6. Yorkshire Dales National Park

Limestone terraces, Dry ice age waterfalls and the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.

2. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond is Britain's largest freshwater loch (lake) surrounded by mountains. The Park is conveniently close to Glasgow.

The Highlands

Remote Glens, islands, sea cliffs, lochs and mountains wherever you look. Home to the 282 Munros and 222 Corbetts

7. North York Moors National Park

More than just American werewolves and Whitby's Dracula, a vast plateaux with narrow dales, hidden villages and high moorland

1. Cairngorms National Park

The highest, windiest and coldest plateaux in Britain with living relics from the ice age! Some of the oldest Caledonian Pine forests with long treks are here too.

National Parks and Other Mountain Areas

3. Northumberland National Park

The Cheviot Hills in Northumberland's National Park are an often overlooked area with the stunning coastline and Hadrian's Wall nearby.

5. Lake District National Park

More than just lakes, the Cambrian Mountains rise up with England's highest mountain and the famous 'Wainwright' hills.

8. Snowdonia National Park

Rising out of the sea up to nearly 1,100m, this small area contains a vast array of geology and Wales' highest mountain - Snowdon.

9. Peak District National park

England's first ever National Park with some stunning hills, glacial valleys and climbing crags

4. North Pennines AONB

An extensive area of dales, woodlands, rugged moorland, market towns and the highest peak in the Pennines.

Please see the links to external sites for each of the National Parks and other mountain areas (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) that we operate guided walks in. NB We take no responsibility for the accuracy or content of external links and they will open in a new tab/window!

Scotland: Although there are two National Parks, the Highlands cover the vast area above these as well. The eastern mountains are typically more rounded and huge (not necessarily in height but bulk!) with enormous distances between them. The second highest mountain in Britain is found in the Cairngorms National Park (Ben MacDui at 1,309m / 4,295ft). The western mountains are typically more rugged with complex terrain and some of the best knife edge ridges and scrambles in Britain. The highest mountain in the UK (Ben Nevis at 1,345m / 4,413ft) is found here and the formidable Black Cuillin Ridge - a former volcano is found on the Isle of Skye.

England and Wales: There are a multitude of national parks in both England and Wales as well as areas designated as 'Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty' which are in many respects protected to a lesser extent than the Parks. Not all of these are shown on this map (for example the Brecon Beacons in South Wales, Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moors in the South West Peninsula) but are well worth the visit. The areas shown are areas that we operate in but are not exhaustive - if you want a Mountain Leader in the Southern Uplands of Scotland we're happy to go there too - just get in touch. But each area has it's own unique character, geology, history and challenges which is quite remarkable for such a small island!