top 100 walks -not all in wellies

Not all these walks can be done in Warm Wellies - but they are Britains favourites

Catbells and Warm Wellies

We're proud to see the top 100 UK walks includes five of the top ten in Cumbria. The North West is the most voted for walks, but are your favourites listed?

1 Helvellyn, Cumbria – from Pennines Irish sea, isle of man. Ramblers’ paradise – lakes has 5 of 10 top spots. It’s quite challenging. 

 2 Snowdon – you could let the train take the strain. 7 main recognised routes with varying difficulty. 

 3 Malham Tarn Estate Yorkshire – Janet’s Foss (waterfall) it features in Emmerdale). Then there’s the entrance to middle earth! Worth a trip. Then the limestone pavement formed in the last ice age. 

 4 Cat Bells Cumbria (pictured here)  451 metres it’s a minor fell described by Alfred Wainwright as a family fell where grandmothers and infants can climb the heights together. Inspiring the take of Miss Tiggiwinkle 

5 Scafell Pike, Cumbria – 978 m above sea level – it's England’s highest mountain – 3 routes all quite strenuous. 3 times taller than the shard in London 

 6 – Tryfan – Wales – not for the faint-hearted 

 7 Buttermere valley 4.5 miles – with a waterside trail by Buttermere  

 8 – The Old Man of Coniston, Cumbria

9 Dunstanburgh, Northumberland start at Craster and walk along the sweeping Embleton sands. 

 10 – Mam Tor  East Midlands – mother hill 500m high 

Also in the top 20 we can include:

18th - Hadrian’s Wall – 84 miles Cumbria to Northumberland  3 miles steel rig and sycamore gap forts every 7 roman miles (1000 paces) used in Robin Hood Prince of thieves 

 27 - Ambleside to Grasmere – the coffin route – takes the dead to Grasmere church!