Trail magazine - December 2018 issue

On sale 1st November to 28th November


On the edge

Journeys to the UK’s exciting extremes

  • The secrets of Rum

  • Gower’s tidal island

  • Lost tarns of Lakeland


  • The gift of mountains.

  • Skye the easy way

  • Shoes vs boots

All of this and more can be found in the new December issue of Trail magazine - on sale Thursday 1st November.


The Big little island

Read ‘Cuillin’, and you probably think of Skye. But Rùm has a Cuillin range of its own, steeped in Norse history, natural wonders, unique geological curiosities, and mountain adventures of the purest kind.

“A small isle it may be, but in heart and spirit it’s as big as they come”

Adventure: bottled

How a rainy day mission to visit Lake District tarns resulted in the discovery of dramatic ravines and hidden valleys. And all in one of its most well-walked places...

Rather than bagging summits, we were going to bag tarns.


The Greatest Gift

A century ago The Great War fell silent – and with it this clutch of Lakeland hills, mourning a lost generation of young rock climbers, became a legacy that lasts to this day... 

On each and every footstep on these fells you will be in the presence of the true spirit of freedom

Worm’s Head: The Gower Peninsula

Twice a day off the Swansea coast a wild peninsula is scythed from the mainland and a tidal island of limestone crags, golden beaches and Stone Age caves is born. Now imagine having that entire place to yourself for one night only.

It’s not fun until you have some of the landscape under your fingernails


Know-how, gear, and routes

All this and more in the December issue of Trail magazine
on sale 01.11.18