Trail magazine - July 2019 issue

On sale 13th June to 10th July

Britain’s Great Trails

Long-distance special

3354 miles of adventure!

  • Cape Wrath

  • Pennine Way

  • South West Coast

  • West Highland Way

  • Pembrokshire Coast

  • Coast to Coast

  • Southern Uplands

  • Cambrian Way

  • Skye Trail

  • Offa’s Dyke

  • plus the Camino de Santiago

Issue also includes

Free 32-page camping guide

All of this and more can be found in the new July issue of the UK’s best-selling hillwalking magazine - on sale Thursday 13th June.


Inside the issue…


Mind the Gap

Reaching the roof of England deserves a route as great as the mountain itself. And with airy excitement and a painless climb, Scafell Pike’s Corridor Route ticks all the boxes.


Sun, Sea & Scrambling

Snowdonia’s Penmaen-bach arête is short, sharp and spectacularly situated. It is, perhaps, the greatest little scramble you’ve never heard of.

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Britain’s greatest trails

There are 15 definitions of the word ‘trail’ in the English Dictionary, but one in particular leaps off the page: ‘a path, track or road, esp. one blazed’. It’s that idea of carving through a landscape and creating a real sense of journey that, in our minds, separates trails from paths. And we’re talking about big trails here, the kind that take months to plan and weeks to travel. Britain is full of them – we’ll showcase 10 of the very best.


Trail Blazers

The Cape Wrath Trail is a wild and spectacular long-distance route, stretching more than 200 miles through the magical mountains of north-west Scotland. The big mistake, according to someone who devoted three years to walking the trail, would be to rush it.

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The Wild (south) west

Dull and tedious is an accusation often thrown at coastal trails, but such criticism of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path would be an injustice. It offers 186 miles of exhilarating walking, and we’ve picked out the highlights.


The healing power of hiking

The Camino Frances is one of Europe’s most popular long-distance walks, and the busiest ancient pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. It starts in the French Pyrenees and finishes at the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great on Spain’s west coast, and many who hike the trail believe it has unique healing powers for the mind. Graham Thompson describes how five weeks on the Camino helped him overcome the panic attacks and anxiety that had been affecting his mental health before this life-changing trek.

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Plus...

Know-how, gear, and routes

All this and more in the July issue of Trail magazine
on sale 13.06.19