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Attractions in North West England

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in North West England. Whether you love hiking or cycling, North West England is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in North West England

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    1

    Old Man of Coniston

    Hiking Highlight

    Views from the top

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    2

    Catbells

    Hiking Highlight

    The hike along Catbells is extremely popular — and for good reason. The walk is absolutely classic; fun terrain, spectacular views, lots of places to stop for picnics. In high …

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    3

    Helvellyn

    Hiking Highlight

    As the third highest mountain in the Lake District, the views from Helvellyn are absolutely magnificent. However, this mountain is not simply a mere slog to the summit. If you …

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    Scafell Pike

    Hiking Highlight

    At 3,209 feet (978 meters) Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain. The summit is also one of the most stunning due to its remote location and awe-inspiring views. While many …

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    Blencathra

    Hiking Highlight

    Not the biggest fell in the area, but Blencathra provides panoramic views of most of the Northern Lake District. With so many routes up, no matter your experience there's a route for you.

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    Grisedale Pike

    Hiking Highlight

    Rising gracefully to a sharp peak piercing the north-western skies of Lakeland, Grisedale Pike is a fine mountain with superlative views. If you’re feeling energetic, tick it off as part …

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    Fairfield

    Hiking Highlight

    Centrepiece of its namesake horseshoe, Fairfield is rarely a walker’s sole goal. Instead it is renowned as the highest point of the much-frequented Fairfield Horseshoe, a looped ridge walk bagging …

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    High crag

    Hiking Highlight

    This is a very open mountain, and as above the winds can be very bad, if you do decide to go up in high winds please do stay to Eastern …

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    Maiden Moor

    Hiking Highlight

    When hiking up the ridge from Cat Bells, Maiden Moor is the next summit you will reach. While its flat summit is no rival to that of better known neighbours …

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    Whernside

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, Whernside offers wonderful views over the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. On a clear day, and with a pair of binoculars, you can even see …

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    Walla Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    Great view over Derwent Water with not too heavy climb. Ideal in sunshine.

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    Helm Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    The rig-walk finally ends with a climb to Helmet Crag. You can enjoy 360 ° views of Grasmere and the Easedale Valley!

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    Hallin Fell

    Hiking Highlight

    For such a small hill, Hallin Fell delivers absolutely epic views down Ullswater and across to the Helvellyn group. This is an ideal fell for take the little ones for …

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    14

    The Calf

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest of the Howgill Fells, The Calf sits in both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the county of Cumbria. It’s a green, flat-topped hill, whose best ascent follows …

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    Ullock Pike

    Hiking Highlight

    The approach of Ullock Pike from the North is wonderful! Views to a snow capped Skiddaw in winter are a real treat

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    Dale Head

    Hiking Highlight

    Dale Head occupies a grand position, its lofty perch overlooking Buttermere, Newlands and Borrowdale. It makes for a quick, if strenuous, Wainwright bag from the Honister Pass, or it can …

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    St Sunday Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    St Sunday Crag is an outlier of the Fairfield Horseshoe. But with sheer cliffs that plunge into Grisedale (home to the thrilling Pinnacle Ridge), summit views that stretch over the …

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    Nine Standards Rigg

    Hiking Highlight

    At a height of 2,172 feet (662 metres), the curious Nine Standards boast superb views over the town of Kirkby Stephen and further afield. The origin of the cairns is …

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    Broad Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    One of many peaks near Sca Fell, if you plan the route right you can conquer several at once, including Broad Crag, Lingmell etc. No matter the day the views from almost any peak in the Lakes are stunning.

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    Dove Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    Dove Crag summit in itself is unremarkable, marked by a cairn however the views of the surrounding peaks is excellent on a clear day.

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