Top 10 Ridge Scrambles in the UK
Our Top 10 Ridge Scrambles in the UK
1) An Teallach, Dundonnell ★★★★★
Regulary voted the best ridge walk on the mainland. A full traverse of An Teallach is a challenging scramble, exposed and atmospheric with stunning views in a mountain wilderness
Route guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide 2) BMC Guide 3) UK Walking guide
2) Aonach Eagach, Glencoe ★★★★★
Classic airy traverse high above Glencoe, once you start there is no escape. Make sure you call into the Clachaig afterwards for some celebratory refreshments
Route guides: 1) Maverick blog posting, 2) Walk Highlands guide
3) Sharp Edge on Blencathra, Lake District ★★★★
Exposed knife edge ridge rising from a secluded tarn to the summit of Blencathra. Avoid on wet days due to slippery Lakeland slate
Route guides: 1) Trekking Britain guide 2) BMC guide 3) Walking Britain
4) Cuillin Ridge, Isle of Skye ★★★★★
The greatest ridge scramble in Britain, can be completed in stages or in a single day with an experienced guide
Route guides: 1) UK Climbing 2) Skye Guides 3) Walk Highlands guide 4) BMC guide
5) Five Sisters of Kintail, Glen Shiel ★★★★★
A classic ridgewalk taking in three Munros, the Five Sisters give a wonderful days excursion with magnificent views.
Route guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide 2) Mountain Adventures
7) The Ring of Steall, Lochaber ★★★★★
Superbly named, a classic ridge talking in four Munros with exposed scrambling. It’s a long day so go prepared!
Route guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide, 2) UK Hillwalking guide
8) Snowdon Horseshoe, Snowdonia ★★★★★
Fantastic route in a great location. It has everything a classic route needs, exposure, fine views and excellent scrambling.
Route guide: 1) UK Hillwalking, 2) Trekking Britain
Interactive map of our top 10 Ridge Scrambles in the UK