We have been all over the UK looking at the biggest mountains. From the high peaks of Scotland to the lower peaks of Wales and Ireland. But the one part of the UK we have not been to yet is England and there are some pretty impressive peaks to be found here…
The Top 10 Highest Mountains in England and Where to Find Them
10 – St Sunday Crag – 841m (2759 ft)
This prominent feature in the Patterdale skyline is St Sunday Crag which is a fell in the English Lake District, part of the Fairfield group in the Eastern Fells. With a very distinctive rounded shape, it is known for its great views.
9 – Grasmoor – 852m (2795 ft)
Grasmoor gets its name from the Old Norse element grise, meaning wild boar and is located in the north-western part of the Lake District and is the highest peak in a group of hills between the villages of Lorton, Braithwaite and Buttermere.
8 – Blencathra – 868m (2847 ft)
For many years, Ordnance Survey listed Blencathra under the alternative name of Saddleback which is a group of northerly hills in the English Lake District. Its name refers to the word “chair” or seat like mountain.
7 – Fairfield – 873m (2864 ft)
Fairfield is the highest of a group of hills located in the Eastern Fells and it stands to the south of the Helvellyn range. Fairfield has connecting ridges to several other fells and in plan view can be likened to a bow-tie.
6 – Pillar – 892m (2926 ft)
The Pillar is part of a Pillar group with dozens of “fells” clustered around it. The fell (A high and barren landscape feature) takes its name from Pillar Rock, a prominent feature on the Ennerdale side, regarded as the birthplace of rock climbing in the district
5 – Cross Fell – 893m (2929 ft)
Said to be the highest mountain in the Pennine Hills is a stony plateau they call the Cross Fell mountain. Its cross-shaped dry-stone shelter located at the summit has been formed from years of snow and ice.
4 – Great Gable – 899m (2949 ft)
Great Gable is one of the most popular mountains within the Lakeland fells and it said to look like a pyramid from one direction and a dome the other.
3 – Skiddaw – 931m (3054 ft)
Skiddaw lies just north of the Keswick town in Cumbria and from the lake below it the mountain fills the skyline to make some truly majestic boat trips.
2 – Helvellyn – 950m (3116 ft)
Helvellyn is located once again in the Lake District and is the highest point of the Helvellyn range which is a north-south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater. It is said to be part of a violently explosive eruption in that area that took place about 450 million years ago.
1 – Scafell Pike – 978m (3208 ft)
Located in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria is Englands highest mountain, the rest that surrounds it make up the group of hills they call Southern Fells.