Trail magazine - Spring 2019 issue

On sale 21st March to 17th April


Lake District Peak to Pub - the epic new trail!

  • 124km

  • 35 peaks

  • 7 pubs

  • 1 journey


  • Wild Scotland - Cairngorm giants and ancient volcanoes

  • The biggest view in Wales - from a secret summit in Snowdonia

  • Camping kit on test - best sleeping bags and stoves for 2019

  • An incredible subscription gift - get a Primus Eta Lite stove for free!

All of this and more can be found in the new Spring issue of the UK’s best-selling hillwalking magazine - on sale Thursday 21st March.

 Subscribe to Trail magazine and we’ll send you a Primus stove worth £100!


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Inside the issue…

New Epic Trail - The Peak to Pub Trail

Who’s up for a new long-distance walking route, summiting 35 of Lakeland’s best mountains and staying at seven of its best pubs? Good, because we’ve made one…

And this is the labour of our love – the Lake District Peak to Pub Trail. 7 days, 7 classic pubs, and 35 Lakeland peaks...

Heaven on the Isles

Around the globe, travelling by foot has many names – hiking, backpacking, rambling. In the mountainous areas of the UK and Ireland, it’s commonly known as hillwalking. Australian Tristan Smith recently found himself, half by accident, travelling from his home in the USA to ‘hike’ the highest peaks in the British Isles. This is his story...

The sun sets Pen y Fan’s blunt shark’s-tooth on fire - shifting through red to amber to gold...

is this the best secret view in wales?

Buried among Snowdonia’s giants is a
little hill with some seriously big vistas.
Turn over if you want to know where it is... 

Look down the A5 to find Tryfan’s iconic shape rising jauntily into the sky...

In search of...  Scotland’s ring of fire

Tucked away on Scotland’s wild west coast, Ardnamurchan Peninsula holds a geological curiosity of volcanic scale. But what secrets await walkers? Trail couldn’t resist finding out.

At Sanna Bay, fire-baked rock gives way to salt air and wind-sculpted dunes...

The Italian Job

If hut-to-hut trekking is your thing, there’s no finer destination than the toothy peaks, emerald valleys and via ferrata trails of the Italian Dolomites.

Scrambling round spiky outcrops we tried not to dwell on the sheer drops...


Know-how, gear, and routes

All this and more in the Spring issue of Trail magazine
on sale 21.03.19