Top 10 UK Ridge Scrambles

Interactive map of our Top 10 UK Ridge Scrambles

1) An Teallach, Dundonnell ★★★★★
Regulary voted the best ridge walk on the mainland. A full traverse of An Teallach is a challenging scramble, exposed and atmospheric with stunning views in a mountain wilderness
Route guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide 2) BMC Guide 3) UK Walking guide

2) Aonach Eagach, Glencoe ★★★★★
Classic airy traverse high above Glencoe, once you start there is no escape. Make sure you call into the Clachaig afterwards for some celebratory refreshments
Route guides: 1) Maverick blog posting2) Walk Highlands guide

3) Sharp Edge on Blencathra, Lake District ★★★★
Exposed knife edge ridge rising from a secluded tarn to the summit of Blencathra. Avoid on wet days due to slippery Lakeland slate
Route guides: 1) Trekking Britain guide 2) BMC guide 3) Walking Britain

4) Cuillin Ridge, Isle of Skye ★★★★★
The greatest ridge scramble in Britain, can be completed in stages or in a single day with an experienced guide
Route guides: 1) UK Climbing  2) Skye Guides  3) Walk Highlands guide  4) BMC guide

5) Five Sisters of Kintail, Glen Shiel ★★★★★
A classic ridgewalk taking in three Munros, the Five Sisters give a wonderful days excursion with magnificent views.
Route guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide 2) Mountain Adventures

6) Liathach, Glen Torridon ★★★★★
Stunning mountain, the complete traverse is an epic challenge
Route guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide2) UK Hillwalking guide3) Munro Magic

7) The Ring of Steall, Lochaber ★★★★★
Superbly named, a classic ridge talking in four Munros with exposed scrambling. It’s a long day so go prepared!
Route guides: 1) Walk Highlands guide2) UK Hillwalking guide

8) Snowdon Horseshoe, Snowdonia ★★★★★
Fantastic route in a great location. It has everything a classic route needs, exposure, fine views and excellent scrambling.
Route guide: 1) UK Hillwalking2) Trekking Britain

9) Striding edge, Lake District ★★★★
The best ridge walk in England, exposed ridge leading up to the imposing peak of Helvellyn
Route guides: 1) BMC guide,2) Trekking Britain

10) North Ridge of Tryfan, Snowdonia ★★★★★
Glorious scramble up iconic mountain, the route can be varied depending on your skill level
Route guides: 1) BMC Guide2) Summit post

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