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Hiking in the United Kingdom: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover the stunning scenery and incredible landscapes of the British Isles on foot!

From Peak District in England to the mountains of Wales and Scottish Highlands, there are plenty of incredible hiking opportunities across the United Kingdom. Known as hillwalking across Great Britain, hikers of every level are certain to find the perfect adventure! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips to the United Kingdom. The mountains are calling!

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What should I know about Hiking United Kingdom?

Composed of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the United Kingdom is a small but diverse place and full of plenty of great hikes for participants of every level.

Away from the aforementioned hiking hotspots, there are plenty of other places to visit as well. At 1,085 meters (3,560 feet) in elevation, Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in all of Wales.

The trail to the top as well as the summit itself is incredibly gorgeous and boasts great views, which explains why 500,000 people hike the mountain every year. On a clear day from the summit, it is possible to see all the way to Ireland as well as out over Scotland and England!

Away from the highest peaks in Great Britain, there are plenty of other excellent hiking options. Sitting on the border between England and Wales is the Forest of Dean. Sprawling over 110 square kilometers (42 square miles), the ancient woodland landscape boasts numerous trails and various scenic overlooks; perfect for a weekend trip or an entire week of exploring as well.

Why should I choose United Kingdom for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

Boasting stunning mountain landscapes, incredibly green rolling hills and gorgeous seaside cliffs, the United Kingdom provides a very scenic backdrop for any hiking adventure. From the narrow mountain valleys of the Scottish Highlands to the green pastures of England and Wales, there is plenty of stunning scenery to see on any hiking trip.

The Lake District

Situated in northwestern England, the Lake District is one of the most popular hiking destinations in all of England. Composed of deep natural lakes and numerous fells, including the highest peak in England, there are plenty of incredible hiking opportunities. Where you have a weekend or a week, you’ll surely find plenty of great hikes for participants of all levels.

Climb Ben Nevis

Rising to 1,344 meters (4,411 feet) in elevation, Ben Nevis is the tallest peak in the United Kingdom. Situated in the heart of Scotland’s Western Highlands, the peak provides an excellent mental and physical challenge. However, the views from the top are more than enough reward for the effort of making it all the way up.

What can I expect from the weather in United Kingdom?

The UK has a temperate climate in spite of its northern latitude. This generally means that the country experiences cool and wet winters and warm and wet summers. Average temperatures tend to sit around 5 ºC (41 ºF) or more in the winter and reach 15 ºC (59 ºF) or more in the summer.

How can I get to United Kingdom?

This generally depends on where you are heading in the country. Trips to England’s Lake and Peak districts (where most outdoor activities take place) generally begin with a flight into Manchester Airport (MAN). Trips to Scotland generally begin with a flight into Glasgow Airport (GLA). And trips to Wales generally begin with a flight into either Cardiff Airport (CFL) or Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL). From any of these airports, it is easiest to rent a car and drive to your final destination.

Which language is predominantly spoken in United Kingdom?

English, Welsh, Gaelic

What’s the country code of United Kingdom?


What currency is accepted in United Kingdom?

Pound sterling (GBP)

What’s the high season for Hiking in United Kingdom?

May to October

What people are saying about Hiking | United Kingdom


Our mission was to hike up Ben Nevis but not along the main footpath. We hoped for something a bit more challenging. ..and we got it. Uncertain of what we’d be facing, Scott expertly assessed our ability during the first part of the hike and enthusiastically confirmed that we could handle the trip up the back. Knowledgeable about about the area, geology and flora, Scott was an excellent guide and fun to spend the day with. He offered us tips for managing the terrain and kept the pace that would give us the adventure we were looking for. We came away feeling that the investment in a guide was well worth it. We would not have tackled that route without his guidance. Recommended without reservation! Thanks Scott


What a fantastic trip ! This was my first time to use crampons and scrabbling. The pre walk information and communication was 10/10 Scott and Malcolm were extremely professional with a great knowledge of the mountain. I felt safe yet appropriately challenged throughout which made for an unforgettable day. The company was top class too. I could not recommend climbing Ben Nevis with Kirkhope mountaineering highly enough ! Thanks so much Paula



The guide I had on the day was Dave Fowler, not Ken



Dewi was great..! I really struggled with self motivation. Dewi believed in me. A few rests on the way up & we made it. Honestly the views were breathtaking..! One of the best things I have done in the UK. Dewi was a real asset to the company & very knowledgable. Definitely recommend booking a guide.



We enjoyed every bit of the hike. Emma was such a lovely guide. It was a great overall experience.

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