Attractions in the Pennines Mountains

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

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    Cat Bells

    Hiking Highlight

    The hike along Cat Bells is extremely popular - and for good reason. The walk is absolutely classic: fun terrain, spectacular views, lots of places to stop for picnics. It …

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    Dan
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    Helvellyn Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    A staggering view wherever you look is your prize for all that climbing, and it's a very generous one indeed. The summit is well-served by bridlepaths; if you're tacking the …

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    Barney
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    3

    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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    Dan
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    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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    Dan
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    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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    Dan
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    Striding Edge

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    With spine-tingling exposure on both sides and breathtaking views, Striding Edge is an exhilarating stretch that you will not forget. A classic Grade-1 scramble, it is suitable for intermediate hikers …

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    Dan
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    Buttertubs Pass

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Did this from the south side but judging by the 50mph descent after this I would imagine it is pretty tough from the north side. From the south it is …

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    Fleet Moss

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A road that simply has to be ridden if only to boast that you've ridden Yorkshire's highest road. The top of it is 602 metres above sea level.

    Unfortunately the …

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    emmie c
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    9

    The Bridge House

    Hiking Highlight

    The growth of old Ambleside is associated with a succession of families dating back to the early 14th century. The Braithwaites were an incredibly influential family and originally built Bridge …

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    Brian
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    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Dating back to the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, the Castlerigg stone circle was constructed as part of a megalithic tradition. Surrounded by fells and peaks, the stone circle …

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    Amy
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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 theres a route for you.

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    Tom
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    Hawkshead

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Hawkshead is an ancient township that has flourished since Norse times, belonging to Furness Abbey until the 12th Century. The monks owned Hawkshead Hall, just outside the village, of which …

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    Brian
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    Wray Castle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A National Trust property that's open for visitors from late March to late October, Wray Castle is a stunning Victorian house built in 1840. A bit of a strange sight …

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    emmie c
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    Drunken Duck Inn

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A bit of a mission to get to but never not worth it! This pub serves some of the best food in the UK (ask anyone) including a brunch menu …

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    emmie c
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    Located near the old Mining Green Side and now a meeting place for the many intrepid hikers in the Lakelands who hike their way nigh regardless of the wet weather. …

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    16

    Tarn Hows

    Hiking Highlight

    Great around here, especially in autumn when it's a little quieter and the colours really pop. Super interesting fact: Beatrix Potter actually used to own the Tarns, having bought them …

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    emmie c
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    Waterfalls at Gordale Beck

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A beautiful spot to visit, do be aware that unless you are a competent climber the you cannot make this a circular trail, as you will have to climb the waterfall, which I might add is brilliant fun.

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    Tom
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    Greenhow Hill Climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Feel the leg burn!

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    Bolton Priory

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A really popular place to visit right on the river with huge estate grounds around the 12th century monastery ruins for beautiful walks and family days out.

    From Skipton there's …

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    emmie c
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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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    Dan

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