Britain has a love affair with hiking. There are so many great trails around the country including
famous ones such as the West Highland Way. These walks attract people from right around the
globe to come and give them a go. Another thing that the United Kingdom has in abundance is
mountains and hills. Combine the two and you have the perfect recipe. Here is a list of the best
British mountains to hike:
What better to start with than the highest of the British mountains? At its peak, it reaches a mighty
1345m above sea level. Tourists travel far and wide to come and tackle the mountain. Situated just
outside Fort William, you’ll find plenty accommodation. Most people will use the main, easier route
up to the top. However, there are more difficult ones to tackle if you feel more experienced.
Slieve Donard is part of the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. There is plenty to see on your
850m ascent to the top. There is the Mourne Wall, a stone wall that stretches right across all fifteen
mountains on the range. There’s also the remains of a passage tomb sitting for you at the top.
Helvellyn is one of the best sights in England’s popular Lake District. It’s the third highest peak in
England, sitting at 950m above sea level. While it may not be the largest hike you’ll complete, it has
become increasingly popular over the years because of how easy it is to get to. If you feel like
challenging yourself, there is a more experienced route to be done.
Snowdon is Britain’s most popular mountain, so therefore it is only fair that it makes this list. With
around 585,000 visitors every year, the view at the top has been voted the best in Britain. The peak
reaches 1085m above sea level and sports a visitor centre. It may feel slightly more touristy than the
others, but it is still just as enjoyable.
If the banks of Loch Lomond weren’t beautiful enough, then seeing it all from the 974m peak of Ben
Lomond makes it all the much better. It’s a very popular route, meaning that it is easily accessible for
fairly novice hikers. It can, however, be a difficult and dangerous climb if weather conditions are
Pen y Ghent is part of the Yorkshire 3 peaks. It is also a great mountain for people just getting
started with hiking. It stands at 694m above sea level and has some great features on the way up. If
you are fascinated by caves then this is the destination for you. With Hull Pot and Hunt Pot being
carved out by water on the way up.
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