Discover the routes from the January 2019 issue of Trail magazine
Here you’ll find options for digitally downloading all the routes featured in the January 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.
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
If you go down to the Mendip Hill you’re sure of a big surprise… in the shape of England’s largest gorge.
Ben Vrackie, Perthshire
You can find the ingredients for a perfect Scottish winter day out on the slopes of Ben Vrackie.
An Caisteal & Beinn a' Chroin, South Highlands
Castle with Danger: sally forth on a Munro-slaying adventure that’s mildly medieval. And it’s all in the name…
South Glen Shiel Ridge, NW Highlands
This mega Munro-bashing ridge-walk becomes even more memorable under snow.
Pen yr Ole Wen & Carnedd Dafydd, Snowdonia
Proudly guarding the Carneddau range to the north, these princely cairned peaks provide excellent twin winter summits.
Howgill Fells, Yorkshire Dales
Want to climb mountains in winter but don’t have the technical skill? Head to the rounded, grassy Howgills for an easy wintry outing.
Three routes from Keswick, Lake District
This town’s an ideal base for the dark days of winter. You can explore the nearby fells then return in time to enjoy the Christmas decorations.
Two days on The Tour de Moelwynion, Snowdonia
An achievable two days with a wild camp, exploring Snowdonia’s Moelwynion peaks from Tanygrisiau to Capel Curig.
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.