Hills and Mountains

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The Category Hills and Mountains is a subset of Particular Types of Walks in the UK. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Hills and Mountains Entities which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.hills-database.co.uk

Overview

'The DoBIH is offered as a downloadable database on this Site, and as an online database at www.hill-bagging.co.uk. Both formats offer logging facilities and a facility for transferring personal ascent records from one to the other.'

www.go4awalk.com/uk-mountains-and-hills.php

Navigate the Website>>> UK Mountains and Hills displayed on Google Maps
Overview

'The Mountains, Peaks, Tops & Hills of England, Scotland, Wales & The Isle of Man.'

Walks described here by

www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/ben-lomond

Size (acreage)5400
Starting fromRowardennan
Overview

'Rising from the east shore of Loch Lomond to a height of 974m (3,193ft), Ben Lomond offers exhilarating walking and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.'

Walks described here by
Nearby

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clent-hills

Size (acreage)440
Starting fromNear Romsley
Overview

'A stunning countryside haven in the heart of the busy Midlands. Explore the miles of footpaths, bridleways and easy access trails offering breathtaking panoramic views over the Cotswolds, Shropshire Hills and Welsh borders ... The North Worcestershire Path goes through Clent Hill and Walton Hill and connects the Waseley Hills on one side and Hagley on the other. There are also footpaths connecting local villages such as Romsley, Clent, Lower Clent and Hagley.'

Walks described here by
Nearby

www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/kintail

Size (acreage)20000
Starting fromMorvich
Overview

'Whether you want to take part in outdoor pursuits and adventure activities like hill-walking, climbing and sea kayaking, or just get away from it all and immerse yourself in wild, unspoilt nature, Kintail and Morvich is the perfect place to do it.'

Walks described here by
See also

Kintail and Lochalsh Walks [Walkhighlands] | Coffin Road to Kintail [Heritage Paths]

www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/mar-lodge-estate

Size (acreage)72500
Starting fromMar Lodge
Overview

Occupies nearly 7% of the Cairngorms National Park, covers some of the most remote and scenic wild land in Scotland, including four of the five highest mountains in the UK. Within its boundaries are fine examples of classic features of a Highland landscape: remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest, heather moorland, juniper scrub and a part of the high Cairngorm plateau. Fifteen of the Trust's 46 Munros can be found in the Cairngorms around Mar Lodge.'

Walks described here by

www.munromagic.com

Overview

'MunroMagic.com is your resource for Munro, Corbett & Graham information. All 282 Munros, 221 Corbetts and 223 Grahams are covered in detail including descriptions, pictures, location maps, walking routes, weather reports, and many tools to help you find all the mountain information you require.'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sugarloaf-and-usk-valley

Starting fromSugar Loaf
Overview

‘Compiled by our rangers who care for this beautiful landscape, our walks in the Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley take in the Clytha Estate and Coed-y-Bwnydd hill fort, along with both the Sugar Loaf and Skirrid mountains. Whether you want a long hike or a short ramble, there's something for everyone so you can get out and explore these wonderful places full of history and wildlife.‘

Walks described here by

www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/torridon

Navigate the Website>>> Torridon Walking Trail | Two Corries Walking Trail [PDFs]
Starting fromAchnasheen
Overview

'With some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Scotland, Torridon is a magnet for walkers, geologists and naturalists ... Routes  to the high tops, and others along the coast, are detailed at the Countryside Centre. You’ll also find information about the wildlife on the estate, part of which is in the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.' 

Walks described here by
See also

Torridon and Gairloch Walks [Walkhighlands]

www.ukhillwalking.com

Overview

'Walks, runs & bike rides over the hills & mountains of the UK, and further afield. Each route is shown on Ordnance Survey 1:25K maps with a description of the route, a grade, votes, comments, etc.'

Description from

UKClimbing Limited

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/sutherland/

Overview

'Sutherland and Caithness are the most northerly parts of mainland Britain ...'

Walks described here by
Nearby

www.walkingenglishman.com/scotland05.html

Distance (miles)11
Starting fromGlen Nevis Visitor Centre
Overview

'Be prepared is a very sensible approach to life so I would not suggest anyone attempting this walk without careful planning but even with the top in cloud and a section of the path covered in snow it was impossible to get lost ...'

Walks described here by
Area

www.visitlakedistrict.com/things-to-do/adventure-activities

Distance (miles)35
Starting fromInn on the Lake, Glenridding
Overview

'Takes you over ancient packhorse passes, through bustling villages, alongside flashing waters, and to the tops of summits that visually give many Alpine peaks a run for their money.'

Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

www.walkni.com/walks/51/antrim-hills-way/

Distance (miles)22
Starting fromGlenarm
Overview

'The route is in place through permission of landowners. It is mostly off-road through fields which are usually grazed by sheep or cows. For safety reasons dogs are not allowed even if on a lead. Hills are exposed and mostly covered in heather or tussocky grasses. Good footwear and advance preparation are strongly advised.'

Walks described here by

www.walkingpages.co.uk/trails_paths/ldpbarninghamtrail.html

Distance (miles)24
Starting fromBarningham
Overview

'Circular walk, using old pack-horse trails, which zig-zags its way over Barningham Moor, and then climbs over the watershed to enter the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A long climb back up and over brings you to the delights of the Stang Forest before returning to Barningham.

Description from

The Barningham Trail Ed Coles (Trailguides, 2007)

Walks described here by
See also

Barningham Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Nearby

www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-2222-introduction

Distance (miles)7
Starting fromTillicoultry
Overview

'Some steep climbs in the early stages of this Clackmannanshire walk are rewarded with superb views across the Forth Valley. The route visits the highest point of the Ochil Hills - Ben Cleuch at 721m.'

Walks described here by

www.ldwa.org.uk/Vermuyden/W/84/bog-dodgers-way.html

Navigate the Website>>> Download Route Description [DOC]
Distance (miles)20
Starting fromMarsden
Overview

'A walk across Black Hill And Saddleworth Moors which visits some of the wettest bogs on the Pennines.'

Walks described here by
Nearby

www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk/rural-walks/

Navigate the Website>>> 6. Cadair Berwyn [PDF]
Distance (miles)10
Starting fromLlandrillo
Overview

'Ridge walking, moorland and panoramic views ... Very strenuous, open moorland, long ascents (750m/2100ft climb)'

Description from

Denbighshire County Council

Nearby

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/galloway/cairnsmore-of-fleet.shtml

Distance (miles)7
Starting fromNewton Stewart
Overview

'Cairnsmore of Fleet, at 711 metres, is the highest of the so called "Solway Hills". It's commanding location overlooking the Cree Estuary ensures the walker can enjoy the magnificence of Wigtown Bay and the Machars in the near vicinity, with the Lake District, North Wales and the Isle of Man in the distance. '

Walks described here by
Nearby

heartofthepennines.org.uk/calderdale-way/

Distance (miles)50
Starting fromBrighouse
Overview

'Walk exploring the hills, moors and valleys of Calderdale. It is an "up and down" journey with few level sections. The higher levels, however, provide some exceptionally fine panoramic views.'

Description from

Heart of the Pennines

Nearby

capewrathtrailguide.org

Distance (miles)249
Starting fromBanavie, Fort William
Overview

'This website has been developed as a resource for people planning an expedition on the Cape Wrath Trail in Scotland. It supports a new guidebook to the route which will be published by Cicerone.'

Description from

Iain Harper

See also

The Cape Wrath Trail [Walkhighlands]

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carding-mill-valley-and-the-long-mynd

Size (acreage)5000
Starting fromChurch Stretton
Overview

'Covering as much as 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of heather-covered hills with stunning views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Welsh hills, this is an important place for wildlife, geology and archaeology. There are paths for walking, cycling and horse riding, you can even drive to the top of the hill to take in the views ...'

Walks described here by
See also

Picklescott & The Portway, Shropshire [Christopher Somerville]

www.walkni.com/walks/418/carnmoney-hill/

Distance (miles)3
Starting fromCarnmoney Hill Car Park
Overview

'Carnmoney Hill is a green oasis in an urban area, and is rich in both history and wildlife ... '

Walks described here by

walkni.com/walks/carntogher-way-sli-an-chairn/

Distance (miles)6
Starting fromCotter Row Car Park, near Maghera
Overview

'This walk on the hills above the Glenshane Pass gives access to historic Carntogher Mountain with views across Lough Foyle to Errigal and Muckish in Donegal, Sawel and the high Sperrins, and south-east to The Mournes and Slieve Gullion ...'

Walks described here by
Nearby

www.activeme.ie/guides/ulster-way-stage-17-gortin-to-moneyneany-tyrone...

Distance (miles)23
Starting fromGortin
Overview

'Stage 17 of the The Ulster Way from Gortin to Moneyneany, also known as the Central Sperrins Way, is a moderate 2 day or strenuous 1 day (37 km) walking route in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. This hike is through the centre of the Sperrin Mountains and the scenic Glenelly Valley along mostly quiet back roads and paths ...'

Description from

ActiveMe

www.cheviotwalks.co.uk

Starting fromCheviot Hills
Overview

'The Cheviot Hills wander along the extreme northern edge of England sweeping effortlessly down into Scotland like a tide of green, rolling waves. Covering an area of some 1035 square kilometres (400 square miles), they are not, in the great scheme of matters mountainous, particularly big. However, Northumberland`s premier hill, The Cheviot, rises to a height of 815 metres (2674 feet) and is a broad-backed brute of a hill. It stands like a colossus peering down into the Harthope, College and Lambden Valleys. Five other hills in the range, Windy Gyle, Comb Fell, Cushat Law, Hedgehope Hill and Bloodybush Edge, top the magical 610 metres (2000 feet) mark and, with endless views to distant horizons to delight the eye, you cannot help but feel that this is truly big country. '

Description from

Geoff Holland

www.newtonmore.com/things-to-do/immediate-vicinity/walking/corrieyaira...

Distance (miles)14
Starting fromNewtonmore
Overview

'For a longer cross-country walk, based here in Newtonmore, the Corrieyairack has everything, from the gentle meanderings of the upper River Spey, through the pass itself amid high rolling moorland, and down by the side of Glen Tarff to the A82 near Fort Augustus.'

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=200

Distance (miles)8
Starting fromEskdalemuir
Overview

'This is said to be an excellent feat of engineering by the Romans as there are lengthy cuttings and terraces where the bedrock has been exposed and used as the road surface ... Craik Cross Hill is fascinating because it was a Roman Watch Tower but then was reused with a cross marker stone on the hill. This may have been a route pilgrims used to get to Whithorn and so the cross would have been a sign to guide people there ...'

Walks described here by
See also

Craik Cross Hill [WalkLakes]

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Cuilcagh+Way

Distance (miles)20
Starting fromBelcoo
Overview

'Starts at Cladagh Glen and follows the Cuilcagh Way route via Deer Park, Florence Court Forest Park, Legacurragh, Cuilcagh Mountain summit and Legnabrocky.'

Walks described here by

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carneddau-and-glyderau/trails/cwm-idwal-walk

Distance (miles)3
Starting fromOgwen Car Park, Craflwyn, Beddgelert
Overview

'Offers some of the most dramatic mountainous scenery in the UK. It takes you into a normally inaccessible upland environment, and through beautiful ice-sculpted Cwm Idwal – a bowl-shaped hollow filled with the crystal clear waters of Llyn Idwal. The site is world famous for its rock formations and its rare and fragile plant life.'

Walks described here by
Nearby
Area

www.daleshighway.co.uk

Distance (miles)90
Starting fromSaltaire
Overview

'Across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales. Walk this spectacular landscape from Saltaire to Appleby-in-Westmorland ... and back on England's most beautiful train journey along the Settle-Carlisle line.'

Description from

Friends of A Dales High Way

See also

Published Guides available from Skyware Press

Nearby

www.forestryengland.uk/kielder-castle/deadwater-walk-kielder

Navigate the Website>>> Explore on Foot >>> Deadwater Walking Trail
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromKielder Castle
Overview

'The summit of Deadwater Fell lies at just under 1900 feet (571 metres) and straddles the border between Scotland and England. The spectacular panoramic views from the top are now available not only for cyclists to enjoy but also walkers,'

Walks described here by
Nearby

www.alltrails.com/trail/england/derbyshire/derwent-edge-walk

Distance (miles)10
Starting fromFairholmes Visitor Centre, Upper Derwent
Overview

'What makes Derwent Edge particularly special for me are the rocky tors that are sprinkled along the route. These weathered gritstone outcrops form all manner of wonderful shapes, with equally colourful names - Salt Cellar, Cakes of Bread and Wheelstones. It is difficult and even unfair to select favourites, but the walk along Derwent Edge is truly wonderful. It's a good long walk and high enough that you can feel the air and space around you ...'

Description from

AllTrails

Nearby

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/divis-and-the-black-mountain

Starting fromDivis Road, Hannahstown
Overview

'The mountains rest in the heart of the Belfast Hills, which provide the backdrop to the city's skyline. The rich, varied archaeological landscape is home to a host of wildlife. There are walking trails along a variety of terrain: through heath, on stone tracks, along boardwalks and road surface.'

Walks described here by
Nearby

www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_168.html

Distance (miles)7
Starting fromHartsop
Overview

'The fells surrounding the Dale are not the highest or most famous, yet they deserve more of an accolade as the views are stunning ... This Walk takes you to the top of the following hills: Little Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Gale Crag, and Dove Crag; and includes 5 Wainwrights, 3 Hewitts, 3 Nuttalls, 6 Birketts, and 1 sub Dewey.'

Description from

WalkLakes

Nearby

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/borders/dun-rig.shtml

Distance (miles)15
Starting fromGlen Road end, Peebles
Overview

'A fantastic hill walk from Peebles, taking in the four peaks surrounding Glensax with extensive views in all directions. Peat bogs in places.'

Walks described here by
Nearby

www.5degreeswest.co.uk

Distance (miles)220
Starting fromToward, Dunoon
Overview

'The five degree west line of longitude runs from the southern tip of the Cowal Peninsula to Cape Wrath and traverses some of the finest walking terrain in Scotland. The route described here was pioneered by the author in 2004 and attempts to follow the five degree line as closely as possible from south to north. It represents one of the most challenging long distance walks in Britain.'

Description from

Bill Jack

Nearby

www.trailsnorthwales.info/trails-2/

Navigate the Website>>> Giant Slayer Walk [PDF]
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromCar Park above Nant Gwrtheyrn
Overview

'A "character building" walk of steep climbs that rewards you with the best views in North Wales.'

Description from

Trails North Wales

Area

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=39

Distance (miles)9
Starting fromCoylumbridge
Overview

'This route is only suitable for those with some hillwalking experience, particularly in winter and spring when the hills are snow-covered. On a dry summer day, however, it should present no problems.’

Walks described here by
Area

www.visitpembrokeshire.com/articles/walking-on-the-golden-road

Distance (miles)7
Starting fromNorth of Rosebush
Overview

'WalkingThe Golden Road is a stirring experience. It takes you along the Preseli ridge across wild moorland following a route that is said to date back to the Neolithic period, 5000 years ago.'

www.visitlakedistrict.com/things-to-do/jennings-adventure-ale-trail-gr...

Distance (miles)16
Starting fromWordsworth Hotel Grasmere
Overview

'Grasmere and Great Langdale are separated by a long ridge of low fells ... Exploring the crest of this ridge makes a fascinating and exciting walk. There are a number of ways of tackling it, but arguably the best way to do it, is to split it over two days. Doing it this way rather than walking it in one long day gives plenty of time to relax and enjoy the experience with some classic real ale from Jennings!'

Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

www.staffordshire.gov.uk/environment/RightsofWay/PromotedRoutes/home.a...

Navigate the Website>>> Hanchurch Hills [PDF]
Starting fromSwynnerton
Overview

'The three Hanchurch Hills circular walks offer a variety of scenary, from rolling pastures and arable fields to commercial conifer plantations. On higher ground excellent views across to the Potteries, Cannock Chase, Shropshire and Wales add to the interest.'

Walks described here by

www.visitwestlothian.co.uk/things-to-do/

Navigate the Website>>> Walks >>> Harperrig Reservoir & East Cairns Hill
Distance (miles)9
Starting fromHarperrig Fishery car park, off A70, 4 miles west of Balerno
Overview

'A challenging walk around the lower end of West Lothian which can take you right into the Pentlands.'

Description from

Visit West Lothian

Nearby

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Helvellyn+Ale+Trai...

Distance (miles)31
Starting fromGlenridding
Overview

'This is a stunning walk that takes in some of the best scenery in Cumbria with overnights in Grasmere, Borrowdale and Thirlspot.'

Walks described here by
Nearby

www.walkscotland.com/area1.htm

Navigate the Website>>> Hill of Fare
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromThe Raemoir Hotel, north of Banchory
Overview

'Ascent of a low hill ... Suitable for fit walkers of all ages. A degree of navigational skill is required in the woods so remember to pack a map and compass.'

Walks described here by

www.stevenfallon.co.uk/hill-routes.html

Overview

'Scotland's hills are grouped here into Regions to enable you to find something in the area that you're visiting ...'

Description from

Steven Fallon

www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Leisure-sport-and-health/Coast-and-Countr...

Distance (miles)6
Starting fromPenmaenmawr
Overview

'Linear walk from Penmaenmawr on the coast, through the mountains to Rowen, a small village in the Conwy Valley, with spectacular views of the Conwy Valley, the Great Orme and across the coast and Liverpool Bay.'

Area

www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_14.html

Distance (miles)12
Starting fromKentmere Church
Overview

'One of the longest and most remote walks in the Lake District. Traversing all the fells bounding the upper Kentmere valley and its reservoir, it starts beside the village hall in the hamlet of Kentmere some 4 miles north of Staverley, near Kendal.'

See also

WalkLakes

www.billyskipper.co.uk/walking/2008/Lakelandway/index.html

Distance (miles)25
Starting fromRosthwaite
Overview

'Walk between the beautiful Lakeland valleys of Borrowdale, Langdale, Wasdale and culminating in the ascent of Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain. This website is sponsored by the Scafell Hotel, Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and the Wasdale Head Inn – each one being the bases of climbing and walking in each valley respectively and each owned by experienced mountain walkers.' Unfortunately, the Website Link referenced here seems to have disappeared - so I have replaced it with a related Link.

Nearby

www.visiteastlothian.org/activities/walking

Navigate the Website>>> Walking in the Lammermuir Hills [PDF]
Starting fromLammermuir Hills
Overview

'The Lammermuir Hills act as an upland barrier between the coast and East Lothian to the north and the Borders in the SE. The name (literally "Lamb’s Moor") gives a clue to their character as there are few distinctive peaks; most summits are between 450m and 535m (Meikle Says Law) and many are without cairns or trig points ...'

Description from

Scotways

Nearby

www.fermanaghomagh.com/27771_cuilcagh-legnabrocky-trail/

Distance (miles)9
Starting fromCuilcagh Mountain Park
Overview

'This linear walk takes you through Cuilcagh Mountain Park. The Park and Marble Arch Caves were jointly award the title of UNESCO European Geopark in October 2001, followed by UNESCO Global Geopark status in 2004 ...' Note that - apart from this enticing photograph - details of this Walk seems to have been lost during the change from Fermanagh to Fermanagh & Omagh District Council. You could peruse instead the description of the Cuilcagh Way on the WalkNI Site.

Description from

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

www.bradford.gov.uk/media/2066/lengthbreadthilkleymoor.pdf

Distance (miles)7
Starting fromWells Road car park adjacent to Darwin Gardens, Wells Road, Ilkley
Overview

'An invigorating walk in the footsteps of the giant Rombald crossing rough open moorland, walking mainly on well used paths, many of which can be wet and muddy in places. Although the first half of the walk involves several stiles and some hill climbing, there's nothing too strenuous.'

Description from

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Nearby

www.walkingenglishman.com/midlands21.html

Distance (miles)50
Starting fromChurch Stretton
Overview

The Long Mynd Hike (which in Welsh means Long Mountain) is a 50 mile competition hike open to anyone aged 18 or over which takes place over the first weekend of October every year. The hike follows a set figure-of-eight route over the rugged countryside of South Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, with about 8,000 feet (3,000 metres) of climbing and covering eight summits.'

Description from

Adam Gallimore

Walks described here by

www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/leisure_tourism/walks/routes/mines_moorland...

Distance (miles)15
Starting fromCoedpoeth
Overview

'For experienced walkers only ... The walk goes up the Clywedog Valley and onto the heather moorland above. There is then a choice of three routes, each with good viewpoints. There is no need to decide which route to take until you reach the moor. There is a wealth of natural and historical interest on the walk.'

Nearby

www.walkscotland.com/minigaig.htm

Distance (miles)29
Starting fromBlair Atholl
Overview

'Was built towards the end of the 16th century and replaced an earlier route called Comyn's Road, constructed by David Comyn, Lord of Badenoch. Although there are few precise facts about when the latter was laid, the route was certainly in use during the 16th century. The story goes that Comyn created his link between Blair Atholl and Kingussie to transport a particularly fine ale from an inn near the Perthshire village to his Badenoch home ...'

Walks described here by
See also

The Minigaig [Heritage Paths]

Nearby

enjoythemournes.com

Starting fromThe Mourne Mountains
Overview

'The Mournes, the best-known mountains in Ireland. An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty & the most picturesque in Ireland with cosy villages & busy towns. The magic Mournes will leave walkers smiling with generous walk ways, unrivalled views & friendly people ...'

Description from

Enjoy the Mournes

See also

Mourne Mountains [WalkNI]

www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk/north_berwyn_way/

Distance (miles)15
Starting fromCorwen
Overview

'Linear trail that climbs the wild North Berwyn Mountains to the south of the River Dee ... Although the guide is set out from Corwen, the North Berwyn Way can be walked in either direction. To follow the route from Llangollen to Corwen, simply work through the sections in reverse order.'

Description from

Dee Valley Walks

Nearby

www.trailguides.co.uk/prodpage.asp?productid=50

Distance (miles)205
Starting fromPreston Railway Station
Overview

'The upland areas of the North of England are a joy to walk. Using a combination of recognised long distance paths the author traces a route from Preston to Carlisle linking the two rail stations and along the way passing through the most scenic and inspiring sections of these walks.'

Description from

Trailguides Publications

See also

The North West Way Steve Garrill (Trailguides, 2013)

Nearby

www.visitpendle.com/countryside/medium-walks

Navigate the Website>>> Pendle's Three Peaks [PDF]
Overview

'Gloriously varied and unspoilt countryside awaits those who walk Pendle's own "Three Peaks". Ideal for a long weekend, Pendle, Boulsworth and Weets Hills offer three enjoyable walks in this undiscovered corner of Lancashire.'

Description from

Visit Pendle

Nearby

www.penninejourney.org.uk

Distance (miles)247
Starting fromSettle
Overview

'From Settle to Hadrian's Wall in Wainwright's footsteps.'

Description from

David & Heather Pitt

Nearby

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/PennineWay/

Distance (miles)268
Starting fromEdale
Overview

'268 miles of chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England, from the Peak District through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots. Amongst the finest upland walking in England.'

Walks described here by
Nearby

www.midlothian.gov.uk/directory_record/4917935/pentland_hills_regional...

Navigate the Website>>> Walk 7: Pentland Peaks [PDF]
Distance (miles)11
Starting fromPentland Hills Regional Park Visitor Centre, Flotterstone
Overview

'This is a challenging route in the Midlothian hills surrounding the south of Edinburgh City and is easily accessible from the City itself. It includes the highest and finest of the hills in the Pentlands including Carnethy Hill, East Kip and West Kip.' Note that the Link had to be changed at the time of Review with the loss of the specific walk description.

Nearby

www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/walking-tra...

Navigate the Website>>> Raw Head Walk
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromBurwardsley
Overview

'No visit to Cheshire would be complete without climbing Raw Head, the highest point of the Sandstone Trail at 227m .'

Description from

Visit Cheshire

Area

www.visitlakedistrict.com/things-to-do/jennings-adventure-ale-trail-ry...

Distance (miles)30
Starting fromQueen's Hotel, Ambleside
Overview

'Explore the central lakes and take in some of the most stunning scenery in the county with lots of opportunities to sample real ale too!'

Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

Area

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/skye-trail.shtml

Distance (miles)80
Starting fromDuntulm, Isle of Skye
Overview

'Challenging unofficial route through the island aimed at experienced hillwalkers - takes in some of the very best of the island - and that means the UK's finest landscapes.'

Walks described here by
Area

www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/visiting/walking/mountain-walks

Overview

Details of the Llanberis Path, PYG Track and Miners Track, Rhyd Ddu Path, Snowdon Ranger Path, and  the Watkin Path.

'The mountainous terrain on Snowdon can become challenging with steep gradients, rocky paths and some scrambling required. Exceptional care should be taken when attempting these paths in winter conditions as the ground underfoot can become treacherous and should not be attempted by novice walkers ...'

Walks described here by
Area

www.christophersomerville.co.uk/?p=261

Distance (miles)7
Starting fromLlangenny, near Crickhowell
Overview

'A still afternoon over the Brecon Beacons. The Grwyne Fawr river ran dark and noisy after rain under the single arch of Llangenny bridge, the landlady of the Dragon’s Head Inn worked on her flowerbeds in the sunshine, and all seemed right with the little world folded into its valley in the eastern skirts of the mountains. It was a stiff old pull up the hill out of Llangenny ...'

Area

www.sutherland-trail.info/index.cfm

Distance (miles)69
Starting fromTongue
Overview

'Walking route of around 70 miles through the northwest highlands of Scotland established by the well known Scottish outdoors writer Cameron McNeish. It runs from Lochinver to Tongue, or Tongue to Lochinver, through some of the most beautiful and remote landscape in western Europe. This Website is an account by Paul Stewart who completed the trail solo and unassisted in June 2010.'

Description from

Paul Stewart

See also

Sutherland Trail [LDWA]

Nearby

www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/enjoy-outdoors/walking/long-distanc...

Navigate the Website>>> Tabular Hills Walk
Distance (miles)48
Starting fromScalby Mills
Overview

'Route takes you from the coast at Scarborough and along the Tabular Hills to the delightful market town of Helmsley. On its own, it takes four days to complete – but combine it with the Cleveland Way National Trail and you'll have walked around the entire perimeter of the National Park in around 2 weeks!'

The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way With the Tabular Hills Walk  by Paddy Dillon (Cicerone, 2010)

Nearby

www.daly.co.uk/crosseswalk/

Distance (miles)62
Starting fromGoathland
Overview

'The Moorland Crosses are a series of crosses, some ancient and some considerably newer, right across the whole North York Moors area ... In 1971 members of the Scarborough and District Search and Rescue team devised a walk around the North York Moors that took in 14 of the moorland "crosses". The purpose of the walk was to raise money to buy radios that the team needed. The intention was to complete it over a 24 hour period starting at midday from Goathland and finishing by midday on the following day. The first walk took place in October 1971 and was undertaken by a group of six ...'

Description from

John and Gemma Daly

Nearby

www.walkingenglishman.com/peakdistrict03.htm

Distance (miles)13
Starting fromGradbach
Overview

'This walk came top of the list when I put an enquiry on a walking newsgroup asking for the best walk in the Peak District. With highlights including Gradbach, Hanging Stone, Lud's Church, Roaches and Hen Cloud it certainly justified the replies to my question as being the best single walk in the Peak District. It is a classic popular Peak District walk.'

Walks described here by
See also

The Roaches Walks [roachesman]

www.walkingenglishman.com/midlands.html

Navigate the Website>>> The Wrekin and the Ercall
Distance (miles)9
Starting fromLawrence Hill Car Park
Overview

'The most spectacular Shropshire walk with fantastic woodland and views to rival those of many higher mountains.'

Walks described here by

mediafiles.thedms.co.uk/Publication/CU/cms/pdf/adventure-jennings-thre...

Distance (miles)32
Starting fromThrelkeld
Overview

'Borrowdale is blessed with an amazing range of mountain scenery. From the lofty heights and lonely moorland of the Skiddaw massif, to the gentle woodland on the banks of Derwentwater, through the craggy enclosing ridges of High Spy and the secretive side valley of Watendlath. Any walk through Borrowdale is a delight, but to immerse yourself on a three day expedition is an unforgettable experience.'

Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

Nearby

www.transpenninetrail.org.uk

Distance (miles)215
Starting fromSouthport
Overview

'An exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.'

Description from

Trans Pennine Trail Office

Nearby

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Trespass+Trail

Distance (miles)14
Starting fromNew Mills
Overview

'The 1932 Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout has been described as the most significant event in the century-old battle for the Right to Roam on Britain’s mountains and moorlands, now enshrined in law under the 2000 Countryside and Rights of Way Act ... Now you can follow in the footsteps of the trespassers by walking the Trespass Trail, a 14-mile walk starting and finishing at New Mills, where there are rail connections from Manchester and Sheffield.' ALERT Unfortunately, the Trespass Trail Website (and the Friends of Kinder Trespass?) seem no longer; so I have changed the Link to a description by LDWA.

Description from

Friends of Kinder Trespass

Nearby

incallander.co.uk/walks

Starting fromAround and About Callander
Overview

'Walking & hillwalking in the Trossachs National Park is the best way of seeing this beautiful area on your walking holiday. The Trossachs area is near Glasgow and Edinburgh by car and is a great place to start Hillwalking in the southern highlands. Mountains, lochs, forests, old railway lines, rocky mountain passes, drove roads, there is something for everybody on hill walking holidays in Scotland ...'

Description from

Callander Enterprise

Nearby

www.exploredevon.info/activities/walk/long-walks/two-moors-way-devons-...

Distance (miles)102
Starting fromIvybridge
Overview

'Long-distance walking route between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor, comprehensively waymarked except on the open moorland sections.'

Description from

Devon County Council

Nearby
Area

www.brigantesenglishwalks.com/two-roses-way/

Distance (miles)96
Starting fromWhalley
Overview

'This is a six-day hill walk through Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales, extending to around 100 miles of northern scenery and interesting market towns. The walk can be for a one-week walking holiday, but each section is self-contained, and suitable for day walks, based on the towns of Whalley, Gisburn, Skipton, Malham, Slaidburn and Chipping.'

Description from

Brigantes

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/somerset-360-app

Overview

'Experience dramatic and expansive 360 ˚views of Somerset and beyond from six hill-tops around the Somerset Levels.'

Walks described here by
See also

ALERT At Review, I was unable to find the specific section of the Visit Somerset Site referenced by the NT, but there is much else of relevance therein.

Area

www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk

Overview

'Website featuring walks in the English Lake District, routes to the summits of the 214 fells described in the seven volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells by Alfred Wainwright.'

Description from

John Lennox

Area

www.walk-snowdonia.co.uk

Starting fromSnowdonia National Park
Overview

'This Site contains a selection of walks in Snowdonia along with wet weather ideas, a hill recognition quiz and tips on mountain safety.'

Description from

Andy Harbach

Area

www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/snowdon/

Starting fromSnowdon
Overview

'A beginner's guide to safely climbing the highest mountain in England and Wales.'

Walks described here by
Area

www.mudandroutes.com/category/walks-by-area/walks-in-snowdonia/

Starting fromSnowdonia National Park
Overview

‘There are many awesome walks in Snowdonia National Park. From walks up Snowdon, Glyderau and Carneddau to Rhinogydd and Cader Idris. The peak of Tryfan is as iconic a mountain as you can get, and with summits like Glyder Fawr and the Nantlle Ridge there's something for everyone. Not forgetting Crib Goch and the Snowdon Horseshoe!  There’s also walking for all abilities from low level family walks in Snowdonia such as the walk to Cwm Idwal, moderate walks in Snowdonia, to proper hill walking over mountains and scrambles. There are even a few coastal sections near Abergwyngregyn in the north and along the Meirionnydd coast that’s entirely walk-able along the Wales Coast Path.‘

Description from

Mud and Routes

Area

www.snowdonia.gov.wales/visiting/walking/mountain-walks/watkin-path

Distance (miles)8
Starting fromNant Gwynant
Overview

'This is thought to be one of the most hard going paths up Snowdon, as it starts only a little above sea level. The path starts off wide and quite even, but becomes rocky towards the second half, and then crosses loose scree.'

Walks described here by
Area

www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/sport-leisure/walking/walking-in-west-dorset/...

Distance (miles)63
Starting fromAshmore
Overview

'Magnificent ridge-top route crossing Dorset's rural heartland.'

Description from

Dorset Council

Nearby
Area

www.westpennineway.org

Distance (miles)46
Starting fromGreenmount Golf Club
Overview

'Many of our members have spent 1000’s of hours over the last 5 years planning this 46 miles rural route with 35 short links to all the surrounding urban areas and a 15 miles link to the Pennine Way from Bull Hill on Holcombe Moor to Warlands Reservoir on the Pennine Way ... Our aim for this Project is not only to promote this outstanding area to the 680,000 people, living in the immediate surrounding former mill towns of Bolton, Horwich, Chorley, Blackburn, Darwen, Haslingden, Ramsbottom and Bury but further afield ...'

www.ilkleymoor.org/heritage-walks/heritage-walk-white-wells-moorland/

Distance (miles)4
Starting fromIlkley
Overview

'The area of the moor above Ilkley has a great variety of landscape and habitat. This walk takes you from the edge of the town on to the high moor, with wide views across Ilkley and the Wharfe Valley.'

Description from

Friends of Ilkley Moor

Nearby

www.wildyorkshireway.co.uk/background.php

Distance (miles)495
Overview

'A "hop on, hop off" circular long distance hike ... For years I've wanted to plan a walk that links the official Yorkshire long distance trails into a circular route, linking the Ways with high peaks in some of the wildest parts of Yorkshire. The Wild Yorkshire Way is the result ... Very few people will attempt the entire route in one go, but you can enjoy sections of the route, or even single day walks, and slowly complete the walk by filling in the missing sections. The route prefers high and wild terrain wherever possible, although the wildest and hardest sections usually have easier alternatives. You will notice that several day walks start and end at pubs, which is of course entirely intentional ...'

Description from

Ian Fletcher

Nearby

www.walkingenglishman.com/dalescelebrationway.htm

Distance (miles)130
Starting fromSkipton
Overview

'The "Yorkshire Dales Celebration Way" is my own creation. This unique Long Distance Footpath is my tribute to this fantastic National Park. At approximately 130 miles long (depending on the various alternatives provided) it is designed to be walked in eight days. It conveniently fits it into a "one week holiday window" especially suitable to starting and finishing on a Saturday or Sunday.'

Walks described here by
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