Trail magazine - October 2019 issue

On sale 5th September to 2nd October


The Best Mountain Walks

  • Highland Giants The greatest routes on Scotland’s biggest peaks

  • Golden Oldie Classic round of Coniston

  • Into The Wild Explore ancient forests beneath the Cairngorms

  • How To Shoot mountain photos and enjoy great wild sleeps

All of this and more can be found in the new September issue of the UK’s best-selling hillwalking magazine - on sale Thursday 5th September.

Inside the issue…

King in the North

Jagged mountains and great walks don’t always go hand in hand, but the sharp-toothed massif of An Teallach smashes that theory to bits. Trail investigates if this really is Scotland’s finest hillwalk, and names six other contenders for the throne.

Searching for Scotland’s green jewels

In the shadow of Britain’s highest, coldest sweep of mountainous ground lies Rothiemurchus Forest – home to the elusive Scots pine. Trail’s resident nature expert spent two days fully immersed among the trees, in search of his ‘holy grail’. 


Skye - Cloud Island

The drama and atmosphere of the ‘Cloud Island’
captured by the lens of Morten Hansen.

Golden Oldie

The Old Man of Coniston is a busy, industrialised mountain but – along with three connected peaks, a skyhigh ridgeline and a secret view – it’s a vital ingredient in one of the Lake District’s most celebrated hillwalks.


In Snowdon’s Shadow

 Turn your back on the crowds flocking to Wales’ highest mountain, and you’ll quickly discover the best walking ridge in Snowdonia.

Land of the Gods

With fractured cliffs and jagged peaks that look like they were shattered and shaped by Thor’s hammer, the Norwegian island of Senja is fast becoming a hillwalking hotspot. We sent James Forrest to find out what all the fuss is about.



Know-how, gear, and routes

All this and more in the October issue of Trail magazine
on sale 05.09.19