Us walkers owe the bootleggers and pirates of yesteryear a huge debt of thanks. Because without their centuries-old legacy of clandestine tracks, we’d be robbed of some of the most thrilling trails these isles have to offer.
In the latest issue of Walk magazine – out 1 June – we uncover the swashbuckling past of some of the very best of these: from whisky-smuggling routes up mountain passes to dizzying clifftop trails above secret coves. Try smuggling one or two into your holiday plans this summer!
Also in this issue, you’ll find a special report on the Ramblers’ hundreds of volunteer path maintenance teams, working to keep the network open all over Britain.
There’s also a round up and review of the latest camping gear, a first-hand account of a members’ experiences with the Mountain and Rescue services after a fall on Snowdon, and an exclusive and provocative interview with environmental author George Monbiot. Plus your chance to win an outdoors camera and a holiday for two to Turkey (enter here now!).
Pick up your copy at high street stores of WHSmith and Cotswold Outdoor. Ramblers members get Walk delivered every quarter, or can download past issues and audio versions online for free.