Strap on your gaiters, tighten your laces and adjust your trekking poles – the September issue of The Great Outdoors has landed!
This month, we explore the theme of escaping the ordinary. Jim Perrin celebrates The Saddle, Carey Davies confronts his demons on Sharp Ege, and Ben Lerwell take a three-day walk around Shetland. Regular contributor David Lintern has two pieces this month: in addition to his regular Hill Walk & Shop Talk column, this time talking to Craigdon Mountain Sports, there’s a photo feature on his exploration of the Dinorwig slate quarries.
Further afield, Max Landsberg makes a pilgrimage trek around Tibet’s sacred Mount Kailash while Jon Sparks visits the landscapes that inspired Tolkien’s epic fantasy novels.
In our regular sections, Chris Townsend investigates new gear innovations for 2018 and reviews fleeces, softshell, and waterproof trousers. Editor Emily Rodway reviews some new items of children’s outdoor gear. Our skills section this month is The Great Outdoors guide to walking somewhere new: start a new hill list, find an unclimbed mountain, visit a new country, or plan a route off path. We’ve also included ten mapped Wild Walks from Cornwall to the Cairngorms.
Here’s how to get your hands on a copy:

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