Trail magazine - May 2018 issue

On sale 19th April to 16th May


Views to thrill!


  • WAINWRIGHT'S FINAL FELL - why this Lakeland tarn is perfect for a wild night out
  • GLYDERS IN THE MIST - Testing skills in Wales' most atmospheric hills
  • WONDER IN A WARZONE - why the Congo's highest peak is back on the map

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All of this and more can be found in the new May issue of Trail magazine - on sale Thursday 19th April.


Britain's best views

For walkers' eyes only: the 23 best views in Britain (and how to get there).

For most locations the notion of wildness is a fairly abstract concept... You really need to work hard and enter a lonely, high-walled corrie deep within high mountains.

Sleeping With Ghosts

It’s the final resting place of Lakeland’s most famous character. But with so many picturesque fells to choose from, why did Alfred Wainwright settle on Haystacks? Trail beds down to find out... 

Half a kilometre south-east and 80 metres lower than the summit is Innominate Tarn.


Castles in the clouds

Castell y Gwynt refusing to submit to the gloom. Given the right mountains, a day in the gloom needn’t be a day wasted. Trail heads for the Glyders...

The dark spires of rock seemed bigger, more menacing. I half expected a crack of lightning to hit the top.

“Eat, sleep and dream mountains”

Driven by dedication and commitment, and perhaps just a touch of obsession, there’s always a way to find your way back to the mountains...

300 days a year in the mountains were no longer sustainable.


Mountains of the Moon

It’s the stuff of adventurers’ dreams... and nightmares. Join us on a
journey into the Congolese jungle, and the summit of Mount Stanley.

Surrounded by darkness and mystery, there has been hidden to this day a giant among mountains.


Know-how, gear, and routes

All this and more in the May issue of Trail magazine
on sale 19.04.18