Hillwalking (known also as fellwalking) is a type of recreational activity when travelers walk on mountains or hills, trying to reach the tops in order to admire all marvelous landscapes below. Hillwalking can include some peculiarities of backpacking, hiking, mountaineering.

Fellwalking or hillwalking are widely spread in Great Britain. As a rule, fellwalking refers to mountain or hill walks in such areas as the Lancashire, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales (Nothern England) or the Forest of Bowland.

Britain is famous for its various landscapes from mountains and hills to lowlands and moorlands. Comparing with rock climbing, hillwalking covers less difficult routes. In order to reach definite summits hillwalkers have to show proficient skills in climbing or in scrambling Such term as mountaineering is more familiar for the British while speaking about travelling abroud, for e. x. to the Alps.

Hillwalking is a widely spread type of the outdoor activity in winter, when the British prefer to train their climbing skills, for e.x. while traversing the Cuillin ridge.

The most famous British places for hillwalking are considered to be the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District, Dartmoor, Mourne Mountains (Nothern Ireland), the Scotish Highlands, the National Park.

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, which stands 1344 metres (4409 feet) above sea level. This marvelous mountain is located at the western part of the Grampian Mountains, being one of the most popular destination for hillwalkers. Nevertheless travelers ought to know that famous wet weather conditions of the British Isles don’t allow them to walk in inaccessible areas all the year round.

Such associations as the British Mountaineering Council, the Ramblers Association promote and protect interests of the hillwalkers in the United Kingdom, providing useful information for their members.