Guide to Britain's hills & mountains

Highest Mountains in England

Whilst all of the UK's 50 highest mountains are to be found in Scotland there are still a considerable number of peaks which reach over 2,000 feet (610 metres).

As you may notice most of these mountains are located in the North of England. In fact most of the tallest are concentrated into the small area of Cumbria which makes up the Lake District and Northern Pennines. Several other of England's highest peaks lie along the border with Scotland, among the Cheviot Hills.

Beyond the north sizeable hills are relatively sparse throughout England and it is not until the Southwest that there are any really significant peaks. Virtually all of these can be found on Dartmoor in Devon with a few notable hills in Exmoor on the Somerset border.

Please note: the list below is ordered by the relative height, or prominence of the peaks. This is a different measure to the overall height of the mountain and shows how far the particular summit rises from the surrounding landscape. It is possible to reorder the table by clicking on the top of the column you whish to sort by.

Rank Name Elevation
(metres)
Elevation
(feet)
Prominence
(metres)
Prominence
(feet)
Grid ref.
1 Scafell Pike 978 3227 912.0 3010 NY215072
2 Helvellyn 950 3135 712.0 2350 NY342151
3 Skiddaw 931 3072 709.0 2340 NY260290
4 Cross Fell 893 2947 651.0 2148 NY687343
5 The Cheviot 815 2690 556.0 1835 NT909205
6 High Willhays 621 2049 537.0 1772 SX580892
7 Grasmoor 852 2812 519.0 1713 NY174203
8 Kinder Scout 636 2100 496.6 1639 SK084875
9 Blencathra - Hallsfell Top 868 2864 461.0 1521 NY323277
10 Ingleborough 724 2389 427.0 1409 SD741745
11 Great Gable 899 2967 425.0 1403 NY211103
12 The Old Man of Coniston 803 2650 416.0 1373 SD272978
13 Whernside 736 2429 408.0 1346 SD738814
14 Dale Head 753 2485 397.0 1310 NY222153
15 The Calf 676 2231 383.0 1264 SD667970
16 High Street 828 2732 373.0 1231 NY440110
17 Black Combe 600 1980 362.0 1195 SD135854
18 High Stile 807 2663 362.0 1195 NY170148
19 Pillar 892 2944 348.0 1148 NY171121
20 Wild Boar Fell 708 2336 344.0 1135 SD758987
21 Illgill Head 609 2010 314.0 1036 NY168049
22 Calf Top 610 2012 313.0 1033 SD664856
23 Pen-y-ghent 694 2290 306.0 1010 SD838733
24 Fairfield 873 2881 299.0 987 NY358117
25 Great Shunner Fell 716 2363 297.0 980 SD848972
26 Great Whernside 704 2323 288.0 950 SE002739
27 High Raise 762 2515 283.0 934 NY280095
28 Harter Fell (Eskdale) 654 2158 276.0 911 SD218997
29 Baugh Fell - Tarn Rigg Hill 678 2237 265.0 875 SD740916
30 Place Fell 657 2168 262.0 865 NY405169
31 Red Screes 776 2561 260.0 858 NY396087
32 Great Knoutberry Hill 672 2218 254.0 838 SD788871
33 Fountains Fell 668 2204 243.0 802 SD864715
34 Knott 710 2343 242.0 799 NY296329
35 Dodd Fell Hill 668 2204 232.0 766 SD840845
36 Great Coum 687 2267 221.0 729 SD700835
37 Mickle Fell 790 2607 212.0 700 NY806245
38 Yarlside 639 2109 208.0 686 SD685985
39 Buckden Pike 702 2317 207.0 683 SD960787
40 Peel Fell 603 1989 197.0 650 NY625997
41 Rogan's Seat 672 2218 195.0 644 NY919030
42 Seatallan 692 2284 193.0 637 NY140084
43 Burnhope Seat 747 2465 190.0 627 NY784375
44 Grisedale Pike 791 2610 189.0 624 NY198225
45 Kirk Fell 802 2647 181.0 597 NY194104
46 Pike of Blisco 705 2327 177.0 584 NY271042
47 Stony Cove Pike 763 2518 171.0 564 NY417100
48 Cold Fell 621 2049 168.0 554 NY605556
49 Robinson 737 2432 161.0 531 NY201168
50 Tarn Crag (Sleddale) 664 2191 160.0 528 NY488078
51 St Sunday Crag 841 2775 159.0 525 NY369133
52 Birks Fell 610 2013 158.0 521 SD918763
53 Nine Standards Rigg 662 2185 157.0 518 NY825060
54 Seat Sandal 737 2431 151.9 501 NY344115
55 Harter Fell (Mardale) 779 2571 149.2 492 NY459093
56 Lovely Seat 675 2227 149.1 492 SD879950
57 Cushat Law 616 2033 147.9 488 NT928137
58 High Spy 653 2155 147.8 488 NY234162
59 Hedgehope Hill 714 2358 147.2 486 NT943197
60 Bowfell 902 2977 146.0 482 NY244064
61 Wetherlam 763 2518 145.0 479 NY288011
62 Chapelfell Top 703 2320 142.0 469 NY875347
63 Yewbarrow 627 2069 142.0 469 NY173084
64 Great Calva 690 2277 142.0 469 NY290311
65 Crinkle Crags - Long Top 859 2835 139.0 459 NY248048
66 Branstree 713 2353 137.0 452 NY478099
67 High Seat 608 2006 136.0 449 NY287180
68 Scafell 964 3181 133.0 439 NY206064
69 Randygill Top 624 2059 131.0 432 NY687000
70 Dow Crag 778 2567 129.0 426 SD262977
71 Bleaklow Head 633 2089 128.0 422 SK094960
72 Ill Bell 757 2498 124.0 409 NY436077
73 Glaramara 783 2584 121.0 399 NY245104
74 Swirl How 802 2647 120.0 396 NY272005
75 Fleetwith Pike 649 2141 118.4 391 NY205141
76 Ullscarf 726 2396 118.0 389 NY291121
77 Crag Hill 839 2769 117.0 386 NY192203
78 Bloodybush Edge 610 2012 113.8 376 NT902143
79 Great Borne 616 2033 113.0 373 NY123163
80 High Seat 709 2340 112.0 370 NY802012
81 Esk Pike 885 2921 112.0 370 NY236075
82 Rest Dodd 696 2297 111.0 366 NY432136
83 Great Dodd 857 2828 109.0 360 NY342205
84 Clough Head 726 2396 108.0 356 NY333225
85 Hopegill Head 770 2541 97.0 320 NY185221
86 Haycock 797 2630 94.0 310 NY144107
87 Sheffield Pike 675 2228 91.0 300 NY369181
88 Raise 883 2914 91.0 300 NY342174
89 Carrock Fell 663 2188 91.0 300 NY341336
90 Cut Hill 603 1990 90.0 297 SX598827
91 Black Fell 664 2191 89.0 294 NY648444
92 High Raise (High Street) 802 2647 88.0 290 NY448134
93 Bowscale Fell 702 2317 87.0 287 NY333305
94 Fell Head 640 2112 86.1 284 SD649981
95 Yockenthwaite Moor 643 2122 86.0 284 SD909810
96 Scoat Fell 841 2775 86.0 284 NY159113
97 Little Whernside 605 1997 78.0 257 SE027775
98 Grey Friar 773 2551 78.0 257 NY260003
99 Swarth Fell 681 2247 76.0 251 SD755966
100 Great Dun Fell 848 2798 76.0 251 NY710321
101 Froswick 720 2376 75.0 248 NY435085
102 Murton Fell 675 2228 74.0 244 NY753246
103 Little Fell 748 2468 73.0 241 NY780222
104 Starling Dodd 633 2089 73.0 241 NY142157
105 Lingmell 807 2663 72.0 238 NY209081
106 Round Hill 686 2264 71.0 234 NY744361
107 Hindscarth 727 2399 71.0 234 NY215165
108 Comb Fell 653 2154 70.0 231 NT924187
109 High Pike (Caldbeck) 658 2171 69.0 228 NY318350
110 Stybarrow Dodd 843 2782 68.0 224 NY343189
111 High Green Field Knott 603 1991 67.0 221 SD846784
112 Westernhope Moor 675 2228 67.0 221 NY923325
113 Drumaldrace 614 2026 66.0 218 SD873867
114 Viewing Hill 649 2142 66.0 218 NY789331
115 Meldon Hill 767 2531 65.0 215 NY771290
116 Catstye Cam 890 2937 63.0 208 NY348158
117 Red Pike (Wasdale) 826 2726 62.0 205 NY165106
118 Little Dun Fell 842 2779 61.0 201 NY704330
119 Brandreth 715 2360 61.0 201 NY214119
120 Skiddaw Little Man 865 2855 61.0 201 NY266277
121 Allen Crags 785 2591 60.0 198 NY236085
122 Plover Hill 680 2244 59.0 195 SD849752
123 Thack Moor 610 2012 58.0 191 NY611462
124 Arant Haw 605 1997 57.0 188 SD662946
125 Ill Crag 935 3086 57.0 188 NY223073
126 Great End 910 3003 56.0 185 NY226083
127 Scar Crags 672 2218 55.0 182 NY208206
128 Great Stony Hill 708 2336 54.0 178 NY823359
129 Iron Crag 640 2112 54.0 178 NY123119
130 Pike of Stickle 709 2340 54.0 178 NY273073
131 Harrison Stickle 736 2429 53.0 175 NY281074
132 Broad Crag 934 3082 52.0 172 NY218075
133 Dove Crag 792 2614 50.0 165 NY374104
134 Dollywaggon Pike 858 2831 50.0 165 NY346130
135 Green Gable 801 2643 50.0 165 NY214107
136 Lonscale Fell 715 2360 50.0 165 NY285271
137 Little Fell 667 2201 49.0 162 SD808971
138 Loadpot Hill 672 2218 49.0 162 NY456180
139 Hangingstone Hill 603 1990 48.0 158 SX617861
140 Green Bell 605 1997 48.0 158 NY698010
141 Killhope Law 673 2221 48.0 158 NY819448
142 Knock Fell 794 2620 48.0 158 NY721302
143 Hart Crag 822 2713 48.0 158 NY369112
144 Cold Pike 701 2313 46.0 152 NY262036
145 Flinty Fell 614 2026 43.0 142 NY770422
146 Bink Moss 619 2043 43.0 142 NY875242
147 Melmerby Fell 709 2340 43.0 142 NY652380
148 White Side 863 2848 42.0 139 NY337166
149 Grey Crag 638 2105 41.0 135 NY497072
150 Rampsgill Head 792 2614 41.0 135 NY443128
151 Darnbrook Fell 624 2059 40.0 132 SD884727
152 Grey Nag 656 2165 40.0 132 NY664476
153 Causey Pike 637 2102 40.0 132 NY218208
154 Rossett Pike 651 2148 40.0 132 NY249075
155 Red Pike (Buttermere) 755 2492 40.0 132 NY160154
156 Long Side 734 2422 40.0 132 NY248284
157 Kentmere Pike 730 2409 39.0 129 NY465077
158 Whiteside East Top 719 2373 39.0 129 NY175221
159 Middlehope Moor 612 2020 38.0 125 NY862432
160 Yoke 706 2330 38.0 125 NY437067
161 Dovenest Top 632 2086 38.0 125 NY255113
162 Base Brown 646 2132 38.0 125 NY225114
163 Black Sails 745 2459 37.0 122 NY282007
164 Red Beck Top 721 2379 37.0 122 NY242097
165 Hobcarton Crag 739 2439 37.0 122 NY193220
166 Bannerdale Crags 683 2254 37.0 122 NY335290
167 Selside Pike 655 2162 36.0 119 NY490111
168 Whiteless Pike 660 2178 36.0 119 NY180189
169 Kirk Fell East Top 787 2597 36.0 119 NY199107
170 Simon Fell 650 2145 35.0 116 SD754751
171 High Crag (Buttermere) 744 2455 35.0 116 NY180139
172 Calders 675 2229 34.2 113 SD670960
173 Little Hart Crag 637 2102 34.0 112 NY387100
174 Black Crag 828 2732 34.0 112 NY166116
175 Dead Stones 710 2343 33.0 109 NY793399
176 Rough Crag (Riggindale) 628 2072 33.0 109 NY454112
177 Yewbarrow North Top 616 2033 33.0 109 NY175091
178 Gragareth 628 2072 32.8 108 SD688793
179 Sail 773 2551 32.0 106 NY198202
180 Crinkle Crags South Top 834 2752 32.0 106 NY250045