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Trail February 2019

If you love to sling on a backpack, head for the hills and do some wild camping, Trail Magazine is for you. Each issue is packed with: - Routes with full OS mapping - Reviews of the latest outdoor kit - The UK’s best outdoor writing - Exclusive picture and video content As the UK’s biggest and best-selling hillwalking magazine, we specialize in the most beautiful, most spectacular and most challenging regions of Britain and Europe – and inform you about all the tools you need to explore them. If you want adventure you’ll love Trail, and Trail will love you.

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team trail’s month

Jake Kendall-Ashton battles the elements on Yorkshire’s Three Peak challenge p28 Twitter @KendallMintJake Jenna Maryniak heads to the Peak District with four Trail readers to face their fear of heights head-on p36 Ben Weeks shovels through the Scottish snow in search of Schiehallion’s buried treasures p62 Twitter @GingerheadBen ■…

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welcome to february 2019

Instead of making a New Year’s resolution, I’m going to say thanks for the year that’s just gone. And with all the things I’ve explored on Trail, I’ve got a lot to be thankful for. So I wanted to say thanks for that. Thanks for the inspiration. For 15 years of wild camps above sun-brushed clouds, of frozen bothies, burning thighs, cold beer, warm beer, crisp duvets after days of damp sleeping bags, the happy fug of a mountain inn, the waits in a café for the rain to ease (almost always in North Wales, alas) the strange silence of the Highlands after snow, the moors, the summits, the coasts, the islands. The camaraderie. The solitude.And most of all, for you lot. The most aspirational bunch of people I’m…

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ring of steall the mamores

There are loads of amazing peaks in Scotland. But if you were asked to name the truly great mountain ranges of the UK’s bumpiest nation the pickings get rather slimmer. There are plenty of groups. Dozens of scatterings. But a range is different. And rarer, if we’re talking a hoisted complexity of peaks, corries, summits, lakes and waterfalls, with all the stature and drama the name implies sealed up in its own little world of high adventure. Names that come to mind are the central Cairngorms, the Cuillin Ridge, Ben Nevis and the Grey Corries – and, of course, the Mamores. The Mamores suffer from Cinderella syndrome, being overshadowed by a burlier, uglier sibling that commands all attentions. And while the views of Ben Nevis that you are confronted…

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1 For wild escapades What the Berwyn range lacks in gnarly peaks it makes up for in quiet wilderness. Away from the crowds and reaching above 800m, there’s lots to explore, with waterfalls, llyns, edges and lofty peaks. Kate Worthington starts us off in Route 3 (p99), taking in some of the very best bits. 2 For adventures of every kind Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen. (DAVID LYONS / ALAMY) Immerse yourself in the landscape and learn some new survival skills at the same time with the Wild Bush Craft Company just down the road near Corwen. Or try your hand at white water rafting. And if that sounds too tame, test your balance with the latest craze of stand-up white-water paddle boarding! While it…

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new year plans?

Visit a festival Keswick Mountain Festival, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, plus many other smaller events are held throughout the UK. They’re great places to meet and hang out with similar mountain-lovin’ folk. If you’ve not been to one before, make 2019 the year you do. Learn some skills (SEBASTIAN WASEK / ALAMY) The learning never stops, so why not sign up to a navigation, hill skills or first aid course? Or hire a guide in order to do something you’d be nervous trying on your own? Or partake in a geologist- or botanist-led walk. It’s a great way to further your experiences and knowledge. Sign up to a challenge Naturally, our own #Everest Anywhere should top your list, but other challenges are available, and they’re…

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uk mountain photo of the year 2018

Adrian Trendall Martin Kryda Gareth Owen The entries are in. Voting has closed. So who will be crowned Trail’s Mountain Photographer of the Year? Find out in next month’s issue! It’s on sale in the shops on 24 January and available at www.greatmagazines.co.uk/trail-print-single-issuesMeanwhile, see the shortlist at www.livefortheoutdoors.com/mountainphoto18And to give you a flavour of the photos we’ve received, check out some entries we loved... ■…