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British mountain summits resources

Summit Collections

British hill lists consist of Nuttalls, Munros, Marilyns, Corbetts, Hewitts, Bridges, Grahams and more. Join the many thousands who aspire to complete the challenge of ascending every peak on their chosen ‘list’ and gain the personal satisfaction of this achievement.

The Munros of Scotland was the first, and arguably most famous list of mountains. Sir Hugh Munro listed 277 separate mountains over 3000 feet and many guidebooks on the Munros have been published since.

Those who complete the entire list can register their achievement with the ‘Clerk of the List’ at the Scottish Mountaineering Club and receive a number, which indicates they are officially recorded as a Munroist. Who can fail to be inspired to rise to the challenge of ‘Munro-bagging’?

Walking the Munros Vol 1 and Vol 2 describe the popular ascent routes and their associated 'tops'.


(Photo by Steve Kew from 'The Munros Vol 2 Northern Highlands and the Cairngorms')

Nuttall

"Any summit of 2000ft (610m) or more which rises above its surroundings on all sides by at least 50ft (15m)". Named after John and Anne Nuttall, from the list of mountains in their books The Mountains of England and Wales Vol 1 and Vol 2. To date over 120 people have successfully completed the ascent of all 440 peaks.

Hewitt

"A hill in England, Wales or Ireland over 2000 feet high (610m) with a drop of at least 30 metres (98 feet) all round". The Hewitts of England and Wales are therefore a subset of the Nuttalls. There are 314 recognised ‘Hewitts’.

Marilyn

"A hill of any height with a drop of 150 metres (nearly 500 ft) or more on all sides", i.e. a hill which is relatively high compared with its surroundings. These 340 hills can be found in The Relative Hills by Alan Dawson.

Useful websites:
www.smc.org.uk (Scottish Mountaineering Club)
www.ldwa.org.uk (Long distance walkers association)
www.hill-bagging.co.uk
www.nuttalls.com
www.simonsmountainlists.com (Munro's, Corbetts and other British mountains)
www.biber.fsnet.co.uk (Statistical topics in hillwalking)


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