Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 10

We are spoilt for places to walk in Britain, so we were on the edge of our seats as the top ten routes were revealed on ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100

And what a wonderful top ten it was. Here they are in order.

Complete with walk descriptions, step-by-step instructions and maps, there’s everything you need to head out and walk the routes yourself.

They’re all free to view and come with printable OS maps – just register on our website to get started. And if you like these routes, there are thousands more to enjoy if you become a member.

The only question is, which will you walk first?

1: Helvellyn, Lake District

Helvellyn is the third highest mountain in England, but some may argue it is the best known, thanks to its iconic route to the summit via Striding Edge. Our route takes you up via Greenside and Keppel Cove.

3: Malham Cove, North Yorkshire

This popular route explores the dramatic landscape of Malham Cove, Gordale Scar, Janet’s Foss Waterfall and Malham Tarn - Britain’s highest lake. Travel through varied terrain and rugged landscapes and be rewarded with beautiful views. 

5: Scafell Pike, Lake District

Scafell Pike is England’s highest mountain and part of the Three Peaks Challenge. This there and back walk takes the classic route straight up the mountain. Stop at the top to enjoy the incredible panoramic mountain views.

7: Buttermere, Lake District

Buttermere Valley is a beautiful area of woodland, farms, rugged fells and best of all, three stunning lakes linked together. Our walk takes you around Buttermere lake, undoubtedly one of the best lakeside walks in Britain. 

9: Embleton Bay, Northumberland

From Craster this route winds across Embleton Bay. The focal point of this route is the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, which prominently stand over one of the emptiest, most beautiful stretches of the Northumberland coast. 

2: Snowdon, Snowdonia

With many routes up this iconic mountain, it’s hard to know which to choose. This route heads up to the summit via Moel Eilio, Foel Gron, Foel Goch and Moel Cynghorion before heading back down the Llanberis Path.

4: Catbells, Lake District

Catbells is the perfect starter hill for little legs. Standing at 451m it offers a fun climb, with a simple scramble up to the small summit – making this walk feel like a real adventure for kids.


6: Tryfan North Ridge

Easily identified from miles around by its impressive fin shape, Tryfan offers an exhilarating climb. This route, which is classed as a grade one scramble, heads up the North Ridge taking in Adam and Eve and the cannon.

8: The Old Man of Coniston, Lake District

Standing at 803m high, the Old Man of Coniston towers over the village below. This walk treats you to the beauty of the Lake District, but also offers a glimpse into the area’s industrial past.

10: Mam Tor, Derbyshire

Take in the breath taking scenery of the Peak District, including superb panoramas of Kinder Scout from Mam Tor – the ‘shivering mountain’ – and the beautiful Derbyshire Dales on your return via the Limestone Way.

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