Discover the routes from the June 2019 issue of Trail magazine with Ordnance Survey
Here you’ll find options for digitally downloading all the routes featured in the June 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.
Crib Goch, Snowdonia
Can an alternative version of a classic horseshoe also be a classic? Tom Hutton thinks this one can. Join him on Crib Goch’s north ridge.
Fairfield Horseshoe, Lake District
Wainwright might have been slightly sniffy about it, but this classic Lakeland route is well worth your attention, says Emily Woodhouse.
Kentmere Horseshoe, Lake District
With nine Wainwrights in his sights, James Forrest heads to Kentmere for a classic day of Lakeland ridge-walking.
Ring of Steall, West Highlands
Bag four of the very best Munros with an exciting wire bridge, a knife-edge scramble and superlative views of Ben Nevis, in the company of Claire Maxted.
Yr Elen, Snowdonia
Why not head to the Carneddau’s wild and isolated Caseg valley for a horseshoe route with a lovely rugged ridge, suggests Chiz Dakin.
Moidart Horseshoe, West Highlands
A remote ridge, four peaks and a magical view. Kirstie Shirra goes on an excellent adventure in the Moidart hills.
Three routes on the Isle of Man
It’s a self-governing British Crown dependency, fact fans. But as Claire Maxted points out, this island adrift in the Irish Sea is also a cracking walking destination.
Three routes around Longnor, Peak District
How about a long weekend in Longnor? You’ll enjoy being sandwiched between dark gritstone moors and classic limestone dales, promises Roger Butler.
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.