Hills and Hill-bagging in the
British (& Irish) Isles
. . . dedicated to the pursuit of bagging Significant
Summits -- hill tops distinguished not by their height, but by their
relative height, i.e. their
Detailed Contents |
Really Big Hills of Britain & Ireland |
Real Two-Thousanders of Lowland Britain |
British Lowlands Map |
Wales / Greater Cambria |
Wales Map |
All Ireland |
Far North-West |
Southern Uplands |
Central Britain |
South-West Peninsula |
Island Tops |
Notes & Definitions |
- An Introduction to
Prominence: the what, the why, the where, the how,
and a hopefully useful example.
- The Tables -- these are just tasters, the top ends of
lists as long as you want them to be, potentially infinite.
More extensive tables compiled by others are available variously
online or from any half-decent outdoorsy book store, or you can
always go paw over the maps yourself and invent your own games.
-- Short lists: The Isles carved up into bits:
The Really Big Hills of The British (& Irish) Isles
(incorporating the earlier "Real Two-Thousanders of the
British Lowlands [and All Ireland in later editions]")
-- that is, the Really, Truly, Undeniably, Big Hills of
The Isles, and not just a list of high molehills.
Probably the first presentation of the most Significant Summits
of the geographical entity in a single table. Now showing
all summits more prominent than 500m (which includes the Top
200), ranked of course entirely by prominence without regard for
summit height. (we got there first too :-)
-- Gratuitous extra list:
Greater Cambria: (the original Significant Summits
list) everything to the west of the rivers Severn and
Weaver. Wales plus the little bit of England known as
the Welsh Marches.
The South-West Peninsula: the moorland tops of the
The Downlands: the Downs and Wolds of the lowlands
south of the Trent and east of the Severn.
Central Britain: from Hadrian's Wall to the Trent
river, includes the Pennines, the Cumbrian Mountains of the Lake
District, outlying peaks, and the Isle of Man.
The Southern Uplands: between the Walls -- both sides
of the border.
The Grampians: the Highlands and outlying not-so-high
lands between the Great Glen and the Antonine Wall.
The Far North-West: comprising all the Hebrides
north of the Firth of Lorn; the Shetlands; the Orkneys; the
North-West Highlands (being the mainland beyond the Great
All Ireland: considered all-in-one for the time
Islands: the most prominent islands in the
archipelago, big and small, near and far.
- Mapping the Significant Summits and more:
- A lazymap of the Marilyns of the
British Lowlands, showing the
summits, cols, and the links between them, but precious little
else -- a skeleton of the land.
- An annotated lazymap of the Marilyns of
Greater Cambria, in an attempt
to illustrated how well defined Wales is by the outline of its
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