The UK is one of the best countries in the world for hiking, with lots of nature paths and heritage routes to have a go at. That means that there are lots of fantastic hill and mountain walks too, with great views to be found all over the country. So, if you’re in the market for a new hill walk then why not have a go of one of these.
Overlooking the ever-loved Loch Lomond and with views of the Arrochar Alps and Highlands beyond, Conic Hill is an accessible hill walk that should be perfectly manageable even for beginner hill walkers. Those views really are spectacular and Conic Hill is in the perfect position for you to appreciate views of both the lowlands and the highlands. If you’re after the perfect mini mountain climb, then this is the one for you.
By far one of the most popular mountains in the UK, Snowdon sees north of 550,000 visitors every year, and looking at it there is no real surprise as to why. With numerous paths up the mountain that are suitable even for beginners, Snowdon is an easier climb than its scale would suggest. If you can’t manage the walk, there is even a train up to the summit. Despite its popularity, Snowdon is still home to one of the best views in the UK and it is one that you will certainly forgive the busyness for.
You might not find Goatfell on many other lists like this but believe me when I say that it is more than worthy of inclusion. Located on the Isle of Arran, which is often described as a miniature version of Scotland, Goatfell is the highest peak on the island and offers 360° views. The climb itself is not too difficult, although there is some light scrabbling at the top, but the views are breath-taking.
As part of the Peak District, Stanage Edge is far from the lonely hill with this southern edge of the Pennines featuring lots of magnificent hills and cliffs. Stanage Edge might have found its popularity primarily amongst climbers going back to the Victorian era, but it is also a great spot for a walk. As a walk, Stanage Edge is not very difficult and the cliffs that the climbers love so much will give you a clear view across the Peak District’s gorgeous countryside. What more do you want?