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EXPLORE THE UK’S MOST EPIC MOUNTAINS

In a world of natural adventure, majestic mountain peaks have always been some of the most awe-inspiring places to admire, explore and conquer. Whether you’re testing yourself on the steepest of slopes or taking a leisurely trek up gorgeous gradual inclines, the UK is home to some truly epic upland terrain.

Here we guide you through the most popular on Tripadvisor and those guaranteed to take your Instagram feed to new heights.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR UK MOUNTAINS ON TRIPADVISOR

Reflecting the UK’s reputation as a hotspot for outdoor adventure and escapism, Tripadvisor features thousands of reviews for our most famous and not-so-famous mountainous walks. As the highest mountain in Wales and England, Snowdon tops the Tripadvisor charts, with 2665 reviews and an average score of five stars. Featuring stunning 360-degree views of deep green valleys and shimmering lakes, the option of a railway trip to the top, and a sheltered viewing station, it’s an experience well worthy of the online fanfare.
Rank Mountain Name Location Total # Tripadvisor Reviews Average Tripadvisor Stars Score
1 Snowdon Wales 2665 5
2 Ben Macdui Scotland 2542 4.5
3 Cairn Gorm Scotland 2538 4.5
4 Ben Nevis Scotland 2498 4.5
5 Scafell Pike England 546 4.5
6 Slieve Donard Beg Mor Northern Ireland 296 4.5
7 Helvellyn England 295 5
8 Skiddaw England 184 4.5
9 Slieve Meelbeg Northern Ireland 123 5
10 Sgor an Lochain Uaine Scotland 110 5

TOP 10 MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE UK MOUNTAINS

Cameras at the ready. Whether you’re capturing the biggest of blue skies, dreamy clouds covering rolling valleys, or the intensity of the rain and wind swirling overhead, there is always time for an Instagram moment on a majestic mountainside. Based on its number of hashtags, the popularity of Snowdon’s green and pleasant lands shine through for selfie-snappers across the UK. Cairn Gorm in Scotland takes second place, with its summit amongst the highest land mass in Britain surrounded by stunning lochs and deep valleys.
Rank Mountain Name Location Total No. of # Instagram
1 Snowdon Wales 422998
2 Cairn Gorm Scotland 242505
3 Ben Nevis Scotland 209731
4 Scafell Pike England 80935
5 Skiddaw England 36126
6 Slieve Donard Beg Mor Northern Ireland 32621
7 Great Gable England 16727
8 Ben Lawers Scotland 13449
9 Glyder Fach Wales 9780
10 Y Garn Wales 9439

PUTTING YOUR SAFETY FIRST

Regardless of your experience on high ground, we always recommend running through a checklist of essential safety information and equipment before every trek:

• Pack a first aid kit
• Plan your navigation: map, compass, and GPS
• Prepare for all weathers: insulation jacket/raincoat, gloves, hat, hiking boots/socks.
• Pack illumination: torch, lantern, or headlamp
• Bring water and snacks
• Bring your phone in case of an emergency: save local search and rescue phone numbers to your phone
• Identify emergency shelters and mountain rescue information, including: 999 – UK national emergency number, Scottish Mountain Rescue, Mountain Rescue England and Wales and Northern Ireland Rescue

Methodology:
To define the most popular UK mountains on Tripadvisor, we looked at the number of reviews and the average score (4.5 -5 stars). To determine the most Instagrammable mountains we looked at the number of hashtags for each mountain.

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