Yorkshire Top 30 Hills

Yorkshire’s Top 30 – The Original Challenge

My original “Yorkshire Top 30” challenge was a rather unscientific collection of 31 hills with spot heights over 2000 feet, many in Yorkshire and some not (although they would have been at some point in the past). It didn’t include an almost equal number of hills with spot heights (on the OS maps) over 2000 feet, that had been omitted for no logical reason. It also included hill summits with almost no “prominence” whatsoever – that is (in very simplistic terms) the height difference between the summit and its surroundings. (A more detailed and quite interesting discussion of topographical prominence can be found here).

As of 21st January 2012 this bagging list is complete, which sort of begged the question – “What next?” – the simple answer was “The New Yorkshire Tops” bagging list. A much more scientific and exhaustive examination of the summit and high points of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This list is discussed in more detail on the next page.

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Yorkshire’s Top 30 Hills – Ascent Table

Note: Two of the hills in the original list (Crag Hill and Great Dummacks) are not recognised by the Database of British and Irish Hills and so have been dropped from these tables.


No. Hill Name Classification(s) Height First Ascent Total Ascents

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