New issue: See what's inside February's TGO

Which places in the UK provide that perfect winter day out? Find out in this month's issue!

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The latest edition of The Great Outdoors is in shops from 8 February and is available to download NOW on Apple Android and Pocketmags. Subscribe to the magazine and you'll receive each new copy before it hits the shelves.

YOUR WINTER TO REMEMBER

The TGO team and our regular contributors reveal the spots they head to when the snow has fallen or the ground is hard with a glistening layer of frost. The Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Lakes, Peaks, Highlands... they're all covered.

AN TEALLACH IN WINTER

Alex Nail explores that wonderful, mystical peak at its most glorious. If this mountain wasn't already on your list of places to visit this year, it will be after you see his pictures!

ED BYRNE TRIES... FELL-TOP WEATHER ASSESSMENT

"We cross a footbridge that has the river flowing through it rather than under it." Just days before the devastating Storm Desmond arrived, Ed was up on Helvellyn with the mountain's fell-top assessor to carry out a condition report for the National Park's Weatherline service. He describes how they got on.

THE COLORADO CAIRNGORMS

Scotland's arctic mountain region has a sister across the Atlantic. Andrew Terrill explores the Mount Evans Wilderness.

HILL SKILLS: USING AN ICE AXE AND CRAMPONS

Experts in the art of climbing snow-covered mountains share their essential advice. Whether you're looking to get to know the basics or if you want to hone your skills we think you'll find this month's Hill Skills section invaluable. 

A WINTER BIVVY IN UPPER ESKDALE

Ronald Turnbull, the UK's king of the bivvy bag, heads to a wild corner of the Lakes for a rough but rewarding night in the elements. Read about his adventure and get the mapped route as well.

COMPARATIVE REVIEW: DOWN JACKETS

Gear reviewer Judy Armstrong explains what to look for with a down jacket; what makes a high (and low) performance one and what's worth considering when it comes to their production. Even better, she tries out seven different versions against each other. So which one received Best Buy?

The latest edition of The Great Outdoors is in shops from 8 February and is available to download NOW on Apple, Android and Pocketmags. Subscribe to the magazine and you'll receive each new copy before it hits the shelves.