Trail magazine - Spring 2018 issue

On sale 22nd March to 21st April


Scotland's Greatest Days!

  • Ben Nevis
  • Liathach
  • Ullapool


  • Hunting Wales's highest lake
  • A night in England's highest hostel
  • The highest cliff on earth
  • Know-how, gear and routes

All of this and more can be found in the new Spring issue of Trail magazine - on sale Thursday 22nd March.


Hard rock hallelujah

Liathach is, quite simply, one of Scotland's greatest and biggest hill days. A word or two of warning, though – don't confuse 'great' with 'easy'...

The mountain’s terraces give it a constructed appearance, and it’s fortress-like...

From here to the sea

How a small diversion to the highest lake in Wales became a big discovery...

A huge black wheel lay in its own perfectly circular pool


The biggest drop in the world

Mount Thor's west face is the biggest cliff on earth. It's located in one of the wildest parts of Canada, and takes five days to reach on foot. Here's why it's worth it.

Rescues can depend on the weather and, at worst, it can take a week to get help

The house at the back o' beyond

Over 5km from the nearest road and 470m up the mountain whose name it takes, is a night at Skiddaw House as isolating as its 'loneliest' epithet suggests?

It’s difficult to think of another hostel whose access is quite so challenging


"All I knew was that I was hooked"

Tea-girl turned Coniston Mountain Rescue team member Janice Hamilton reflects on a life-changing 10 years.

‘I’m always thinking...if we have a call-out, how can I get home quickly?’


Know-how, gear, and routes

All this and more in the Spring issue of Trail magazine
on sale 22.03.18