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A-Z of WALKS and CATEGORIES

Type of Walk: Hills and Mountains

'This Website was created 15 years ago as Statistical Topics in Hillwalking for those interested in statistics and statistical topics pertaining to the British hills and mountains: measure ...
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'The Trust cares for almost 22km2 of land here, including the summits of Ben Lomond, Ptarmigan and Beinn Uird. The mountain is one of Scotland's most popular hill walks, with over 30,000 people cli ...
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Category Stirling

'One of the last few areas of wild land in Scotland, this rugged, remote estate in the West Highlands offers a true wilderness experience. The dramatic landscape e ...
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'The Estate is recognised as one of the most important nature conservation landscapes in the British Isles: over 40% of the estate is covered by national and international nature conservation desig ...
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Category Aberdeenshire

'The path is extremely well defined by the passage of the estimated 125,000 visits per year.'


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Category Inverness-shire

'The route follows tracks and footpaths throughout, but after leaving Cannich it becomes increasingly remote; the upper reaches of Glen Affric being amongst the most isolated in the Highlands. Some ...
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Category 2: 26-50 Miles

'Take in the classic scenery of the central lakes with views of Lake Windermere, Grasmere, and Ullswater. There are lots of opportunities to sample the famous Read More...

Category South Lakeland

'There are no facilities en route and the walk must be completed in one day of 10 to 12 hours walking, so the route is really only practical for fit and experienced walkers.'


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Category Darlington

'The Ochil Hills or "Ochils" can be seen across the Forth Valley and rise steeply from the valley floor. Rounded in nature, crags are few yet the range of hills offer some superb walking with great ...
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Category Clackmannanshire

'The walk starts at Marsden Church GR 047 117. The route is then via the Wessenden Valley to reach the A635 at Isle of Skye, Digley Reservoir, Holme Village, Black Hill, Saddleworth Moor, Standedge ...
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Category Kirklees

'This route is far more challenging than the others. Some sections are difficult to follow and very boggy and the ridge is high and exposed. It is essential that you are properly equipped for mount ...
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Category Denbighshire

'This walk should be within the capability of an averagely fit family, although the walker should be prepared for a steady climb of 694 metres to the summit.'


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Category Wigtownshire

'The walk is accessible by public transport. Additionally it can be split into short walks also by using public transport. Additionally, there are many link paths ... The whole walk is circular and ...
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Category Calderdale

'Divided into three 5 day sections and is in total 249 miles long. As Scotland's "wildest long distance trail" the trail is no easy undertaking and should only be tackled by those experienced in wi ...
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Category Inverness-shire

'Walkers can choose between a gentle stroll around the foot of Carnmoney Hill; a lower woodland walk (lasting approx 30 mins); or a hilltop walk (lasting over an hour). There are some steep incline ...
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'... Mentioned in the early Iron Age tale Táin Bó Cuailgne, the area is rich in mythology and archaeological heritage and a number of monuments remain visible in the landscape.'


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Category Mid Ulster

'The Sperrins are the largest area of upland in Northern Ireland. If you have time don't miss a walk to Sawel and Dart Mountains, the highest points in the County ... The final section of ...
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'Online since 01 January 2006 and, with more than 422,000 current hits, this website is the leading free online resource for walking in the Cheviot Hills. The website received a "Special Mention" i ...
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'Before starting the walk, however, there are two conditions to be met - physical fitness and organisational skills. First the fitness, for, although the walk is an old military road built by the n ...
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Category Inverness-shire

'Snowdon Sherpa buses run from Betws y Coed and Bangor to Ogwen car park. Pick up available from Capel Curig and Bethesda.'


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Category Merioneth

'The Route divides naturally into six sections. Seasoned walkers might tackle one section each day, though the first two sections will probably be too long for many people. They can be easily broke ...
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Category Bradford

'Please note this walk has fairly strenuous sections in places. Walkers should be fully prepared for the conditions and should anticipate the potential for dramatic changes in the weather.'


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Category Tynedale

'The property contains the peaks of Divis Mountain, Black Mountain, Mount Gilbert and Armstrongs Hill, and also the headwaters of the Clady Water, Forth River, Ballygomartin River, Collin River and ...
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Category Belfast City

''The descent of the nose of High Hartsop Dodd has something of a reputation. It's a bit steep. Variously described as horrendous, horrible, and "blimey that was t ...
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Category Eden

'Rough moorland tracks and paths, very boggy in places.'


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Category Peeblesshire

'The basic ground rule for the walk is simple; deviation from the five degree line has to be minimised and the line must be contacted at least once every day of the walk. Although there are a numbe ...
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Category Argyllshire

‘This is the path the people of the townships in the Rothiemurchus area took to their summer shielings. The purpose of travelling to the shielings was to take the cattle and give the ground time to ...
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Category Inverness-shire

'Broadcaster and writer Wynford Vaughan-Thomas wrote of the experience: "Everywhere you feel the presence of the megalithic tomb-builders, of the Iton Age warriors who piled the stones for ...
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Category Pembrokeshire

'Starting and finishing at the Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere, with an overnight at the Langdale Hotel it also allows you to take in the different characters of the softer landscape ...
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Category South Lakeland

Swynnerton 'This delightful village with its estate character belongs to a bygone age, one where protection was afforded by the Lord of the Manor.'


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Category Stafford

Uses part of the signposted Pentland Path Trail to the top of the Old Drove Road.


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Category West Lothian

'The journey begins with a stay at the Inn on the Lake, on the pristine shores of Ullswater and heads for Grasmere and the Travellers Rest via an ancient packhorse route. Then it’s onto the Scafell ...
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Category Eden

'Standing in relative isolation from the farmlands north of Banchory, the flat-topped Hill of Fare contains a remarkably large area of moorland plateau and sends a number of shoulders far ...
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Category Kincardineshire

'Public transport can be used to complete this walk.'


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Category Caernarfonshire

'... Despite their lack of height these hills can still be a hostile environment for the walker and the absence of distinctive landmarks can make for tricky navigation especially when low cloud or ...
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Category East Lothian

'... The award has come about as a result of Fermanagh District Council successfully conserving the blanket bog (a priority habitat for conservation in Europe) by restoring areas of damage ...
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'Ilkley Moor is part of Rombalds Moor, the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley in West Yorkshire, England. The moor, which rises to 402 m (1,319 ft) above sea level is famous as t ...
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Category Bradford

NOTE especially that this is an example of a Challenge Hike: 'Q 'Can you give me a detailed route of the hike, or a GPS download for the route, and recomm ...
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Category South Shropshire

'It can be cold and wet on the moor; it is always boggy. Check the weather forecast. Take suitable footwear, waterproofs, torch, whistle, compass and food. Pack a snack for 8 miles and a good meal ...
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Category Wrexham

'The Minigaig is the only road to the north shown on Greene's map of 1689 and Moll's map of 1725. It was superseded by the military road over the Drumochter Pass constructed by Wade in 1728-30, alt ...
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Category Perthshire

The Regions are: [1] Islands 'From the wild, rough and technically challenging peaks of Arran, Skye and Rum contrast with the easier hills on Uist, Harris and Mull' - - - : [2] Northern Highlands ' ...
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'Walking the Mournes couldn't get any better, whether your out for a short walk through with magical fairy glen in Rostrevor or approaching the summit of Northern Ireland's highest peak; The Slieve ...
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'The Munros are the highest of Scotland's mountains, 282 mountain tops named after the man who first catalogued them, Sir Hugh Munro. The Munros are among the finest mountains in Scotland. ...
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Category Scotland

'For a shorter walk, select a section or two to suit your needs or travel to or from your walk by steam train. You can also create a circular route that combines the North Berwyn and the Dee Valley ...
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Category Denbighshire

'This walk was devised to incorporate some of the best walking in the north of England. It has been broken into manageable sections with overnight stops where good accommodation is available. Start ...
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Category Preston

[1] Boulsworth Hill 'The walk starts at the Wycoller Country Park ... not far from the historic market town of Colne.' - - - : [2] Pendle Hill 'This walk starts at Barley, a villa ...
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Category Pendle

'On 24th September 1938 Alfred Wainwright, then a clerk in the Treasurer’s Department at Blackburn Town Hall, left Settle railway station on an expedition that he had been planning for som ...
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Category Craven

'With many starting points to choose from and tracks everywhere, these hills are very accessible and create endless route possibilities. The main route ... is linear point-to-point, starting at Hil ...
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Category Midlothian

'Rugged sandstone outcrops, lofty trees and panoramic views both east and west across a patchwork landscape, combine to create an invigorating walk.'


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'The route follows much of the amazing Trotternish Ridge and later passes beneath the very shadow of the Cuillin. Other sections follow remarkable but little visited coastal cliffs, take in steep t ...
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Category Inner Hebrides

'Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) at 1085 metres is the highest mountain in Wales (and England), and her beauty dominates the surrounding hills. From the summit, on a clear day, you can see the robust mountains ...
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Category Caernarfonshire

'Sugar Loaf, sometimes called The Sugar Loaf (Welsh: Mynydd Pen-y-Fal or Y Fâl), is a mountain situated 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales. ...
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Category Brecknockshire

'In his book, The Sutherland Trail, Cameron McNeish started the Sutherland Trail at Lochinver and finished at Tongue. To give myself less weight to carry I completed it the opposite way ar ...
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Category Sutherland

'The Tabular Hills are an east-west line of distinct hills on the southern boundary of the North York Moors, running from Scarborough in the east all the way to Black Hambleton in ...
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Category Scarborough

'The following year, 1972, the walk attracted 147 entrants and took place in July. A third walk was organised in 1973 and in 1974 a book, written by Malcolm Boyes, was published about the three wal ...
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Category Scarborough

'Hard: Some roads and care needed if scrambling on the Roaches and Hen Cloud.'


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'This walk is probably the most well known in all of Shropshire and possibly the most popular walk for miles around or part of it at least. The Wrekin is a very famous hill and affectionately loved ...
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Category Telford & Wrekin

'The estate includes some of Scotland's finest mountain scenery, comprising Liathach, 1,054m (3,456ft) which has seven tops and Beinn Alligin, 985m (3,230ft), composed mainly of Torridonian sandsto ...
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'Stretches the breadth of northern England - 215 miles (345 km) from Southport in the west to Hornsea in the east. Additionally there is a 70 mile (112 km) north-south route running from Leeds to C ...
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Category Sefton

[A] Very Easy and Easy Walks  - - - : [B] Medium Walks & Easy Hills - - - : [C] Harder Hillwalks & Munros.


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Category Perthshire

'The Way ... passes through landscape of exceptionally high quality. Not only does this include the high moorland of some of the Dartmoor and Exmoor sections, but also the deep and wooded valleys o ...
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Category South Hams

'The Wainwrights are the 214 fells that appear in Alfred Wainwright's seven volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells which range in height from 985ft to 3120ft. There are over 500 summ ...
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Category Cumbria

'... Northwest Sutherland is a stunning landscape of perfect sandy beaches and sweeping moorland studded with glittering lochans, overlooked by some of Scotland's most remarkable mountains, individ ...
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Category Sutherland

'All the information on this site is provided with no guarantee as to its accuracy, and visitors are reminded of the BMC [British Mountaineering Council] participation statement which states that " ...
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Category Caernarfonshire

'Snowdon is a climb, but even the less fit can still manage it - thousands of people, including many young children do it each year. None of the routes up involve climbing except Crib Goch - you sh ...
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Category Caernarfonshire

'This path was named after Sir Edward Watkin, Liberal Member of Parliament and railway entrepreneur who retired to a chalet in Cwm Llan on the foothills of Snowdon. A track to the South Sn ...
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Category Caernarfonshire

'Chalk downland, greensand ridge and clay vale. The majority of the route follows the top of a ridge but there are some sections which are steep, particularly when dropping down into the chalk vall ...
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Category North Dorset

'There has been bathing at White Wells since 1703 when there was a bath to the rear of the premises. This was replaced in 1791 by two baths, one of which is on display today. Although the ...
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Category Bradford

'Please note this walk is not easy. The average walking distance is over 16 miles per day and there are lots of days when hills have to be climbed. Day two is particularly challenging as b ...
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Category Craven

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