Trail magazine - November 2018 issue

On sale 4th October to 31st October


Escape to the hills

Discover the outdoors at the most spectacular time of year, including:

  • Snowdonia’s silent giant

  • Lakeland’s most secretive ridge

  • 3 days on the Great Glen Way


  • Hamocking & Stargazing for dark nights.

  • Waterproof fabric shootout

  • 3-4 season boots reviewed

  • New boot-fitting tech on test

All of this and more can be found in the new November issue of Trail magazine - on sale Thursday 4th October.


Ole Man Mountain

Not all mountains shout their worth. Some are happy to sit quietly, while you discover their qualities for yourself…

Like Tryfan’s North Ridge on the opposite side of the Ogwen Valley, Pen Yr Ole Wen’s East Ridge is deceptively wide once you’re on it

The mountain hiding in plain sight

What do you get if you mix England’s only mountain forest, a thrilling mini scramble and a Cumbrian ridge that it inexplicably unfrequented? The best Lakeland fell walk you’ve never heard of.

Our route starts with Whinlatter, ‘England’s only true mountain forest...’



Disclaimer: the views expressed in this feature are those of teh author alone. The curious may read on, but this might not be for everyone…

Hammocking is like canoeing in the trees - one wobble and you’re out

How hard can it be? From walker to leader

Dream of becoming a Mountain Leader and making your life in the hills? Then read on to find out what it really takes…

I started my ML journey living less than a mile down the road from seven Munros, and finished it in the flattest part of England...


Know-how, gear, and routes

All this and more in the November issue of Trail magazine
on sale 04.10.18