Mile High Peaks and Mountains in the UK

Q. Hello!

I was curious if you had a list of the 'Mile High' peaks in England. I'll be staying near the Peak District in July.

Thanks

Joanne Roberts, Washington USA


A. There aren't any peaks in the British Isles (England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales) that are a mile high (i.e. with summits 5,280ft above sea level).

The UK's highest peak is Ben Nevis in Scotland (Walks

h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William

h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William

h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

) which reaches 4409ft.

Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales (Walks:

gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass

gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant

gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu

gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path

gw117 Snowdon and Yr Aran via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant

gw126 Snowdon via The Llanberis Path

gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass

gw136 The Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Horseshoe from Pen y Pass

gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path

gw158 Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis

gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis

gw198 The Welsh 3000's (Snowdon Area) from Pen y Pass

) at 3558ft whilst England's Highest peak is Scafell Pike in the Lake District (Walks:

c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

c111 Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

c233 Sca Fell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

c271 The Scafell Massif from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

c370 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

c453 The Scafell Mountains from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

c454 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Seathwaite

) climbing to 3208ft.

The highest point in the Peak District is Bleaklow Head (Walks:

) at a lowly 2076ft. Indeed, the Peak District only has three summits that can be described as mountains (i.e. over 2000ft). The other two being Kinder Scout (Walks:

d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough

d186 Kinder Scout and Kinder Downfall from Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

d201 Seal Stones (Kinder Scout) and Seal Edge from Birchin Clough

d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale

d296 Jacob's Ladder and Kinder Scout from Edale

) at 2086ft and Higher Shelf Stones (Walks:

d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass

d172 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from Old Glossop

d236 Higher Shelf Stones from Old Glossop

) at 2037ft. Whilst the countryside in the Peak District cannot be described as 'mountainous' it is nevertheless very, very beautiful.

We are publishing lists of all 'Mountains' in the British Isles along with downloadable Peak Bagging pdf's on which you can record which ones you've scaled.

Hope this helps

Mike (Editor).



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