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BRITISH ISLES

The following are some suggestions for lengthy day trips in the hills. The author has done some of these and aspires to do the rest. Distances and times include bicycle sections, where applicable. Distances, ascent totals and times are approximate.

Lake District

Crummock / Buttermere circuit
25 miles / 11000 feet / 13 hours
Buttermere, Grasmoor, Crag Hill, Ard Crags, Robinson, Hindscarth, Dalehead, Honister, Brandreth, Haystacks, High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike, Melbreak, Buttermere
Patterdale circuit
27 miles / 10750 feet / 12 hours
Glenridding, Raise, Helvellyn, Fairfield, Red Screes, Stony Cove Pike, High Street, High Raise, Rest Dodd, Angletarn Pikes, Place Fell, Glenridding
Ennerdale circuit
22 miles / 9250 feet / 11 hours
Bowness car park, Crag Fell, Haycock, Steeple, Pillar, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Green Gable, Brandreth, Haystacks, High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike, Starling Dodd, Great Borne, Bowness car park
Langdale circuit
18 miles / 8250 feet / 11 hours
Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Pike o' Blisco, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Rossett Pike, High Raise, Langdale Pikes, Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Wasdale circuit
21 miles / 10000 feet / ? hours
Wasdale Head, Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Kirk Fell, Pillar, Steeple, Haycock, Seatallan, Wasdale Head

Yorkshire Dales

Upper Wharfedale 4 peaks
20 miles / 4500 feet / 8 hours
Kettlewell, Birks Fell, Yockenthwaite Moor, Buckden Pike, Great Whernside, Kettlewell
Yorkshire 3 Peaks + 3
39 miles / 8750 feet / 14 hours
Horton in Ribbledale, Penyghent, Great Knoutberry Hill, Whernside, Great Coum, Gragareth, Ingleborough, Horton in Ribbledale
Upper Airedale circuit
22 miles / 4000 feet / 9 hours
Malham, Goredale, Proctor High Mark, Great Close Scar, Fountains Fell, Rye Loaf Hill, Malham

Snowdonia

Welsh 3000s
31 miles / 13000 feet / 16 hours
Pen y Pass, Crib Goch, Crib y Ddysgyl, Yr Wyddfa, Elidir Fawr, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Tryfan, Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewellyn, Foel Grach, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Fras, Abergwyngregyn, bus to Bangor, taxi to Pen y Pass

Scottish Highlands

South Etive Ridge
41 miles / 16000 feet / 18 hours
Glencoe Ski Car Park, bicycle to Kinlochetive, Ben Starav, Beinn nan Aighenan, Glas Bheinn Mhor, Stob Coir an Albannaich, Meall nan Eun, Stob Ghabhar, Stob a' Choire Odhair, Creise, Meall a' Bhuiridh, Glencoe Ski Car Park
Mamores Ridge
22 miles / 10500 feet / 13 hours
Kinlochleven, Sgurr Eilde Mor, Binnein Beag, Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean, Stob Coire a' Chairn, An Gearanach, Stob Coire a' Chairn, Am Bodach, Sgurr a' Mhaim, Stob Ban, Mullach nan Coirean, Kinlochleven
Loch Pattock circuit
23 miles / 7250 feet / 10 hours
Dalwhinnie, bicycle to Culra, Carn Dearg, Geal Charn, Aonach Beag, Beinn Eibhinn, Ben Alder, Beinn Bheoil, bicycle to Dalwhinnie
Ring of Tarf
40 miles / 8500 feet / 12 hours
Bridge of Tilt, bicycle to Forest Lodge, Carn a Chlamain, Beinn Dearg, Carn Ealar, An Sgarsoch, bicycle to Bridge of Tilt
Head of Glen Lochay
22 miles / 10250 feet / 12 hours
Kenknock, Sgiath Chuil, Meall Glas, Ben Challum, Creag Mhor, Beinn Sheasgarnich, Kenknock
Glen Lichd circuit
25 miles / 15000 feet / 16 hours
Morvich, A' Glas-bheinn, Bheinn Fhada, Ciste Dhubh, Aonach Meadhoin, Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg, Saileag, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr Fhuaran, Morvich
North Glen Kingie Ridge
24 miles / 11000 feet / 13 hours
Strathan, Glen Dessary, Sgurr na Ciche, Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr nan Coireachan, Sgurr Mor, Sgurr an Fhurain, Gairich, Glen Kingie, Kinbreack, Strathan
South Cluny Ridge
28 miles / 11000 feet / 13 hours
Allt Mhalagain bridge in Glen Shiel, The Saddle, Sgurr na Sgine, Creag nan Damh, Sgurr an Lochain, Sgurr an Doire Leathain, Maol Chinn-dearg, Aonach air Chrith, Druim Shionnach, Creag a' Mhaim, Cluanie Inn, bicycle to Allt Mhalagain bridge in Glen Shiel
Loch Mullardoch circuit
29 miles / 15000 feet / ? hours
Mullardoch Dam, Carn nan Gobhar, Sgurr na Lapaich, An Riabhachan, An Socach, Beinn Fhionnlaidh, Carn Eige, Mam Sodhail, Tom a' Choinich, Toll Creagach, Mullardoch Dam
Fannaichs round
32 miles / 8500 feet / 12 hours
Torrandhu bridge on Dirrie Mor, bicycle to Loch a' Bhraoin, A' Chailleach, Sgurr Breac, Sgurr nan Each, Sgurr nan Clach Geala, Meall a' Chrasgaidh, Sgurr Mor, Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, Meall Gorm, An Coileachan, Torrandhu bridge on Dirrie Mor
Shenaval Six
27 miles / 10500 feet / 13 hours
Corrie Hallie, bicycle to Achneigie, Beinn a' Chlaidheimh, Sgurr Ban, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Beinn Tarsuinn, A' Mhaighdean, Ruadh Stac Mor, Achneigie, bicycle to Corrie Hallie
Ullapool Six
28 miles / 9000 feet / 13 hours
Torrandhu bridge on Dirrie Mor, Am Faochagach, Cona' Mheall, Beinn Dearg, Meall nan Ceapraichean, Eididh nan Clach Geala, Seana Bhraigh, Loch Tuath, Coire Lair, Torrandhu bridge on Dirrie Mor
Cuillin Ridge
20 miles / 11000 feet / 21 hours
Glenbrittle campsite, Loch Coir a’Ghrunnda, Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr Alasdair (by SW ridge chimney), Sgurr Thearlaich, Sgurr MhicCoinnich (by Collie's Ledge), An Stac, Innacessible Pinnacle (by SE ridge), Sgurr na Banachdich, Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh, Sgurr a' Mhaidaidh, Bidein Druim nan Ramh, An Caisteal, Bruach na Frithe, Bhasteir Tooth (by Collie's Route), Am Basteir, Sgurr nan Gillean, Bealach a' Mhaim, Fairy Pools car park, Glenbrittle campsite
Cairngorms traverse
40 miles / 12000 feet / ? hours
Linn of Dee car park, bicycle to Derry Lodge, Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn, Bynack Mor, Cairn Gorm, Ben Macdui, Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Monadh Mor, Beinn Bhrotain, Derry Lodge, bicycle to Linn of Dee car park

 
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