Guide to England's hills & mountains

The Tongue

The Tongue - Cumbria
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The Tongue is the 4644th highest peak in the British Isles and the 477th tallest in England


553.0 m (1814 ft)


12.0 m (39 ft)

Survey method

Abney level


Embedded rock 6m W of cairn


  • Birkett
  • Synge

Hill / mountain range

Lake District N

Nearest town

Keswick, Cumbria

OS map sheets

OS25: 005N (The English Lakes)
OS25: 005S (The English Lakes)
OS50: 090 (Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside)