UK Mountains

UK mountain walking routes, from the Brecon Beacons to the Highlands


Crossing Derwentwater On The Keswick Launch

Getting into fell walking in the Lake District

Cicerone's newest member of the team goes from being a beginner hillwalker with no experience to someone who can tackle a Lake District fell walk solo. Here she explains her journey.

Beinn Lora summit, with Loch Linnhe in Ben Nevis and Glen Coe region

Beyond Bagging – NOT doing the Munros

Scotland expert Ronald Turnbull explores the joys of NOT bagging the Munros in the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe region. He takes us through some of his favourite walks in the area: Ledge Route on Ben Nevis, the panoramic Beinn Lora, the ferry to Kerrera and a multi-day walk from Glen Etive, among others.

Walking the Munros

Munro Moments: reflecting on adventures atop Scotland’s highest peaks

Bagging all the Munros can provide the hillwalker in Scotland a lifetime's worth of memories. Author of Cicerone's guidebooks to the Munros, Steve Kew shares some of his most memorable moments.

Anne And Friends On Calf Top Summit In 2007 Before It Was Promoted To Mountain Status Cover

Measuring Mountains - What actually IS a summit?

‘New Mountain Found’ scream the newspaper headlines. But surely all the mountains in this country have been discovered long ago: what's new? John Nuttall explains what the headlines are all about and how some intrepid surveyors beat the Ordnance Survey at their own game.

Autumn in the Lake District

Autumn in the Lake District

Beautiful autumnal photos of the Lake District, including Grasmere, Windemere and Buttermere, among other areas, courtesy of fantastic photographer and friend of Cicerone, Andrew Clayborough.

On the summit of Ben Macdui

Autumn in the Cairngorms

A backpacking trip to the Cairngorms to sleep under the famous Shelter stone is a great thing to do in the autumn months. Dan Aspel teams up with another Cicerone author to see what it's like to sleep under a massive rock.

The Lawley in Shropshire

Top 10 Hillwalks in Shropshire

Guidebook author John Gillham picks his ten favourite hillwalking spots in Shropshire, a country that may surprise you with its fantastic upland walking.

The Mamores on Charlie Ramsay's Round

Solo on Charlie Ramsay's Round

Earlier this month, Cicerone’s Joe Williams completed Charlie Ramsay’s Round, a challenging ultra-distance route across 24 summits in the Lochaber region of the Scottish highlands. From Top Gun quotes to rationing Jelly Babies, he describes both the exhilaration and the hardship, as well as the challenges of maintaining that all-important positive mindset...

Nantlle Ridge in Snowdonia

Snowdonia Walking: The Nantlle Ridge

Walking route on the Nantlle Ridge. Escape the crowds of Crib Goch and Snowdon to discover the most enjoyable ridge walk in Snowdonia.

Clogwyn y Person Arete Snowdonia

Scrambling in Snowdonia: the Clogwyn y Person Arête

The Clogwyn y Person Arête is a scrambling route in Snowdonia, North Wales. The gear and techniques required for this grade three route are described by Dan Aspel.