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The November 2019 issue is out now!

With a remarkable cover image of a sunset on Suilven, the November issue of The Great Outdoors is all about the extraordinary natural beauty that can be found in Britain’s hills and mountains.

From astonishing rock formations and ancient forests, to beautiful glacial lakes and rare flora, our high places are full of natural wonders. In our lead feature in this issue, we count down our pick of the bunch.

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Stunning photography

The theme of natural wonder runs through the issue, which is illustrated with some particularly sumptuous photography.

  • James Roddie goes underground in Assynt to discover a new dimension to an ancient landscape (and takes some incredible pictures on the way)
  • Helen Iles spends five days off-grid on the Welsh island of Bardsey
  • Phoebe Smith explores the world-famous W Trek in Patagonia
  • Our editor Carey Davies discovers a world apart when he backpacks around the rim of Kinder Scout.

We also count down our favourite autumnal woodland walks, Chris Townsend reviews ultralight insulation (handy for the cold months) and water filters, and we’ve got ten varied Wild Walks from Torridon to the Cotswolds.

And much more inside!

Read more: a peek inside the issue…

Natural wonders: we count down the most mind-boggling, awe-inspiring and downright beautiful natural features of Britain’s mountains. Here’s a description of the rock formations of the Trotternish ridge to whet your appetite:

“If Skye’s Cuillin mountains trigger awe and trepidation, the lesser-known Trotternish Ridge, with its extraordinary rock formations, is a much more other-worldly prospect. The Storr sanctuary (home to the much-photographed Old Man of Storr) and the astonishing Quiraing were both created by landslips that started tens of thousands of years ago – and haven’t stopped. The Quiraing moves a few centimetres a year, regularly damaging the A855 road.”

Extraordinary Assynt: James Roddie delves into – and under – the Scottish landscape that has to be seen to be believed.

To gaze across this place can be a deeply profound experience. When you stand on one of Assynt’s hills and look down on that vast mosaic of lochs and rivers, you are looking at one of the oldest landscapes in the world. There are few other places where you can glimpse the vast depth of time in such a way.

Walking the ‘W’: Phoebe Smith heads to Chilean Patagonia to walk the incredible W Trek.

“From the atmospheric boreal forest where I could almost feel the eyes of wild pumas, to my first sighting of the Grey Glacier, this stretch of the walk offered an abundance of natural wonder.”

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