Mam Tor takes runners-up spot in most Instagrammed walks in UK

Ramblers who capture the stunning views from Mam Tor have catapulted the Peak District hill into the top three most Instagrammed walks in the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 9:55 am
One of the many beautiful shots of Mam Tor that appear on Instagram (photo: Instagram/sarah_hikes)

The 10.4km Mam Tor walk in the National Park, which clocks up 8,669 hashtags per km, takes the runners-up spot in a top ten compiled by Premier Inns. Pen y Fan Walk in the Brecon Beacons topped the table with 22,437 hashtags per kilometre along its 6.4km route.

A spokesperson for Premier Inn said: “With many of us remaining unsure on whether we can travel abroad or not, taking a long walk in your staycation destination – or even your home town - can feel like a nice escape from the mundanity of the everyday life, and a great way to explore the area.

“That’s why we were curious to find out which routes were being shared the most online. Our research shows that popular walks are not just reserved for those lucky enough to live near to long stretches of countryside. There are many urban walking routes that can be enjoyed by beginners and experienced ramblers alike, with some routes measuring up to 294km in length.

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“It's great to see such a mix of different routes up and down the country, proving that you can go on a beautiful walk and get your steps in, wherever you might be visiting this autumn.”

For the full rankings on rural and urban routes and for the nearest Premier Inn for each route, go to