Keen readers will likely be aware of popular outdoor magazines such as Trail, Country Walking and The Great Outdoors but did you know you can read these and many more each month for FREE?

Outdoor magazines are great way to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the outdoor world as well as checking out the latest outdoor gear and even sourcing route ideas. There are three popular titles in the UK :

  • Trail Magazine – the UK’s best-selling hill walking magazine is aimed at those looking to venture into the hills and mountains of the UK. It features independent gear reviews written by experienced industry experts and route guides and destination-focused articles written either its staff or their trusted team of freelance contributors, many of them guidebook authors and all of them leading authorities in the outdoor industry.
  • The Great Outdoors – the original mountain magazine has been leading people to explore high places for more than 40 years. Through compelling writing, beautifully illustrated stories and eye-catching content, across a range of platforms, it seeks to convey the joy of adventure, the thrill of mountainous and wild environments, and the wonder of the natural world.
  • Country Walking Magazine is the go-to companion for anyone who wants to discover a more beautiful Britain, and get happier & healthier, on foot. From spectacular views to hidden secrets, Country Walking will show you where to go, what to look for, and how to get more out of your passion.

So how do you get to read them every month absolutely free of charge? Well it’s all thanks to PressReader and your local library.

PressReader is the online resource where you can read thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the globe. Subscribers get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top publications as soon as they’re available on shelves. But did you know that many UK libraries offer a PressReader subscription free with your library card? Simply sign up at, select your library, enter your library card number and hey presto, free access to all the outdoor magazines (and more!) that you could ever wish for all from the comfort of your own home.

Of course, if like us you love reading on the go, PressReader is the best way to read magazines and newspapers on your mobile phone or tablet. Download complete issues and toggle between the original print view and a mobile-optimised text view. You can bring your favourite outdoor publication to life with ‘listening mode’, one-touch translation and dynamic links.

Download the PressReader app from your favourite app store.