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
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
The Top 10 Ridge Scrambles in the UK are all great adventures, make sure you take a guide or an experienced mountaineer with you.