5 Mountains I’d Like to Hike
If you’d have told me 10 years ago that I’d be an outdoors girl, I wouldn’t have believed you! In fact, other than the occasional village walk with my mum, being outdoors for recreation wasn’t something I enjoyed very much. I’d have much rather spent my time indoors reading, or socialising with my friends and family. So it seems funny that I now love being outdoors.
Not only is being outdoors great for my mental and physical health, it’s quickly becoming one of my favourite hobbies too. Whether that’s short walks, longer hikes, getting out on the water, or pushing myself up to the top of a mountain or hill.
I love every aspect of getting to the top; the scrambling, the aching legs, the brisk wind pushing against my body and the infrequent breaks in the clouds that reveal views. It makes me feel alive and there in the moment. So it should come as no surprise that there are a few mountains on my adventure bucket list… and here are 5 of them.
5 Mountains I’d Like to Hike + One I’d Love to Climb Again
Found in the Brecon Beacons, Pen-Y-Fan is a mountain I’ve wanted to hike for some time. Ever since my first mountain hike (Suar Loaf), and Aaron and I are currently working on our fitness levels to tackle Pen-Y-Fan within the next two years.
The Brecon Beacons is approximately a 2 hour drive away (taking the scenic route) from where we live. So it’s very achievable and would make a lovely staycation for the two of us as well.
Ben Nevis, Scotland
I have attempted to reach the summit of Ben Nevis before, but had to bail out due to adverse whether conditions. So it’s something that I’d really like to attempt again. If only for the breath taking views the Scottish Highlands have to offer.
Mt. Vesuvius, Italy
I’ve always been interested in ancient history and particularly Roman history, having grown up near one of the largest Roman settlements in the UK; Corinium (Cirencester). So it should come as no surprise I’d like to visit the historic Pompeii, and hike the Mt. Vesuvius trail.
Scafell Pike, The Lake District, England
Scafell Pike can be found in the Lake District, which is one of the most popular National Parks in England. Somewhere I’ve always to visit. Especially since there are so many different hikes / walks to do in the area.
Everest Base Camp, Nepal
I’ve read so many articles about Everest Base Camp hikes; the freezing temperatures, the high altitude, and the breath taking scenery of the Himalayas. Although I’m not sure I will be reaching Everest Basecamp any time soon! It’s not for the faint hearted. But perhaps I’ll be happily exploring some of the tiny villages nearby soon?
… and one I’d like to climb again; Snowdon, North Wales
When we were little we spent many Summer holidays exploring North Wales and that included the Snowdonia region. We even took the land train up to the top, but I’d like to hike this trail in the near future. Perhaps as part of the National Three Peaks
challenge? Where hikers attempt Scafell Pike, Snowdon, and Ben Nevis in less than 24 hours!
Are you an outdoors person? What walks, mountains or hills are on your adventure list? Let me know in the comments.