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Below is a list of Hill Walking places in the UK that are the most impressive and scenic.

There are 15 mountains in Wales over 3,000 feet and 6 in England. There are 283 mountains above 3,000 feet in Scotland where they are known as Munros, over 4,000 people have now claimed to have climbed them all. There are 221 moutains between 2,500 & 3,000ft in Scotland known as Corbetts. Most have fairly safe walks to the top and can be completed to the top and back between 3 and 8 hours. Also, altitude sickness begins at about 8,000 feet so all are below that with the highest Ben Nevis being 4,408 feet.

The difference between a mountain and a hill is normally regarded as a mountain has steeper sides and a distinctive peak, some hills are as high as some mountains.

A link to the full list of the highest mountains un the UK is at the bottom of this page.

Mount Snowdon north Wales 73 miles southwest of Liverpool. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, probably the most climbed mountain in Britain. It is located in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd. The summit is 3,560 ft above sea level. The Snowdon Mountain Railway (a rack railway) now runs to the top for anyone not fit enough to walk to the top. A restaurant and shop can be found at the top station, just below the summit with incredible views. The easy walking routes take about 6 hours to the top and back.
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Grasmere Hills

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 have great views over the lakes and there is also a flat walk around the lake. Hills/mountans at Grasmere range from 800ft to 2,800ft. The village has about 10 hotels, most of which have large beer gardens and provide meals and drinks for residents and non residents.
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Keswick 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 9 miles south of Keswick, 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 moutains are poplar from the north just south of Keswick, and from the west from the remote Wasdale Head. The west route is normaly used by people travelling up from the south.
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Glenriddng 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 10 miles round trip from Glenridding with the summit being 3,250 feet or 985 metres. Glenridding has two hotels and a travelers rest that cater for hill walkers.
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Roseberry ToppingRoseberry 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. It is just within the North York Moors National Park that's border runs along the A173 road that passes close by. Roseberry Topping is situated 1 mile outside the scenic village of Great Ayton that has two inns for meals and drinks .
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Ben NevisBen Nevis Highlands 2 miles southeast of Fort William. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. The mountain attracts an estimated 225,000 visitors per year, most of which are walkers using the well-constructed Mountain Track from Glen Nevis on the south side of the mountain 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 Highlands 10 miles southeast of Aviemore. Cairngorm is a mountain in the Gairngorms National Park overlooking the town of Aviemore. At 4,084 ft, it is the sixth highest mountain in the United Kingdom. This is a popular walk in the summer and 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 the best views in Scotland. The top Ptarmigan Station is at approximately 3,599 ft.
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Ben Lomond situated 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 Loch Lomond National & Trossachs Park, an area of outstanding beauty. The Rowardennan Hotel and Lodges are situated right at the bottom of the mountain, 200 yards from the start of the trail to the top.
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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 mountain is situated about 5 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 walks and many less enduring scenic hills for walking all around the island. The main tourist trail up Goat Fell normally takes between 4 & 5- hours to the top and back.
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Ailsa Craig imageAilsa Craig island in southwest Scotland 10 miles from Girvan. Ailsa Craig is an island bird sanctuary that can be visited by Hill Walkers. Boat trips from the town of Girvan allow 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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UK Mountains by Height

All Scotland Mountains with Maps, Info and Images

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