Trail magazine - September 2018 issue

On sale 9th August to 5th September


Wales... the wild way

  • Crib Goch step by step
  • Brecon Beacons by night
  • Snowdonia Slate Trail: your next big walk!


  • Torridon’s best day ever! 
  • 40-50L rucksacks on test
  • Coolest soft shells for your cash
  • 6 hands-on scrambling routes from easy to mind-blowing all with os maps!
  • All of this and more can be found in the new September issue of Trail magazine - on sale Thursday 9th August.


Snowdonia Slate Trail

Middle Earth, Mordor, The Shire. Dorothea, Ffestiniog, Rhosydd. Welcome to your next big walk. It’s a trip like nothing else...

This world is rich in mosses, ferns, liverworts and lichens – a mini rainforest in Snowdonia.

How Hard is... Crib Goch

Ragged, razor-sharp and – if reputation is to be believed – risky, the ridge of Crib Goch is a polarising place.

If you are thinking of traversing Crib Goch my advice is to prepare yourself mentally for the challenge...


Back to life

Trail takes a digital detox in the Brecon Beacons and discovers there’s no better way to spend a summer night than a back to (almost) basics wild camp....

Every time I’ve wild camped I’ve walked back down the mountain in a much better mood than the one I walked up in.

Lost Causey

It’s one of Lakeland’s signature hills – yet deftly escapes the masses. Trail takes on a mountain underdog with charisma to spare…  

...and there, poking out of a blue mist, was an outline that imprinted on me: the buckled summit of Causey Pike...


The big test: 40-50l backpacking rucksacks


To explore the mountains day after day on one continuous journey requires a rucksack that allows the backpacker to be self-reliant. Trail headed to the Lake District to test 40-50 litre models built for just that...

To journey for days, weeks or months through the mountains requires a commitment to the task...


Know-how, gear, and routes

All this and more in the September issue of Trail magazine
on sale 09.08.18