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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 claiming they 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.

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 this page.

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis
Highlands 2 miles southeast of Fort William. 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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Cairngorm Mountain
10 miles southeast of Aviemore. Cairngorm is a vast Mountain Range in the Gairngorms National Park by the town of Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. At 4,084 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 Cairngorm 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 ft.
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Ben Lomond
36 miles northwest of Glasgow. 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 binoculars.
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Goat Fell
Isle of Arran southwest Scotland. 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.
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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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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.

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Mount Snowdon
In the north of Wales 73 miles southwest of Liverpool. 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 easiest Walking Routes take about 6 hours to the top and back.
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Grasmere Hills

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 residents.
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In the Lake District, Cumbria England. 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 Skiddaw, 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.
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Scafell Pike
The Lake District, Cumbria England. 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 starts from WasdaleHead. The easy walking route takes about 5 hours to the top and back. The Wasdale Head Inn is where the south side trail begins, with mountains all around.
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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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Roseberry 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 about 1 mile outside the scenic village of Great 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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List of UK Mountains by Height

All Scotland Mountains with Maps, Info and Images.

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