The UK’s most popular destination for hiking has been revealed via a recent survey.

Snowdon hiking

The UK is known for having many wonderful walking destinations to explore, and the nation’s over 50s walking holidays are a must.

The Ordnance Survey has revealed that Snowdon in Wales is the most popular location not just for hikers, but cyclists and runners as well. Snowden has come in ahead of locations such as the Peak District and Lake District.

These findings are the result of analysing over 400,000 public routes that have been created over the past year within OS Maps. And while Snowdon takes the top spot, the Edale area of the Peak District makes up six of the top ten positions, and the Lake District proudly occupies another two.

The Ordnance Survey’s top ten list of most popular hiking routes are:

  1. Snowdon summit, Gwynedd
  2. Edale, Peak District
  3. Scafell Pike summit, Lake District
  4. Edale Cross, Peak District
  5. Edale Jacob’s Ladder, Peak District
  6. Ambleside, Lake District
  7. Snowdon Pyg Track, Gwynedd
  8. Edale Mam Tor, Peak District
  9. Edale Hollins Cross, Peak District
  10. Edale, Peak District