Yorkshire Dales Tops

The Yorkshire Dales Tops – The New Challenge

After an electronic conversation with a fellow Yorkshire Top bagger – who I’d managed to confuse by the rather arbitrary inclusion of some hills in my original list – I decided to put a little bit of science behind the Yorkshire Top list. The result is a completely bespoke list, based on a set of parameters I’ve defined myself, but offering a large number of new hills to be climbed before I can consider it complete. The list is primarily based on the Database of British Hills – a superb reference site and fast becoming my de-facto hill information source.

The boundary I have set for this new hill list is the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is a much easier boundary to identify than the English county of “Yorkshire” and is not confused by historic county boundaries or irrational hill inclusions based on “it’s always been in Yorkshire” type judgements. This boundary selection does exclude some hills which you would expect to be in there though – Nine Standards Rigg being one and Wild Boar Fell being another.

If a fell lies within about 100 metres of the bounday then it may be included – again my judgement call – and an example of this is Swarth Fell – the summit of which lies about 50 yards outside the National Park boundary, but the vast majority of the fell lies within it. Many of the northern Howgill Fells also fall outside the boundary – so don’t expect to find Yarlside or Randygill Top in this list.

Interactive Map

Click the map below to go to an interactive map of the Dales Tops. This uses Bing Maps and opens in a new window

The Dales Tops Interactive Map

The Dales Tops Interactive Map

Yorkshire’s Top 30 Hills – Ascent Table


No. Hill Name Classification(s) Height First Ascent Total Ascents
1 Abbot Hills 4 1362 ft, 415.00 m 0
2 Addlebrough 4,sHu 1578 ft, 481.00 m 2016-05-28 1
3 Arant Haw Sim,5 1985 ft, 605.00 m 2011-08-13 1
4 Archy Styrigg [Gregory Chapel] N,sSim 2280 ft, 695.00 m 2010-04-24 3
5 Ash Fell 3 1263 ft, 385.00 m 2016-07-29 1
6 Aye Gill Pike Ma,5 1824 ft, 556.00 m 2009-06-27 1
7 Barbon Low Fell Hu,4 1437 ft, 438.00 m 0
8 Baugh Fell - Tarn Rigg Hill Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2224 ft, 678.00 m 2010-04-17 1
9 Beacon Hill 3 1286 ft, 392.00 m 2009-05-30 2
10 Birkett Common 3 1155 ft, 352.00 m 0
11 Birks Fell Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2001 ft, 610.00 m 2012-01-21 1
12 Black Hill 4 1535 ft, 468.00 m 0
13 Blaydike Moss 5 1673 ft, 510.00 m 2010-07-10 1
14 Blea Barf s5 1778 ft, 542.00 m 0
15 Blea Moor Hu,5 1755 ft, 535.00 m 2007-01-27 2
16 Blease Fell 4 1555 ft, 474.00 m 0
17 Bluecaster 3 1132 ft, 345.00 m 2016-07-30 1
18 Bram Rigg Top N 2205 ft, 672.00 m 2009-08-22 1
19 Brown Bank 4 1427 ft, 435.00 m 2015-09-01 1
20 Brown Haw 5 1916 ft, 584.00 m 2016-05-27 1
21 Brown Moor 4 1352 ft, 412.00 m 0
22 Buckden Pike Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2303 ft, 702.00 m 2006-08-15 5
23 Bush Howe N 2044 ft, 623.00 m 2009-08-22 2
24 Calders Sim,Hew,N 2216 ft, 675.40 m 2008-10-04 3
25 Calf Top Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2000 ft, 609.60 m 2008-01-05 1
26 Calver Hill [Reeth Low Moor] 4,sHu 1598 ft, 487.00 m 2012-06-16 1
27 Cam Rakes [Oughtershaw Common] [Cocklee Fell] Hu,5 1650 ft, 503.00 m 2010-02-20 1
28 Castle Knott 5 1765 ft, 538.00 m 2008-01-05 1
29 Clapham High Mark s5 1729 ft, 527.00 m 2012-04-06 1
30 Cleasby Hill s5 1677 ft, 511.00 m 0
31 Cracoe Fell Ma,5 1666 ft, 507.80 m 2010-03-27 2
32 Crier Hill 1 545 ft, 166.00 m 0
33 Darnbrook Fell Sim,Hew,N 2047 ft, 624.00 m 2008-11-08 1
34 Docker Knott s5 1739 ft, 530.00 m 2013-06-01 1
35 Dodd Fell Hill Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2192 ft, 668.00 m 2009-07-18 2
36 Drumaldrace Sim,Hew,N 2014 ft, 614.00 m 2009-07-18 1
37 Elbolton 3 1142 ft, 348.00 m 0
38 Feizor Thwaite 3 1099 ft, 335.00 m 0
39 Fell Head Sim,Hew,N 2099 ft, 639.90 m 2009-08-22 4
40 Flasby Fell 2 928 ft, 283.00 m 0
41 Fountains Fell Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2192 ft, 668.00 m 2008-11-08 2
42 Fountains Fell South Top N 2172 ft, 662.00 m 2010-02-27 2
43 Gragareth Sim,Hew,N,CoU,CoA 2060 ft, 628.00 m 2008-07-05 2
44 Great Close Hill 4 1526 ft, 465.00 m 2015-07-25 1
45 Great Coum Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2254 ft, 687.00 m 2008-07-05 2
46 Great Knoutberry Hill Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2205 ft, 672.00 m 2010-02-13 2
47 Great Pinseat 5 1913 ft, 583.00 m 2010-08-21 1
48 Great Shunner Fell Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2349 ft, 716.00 m 2005-09-07 8
49 Great Whernside Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2310 ft, 704.00 m 2006-08-15 2
50 Green Bell Sim,5 1985 ft, 605.00 m 2009-02-07 2
51 Green Hill N,sSim 2059 ft, 627.50 m 2008-07-05 2
52 Green Park Hill 2 807 ft, 246.00 m 0
53 Grizedales Hu,5 1814 ft, 553.00 m 2010-08-07 1
54 Hand Lake 4 1639 ft, 499.60 m 2012-03-10 1
55 Harland Hill 5 1755 ft, 535.00 m 2011-03-26 2
56 Harter Fell Hu,5 1709 ft, 521.00 m 2012-03-31 1
57 Hazelgill Knott 5 1896 ft, 578.00 m 2012-02-25 2
58 Height of Hazely Hu,5 1814 ft, 553.00 m 2011-03-26 1
59 Hellifield Haw 2 712 ft, 217.00 m 0
60 Helms Knott 3 994 ft, 303.00 m 0
61 High Crag 4 1378 ft, 420.00 m 2010-03-27 2
62 High Green Field Knott Sim,5 1979 ft, 603.20 m 2010-07-10 1
63 High Hill 3 1306 ft, 398.00 m 0
64 High Pike s5 1762 ft, 537.00 m 0
65 High Seat Hu,Sim,Hew,N 2326 ft, 709.00 m 2010-04-24 3
66 Hoggs Hill 4 1411 ft, 430.00 m 0
67 Holme Knott 3 1214 ft, 370.00 m 0
68 Hooksey 5 1923 ft, 586.00 m 2013-05-25 1
69 Hoove Ma,5 1820 ft, 554.60 m 2011-07-30 1
70 Horrows Hill 2 679 ft, 207.00 m 0
71 Horse Head Moor Sim,5 1999 ft, 609.30 m 2007-04-06 2
72 Hugh Seat N,sSim 2260 ft, 689.00 m 2010-04-24 3
73 Hunter Bark 3 1047 ft, 319.00 m 2010-04-03 1
74 Hutton's Monument 3 994 ft, 303.00 m 0
75 Ingleborough Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2375 ft, 724.00 m 2007-12-08 9
76 Kail Hill 3 994 ft, 303.00 m 0
77 Kelleth Rigg 3 1043 ft, 318.00 m 0
78 Kensgriff 5 1883 ft, 574.00 m 2009-02-07 3
79 Kirkby Fell 5 1793 ft, 546.40 m 2011-11-19 1
80 Kisdon Ma,4 1636 ft, 498.60 m 2011-09-10 1
81 Knott Hu,4 1352 ft, 412.00 m 2009-05-30 1
82 Knotts 3 1001 ft, 305.00 m 0
83 Knoutberry Haw N,sSim 2218 ft, 676.00 m 2010-04-17 1
84 Langdale Knott 4 1565 ft, 477.00 m 0
85 Langerton Hill 2 912 ft, 278.00 m 2012-01-02 1
86 Linghaw 4 1636 ft, 498.80 m 2011-08-13 3
87 Little Asby Scar 3 1168 ft, 356.00 m 0
88 Little Fell Sim,Hew,N 2188 ft, 667.00 m 2010-04-24 3
89 Long Scar Pike [Coalpit Hill] 4 1316 ft, 401.00 m 0
90 Lovely Seat Hu,Sim,Hew,N,sMa 2214 ft, 674.70 m 2010-07-17 1
91 Malham Moor 4 1348 ft, 411.00 m 0
92 Melbecks Moor s5 1896 ft, 578.00 m 0
93 Moughton 4 1401 ft, 427.00 m 2006-12-16 2
94 Naughtberry Hill 5 1880 ft, 573.00 m 2013-07-06 2
95 Nettle Hill Hu,3 1253 ft, 382.00 m 2016-07-23 1
96 Newton Moor Top 2 955 ft, 291.00 m 2010-04-03 1
97 Oxnop Common - Blackstone 5 1916 ft, 584.00 m 2010-10-14 1
98 Park Fell 5 1847 ft, 563.00 m 2009-02-14 3
99 Parson's Pulpit Hu,5 1765 ft, 538.00 m 2010-11-27 2
100 Pen-y-ghent Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2277 ft, 694.00 m 2006-08-27 6
101 Pickerstone Ridge 5 1854 ft, 565.00 m 2010-06-12 1
102 Plover Hill Sim,Hew,N 2231 ft, 679.90 m 2010-06-05 3
103 Proctor High Mark 5 1742 ft, 531.00 m 2010-11-27 2
104 Randygill Top Hu,Sim,Hew,N 2047 ft, 624.00 m 2009-07-25 2
105 Redshaw Moss [Snaizeholme Fell] 5 1788 ft, 545.00 m 2011-08-24 1
106 Robert's Seat s5 1801 ft, 549.00 m 0
107 Rogan's Seat Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2205 ft, 672.00 m 2009-09-05 1
108 Rough Haw 3 1112 ft, 339.00 m 0
109 Rye Loaf Hill 5 1795 ft, 547.00 m 2010-04-03 1
110 Sails O 2185 ft, 666.00 m 2010-04-24 1
111 Sharp Haw Ma,3 1171 ft, 357.00 m 2011-09-22 1
112 Shawrigg Hill 2 771 ft, 235.00 m 0
113 Simon Fell Sim,Hew,N 2133 ft, 650.00 m 2009-02-14 2
114 Simon Fell North Top Un 2054 ft, 626.00 m 2009-02-14 2
115 Simon's Seat 5 1926 ft, 587.00 m 2010-10-23 2
116 Smearsett Scar Hu,3 1191 ft, 363.00 m 2006-08-26 3
117 Stony Band Un 1959 ft, 597.00 m 0
118 Swarth Fell Sim,Hew,N 2234 ft, 681.00 m 2009-08-30 3
119 Swarth Fell Pike xN 2136 ft, 651.00 m 2011-07-03 2
120 Talebrigg Hill 2 787 ft, 240.00 m 0
121 Tarn Seat [Conny Tammy Currack] [The Fleak] 5 1808 ft, 551.00 m 2010-10-14 1
122 Terry Bank 2 666 ft, 203.00 m 0
123 The Calf Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2218 ft, 676.00 m 2008-10-04 4
124 The Old Pike 4 1312 ft, 400.00 m 2011-12-27 1
125 Thorpe Fell Top s5 1660 ft, 506.00 m 2010-03-27 2
126 Three Mile Hill 2 676 ft, 206.00 m 0
127 Thwaite Scars 4 1339 ft, 408.00 m 0
128 Tor Mere Top xN 2060 ft, 628.00 m 2006-08-15 3
129 Uldale Head Hu,5 1745 ft, 532.00 m 2012-03-10 1
130 Wandale Hill Hu,4 1631 ft, 497.00 m 2012-03-31 1
131 Warrendale Knotts 4 1444 ft, 440.00 m 2008-03-06 1
132 Water Crag N,sSim 2192 ft, 668.00 m 2009-09-05 1
133 Weets Top 4 1358 ft, 414.00 m 2010-03-06 2
134 West Fell 5 1778 ft, 542.00 m 2012-02-25 2
135 Whernside Ma,Sim,Hew,N,CoH,CoU,CoA 2415 ft, 736.00 m 2007-11-17 8
136 White Mossy Hill xN 2162 ft, 659.00 m 2006-05-05 3
137 Wild Boar Fell Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2323 ft, 708.00 m 2009-08-30 4
138 Wild Boar Fell East Top Un 2320 ft, 707.00 m 2009-08-30 3
139 Winder 4 1552 ft, 473.00 m 2008-10-04 3
140 Wold Fell 5 1834 ft, 559.00 m 2010-08-28 2
141 Woldside 5 1955 ft, 596.00 m 2015-05-30 1
142 Woodhall Greets Un 1759 ft, 536.00 m 0
143 Yarlside Ma,Sim,Hew,N 2096 ft, 639.00 m 2009-07-25 2
144 Yockenthwaite Moor Sim,Hew,N 2110 ft, 643.00 m 2010-06-26 2

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