Trail magazine - October 2018 issue

On sale 6th September to 3rd October


Britain's Highest Walks

  • Ben Nevis

  • Scafell Pike

  • Helvellyn

  • and more!


  • History At Height - retracing one of the Lakes' most intrepid walks 200 years on.

  • Peak District Badlands - exploring the ill-famed Saddleworth Moor.

  • Cool Ascents - why ghyll scrambling is the most fun thing you'll do this year

  • The wildest sleep ever - canoes, Highland lochs, islands = paradise found.

All of this and more can be found in the new October issue of Trail magazine - on sale Thursday 6th September.


Wordsworth Retraced

Two centuries ago this very month, Wordsworth made a daring climb of Scafell Pike. But there’s a twist in the tale that deserves a closer look.

The air changed to cold, and mighty masses of cloud came boiling over the mountains
— Dorothy Wordsworth

across the divide

On the border with England and Wales there is a landmark hill. As it turns out, as well as signposting something magnificent, it’s quite special in itself…

It’s not a 360° view, but in this direction it might be a 360-mile one


An Uphill Paddle

It’s hot, you’re sticky, and the clear flowing water of that cascading stream is oh so tempting. There’s never been a better time to go ghyll scrambling...

The cascade was braided by ridges of bare, dry rock

Finding Eden

In the north-west of our island is a loch. Within that loch is an island. Within that island is a lochan. And within that lochan is an island. An island in a lochan in an island in a loch in an island. And somewhere, amid all that, is a piece of heaven.

Slioch stood admiring its reflection in the mirror-still water



The summer’s fires on Saddleworth Moor are the latest in a line of dark events to befall this wild place. Trail takes a walk amongst it and asks whether a place can ever transcend the sins of its past…

The fire was so big it could be seen from space


Know-how, gear, and routes

All this and more in the October issue of Trail magazine
on sale 06.09.18