Top 10 Mountains in the UK

These are our Top 10 Mountains in the UK.

map of top 10 uk mountains
1) An Teallach, Dundonnell ★★★★★
Imposing sandstone mountain in a wild landscape, a traverse of the ridge is one of the best scrambles in Britain
Walking guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide 2) UK Hillwalking

2) Blencathra, Lake District ★★★★
Alfred Wainwright described Blencathra as “one of the grandest objects in Lakeland”. Dominating the landscape above Keswick with six tops spanning 3 miles
Walking guides: 1) Hall’s Fell ridge 2) Sharp edge

Blencathra from shepherds crag

3) Buachallie Etive Mor, Highlands ★★★★★
One of the most photographed mountains in Scotland, located at the head of Glencoe. The classic curved ridge winds its way up the seemingly impregnable north face.
Walking guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide 2) Curved ridge

Buachallie Etive Mor summer classic picture

4) Cadair Idris, Snowdonia ★★★★
A gem of a mountain in southern Snowdonia with an excellent horseshoe walk around Llyn Cau . The summit has terrific views to the coast and its possible to see both Snowdon and Pen Y fan on a clear day
Route guides: 1) Minffordd Path 2) Pony PathLLyn Cae and cadair Idris summer

5) Great Gable, Lake District ★★★★
Pryamid shaped mountain steeped in history with excellent panoramic views due to central location. Climb from Wasdale to avoid crowds and enjoy the hospitality at the Wasdale head Inn
Route guides: 1) Trekking Britain 2) Walking Englishman

great gable with walker in the foreground

6) Tryfan, Snowdonia ★★★★★
The north ridge of Tryfan dominates the Ogwen valley and provides some of the best scrambling in the UK
Walking guides: 1) Trekking Britain 2) Summit post

tryfan outline snowdonia

7) Sgurr Nan Gillian, Isle of Skye ★★★★★
Striking mountain with distinctive triangular profile when viewed from Sligachen. This is a climbers mountain with is no easy route to the summit.
Route guides: 1) Walk Highlands route guide 2) Summit post guide

8) Sgurr Dearg and the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Isle of Skye ★★★★★
The only Munro you need a rope to climb to the top. The pinnacle is a flake of rock that rises over Sgurr Dearg, it’s a moderate rock climb followed by an abseil
Route guides: Walk Highlands

Sgurr Dearg and the Inaccessible Pinnacle

9) Slioch, Wester Ross ★★★★★
One of the classic Scottish mountain scenes when viewed across Loch Maree. The ascent of Slioch is a long adventure giving ample time to soak up views over the Fisherfield wilderness
Route guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide 2) UK Hillwalking guide

slioch massif Loch Maree in foreground summer

10) Suilven, Sutherland ★★★★★
Distinctive mountain in a vast wilderness. A boggy walk is required to reach the mountain so many people choose to approach by canoe
Route guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide 2) Undiscovered Scotland

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