With 2021 set to be a boom year for Britons experiencing the best of domestic vacations, Welsh Cottage Company Sugar & Loaf conducted research in 120 of the country’s highlights by combining Instagram tours and visitor reviews.
Kinder ranked in the top ten in separate lists for the most common Instagram hashtags, most likely to receive reviews using the words ‘love’ or ‘favorite’, and the overall ranking that combined those factors with ratings and family-friendly recommendations on TripAdvisor.
Sugar & Loaf spokesperson Shannon Keary said: “2020 has really opened our eyes to the amazing places to visit that we have here in the UK.
“While we are all eager to pack our bags and go on an adventure as soon as possible, we thought this research might help those looking for the best climbs in Britain to plan for the future.”
She added: ‘The data has been truly fascinating to put together, and it’s great to see that so many of our beloved Welsh mountains, including Snowdon and Hope Mountain, made the top 10 alongside so many others. wonderful options.
“We hope this inspires more people than ever to experience the breathtaking sites on offer across the UK, especially from the top of our peaks.”
The most common peak to feature on Instagram was Snowdon in North Wales, with over 386,041 images using the hashtag, compared to 54,672 for Kinder Scout in eighth place.
The rest of the top ten included the Welsh peaks of Beacon Hill and Pen Y Fan, Ben Nevis and Ben Lomond in the Scottish Highlands, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Catbells in the Lake District, as well as Pendle Hill in Lancashire.
Great Gable in the Lake District was crowned ‘the UK’s most beloved peak’, based on reviews mentioning ‘love’ or ‘favorite’, followed by Skirrid in South Wales, Helvellyn, Buachaille Etvie Mor in Scotland, Y Garn in North Wales, Ingleborough in Yorkshire, Stiperstones in Shropshire, Cadair Idris in North Wales and Kit Hill in Cornwall.
Great Gable also peaked in the overall top ten, followed in order by Helvellyn, Beacon Hill, Catbells, Skirrid, Kinder Scout, Blencathra, Ingleborough, Pendle Hill and Snowdon.
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