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Hills Database

This section of the database looks at the walks I have done, from the perspective of the various UK hill classifications. This will help anyone looking for a walk that includes hlls within a specific hill list, for example the English Hewitts. I've also pulled out a table that shows the hills I've visited the most.

I'm only actively pursuing the completion of a couple of these hill classifications - and hills in the other lists get ticked off almost as a by-product of these, or as a result of walks to trig points or long distance walks I'm completing. I'm often surprised at how many tops I've actually done this way. I'm much closer to completing the hill tables for the various English National Parks than I am for the overall hill classifications.

The vast majority of my walks have been in England, so the English tables are much closer to completion than those in Scotland or Wales and I doubt I'll ever finish any of the classifications in these nations.

Quick Hill Search

You can do a 'quick search' for any hill in the Database of British and Irish Hills. This will return a simple list of all hills that match your search criteria. From there you can see all the details for that hill. Unlike the main search facility at the top of this page, these results will display all hills, not just the ones I've visited. Hope you find this resource useful, and feel free to feedback any comments and suggestions.

My Top 10 Hills

This is simply a list of the hills I have visited most. I've avoided calling this my 'Favourite Hills' list, because although some of these are indeed firm favourites, this is not that list.

No. Hill Name Height (ft) First Ascent Last Ascent Visits
1 Great Shunner Fell 2349 2005-09-07 2019-04-19 10
2 Ingleborough 2375 2007-12-08 2015-04-02 9
3 Mill Hill 1785 2007-05-19 2020-05-25 9
4 Shining Tor 1834 2006-01-02 2020-06-20 9
5 Shutlingsloe 1660 2005-12-24 2013-07-11 9
6 Bleaklow Head 2077 2010-05-05 2020-05-30 8
7 Whernside 2417 2007-11-17 2015-04-02 8
8 High Street 2717 2007-04-28 2012-06-30 7
9 Cheeks Hill 1706 2007-03-30 2020-06-20 6
10 Pen-y-ghent 2277 2006-08-27 2013-08-24 6

English Hill List

These are the hill tables for England and my progress so far against them. In most cases I am not actively pursuing the completion of a complete hill classification, but they get ticked off as I visit sub-categories, such as the Yorkshire Dales Tops or Wainwrights, or as a by-product of Trig Point walks. In fact I'm surprised at how many tops I've actually done this way.

You can find more information about each of the hill classifications mentioned here, on this page.

Hill Classification No. Hills No. Done % Done Remaining
Marilyns 174 72 41% 102
Hewitts 180 120 67% 60
Nuttalls 254 154 61% 100
Deweys 181 91 50% 90
HuMPs 440 134 30% 306
County Tops (Historic) 49 19 39% 30
Birketts 541 223 41% 318
Dales 30 30 30 100% 0
Wainwrights 214 153 71% 61
Wainwrights Outlying Fells 116 4 3% 112
Area No. Hills No. Done % Done Remaining
Bowland Fells 42 13 31% 29
Howgill Fells 26 21 81% 5
Lake District 913 250 27% 663
North Yorks Moors 56 10 18% 46
Northern Pennines 119 21 18% 98
Northumberland 124 14 11% 110
Peak District 136 39 29% 97
Yorkshire Dales 148 119 80% 29

Scottish Hill List

I've done quite a lot of walking in Scotland over the last few years, including several long distance routes, but these tend to use bealachs (passes) rather than visit the tops and this is reflected in the very low completion figures for all these categories.

You can find more information about each of the hill classifications mentioned here, on this page.

Hill Classification No. Hills No. Done % Done Remaining
Marilyns 1218 14 1% 1204
HuMPs 2164 22 1% 2142
County Tops (Historic) 31 4 13% 27
Munros 282 5 2% 277
Murdos 441 6 1% 435
Donalds 89 2 2% 87
Corbetts 222 0 0% 222
Grahams 219 1 0% 218

Welsh Hill List

I've done very little hill bagging in Wales, so although I've done a few walks in the Clwydians, the North Wales Pilgrim Way, a few days along Offa's Dyke and some random day walks, they haven't contributed many hills!

You can find more information about each of the hill classifications mentioned here, on this page.

Hill Classification No. Hills No. Done % Done Remaining
Marilyns 159 6 4% 153
Hewitts 136 5 4% 131
Nuttalls 188 5 3% 183
Deweys 241 3 1% 238
HuMPs 367 8 2% 359
County Tops (Historic) 14 4 29% 10
Welsh 3000s 15 1 7% 14