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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in the United Kingdom is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in the United Kingdom for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in the United Kingdom

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    1

    Mam Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    The thing I love about Mam Tor is the sheer amount of options you have. I've been here several times and one option is a really short walk up from …

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    Adele
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    2

    Hollins Cross

    Hiking Highlight

    Hollins Cross is a lofty hill summit with spectacular panoramic views. There are loads of great trails around here, especially via the Great Ridge to Mam Tor. It can get …

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    3

    Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

    Hiking Highlight

    Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is perhaps the most ascended mountain in the world, and with good reason. This is a majestic mountain, as is befitting of Wales' highest point.

    Its glory …

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    4

    Old Man of Coniston

    Hiking Highlight

    The Old Man of Coniston stands less than three miles (4.3 kilometers) from the village. However, to reach the summit requires some serious climbing. When you get there, though, it …

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    5

    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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    6

    Ben Nevis

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest mountain in Britain at 4,413 feet (1,345 m), Ben Nevis is a popular objective for hikers and climbers alike.

    An estimated 75,000 people ascend via the straightforward, zigzagging …

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    7

    Kinder Low

    Hiking Highlight

    Kinder Low trig is found on the plateau of Kinder Scout. This spot is very popular with hikers as it boasts wonderful views and is visited by many iconic trails, …

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    8

    Arthur's Seat

    Hiking Highlight

    Absolutely go up to the sunset ...

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    9

    Worcestershire Beacon

    Hiking Highlight

    At 1,394 feet (425 m), Worcestershire Beacon is the highest point in the county and a grand viewpoint to boot. Its popularity is such that it is at the centre …

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    10

    Pen y Fan

    Hiking Highlight

    Chief of the Brecon Beacons and the highest summit in south Wales, Pen y Fan is a hugely popular peak with routes to the top to suit everyone from first-time …

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    11

    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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    12

    Win Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Win Hill is north west of Bamford in the Peak District. Its summit is 1,516 feet (462 m) above sea level and it is bounded by the River Derwent to …

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    13

    Pen-y-Ghent

    Hiking Highlight

    For those tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks in the traditional counterclockwise direction, Pen-y-Ghent is the first summit you will reach. At 2,277 feet (694 metres), it is the smallest of …

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    14

    Conic Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    An exhausting climb, but rewarding views from Conic Hill to Loch Lochmond. Definitely take anti-midge remedies, it just teems with the critters

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    15

    Corn Du

    Hiking Highlight

    Corn Du is rarely climbed alone, but as a peak added to an expedition to Pen y Fan. The climb up is a great one though and the views from …

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    16

    Ingleborough

    Hiking Highlight

    The Ingleborough summit richly rewards all those that conquer it with a magnificent panoramic view of Whernside, Pen-y-ghent, Pendle Hill, out into Morecambe Bay and over to the Lakeland hills. …

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    17

    Higger Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Higger Tor is a distinctive landmark of the Dark Peak. Standing at 1,424 feet (434 m) high, you are afforded spectacular panoramic views from the summit, that stretch over the Burbage Valley and the Iron Age hill fort, Carl Wark.

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    18

    Haytor Rocks

    Hiking Highlight

    Prepare to be amazed by Haytor Rocks! The much-photographed landmark is even more impressive when you experience it first-hand. If you climb to the top, you can experience panoramic views …

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    19

    Blencathra

    Hiking Highlight

    A bona fide scrambler’s paradise, Blencathra serves up two glorious ridges in a truly memorable horseshoe. The Grade 1 scramble up Sharp Edge, a razor-like spine featuring the notorious Bad …

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    20

    Scafell Pike

    Hiking Highlight

    At 3,209 feet (978 m) 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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