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Highest Mountains in England

While Scottland is home to the top 20 highest mountains in the UK there are still plenty of mountains in England that are very worthy of our attention.

Of course, the biggest always get the most attention but here is a list of the top 100+ highest mountains in England.

Most are located in the Lake District National Park as you’ll notice but Ingleborough is the highest point in the Yorkshire dales and Kinder Scout is in the Peak District and High Willhays is in Dartmoor.

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Scafell pike summit plateau

List of Highest Mountains in England (by Prominence)

Our list of Highest Mountains in England is sorted by prominence (how much it sticks up above the surrounding landscape) which is why High Willhays (621m), with a prominence of 537m is 6th on our list whereas Great Gable (899m) is 11th on our list with a prominence of 425m

Rank Name Elevation
(metres)
Prominence
(metres)
1 Scafell Pike 978 912
2 Helvellyn 950 712
3 Skiddaw 931 709
4 Cross Fell 893 651
5 The Cheviot 815 556
6 High Willhays 621 537
7 Grasmoor 852 519
8 Kinder Scout 636 496.6
9 Blencathra – Hallsfell Top 868 461
10 Ingleborough 724 427
11 Great Gable 899 425
12 The Old Man of Coniston 803 416
13 Whernside 736 408
14 Dale Head 753 397
15 The Calf 676 383
16 High Street 828 373
17 Black Combe 600 362
18 High Stile 807 362
19 Pillar 892 348
20 Wild Boar Fell 708 344
21 Illgill Head 609 314
22 Calf Top 610 313
23 Pen-y-ghent 694 306
24 Fairfield 873 299
25 Great Shunner Fell 716 297
26 Great Whernside 704 288
27 High Raise 762 283
28 Harter Fell (Eskdale) 654 276
29 Baugh Fell – Tarn Rigg Hill 678 265
30 Place Fell 657 262
31 Red Screes 776 260
32 Great Knoutberry Hill 672 254
33 Fountains Fell 668 243
34 Knott 710 242
35 Dodd Fell Hill 668 232
36 Great Coum 687 221
37 Mickle Fell 790 212
38 Yarlside 639 208
39 Buckden Pike 702 207
40 Peel Fell 603 197
41 Rogan’s Seat 672 195
42 Seatallan 692 193
43 Burnhope Seat 747 190
44 Grisedale Pike 791 189
45 Kirk Fell 802 181
46 Pike of Blisco 705 177
47 Stony Cove Pike 763 171
48 Cold Fell 621 168
49 Robinson 737 161
50 Tarn Crag (Sleddale) 664 160
51 St Sunday Crag 841 159
52 Birks Fell 610 158
53 Nine Standards Rigg 662 157
54 Seat Sandal 737 151.9
55 Harter Fell (Mardale) 779 149.2
56 Lovely Seat 675 149.1
57 Cushat Law 616 147.9
58 High Spy 653 147.8
59 Hedgehope Hill 714 147.2
60 Bowfell 902 146
61 Wetherlam 763 145
62 Chapelfell Top 703 142
63 Yewbarrow 627 142
64 Great Calva 690 142
65 Crinkle Crags – Long Top 859 139
66 Branstree 713 137
67 High Seat 608 136
68 Scafell 964 133
69 Randygill Top 624 131
70 Dow Crag 778 129
71 Bleaklow Head 633 128
72 Ill Bell 757 124
73 Glaramara 783 121
74 Swirl How 802 120
75 Fleetwith Pike 649 118.4
76 Ullscarf 726 118
77 Crag Hill 839 117
78 Bloodybush Edge 610 113.8
79 Great Borne 616 113
80 High Seat 709 112
81 Esk Pike 885 112
82 Rest Dodd 696 111
83 Great Dodd 857 109
84 Clough Head 726 108
85 Hopegill Head 770 97
86 Haycock 797 94
87 Sheffield Pike 675 91
88 Raise 883 91
89 Carrock Fell 663 91
90 Cut Hill 603 90
91 Black Fell 664 89
92 High Raise (High Street) 802 88
93 Bowscale Fell 702 87
94 Fell Head 640 86.1
95 Yockenthwaite Moor 643 86
96 Scoat Fell 841 86
97 Little Whernside 605 78
98 Grey Friar 773 78
99 Swarth Fell 681 76
100 Great Dun Fell 848 76
101 Froswick 720 75
102 Murton Fell 675 74
103 Little Fell 748 73
104 Starling Dodd 633 73
105 Lingmell 807 72
106 Round Hill 686 71
107 Hindscarth 727 71
108 Comb Fell 653 70
109 High Pike (Caldbeck) 658 69
110 Stybarrow Dodd 843 68
111 High Green Field Knott 603 67
112 Westernhope Moor 675 67
113 Drumaldrace 614 66
114 Viewing Hill 649 66
115 Meldon Hill 767 65
116 Catstye Cam 890 63
117 Red Pike (Wasdale) 826 62
118 Little Dun Fell 842 61
119 Brandreth 715 61
120 Skiddaw Little Man 865 61
121 Allen Crags 785 60
122 Plover Hill 680 59
123 Thack Moor 610 58
124 Arant Haw 605 57
125 Ill Crag 935 57
126 Great End 910 56
127 Scar Crags 672 55
128 Great Stony Hill 708 54
129 Iron Crag 640 54
130 Pike of Stickle 709 54
131 Harrison Stickle 736 53
132 Broad Crag 934 52
133 Dove Crag 792 50
134 Dollywaggon Pike 858 50
135 Green Gable 801 50
136 Lonscale Fell 715 50
137 Little Fell 667 49
138 Loadpot Hill 672 49
139 Hangingstone Hill 603 48
140 Green Bell 605 48
141 Killhope Law 673 48
142 Knock Fell 794 48
143 Hart Crag 822 48
144 Cold Pike 701 46
145 Flinty Fell 614 43
146 Bink Moss 619 43
147 Melmerby Fell 709 43
148 White Side 863 42
149 Grey Crag 638 41
150 Rampsgill Head 792 41
151 Darnbrook Fell 624 40
152 Grey Nag 656 40
153 Causey Pike 637 40
154 Rossett Pike 651 40
155 Red Pike (Buttermere) 755 40
156 Long Side 734 40
157 Kentmere Pike 730 39
158 Whiteside East Top 719 39
159 Middlehope Moor 612 38
160 Yoke 706 38
161 Dovenest Top 632 38
162 Base Brown 646 38
163 Black Sails 745 37
164 Red Beck Top 721 37
165 Hobcarton Crag 739 37
166 Bannerdale Crags 683 37
167 Selside Pike 655 36
168 Whiteless Pike 660 36
169 Kirk Fell East Top 787 36
170 Simon Fell 650 35

If you are interested in climbing some of these you may also be interested in the List of Wainwrights named after Alfred Wainwright.

Wainwright was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1907. He was a keen walker and he started writing about his hiking experiences in the Lake District. His first book, A Walker’s Guide to the Lake District, was published in 1955 and became an instant hit. Wainwright went on to write a total of seven guides to the Lake District, as well as a biography of Alfred Wainwright.

Wainwright’s guides are still popular today and are considered some of the best hiking guides ever written. His detailed descriptions of the trails and his passionate writing style are sure to inspire hikers of all levels.

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