Mountain Web Cameras

Web cameras have come a long way since a group of students at Cambridge University thought it would be a great idea to publish a picture of their coffee pot webcam on the Internet. There are now tens of thousands of web cameras across the globe providing shots of people, places and landscapes every hour of the day.

From a mountaineering perspective, the useful ones are those that are showing the current conditions in mountain areas, of which there are numerous in the UK. On this page we have pulled together a selection of the best ones available. If you know of any others that you think are worth adding then please contact us and we’ll add them to the list.

To make it easy to find the right camera, we’ve broken them down by geographical area, of which the following are available, to view the latest available shot, click on the relevant image.



Great Gable - Wasdale, Lake District

Excellent shot of Great Gable from Wasdale Head, courtesy of Guy Newbold at Wasdale Web.

The Wasdale Web also has web cam’s of the Mosedale Horseshoe/Pillar and Buckbarrow Fell.

Ambleside Web Camera

Ambleside, Lake District

View of Ambleside looking towards the Fairfield Horseshoe, courtesy of Elder Grove.

Glenridding Web Camera

Glenridding - Ullswater , Lake District

View of Glenridding and Ullswater, courtesy of BBC Cumbria.

Skiddaw Web Camera

Skiddaw, Lake District

View of Skiddaw taken from George Fisher in Keswick, courtesy of BBC Cumbria.

Cragg Vale Web Camera

Cragg Vale - Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

View of the moors above Hebden Bridge, courtesy of

Dartcam Web Camera

Dartcam - Dartmoor, Devon

View of Dartmoor, courtesy of Dartcom.


Ben Nevis Web Camera

Ben Nevis - Fort William, Lochaber

View of Ben Nevis from Tomacharich, Fort William, courtesy of

Buachaille Etive Mor Web Camera

Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

View of The Buachaille , courtesy of Kings House Hotel.

Cairngorm Summit Web Camera

Cairngorm Summit, Highlands

View of from the Cairngorm Summit Weather Station looking South-West over the Northern Corries, courtesy of Department of Physics at Heriot-Watt University.

Cairngorm Ski Area Web Camera

Cairngorm Ski Area - Base Station

View of the Cairngorm’s from the Ski Area Base Station, courtesy of

Cairngorm Ski Area Web Camera

Cairngorm Ski Area - Ptarmigan

View of the Cairngorm’s from the Ptarmigan on the plateau, courtesy of

Knoydart Web Camera

Knoydart, Highlands

View of Knoydart and the entrance to Loch Hourn taken from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College on Skye, courtesy of the BBC.


Snowdon Web Camera

Snowdon, North Wales

View of from the Snowdon from Elidir Fach, courtesy of Snowdon Weather Station Project.

Also includes web cams of Llanberis Pass and Moel Eilio.

Ogwen Valley Web Camera

Ogwen Valley, North Wales

View of down the Ogwen Valley towards Y-Garn from the Mountain Rescue Base, courtesy of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue.

Also includes a web cam showing the view of the Glyders taken from Bethesda.

Article written by Giles Thurston on May 31, 2008


Posted by matt embleton on August 22, 2008

a fantastic resource. it would be nice to see a webcam of pen-y-fan up there as well. keep up the good work!

Posted by Giles Thurston on August 25, 2008

Thanks for the suggestion Matt.  Would love to add one, if anybody knows of one then please let us know

Posted by ken morris on September 19, 2008

Being a regular hill walker in Snowdonia, only travel from Shropshire, your hill forcast is a regular check up on a dull

Friday nights T.V. viewing.

p.s. off to Appalachian Trail next week with the Adventure



Posted by mr lee barratt on October 15, 2008

your web cam to view snowdonia is not working today oct 15th2008 please look into it sow we all can enjoy viewing thank you

Posted by Sian Chapman on October 10, 2009

I regularly use webcams to view my favourite places in Britain. I use this one a lot. Thank you very much.

Posted by Sian Chapman on October 10, 2009

I regularly use webcams to view all my favourite places in Britain. I use this one a lot. Thanks very much.

Posted by JoeD on December 10, 2009

I am writing an article about the geology in NW Wales and these webcam shots were terrific fun to have along.  thanks.

Posted by Peter G on December 11, 2009

I agree with Matt. A webcam of Pen Y Fan would be very useful, especially in the winter when the amount of snow coverage is quite important in deciding whether to start a walk or not.
Generally a great website,

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