8 routes TO GET YOU ON YOUR WAY!
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1 PENNINES LEG STRETCHER - STOODLEY PIKE
This moorland icon is easily accessible from northern cities such as Sheffield, Huddersfield and Manchester and offers a short but scenic walk up a local icon.
TOTAL ASCENT: 330M
2 THE HISTORY-SOAKED HEAVYWEIGHT - PENDLE HILL
Famously atmospheric and the setting for a notorious witchcraft trial, Pendle Hill is Lancashire's very own icon.
It's no slacker in the ascent department, either...
TOTAL ASCENT: 607M
3 the legendary viewpoint - raven crag
With one of the finest views in the Lakes in its talons, the route up Raven Crag and the circuit of its quintessentially Lakeland surrounds strikes a fine balance between challenging and doable. Pick a great day for
some fun optional rock-hopping.
TOTAL ASCENT: 675M
4 THE ISLAND STUNNER – MARSCO
The Isle of Skye is famous for being the home of Britain's most challenging mountains, most contained within the astonishing Black Cuillin ridge. But the mountains of this pinnacled isle aren't all scary. Marsco is the perfect case in point, offering both a dashing profile and awesome views of its famous neighbours.
TOTAL ASCENT 762M
5 THE EVEREST OF SOUTH WALES - PEN Y FAN
A towering north face, incredible views, steep slopes... it could almost sound like Everest. But it isn't. It's the highest mountain in Britain south of Snowdonia, and it's a corker. It's also quick, spectacular and totally essential, and this route also bags its neighbour. TOTAL ASCENT: 839M
6 THE CUMBRIAN MONSTER - helvellyn range
A full traverse of the Helvellyn range is one of the biggest linear walks in the Lakes. This one isn't for the faint-legged – it packs nearly 2000 metres of ascent into an 11 hour walk. TOTAL ASCENT: 1830M
7 THE HIGHLAND ICONS - SUILVEN, BEN MORE ASSYNT & QUINAG WEEKEND
If ever you were going to head north for a few days of mountain bagging, you might as well do it properly: this weekend centred around the town of Lochinver in Scotland's mystical far north is an absolute corker. It's a toughie, but get lucky with conditions and there are few places more spectacular or special to find yourself.
TOTAL ASCENT (3 ROUTES): 3770M