Hill and mountain walks

If you're looking for walks that will take you up hills and down mountains, then our selection is a good place to start. These walks take in everything from nearby green hills to proper craggy mountains, so pop your boots on and head out exploring.

Cwm Llwch, Brecon Beacons
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Cwm Llwch horseshoe walk, Brecon Beacons 

This is the hard way to the summit of southern Britain's highest mountain, Pen y Fan, with 1893ft (576m) of climbing before reaching the top at 2908ft (886m).

White Horse Hill in the snow
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White Horse Hill to Ashdown walk, Oxfordshire 

The Ridgeway which passes by White Horse Hill has been nominated as one of the nation’s top 100 walks. Enjoy a walk across the ancient chalk downs of Oxfordshire and absorb the history found along this enigmatic stretch of the ancient Ridgeway, passing by the White Horse, Dragon Hill and Ashdown. Tune in to ‘Britain’s Favourite 100 Walks’ on 30 January on ITV to find out where this route ranks in the final countdown.

Hayeswater Gill in Ullswater
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Aira Force Hayeswater Gill trail, Cumbria 

Uphill at the start, but the effort is rewarded again and again on this beautiful circular walk. Lace up those boots and get going.

Egryn, South Snowdonia
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Egryn walk, south Snowdonia 

Step back in time as you explore this fantastic location with breath-taking views.

Stone tower among trees
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Sawpit hill walk, County Londonderry 

Enjoy splendid views of Slieve Gallion on this path that runs along the perimeter of the estate, marked by the great oaks and a ring of trees where the sawpit was once located.

View of Divis peak
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Black Mountain walk, County Antrim 

Enjoy panoramic views on the five-mile Black Mountain walk.

view from Box Hill on a misty morning
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Box Hill Juniper Top circular walk, Surrey 

Try our 4-mile walk through some of Box Hill's finest scenery and views, glorious in every season. You'll be able to see for miles across the South Downs.

Large rocks and bracken on Godolphin Hill, looking north
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Godolphin Hill walk, Cornwall 

A gentle ramble up to the top of Godolphin Hill which boasts one of the best views over west Cornwall. On a clear day you can see St Michael's Mount and St Ives bay.

Cairn on Castle Crag overlooking Upper Borrowdale, Cumbria.
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Borger Dalr geology walk, Borrowdale, Cumbria 

Explore the origins of Borrowdale as you walk from Grange to Castle Crag, an area that has been described as ‘the finest square mile in Lakeland’.

Family taking a break for the climb of the beach at Woolacombe with lovely views in the background
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Mini mountain walk, north Devon 

Enjoy the views from the top of Potter's Hill, north Devon's mini mountain.

Conifer plantations cover the lower slopes down to the reservoir
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A bracing walk at Derwent Valley, in the Peak District 

This bracing walk leads you alongside the Ladybower Reservoir, through farmland, and emerges high on the moors with fantastic views of the Derwent Valley and opportunities to spot local wildlife.