What is the Highest Mountain in the UK?

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK. Ben Nevis stands at 1345 metres and is located in Scotland, near Fort William. Ben Nevis is a popular mountain to climb among novice hikers and experienced climbers. During late spring, summer and early winter Ben Nevis can be walked up without specialist equipment.

Ben Nevis Height: 1345 m

The popular route up Ben Nevis is the Mountain Track (it used to be called the Tourist Track). Many thrill seekers climb the highest mountain in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours, known as the National Three Peaks Challenge.

You can view a detailed guide for climbing Ben Nevis via the Mountain Track. It has step-by-step instructions so you don’t get lost and photographs to familiarise yourself with the route.

What is the highest mountain in England?

The highest mountain in England is Scafell Pike. Scafell Pike stands at 978 metres and is located in the Lake District. Scafell Pike is the most popular peak within the Lake District, with a close second being Helvellyn.

Scafell Pike is the smallest mountain to climb as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge, but it still packs a punch. It has a very steep start, that can have even the fittest of hikers stopping for a quick break.

There are a few routes up Scafell Pike and the most common starts in Wasdale. It’s a great route with a stream that you follow up the peak. You can view the a detailed route of Scafell Pike from Wasdale. It has step-by-step instructions so you don’t get lost and photographs to familiarise yourself with the route.

What is the highest mountain in Wales?

The highest mountain in Wales is Snowdon. Snowdon stands at 1,085 m. Snowdon is located in Snowdonia National Park and is the most popular peak of the National Three Peaks. For those unable to reach the top of the mountain, it has a train taking you straight to the top. There’s also a cafe at the summit.

Snowdon Height

Snowdon often comes under scrutiny for being too commercialised. This isn’t new, you could buy a cup of tea at the top of Snowdon in the 1820s!

Whatever your view on Snowdon, it’s popular for a reason – it’s a fantastic peak to climb. On a clear day you can see Ireland from the summit. The common routes up Snowdon are the Pyg and Miner’s Track. You can view a detailed walk that incorporates both tracks: Snowdon via the Pyg and Miner’s Track.

What is the Highest Mountain in the World?

The highest mountain in the world is Mount Everest. Even the tallest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis, pales in comparison to the height of Mount Everest. The world’s highest mountain stands at 8848 metres and is located in the Himalayas on the Nepal/China border. Mount Everest is 6.5 times higher than the largest mountain in the UK.

What are the heights of the National Three Peaks?

The National Three Peaks Challenge is a popular challenge in the UK.

Some people choose to complete the National Three Peaks in under 24 hours, climbing each peak as fast as possible, with a driver to take them to the next peak. Many others climb the National Three Peaks over a weekend, a week, months or even years.

Whatever your choice of timeline. The National Three Peaks Challenge is a great experience.

PeakHeight (metres)
Ben Nevis1345
Snowdon1085
Scafell Pike978

List of Mountain Heights

Here is a quick overview of mountains across the UK, Europe and the world.

What are the 5 highest mountains in Scotland?

PeakHeight (metres)
Ben Nevis1345
Ben Macdui1309
Braeriach1296
Cairn Toul1291
Sgòr an Lochain Uaine1258

What are the 5 highest mountains in England?

PeakHeight (metres)
Scafell Pike978
Scafell964
Helvellyn950
Ill Crag935
Broad Crag934

What are the 5 highest mountains in Wales?

PeakHeight (metres)
Snowdon1085
Crib y Ddysgl (Garnedd Ugain)1065
Carnedd Llewelyn1064
Carnedd Dafydd1044
Glyder Fawr999

What are the 5 highest mountains in Ireland?

PeakHeight (metres)
Carrauntoohil1039
Beenkeragh1008
Caher East Top1000
Knocknapeasta988
Caher West Top973

What are the 5 highest mountains in Europe?

PeakHeight (metres)Country
Mount Elbrus5642Russia
Mont Blanc4810France/Italy
Grossglockner3798Austria
Mulhacén3479Spain
Aneto3404Spain

What are the 5 highest mountains in the world?

PeakHeight (metres)Country
Mount Everest8848Nepal/China
K28611China/Pakistan
Kangchenjunga8586Nepal/China
Lhotse8516Nepal/China
Makalu8485Nepal/China