CUMBRIA has been ranked third in a list of the most ‘Instagrammable’ mountain destinations.

The outdoor experts at Blacks analysed the most popular hashtags for each mountain destination, as of December 2021, to reveal the most ‘Instagrammable’ mountain destinations.

The UK & Ireland’s top 10 ‘Instagrammable’ mountain destinations: Rank/Destination/Instagram Posts

1. Highland: 2,672,176

2. County Galway: 1,909,145

3. Cumbria: 1,742,338

4. County Donegal: 825,225

5. County Limerick: 691,661

The most popular mountain destination for sharing travel inspiration on Instagram is the Scottish Highlands, with over two and a half million tags for #highlands.

The second most ‘Instagrammable’ mountain destination is County Galway. With over 1.9 million tags for #countygalway, the epic scenery makes the destination the perfect backdrop for an Instagram post.

Cumbria ranks in third place. Cumbria is of course home to the English Lake District, but travellers from outside the county may be surprised to know that it is home to just four ‘major’ mountains - although it is still the only county in England to be home to any at all.

Further insight:

• The best UK & Irish destination for walking, cycling and running is Cumbria.

You can view the full research here: