Trail magazine - August 2017 issue

On sale 13th July to 9th August

Scotland's Secret Highs.

There's a mountain goldmine that even regular visitors north of the border may not be aware of - and it's a stunner. In the new issue of Trail magazine, we give it some of the attention it deserves, but come away deciding it requires much more. Plus, there's a quiet summit in Lakeland that's just big enough to sleep on (making it a great place to do so) and a scramble that provides valuable life lessons to both young and old. Our new columnists Mary-Ann Ochota and Alastair Humphreys are settling in well, TV adventurer Steve Backshall continues to give us the benefit of his experience when it comes to kit, and the Trail UK Mountain Photo of the Year 2017 competition is launched! All of this and more can be found in the new August issue of Trail magazine - on sale Thursday 13th July.

Inside this issue...

Scotland's Sanctuary

A remote peninsula with an island feel and thrilling hills, along with the oldest rock and ancient woodland. Trust us, Applecross demands considerable time to appreciate it...

It’s rivers are fringed with native woodland, its highest points drop away in dark terraced cliffs.

Hidden Jewel of the Brecon Beacons

Nestled in the corner of Wale's most remote corner, Trail discovers the Brecon Beacons' very best view.

The Beacons Way takes in the seven-mile ridgeline that rewards you with a high-level linear escapade along the edge.

Sleeping at the sharp end

On top of a silent, shapely outlier of Helvellyn, there lies the perfect Lakeland wild camp. Don't believe us? Read on

It’s a pity this not-so-little fell isn’t more famous in its own right.

School of rock

Limits explored, expectations challenged and bonds strengthened - there's more to be learned on this ascent of Jack's Rake than simply a new way up a mountain.

The earth around it cracked and crumbled as the stone moved from side to side.

Mountain Photo of the Year 2017

Whether it's a quick snap on your phone or a carefully composed shot on your DSLR, if your photo captures the magic of hillwalking in the UK it could win Trail's 2017 Mountain Photo of the Year competition - and Fujifilm prizes worth over £3,000.

Bigger, better and more prizes than ever.


Skills, gear, and routes

All this and more in the August issue of Trail magazine
on sale 13.07.17