We all know that the UK is a fantastic place to go walking, but if you want the best view, you need to head up a mountain. Luckily, the UK is home to hundreds of mountains, so you really are spoilt for choice. It would take you some considerable time to explore them all.
How good is your knowledge of UK mountains though? Let’s put it to the test. Close Google and put your smartphone to one side, and answer the ten questions below. Let us know how well you did in the comments!
1. An easy one to start… What is the highest mountain in England?
- Ill Crag
- Scafell Pike
2. The Cairngorms National Park is home to some of the UK’s highest mountains, but how many actually lie here?
3. When is International Mountain Day?
- June 3
- September 20
- November 6
- December 11
4. Snowdon is Wales’ highest mountain, but just how high is it?
5. When was the first recorded ascent up Ben Nevis?
6. According to a 2014 survey by hillwalking magazine Trail, which peak is Britain’s favourite?
- An Teallach
7. How much of Scotland’s landmass could be termed as hills or mountains?
- Almost 40 per cent
- Almost 50 per cent
- Almost 60 per cent
- Almost 70 per cent
8. The Scottish sport of ‘Munro bagging’ involves climbing peaks in Scotland over what height?
9. The Sperrin Mountains are located where?
- Northern Ireland
10. Which mountain range is described as ‘the backbone of England’?
- Brecon Beacons
- Cambrian Mountains
- Mourne Mountains
- The Pennines
Post your answers in the comments and check our comment to see if you get them all right. Good luck!