail magazine

Start early and pop your comfiest boots on for this long (but amazing!) walk into one of the more remote peaks of Torridon.

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Route 4: Yr Arran, Snowdonia

Yr Aran rising above  the south end of  Llyn Gwynant.
Yr Aran rising above the south end of Llyn Gwynant. ©Roger Butler

Isolated Yr Aran is often overlooked in the rush to climb Snowdon but it’s a fine Snowdonia viewpoint which never fails to disappoint.

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Route 5: Howgills Loop, Howgills

Take a moment at Cautley Spout to admire the cascading waters.
Take a moment at Cautley Spout to admire the cascading waters. ©Tom Bailey, Trail magazine

Take this route up the highest fell in the Howgills, and you’ll enjoy the spectacular waterfall of Cautley Spout on the descent.

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Route 6: Haweswater horseshoe, Lake District

Cairn on the descent from Branstree.
Cairn on the descent from Branstree. ©Giles Brown

Explore this delightful loop around the Lake District’s eastern fells and you’ll skirt some beautiful valleys in a lesser visited area of the national park.

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Routes 7, 8 & 9: Ultimate Weekend – Cumbria Traverse, Lake District

Looking out from the wrinkled Ridgeline of Crinkle Crags
Looking out from the wrinkled Ridgeline of Crinkle Crags. ©James Forrest

Designed as a fell-running challenge, the Cumbria Traverse also makes a superb backpacking route for walkers.

Click here to view and download the Broughton Mills to Caw route from OS Maps

Click here to view and download the Caw to Great Gable route from OS Maps

Click here to view and download the Great Gable to Keswick route from OS Maps

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Routes 10, 11 & 12: Ultimate Weekend – The Black Mountain, Brecon Beacons

The view east to Bannau Sir Gaer and Fan Foel.
The view east to Bannau Sir Gaer and Fan Foel. ©Roger Butler

Explore a quiet quarter of the Brecon Beacons National Park from a traditional hostel in the hills south of Llandovery.

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Click here to view and download the Moel Gornach & Foel Fraith route from OS Maps

Click here to view and download the Carmarthen Fans route from OS Maps

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