Discover the routes from the October 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.
Beinn a’ Bheithir, West Highlands
With sweeping slopes and exposed ridges, this route on Beinn a’ Bheithir offers a rewarding day out in the Highlands. Ben James leads us through it.
Grasmoor, Lake District
Airy, narrow ridgelines and fabulous views abound on this quieter route north of Buttermere to Grasmoor, says Chiz Dakin.
Lose Hill to Mam Tor, Peak District
If you’re looking for an epic ridge-walk to fit into half a day, look no further than the Great Ridge from Lose Hill to Mam Tor, recommends James Forrest.
Moel Siabod, Snowdonia
Roger Butler parks by the A5, stares up at Moel Siabod, and wonders whether a famous engineer ever climbed some of Snowdonia’s rockiest summits.
Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons
Here’s a glorious circuit of the Black Mountains overlooking the Vale of Ewyas and the atmospheric ruins of Llanthony Priory, courtesy of Jen and Sim Benson.
The Merrick, Southern Uplands
The Merrick is southern Scotland’s highest summit. It also offers remote wilderness, a nice top and a great descent ridge says Steve Goodier.
Three Routes from Ambleside, Lake District
Nestled at the north end of Windermere, walker-friendly Ambleside makes a cracking base for a break. Join Claire Maxted for a trio of top routes...
Two Routes on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides
Peter Edwards finds nirvana in the hills of the Isle of Harris with a bivvy at the head of Loch Reasort, plus a western route that has it all.
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.