Trail magazine - August 2018 issue

On sale 12th July to 8th August


Dream Mountain

From the perfect first hill to the toughest challenge out there - why Brecon Beacon icon Pen y Fan truly has it all.


  • Escape the crowds - the secret to getting the best routes to yourself... every time.
  • Your kid's first hill - ideas, locations, and tips to make that first mountain epic.
  • Scrambling on Arran - risk, reward and what you can learn about yourself on the way.
  • News, how-tos, reviews and routes

All of this and more can be found in the new August issue of Trail magazine - on sale Thursday 12th July.


Biggest Fan

Whether it's your first time or your 50th, the iconic Pen y Fan is the hill with everything.

Despite the relatively easy climb, we now stood higher than anything else in sight

First Hill Ever

How to make a child's first hillwalk set the scene for a lifetime of adventure (with a little help from hopes, promises, bunnies and poo).

You can’t make your kids love the outdoors, however terribly important it is to you


Beyond the crowds

Getting the very best from the Lakeland fells might just involve a night on the wild side...

I felt I had taken the bits I loved most in life and scrunched them all up into one night on a hill

Risk and Reward

A gnarly island ridge requiring scrambling skills aplenty and a tolerance for exposure? No, not the Skye's Cuillin - this is the A' Chir ridge on Arran, and it offers rewards for all levels of risk-takers...

Accessing the summit required a dose of bloody-mindedness


The big test: one-person single-skin shelters

A simple question: which duo-sized tent would you spend your cash on for the fickle British climate? A wild camp in the Lake District is the setting for a scrap to find out...

The shattering of rock on Great End had not woken me, but merely added to the sympohinc experience


Know-how, gear, and routes

All this and more in the August issue of Trail magazine
on sale 12.07.18