From pub walks to holy mountains: the new issue of Country Walking is packed with winter walking ideas that will have you champing at the bit to get out and crunch some frosty ground. We’ve found the ultimate walk for a snowy day in the Yorkshire Dales (plus six other suggestions for walks with the warmest welcomes), and we’re proud to introduce you to your new winter hobby: tarn-bagging. Plus, walk the route of Shropshire’s legendary postman poet; discover the town which turns off the lights one magical Yuletide night; and find out from Channel 4’s Tori Herridge where to find Britain’s only space impact. And if you’re in need of a Christmas gift idea: not only do you get our festive Gift Guide special (where you can win the lot!) but we’ve got the ultimate Tech Special – your comprehensive review of GPS, apps, activity trackers, cameras and charging gadgets. It’s your walking winter… all wrapped up.
Extra this month:
• Tech Special mag
• Colour-me-in Snowdon map
• Win £1483 of gear
• Win a £1636 walking holiday
Long distance special: Keep walking – Two brand new 100 mile routes inside!
New route 1: The Alder Trail – A 100 mile epic through wildest Scotland
New route 2: Wainwright Fortnight – Walk the height of Everest in the Lakes
Tour of Monte Rosa – Up close and personal with the Matterhorn
Waterproofs tested – 13 pages of expert verdicts featuring mountaineering jackets, budget-by-budget and women’s fit
12 Mountain routes with OS mapping and gradient profiles