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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Cumbria. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Cumbria 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 Cumbria

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    1

    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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    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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    4

    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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    5

    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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    6

    Walla Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    Walla Crag, at 1,243 feet (379 m), is a diminutive Wainwright that rises above Derwent Water's eastern shore. What it lacks in height, it makes up for with splendid views …

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    7

    Orrest Head

    Hiking Highlight

    Orrest Head played a pivotal role in the development of the Lake District's fellwalking culture. It was the seed that sprouted and grew into a magnificent tree – the fruits …

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    8

    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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    9

    Grisedale Pike

    Hiking Highlight

    We started this hike from the Revelin Moss carpark at Whinlater Pass. Head up the steps to the right of the entrance into the car park and not through the …

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    10

    Castle Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    Castle Crag provides a brilliant vantage point of the surrounding area. A long way off being a classed as a 'big peak', the ascent and descent can still be difficult. …

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    11

    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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    12

    Yewbarrow

    Hiking Highlight

    This is the fourth Wasdale peak on our Trail 100 list, but despite being the lowest, Yewbarrow is more than a match for its neighbours. Taking the form of an …

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    13

    Scafell

    Hiking Highlight

    Sca Fell is a peak of two faces. To the north and east its tall cliffs are dark and imposing. To the south and west its slopes are green and …

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    14

    Nine Standards Rigg

    Hiking Highlight

    At a height of 2,172 feet (662 m), 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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    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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    16

    Mellbreak

    Hiking Highlight

    As Mellbreak stands apart from the other Loweswater fells, from a distance its appearance reminds me of a sleeping dinosaur. You can just imagine it rising up from its slumber …

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    17

    Kirk Fell

    Hiking Highlight

    Kirk Fell is one of Alfred Wainwright's 214 Wainwright fells of Lakeland. The summit offers brilliant views down Wasdale to Wast Water, but my favourite view from here has to …

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    18

    Lingmell

    Hiking Highlight

    Lingmell may be one of Scafell Pike's satellite peaks, but it is a fine mountain in its own right. Its rocky north east face quickens the pulse of hikers ascending …

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    19

    Broad Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 3,064 feet (934 meters), Broad Crag is the fourth highest peak in the Scafell range, following Scafell Pike, Scafell and Ill Crag. While thousands of hikers pass within …

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    20

    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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