On sale 18th April to 15th May
The Adventure Issue
Comes with the FREE 2019 Trail Gear Guide!
236 products reviewed & rated by mountain experts!
+ Much More
Wainwright Walks - 12 classic Lake District routes with OS maps
The Ultimate Mountain Walk - Snowdonia’s legendary Cadair Idris horseshoe
The Future Of Bothies - Are Britain’s mountain shelters under threat?
Summer Footwear - Mountain boots, trail shoes and sandals reviewed.
All of this and more can be found in the new May issue of the UK’s best-selling hillwalking magazine - on sale Thursday 18th April.
Inside the issue…
Rock and Stroll Star
Summer scrambling season is almost upon us, and the British mountains are packed with superb rock routes for beginners. Trail headed to Cwm Idwal in Snowdonia to test one out...
For wilderness lovers, bikepacking is
a tool to unlock Britain’s most hard-to-reach mountains. The theory sounds flawless, but does it stand up to the test? Trail heads for Scotland’s two most remote Munros to find out.
An intimate encounter with the night
Bivvying is the purest form of sleeping wild. No tent, no protection except the waterproof bag you’re wrapped in, and nowhere to escape to if the weather turns. But if the weather doesn’t turn, this is an overnight experience like no other. With a clear forecast and a starlit summit in mind, Tom Bailey left behind home comforts to spend a night on a favourite Lakeland fell. And once you’ve read about it, trust us, you’ll want to do the same.
Iron and Stone
Honister Slate Mine’s history is founded in stone, but its future is being shaped by iron. Trail clips in to the UK’s original via ferrata.
Are Britain’s Bothies at Breaking point?
The Mountain Bothies Association has been rebuilding, maintaining and repairing remote shelters in Britain’s wildest and loneliest regions for over 50 years. Today, with more bothies to care for and visitor numbers higher than ever, Trail speaks to four people whose working lives revolve around these iconic mountain shelters to better understand the threats facing them.
Pick your peak-bagging challenge!
The British mountains are full of weird and wonderful lists for hillwalkers to spend a lifetime ticking off. But which is the right one for you?