Hill walking in Scotland is a popular
leisure activity with locals and visitors
from around the world. There are 283
mountains above 3,000 feet known as
Munros, with now over 4,000 people having
claimed to have climbed them all. There
are 221 between 2,500 & 3,000ft known
as Corbetts, and about 1,000 about
2,000ft. Most have fairly safe walks to
the summit and can be completed to the
top and back between 3 and 8 hours.
Altitude sickness begins at around 8,000
feet, so all are well below that with the
highest Ben Nevis at 4,408 feet. The
difference between a mountain and a hill
is a mountain has steeper sides and a
distinctive peak, some hills can be as
high as mountains.
The list below contains places that
are extremely popular, scenic and
normally have facilities close by.
A full list of the highest mountains
in the UK can be found at the bottom of
Highlands 2 miles southeast of Fort
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the
British Isles, attracting about 225,000
visitors a year, with most walkers using
the Mountain Trail from the Glen Nevis
car park and visitor centre to the summit
at 4,408 ft above sea level. Novice
walkers following the Tourist Path take
about 3 to 5 hours to reach the summit.
For climbers and mountaineers, the main
attraction is the 2,300 ft high cliffs of
the north face.
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Mountain 10 miles southeast of
Cairngorm is a vast mountain range in the
Gairngorms National Park by the town of
Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. At
4084 ft, Cairngorm mountain is the sixth
highest in the United Kingdom. This is a
popular hiking area with a number of high
mountains, including the second highest
mountain in Scotland, Ben Macdui at
4,292ft, guides are available from the
website. Scotland's top ski resort was
developed here from 1960, and the
Mountain Railway was opened in 2001.
The top station has a Visitor Centre and
Restaurant with some of the best views in
Scotland. The top Ptarmigan Station is at
about 3,599 ft and car park at 2,000
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situated 36 miles northwest of
Ben Lomond is one of the most climbed
mountains in Scotland as it is the most
southerly of the Munros, mountains over
3,000 feet., also, it is situated close
to Glasgow, Scotlands largest city. This
is many walkers first Munro. The
mountain, at 3,196 feet, is in the scenic
Loch Lomond National & Trossachs
Park. The Roardennan
Hotel and Lodges are situated next to
the start of the mountain trail. You can
watch the hikers from the bar if you have
Tours . Map.
Goat Fell Isle of Arran southwest
Goat Fell is the highest mountain on the
Isle of Arran at 2,866 feet or 874
metres. The Isle of Arran is probably the
most scenic island in Scotland. The main
trail to the mountain starts at Cladach
about 2 miles north of the main town and
ferry port of Brodick. Goat Fell has
spectacular views over the island and
Firth of Clyde to Scotland. There are
many more mountains for hard hikes with
knife edge ridges, and many less enduring
scenic hills for walking all around the
island. A relatively flat but incredible
walk is from the Corrie Golf Course 5 miles
north of Brodick, that leads between the
mountains. The golf course has a car park
and tea room. The main tourist trail up
Goat Fell normally takes between 4 &
5- hours to the top and back..
Tour . Wiki Page
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Ailsa Craig an island in southwest
Scotland 10 miles off the coast from the
town of Girvan
Ailsa Craig is an island bird sanctuary
that can be visited by Hill Walkers,
1,110 feet high. Boat trips from the town
of Girvan allows about 3 hours on the
island for a walk to the top for some
dramatic views of Scotland, Ireland, Isle
of Arran and Mull of Kintyre, as well as
the birds and seals.
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Page/girvan . Hiking
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England & Wales
There are 15 mountains in Wales over 3,000
feet and 6 in England.
Below is a list of some of the most scenic
hill walking in England and Wales.
Mount Snowdon situated in the
north of Wales 73 miles southwest of
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales,
said to be the most climbed mountain in
Britain. It is situated in Snowdonia
National Park in Gwynedd. The summit is
3,560 ft above sea level. The Snowdon
Mountain Railway now runs to the top for
anyone not fit enough to walk to the top.
A restaurant and shop are at the top
station, just below the summit with
incredible views. The easies walking
routes take about 6 hours to the top and
Grasmere in the centre of the Lake
District, Cumbria England
Grasmere is a small village in the Lake
District that attracts vast numbers of
hill walkers. The hills, from 1,000ft to
2,800ft, have great views over the lakes
and there is also a flat walk around the
lake. The village has cafes and about 9
hotels, most of which provide meals and
drinks for residents and non
with Hiking Tours . Map.
Keswick in the Lake District,
Keswick is a small town in the Lake
District with hills that have some
exceptional views over the scenic town
and Derwent Water. The highest hills are
on the north side of the town such as
the fourth largest in england at 3,054
feet. The more scenic hills are on the
west side of the lake, as seen in the
image right. The town has a number of
hotels, restaurants and cafe's that cater
for the many hill walkers in the area.
There are also a good variety of hill
walking shops in the town.
with Hiking Tours . Map.
Scafell Pike the Lake District,
Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in
England at 978 metres or 3,209 ft. The
second largest mountain in England, Sca
Fell, is situated on the same ridge.
These mountains are in a remote location,
about 12 miles south of Kestwick. Or the
more remote south side hike atarts from
WasdaleHead. The easy walking route takes
about 5 hours to the top and back. Click
on the Google Map then drag the Wee Man
onto the road on the map for a 360 degree
view of the area. The Wasdale Head Inn is where
the south side trail begins, with
mountains all around.
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Photo Tour . South Rout
Photo Tour .
east side of the Lake District 14 miles
southwest of Penrith at the M6
Glenridding is a small scenic village on
the south side of the lake name
Ullswater. The hills overlooking the
village and lake are extremely popular
with hill walkers with a range of walks
to suit everyone. For the more
adventurous hill climbers, there is the
mountain named Helvellyn, 3rd highest in
England. This walk is about 5 miles out
from Glenridding with the summit being
3,250 feet or 985 metres, and one route
takes you round the knife edge ridge,
named Striding Edge. Glenridding has two
hotels and a travelers rest that cater
for hill walkers.
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Topping Northeast England on the
North York Moors
Roseberry Topping is the second largest
hill on the North York Moors at 1,050
feet or 320 metres. It is now managed by
the National Trust attracting many hill
walkers with a large roadside car park.
Roseberry Topping is situated about 1
mile outside the scenic village of
Ayton that has two inns for meals and
drinks. This is a hill not to be missed
if you are in the area.
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