Discover the routes from the August 2019 issue of Trail magazine with Ordnance Survey
Here you’ll find options for digitally downloading all the routes featured in the August 2019 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 and download the GPX files*. Alternatively you can directly download the GPX files* for free below.
High Street, Lake District
On this bite-sized long distance track you’ll walk in the steps of Roman centurions, Scottish raiders and peat carriers says Chiz Dakin.
Limestone Way, Peak District
This linear route from Matlock to Ilam takes you through some delightful dales and villages as it crosses the White Peak, says Paul Besley.
Sandwood Bay, NW Highlands
Here’s a remote Scottish route that takes a bite out of the Cape Wrath Trail, courtesy of Tracey Radnall (and her canine companion).
Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons
The Black Mountains are home to the high point of the Offa’s Dyke Path. They also offer some fine skyline walking. Join Tom Hutton on a big day out.
Snowdon to the sea, Snowdonia
High mileage: a parade over north Snowdonia summits, from Yr Wyddfa’s lofty top to Llanfairfechan’s shore. Kate Worthington is your guide.
The Trotternish Ridge, Isle of Skye
If the idea of an exhilarating walking experience in a magnificent landscape appeals (and why wouldn’t it?), Peter Edwards would like to suggest the following...
Three days from Keswick to Coniston, Lake District
You’ll have heard of going hut-to-hut – but across glacier-free Lakeland? The YHA helps Ronald Turnbull achieve an (almost) Alpine experience.
Three routes in The Cheviot Hills
From the College Valley to the windswept summit of the muckle Cheviot, Geoff Holland explores hidden delights close to the Pennine Way.
OS Maps FAQ and quick start guide
*WHAT IS A GPX FILE?
A GPX (GPS Exchange Format) file is a digital version of a route. Each GPX file contains a long list of the precise GPS coordinates that make up a route, which can be placed on top of a digital map for printing or following on a GPS device or smartphone. How to upload and use a GPX file depends on which navigation device you’re using, but they work on everything from handheld Garmin devices and Suunto watches to smartphone apps like OS Maps. As GPX files are made up of unique and universal latitude/longitude coordinates, they can be used with almost any type of mapping software.