UK Mountains

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


Grey Corries And Aonach Mor From Commando Memorial Glen Spean

The Grey Corries

The Grey Corries are a range of mountains in the Scottish Highlands to the east of Ben Nevis. To walk the entire ridge, climbing all four Munros makes for a classic British mountain walk. Our expert on the region, Ronald Turnbull, shows us some of the magic that can be found on these peaks and in the valleys.

Backpacking in the Cairngorms

Dipping a toe in the Cairngorms – a backpacking adventure in the Scottish mountains

If you are looking for a chance to escape the office and find real remoteness in the UK, then the Cairngorms are calling! Few other places in Britain bring out that primal feeling of being alone in the wilderness more than these mountains. Alex recounts his experiences in October 2016.

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...