Written on 31/01/18 by Paul Oldham

Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100

Last night Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba presented a show Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100 on ITV showcasing walks voted for by more than 8,000 walking enthusiasts.

Unsurprisingly walks in the Lake District did well taking five of the top ten places including the top spot. So here they are:

1. Helvellyn

Helvellyn was top of the bunch. Not a fell for the inexperienced walker at the moment as summit conditions remain potentially hazardous in the snow but it's a great walk in the summer.

Helvellyn Trig Point
Helvellyn Trig Point

We have two walks which go to the summit of Helvellyn:

4. Catbells

The rather smaller Catbells came in at number four and we're not surprised. Its position across Derwent Water from Keswick makes it an obvious fell to walk up for anyone starting from there and it's one of the most popular on our site.

Skelgill Bank and Catbells
Skelgill Bank and Catbells

We have four walks which go to the summit of Catbells:

5. Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike, the highest summit in England, was bound to be in there somewhere (Wales' Snowdon was 2 and Scotland's Ben Nevis was 15). Scafell Pike does get a lot of visitors.

Scafell Pike Summit
Scafell Pike Summit

We have six walks which go there:

7. Buttermere

Buttermere

Not all the walks in the top 100 were up hills and the walk Around Buttermere was the first which didn't involve a climb. We've got lots of other walks around Buttermere area too if you want something more adventurous.

8. The Old Man of Coniston

Back to hills again we come to The Old Man of Coniston which is another very popular choice on our site.

27. Coffin Route, Ambleside

The Coffin Route is a track from Grasmere to Ambleside and parts of it are used by several of our walks near Grasmere and Ambleside including Grasmere and Rydal Water.

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