British Hill Lists & GPS Waypoints

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Ordnance Survey Triangulation Pillars 

GPS Waypoints of all UK Ordnance Survey Trig. Points


Wainwrights 

Hills & mountains of the Lake District volumes 1-7 of Wainwright's A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. (Note the there are no qualification criteria for Wainwrights, the author sometimes gives a summit location that is not the highest point of the fell. Our policy is to take the location intended by Wainwright. The list is not subject to revision.)


Munros 

Scottish Munro Mountains - The Munros are the highest of Scotland's mountains, 282 mountain tops named after the man who first catalogued them, Sir Hugh Munro.
Revised down from 284: Beinn a'Chlaidheimh and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean have been surveyed as less than 3000ft and have been reclassified as Corbetts.


Welsh 3000s 

The famous Welsh 3000 ft Mountains; Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m), Garnedd Ugain / Crib y Ddysgl (1,065 m), Crib Goch (923 m), Elidir Fawr (924 m), Y Garn (947 m), Glyder Fawr (999 m), Glyder Fach (994 m), Tryfan (915 m), Pen yr Ole Wen (978 m), Carnedd Dafydd (1,044 m), Carnedd Llewelyn (1,064 m), Yr Elen (962 m), Foel Grach (976 m), Garnedd Uchaf (926 m), Foel-fras (942 m).
Also known as the "Welsh Munros".


Marilyns 

Hills & Mountains of any height with a drop of at least 150 metres on all sides.
The geographical area includes the Isle of Man and the islands of St Kilda. (N.B. twin peak marilyns are not included here)


Corbetts 

Corbetts - Scottish hills between 2500 and 2999 feet high with a drop of at least 500 feet (152.4m) on all sides. (making them a sub-set of the Marilyns too)


Hewitts 

Hills of England and Wales & Ireland over Two Thousand feet (with at least 30 metre drop on all sides).


Trail 100 

Trail's Top 100 Hills; a list of 100 hills published in Trail Magazine in 2007 which has become popularised by becoming the objective of the WaterAid Trail 100 charity challenge.


Nuttalls 

Hills & Mountains list maintained by John and Anne Nuttall and detailed in 'The Mountains of England and Wales' published by Cicerone Press. Includes all the Hewitts


HuMPs 

Hills of any height with a drop of at least 100 metres or more on all sides. The name HuMP stands for Hundred Metre Prominence. (All Marilyns are HuMPs) The original source for the HuMPs list was Dr Eric Yeaman's "Handbook of the Scottish Hills", published by Wafaida in 1989. Clem Clements applied Yeaman's original criteria to England and Wales, and christened the results "Yeomans".


Grahams

Graham Mountains: - A Graham is a hill from 610 metres to 761 metres high inclusive (2000-2499 feet), with a drop of at least 150 metres all round. Originally, Scottish hills in this height range were referred to as Elsies (short for Lesser Corbetts).


Donalds

Hills in the Scottish Lowlands at least 2000 feet high. 'Tops' are all elevations with a drop of at least 100 feet (30.48m) on all sides and elevations of sufficient topographical merit with a drop of between 50 and 100 feet. Certain of these are designated 'Hills' according to a complex formula based on both distance and drop.


Wainwrights Vol. 8

Hills around the Lake District listed in Wainwright's Book "Volume 8 The Outlying Fells of Lakeland".


Munro Tops

Scottish 'Tops': - Munro Tops are subsidiary summits to Munros which although meeting the height criterion for a Munro are not deemed to be separate to be distinct Munros.


Deweys

Hills in England, Wales and the Isle of Man at least 500m high with a drop of at least 30m on all sides. The list was published with no upper bound on height, but in practice the name is applied to hills below 610m (2000ft) high, as hills over 610m are usually called Hewitts.


P30 TUMPs

TUMPs or P30s are hills of any height with a drop of at least 30 metres or more on all sides. The name TUMP stands for Thirty & Upward Metres Prominence.


Historic County tops

The highest point within (or sometimes on) the boundary of each county. Based on the traditional list of counties from which people usually take their local cultural identity. Note that these were never abolished, they just ceased to have administrative function.


Y Pedwarau

A 'Pedwar' is a hill in Wales between the heights of 400 metres and 499 metres that has a minimum drop of 30 metres. As there are some 447 such hills, and they are over 400 metres high, it seems fitting to name them 'Y Pedwarau' , as the Welsh word 'Pedwar' translates as 'Four'.
Further details at Europeaklist


Synges

Synge's Lakeland Summits - Hills from the book 'The Lakeland Summits' by Tim Synge: covers the whole of the Lake District national park.


Fours

A 'Four' is a hill in England between the heights of 400 metres and 499 metres with a minimum drop of 30 metres. There are 296 such hills that cover the length of the country from the Cheviot Hills in the north, to Bodmin Moor in the south-west.
Further details at Mapping Mountains Publications


Dewey's Notable Tops

The "Notable Hill Tops of England and Wales" were included in the Mountain Tables by Michael Dewey published 1995 by Constable, along with his better-known 500m hill list. The Notables are all in England and Wales, generally outside the main high mountain/moor areas.
(52 of the hills in this list are in addition to those hills sourced from the DoBIH, the other 280 link to the DoBIH Hill/Tump details.)


Yeamans

The hills listed by Dr Eric Yeaman in his Handbook of the Scottish Hills (Wafaida, 1989). There were 2441 hills in the original book, the first ever publication to prioritise relative over absolute height in its selection:
"For the purposes of this Handbook, a hill is defined as an eminence which has an ascent of 100m all round, or, failing that, is at least 5km (walking distance) from any higher point".

Dr Yeaman later circulated an update sheet with copies of his book, in which he identified 66 additional hills, 11 deletions and 6 substitutions, one of which was subsequently reversed, giving a final total of 2495 hills. Yeamans were effectively the precursor of HuMPs, often referred to as 'New Yeamans' in the early stages, but 351 non-HUMPS qualify by virtue of the 5km distance rule.


Clems

After the publication of Dr Eric Yeaman's Handbook of the Scottish Hills (Wafaida, 1989), E.D. 'Clem' Clements set out to extend Yeaman's criteria to England and Wales. Clem's original handwritten list, completed in the early 1990s, comprised 1284 hills.

The process of verifying and digitising this handwritten document took many years and involved numerous contributors, notably Rob Woodall, Myrddyn Phillips, Gary Honey, Gordon Adshead and Iain Cameron; Clem made some additions to the list in 2004 bringing the total to 1298 hills, and this list later formed the basis for later HuMP research.

Clem himself referred to hills on his list as 'Yeomans', but here they have been renamed 'Clems' in his honour by way of remembering the man and recognising his achievement.


Lakes Minor Prominences

Minor hills in the Lake District National Park above 300m height, geographically distinctive, with prominence of less than 30m.
More information: LaMPs Document
 
Viewing the LaMPs and P30 TUMPs together is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of "significant" summits within the Lake District National Park, above 300m and/or 30m prominence.
See... www.haroldstreet.org.uk/waypoints/download/?list=tumps&list2=lamps&area=ldnp
 
The LaMPs is a collaborative list. If you find significant summits you consider to be worth adding, please let us know - they can be promoted via the Lakehills forum


Fellrangers

The Fellrangers a Lake District list for which the LDWA has created a Hillwalkers Register


Corbett Twenty Fives

first published in The Rucksack Club Journal 1911 (based on Bartholomew Map), 1912 update , 1929 (based on OS 1 inch map and 50 foot contours) and 1933 update. The first ever bagging list for England and Wales.


English "Corbetts"

English Marilyns (i.e. a drop of at least 150m) with heights between 762m & 913m


English "Munros"

English 3000 ft Mountains; aka English Munros


Marilyn Munros

The most significant Munros which also have Marilyn status of 150m seperation


Welsh "Corbetts"

Welsh Marilyns (i.e. a drop of at least 150m) with heights between 762m & 913m


Donald Tops

'Tops' relating to Donald Hills


Current County and Unitary Authority tops

The highest point within (or sometimes on) the boundary of each county. Based on the list of Counties, Metropolitan Districts and Unitary Authorities that came into existence in the 1990s, and are still changing.


Murdos

Murdos: - A Murdo is a Scottish peak over 3000 feet with a drop of at least 30 metres (98 feet) all round. The Murdos comprise the main Munros and the most significant Munro Tops.


Buxton and Lewis

From the Buxton & Lewis (1986) historical list of the 2000-foot summits of England and Wales. The list was defined by the original publication and is not subject to revision.


Administrative County tops

The highest point within (or sometimes on) the boundary of each county. Based on the redrawn administrative boundaries and introduction of Metropolitan Counties in the mid 1970s. These began to be abolished in the 1990s.


Corbett Tops (All)

Subsidiary summits of Munros and Corbetts between 2500 and 2999 feet high with a drop of at least 30 metres on all sides.


Graham Tops (All)

Subsidiary summits of Munros, Corbetts and Grahams between 2000 and 2499 feet high with a drop of at least 30 metres on all sides.


Furth Munros

The Furths comprise summits which are generally recognised as being the 3000ft peaks of the British Isles 'furth' of Scotland (furth meaning outside). These are the equivalent of the 'Munros' of England, Ireland and Wales.


Bridge's 2000ft Hills

An historical list of 2000-foot summits of England and Wales compiled by Bridge (1973). The list was defined by the original publication and is not subject to revision.


SiMS

SiMS: Six-hundred Metre Summits (600m+/P30m) a list of British 600m hills with at least 30 meters of prominence. For more details see http://www.rhb.org.uk/sims/


Donald Deweys

Scottish Lowland equivalent of the Deweys - hills with at least 500m high and below 609.6m with a drop of at least 30m on all sides. (see also the Highland Fives)


Jones's 2,000's of Wales

The Welsh 2000ft Summits by Robert Jones 1993.
The list was defined by the original publication and is not subject to revision.


Moss's

A list of 404 two thousand foot summits in England & Wales (excluding the English Lake District - see Simpson list) published in four articles in the Rucksack Club Journal by Edward ("Ted") Moss, between 1939 & 1954.
The list was defined by the original publications and is not subject to revision.


Moss 2,000's of England and Wales

A list by Richard Moss, son of Edward (Ted) Moss resulting in the largest list of English and Welsh mountains over 2,000 feet. The list is based on those of FHF Simpson (1937, Wayfarers' Journal, 5, 18-24) and Edward (Ted) Moss (1940, RCJ, IX, 239-243; 1952, RCJ, XII, 67-70; 1954, RCJ, XII, 276). It includes all summits in:

  • "The Mountains of England and Wales" by George Bridge, 1973;
  • "The Mountains of England and Wales". Volume 1 Wales (1989) and Volume 2 England (1990) by John and Anne Nuttall;
  • "The Mountain Summits of England and Wales" by Chris Buxton and Gwyn Lewis, 1986;
  • "The Relative Hills of Britain" by Alan Dawson, 1992;
  • "English Mountain Summits" by Nick Wright, 1974.
  • "Mountain Tables" by Michael Dewey, 1995.
plus additional summits identified by both Ted and Richard Moss in their own research.

Published is the Rucksack Club Journal in 2007 All Those Two-Thousands (2007, RCJ, XXV (1) Issue 96, 111-117) and available online at www.cantab.net/users/remus/ and www.cantab.net/users/remus/usernote.html


Highland Fives

Scottish Highland equivalent of the Deweys - hills with at least 500m high and below 609.6m with a drop of at least 30m on all sides. (see also the Donald Deweys)


Simpson's 2000ft summits

A list of 225 2000-foot summits in the English Lake District published in the 1937 Wayfarer's Journal "Concerning Contours" article by FHF Simpson. The list was defined by the original publication and is not subject to revision. Reference: p18-24 Wayfarer's Journal 1937


Wright's 2000ft English Mountain Summits

A list of 345 2000-foot summits in England by Nick Wright published by Robert Hale & Co London in 1974. ISBN 0-7091-4560-8 The list was defined by the original publication and is not subject to revision.


Dodds

The Dodds (hills in Scotland, Wales and England of height 500-599.9m with at least 30m of drop) have been added. The list was originally proposed in 2014 as a metric alternative to the British 500m lists and has been adopted by the Relative Hills Society


Elmslies

first published in The Journal of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District 1933 in an article “The Two Thousand Footers of England” by W T Elmslie. The first attempt at a 2,000 foot bagging list for England and excludes 42 non summits from the original list of 347 points. The list was defined by the original publication and is not subject to revision.


Falkingham 2,000 ft Tops of England

A list of 349 2000-foot summits in England published in the 1966 Gritstone Club Journal by F. G. Falkingham in an article entitled 'The 2,000 ft. Tops Of England'. The list was defined by the original publication and is not subject to revision. Reference: Gritstone Club Journal 1966


Gillhams

Mountains of Snowdonia from John Gillham's A Pictorial Guide to the Mountains of Snowdonia


Major Mountains of the UK (P600m )

The P600m Peaks - a list of British and Irish hills with at least 600m of prominence. For more information, visit Mark Trengove's Europeaklist website and see the PDF at the bottom of the page.


Marsh

The 600-metre summits of England & Wales with a minimum drop of 30 metres from the four books by Terry Marsh: The Mountains of Wales (1985), The Lakes Mountains Vol 1 and 2 (1987) and The Pennine Mountains (1989) all published by Hodder & Stoughton. The list was defined by the original publication and is not subject to revision.


P500m Prominent Peaks

The P500m Peaks - a list of British and Irish hills with at least 500m of prominence. For more details see Jim Bloomer and Roddy Urquhart's website


Really Big Hills of UK (P609m)

The P609m Peaks - a list of British and Irish hills with at least 2000 feet of prominence. For more details see http://sucs.org/~baronson/bagging/


Archies

The Archies are all the mountains of Scotland with a summit of 1000m or more also having a 100m height drop between the top and the surrounding land.


HUGHS

The HUGHS (Hills Under Graham Height in Scotland): Scotland's Best Wee Hills Under 2,000 Feet

Data provided by Alex Cameron with kind permission from Andrew Dempster.


Island Summits

where height and prominence are the same


Marilyn Twin Peaks

A Marilyn Twin Peak is a summit of equal height to another Marilyn where the drop between the two is less than 150m.


Sub-Graham Tops

Hills falling short of being Grahams on drop by 10m or less.


Sub-Murdos

Hills falling short of being Murdos on drop by 10m or less.


Sub-Hewitts

Hills falling short of being Hewitts on drop by 10m or less.


Sub-Marilyns

hills that narrowly fall short of meeting the Marilyn list's classification threshold


London Borough tops

The highest point within (or sometimes on) the boundary of each London Borough.


SubFours/Pedwarau

The list of English and Welsh hills which don't quite make "Four/Pedwar" status and are either: height between 400m and 499.9m, and 20m to 29.9m of prominence; or of height between 390m and 399.9m, and 30m of prominence.
Further details at Mapping Mountains Publications


Corbett Tops on Corbetts

Subsidiary summits of Corbetts between 2500 and 2999 feet high with a drop of at least 30 metres on all sides.


Corbett Tops on Munros

Subsidiary summits of Munros between 2500 and 2999 feet high with a drop of at least 30 metres on all sides.


Graham Tops on Corbetts

Subsidiary summits of Corbetts between 2000 and 2499 feet high with a drop of at least 30 metres on all sides.


Graham Tops on Grahams

Subsidiary summits of Grahams between 2000 and 2499 feet high with a drop of at least 30 metres on all sides.


Graham Tops on Munros

Subsidiary summits of Munros between 2000 and 2499 feet high with a drop of at least 30 metres on all sides.


Sub-HuMPs

Hills falling short of being HuMPs on drop by 10m or less.


Sub-Dodds

Hills falling short of being Dodds on drop by 10m or less.


Graham Tops on Hewitts

The single subsidiary summit of the only Scottish Hewitt between 2000 and 2499 feet high with a drop of at least 30 metres on all sides.


Sub-Donald Deweys

Hills falling short of being Donald Deweys on drop by 10m or less.


Sub-Highland Fives

Hills falling short of being Highland Fives on drop by 10m or less.


HuMP Twin Peaks

A Twin HuMP is defined as a summit of equal height to another HuMP where the drop between the two summits is at least 30m but less than 100m.


Sub-SIMs

Hills falling short of being SIMs on drop by 10m or less.


Sub-Marsh

133 summits which are over 600 metres but fail the 30 metre drop from the four books by Terry Marsh: The Mountains of Wales (1985), The Lakes Mountains Vol 1 and 2 (1987) and The Pennine Mountains (1989) all published by Hodder & Stoughton. The list was defined by the original publication and is not subject to revision.


Double SubFours/Pedwarau

The list of English and Welsh hills which don't make "Four/Pedwar" status on two counts as they are between 20m and 29.9m of prominence AND height between 390m and 399.9m.
Further details at Mapping Mountains Publications


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