What's your favourite winter hill?

We asked Trail and Country Walking staff to name their favourite winter hill and why. Have a look at their verdicts...









Jonathan Manning, editor, Country Walking


"Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire... Less a hill than a giant inland cliff where the geological gods took a cleaver to the moors and spliced the world in two. From the edge it�s easy to imagine how the first pioneers felt when they came to the lip of the Grand Canyon. The ground plunges away in a vertical dive, leaving views to the end of the earth. James Herriot chose it as his favourite view (although he spent his life looking at the business end of cows), and you can park at the top (Sutton Bank Visitor Centre) and follow the Cleveland Way to revel in the full impact of the altitude."

Check out Sutton Bank in LFTO's Hill Guides

Matt Swaine, editor, Trail


"The joy of winter is that it makes any hill a fantastic outing. My most memorable days out have been in the Brecon Beacons, Kinder Scout, Snowdon and the Ben in winter but my favourite winter outing has to have been the Aonach Eagach ridge with Alan Hinkes which turned into a minor epic."

Check out Aonach Eagach in LFTO's hill guides 


Nick Hallissey, deputy editor, Country Walking


"It could well be Winter Hill, in Lancashire. Or failing that, Shining Tor on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border � in the snow, it really lives up to its name."

Check out Shining Tor in LFTO's hill guides


Simon Ingram, deputy editor, Trail


"Ben Macdui. Fantastically otherworldly in thick snow and a whiteout at 4,000m. And as serious as British hills get."

Check out Ben Macdui in LFTO's hill guide


Jenny Walters, staff writer, Country Walking


"The Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons � from the east it looks like a scary, adventurous ridge with a precipitous drop, but once you�re on it, you can see it�s miles wide, so you�re unlikely to fall off even in snow."

Check out the Black Mountain in LFTO's hill guide


Claire Maxted, staff writer, Trail


"Ben Vorlich. I haven�t done very many winter hills (yet!) but this was the most-near-perfect experience I have had so far. A full coating of snow and an airy, not scary ridge to the summit and we disturbed a huge, white hare as we scooted on our bums for a small, steep section on the way down."

Check out Ben Vorlich in LFTO's hill guide


Michelle Daniel, gear editor, Country Walking


"Ullock Pike in the Lakes... small but perfectly formed and with a great view of Skiddaw."

Check out Ullock Pike in LFTO's hill guide


Graham Thompson, technical editor, Trail


"The one with snow on! So in the lakes that generally means Scafell Pike."

Check out Scafell Pike in LFTO's hill guide


Phoebe Smith, staff writer, Trail

"Tryfan, Snowdonia � because even if you don�t want to tackle it in winter conditions looking at it, sprinkled with snow, will still take your breath away."

Check out Tryfan in LFTO's hill guide