Discover the routes from the September 2019 issue of Trail magazine with Ordnance Survey
Here you’ll find options for digitally downloading all the routes featured in the September 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.
Cwm Cywarch round, Snowdonia
Turn your back on the honeypots for a wilderness walk on southern Snowdonia’s highest peak and you won’t be disappointed, says Nick Livesey.
Ullscarf, Lake District
See the major mountains from a whole new perspective, says Claire Maxted, with this off-path adventure over the craggy moorland of the Wythburn Fells.
Branstree & Sleddale Fell, Lake District
Roger Butler ticks off a trio of unusual landmarks in the fells on the east side of Longsleddale.
Kentmere Horseshoe, Lake District
One of the least travelled, most remote-feeling circuits in the Lake District awaits, says Claire Maxted.
Ben Sgulaird, Southern Highlands
Chiz Dakin seeks out a lone Munro near Oban, with a rugged ridgeline and views over Loch Etive and Ben Nevis.
High Willhays, Dartmoor
Visit Dartmoor’s wilder side to climb southern England’s only mountains
with Day Walks in Devon authors Jen and Sim Benson.
Three Routes from Loch Ossian, Central Highlands
Sleep your way to solitude (plus a couple of Munros), as Ronald Turnball takes you to an off-road hostel in the middle of Rannoch Moor.
Three Routes from Dylife, Mid-Wales
Once you’ve discovered the empty hills above Staylittle, Roger Butler says you might want to stay a little bit longer.
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.