Walks in Britain and Ireland

There are so many walks and walking areas in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, each one with it’s own distinct character. See below the main walking areas in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, divided initially by National Park and Nation. Click through to see information about that specific area.


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Walks by UK National Parks and AONBs

This is probably the place most people need to start. With walks in the national parks of Snowdonia, Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and the Brecon Beacons. AONBs include Llyn Peninsula, Anglesey, Clwydian Hills and Shropshire – with the  Cambrian Mountains and Mid Wales joining once the powers that be see some sense.

Walks in Wales

Lets not beat around the bush, most of our walks are in Wales! With walking areas as diverse as Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Cambrian Mountains and Mid Wales, Llyn Peninsula and the Wales Coast Path. We’ve also got a section on Mountain Biking in Wales for good measure.

Walks in England

England has a varied selection of walking areas. From the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Shropshire; to name but a few.

Walks in Scotland

Boasting the highest mountain – Ben Nevis – and most of the highest mountains on this island in the Munros, there’s nowhere better for mountain walking in the UK.

Walks in Northern Ireland

We only have a few walks here at the moment due to technical reasons! Basically, we use OS Mapping and Northern Ireland is covered by OSNI. We’re working on sorting this out so we can include such wonderful areas as the Mournes and Sperrin hills to Mud and Routes.

Walks in the Republic of Ireland.

As for Northern Ireland, our mapping system doesn’t work outside of Wales, Scotland and England. We will be looking to adding these in the future.

Here’s just about every walk in no particular order if you’re the serendipitous type, otherwise click through above.

Walk up Cratlieve

This Walk up Cratlieve is a varied walk using country roads, footpaths, farm tracks and mountain sheep tracks. The Dromara Hills are one of the hidden gems of the Ulster countryside, offering some of the country’s best views of the Mourne Mountains. It’s a landscape where rugged hills rub shoulders with fertile farmland and desolate …

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Walk up Mam Tor and the Great Ridge from Castleton - Peak District

Walk up Mam Tor from Castleton

Mam Tor and the Great Ridge is perhaps the single most popular walk in the Peak District and rates highly nationally, sneaking into the top ten of the UK’s 100 favourite walks. It’s a fantastic circuit, taking in the modest height of Mam Tor and the undulating Great Ridge. Mam Tor means ‘mother hill’, so-called …

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Fan Brycheiniog and Picws Du Walk

Fan Brycheiniog and Picws Du Walk

Until recently, the peaks of the Western Beacons, also known as the Carmarthenshire Fans, or locally as the Black Mountain/Mynydd Du (not to be confused with the Black Mountains in the East of the Brecon Beacons National Park), were way off the beaten track, known only to the few solace seeking walkers who enjoyed having …

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Best Mountain Walks in Snowdonia

Walk the Carneddau from Ogwen to Aber

This Snowdonia Ridge Walk is the classic traverse of the expansive Carneddau from Ogwen over to Aber via the main summits of Carnedd Dafydd and Llewelyn.. If you want to get a feel for these spacious hills, then this walk provides all that This route avoids the loose scree ascent from Ogwen and follows a much more satisfying scramble up the south eastern …

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Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail

Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail is located in Mid Wales and takes you between the towns of Knighton on the English border, Machynlleth and Welshpool as well as numerous smaller towns and villages in between. including Llanbadarn Fynydd, Llanidloes, Llangadfan, and Dylife. The path was granted National Trail status in 2002 to both commemorate the millennium …

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Walla Crag from Keswick 5

Walla Crag from Keswick

This is a short walk up to Walla Crag near Keswick in the Lake District.  Despite being only 379 metres in height, and technically a viewpoint rather than a hill (as it lacks any prominence – only 24 metres) it is nevertheless one of Wainwright’s Central Fells. It’s well known that Wainwright wasn’t tied down …

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Walk up Slieve Gullion

Walk up Slieve Gullion

Towering above a ring of low, rugged hills known collectively as The Ring of Gullion, County Armagh’s highest peak Slieve Gullion (573m) commands a prominent position at the centre of the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This unique landscape was the first ring dyke in the world to be geologically mapped. …

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Walk up Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Best Walks from Buttermere

Buttermere is one of the few Lakeland valleys that needs little introduction. Its natural beauty draws visitors from far and wide, and rightly so. While the lake and village share the Buttermere name, the parish extends to encompass Crummock Water and the smaller settlements of Brackenthwaite and Gatesgarth. Buttermere village is sandwiched between the two …

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Lon Gwynant Walk - Pen-y-pass to Beddgelert

Llyn Dinas Easy Family Walk

This walk is a gentle stroll around Llyn Dinas, one of the most beautiful and accessible small lakes of Eryri. If you want a longer walk, then you can follow the Lon Gwynant from Beddgelert instead, and perhaps extend the walk to visit Llyn Gwynant too. There’s a wonderful cafe in Nant Gwynant – Caffi …

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