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Walks to the English County Tops (Historic)

This page shows all my English County Tops (Historic) walks. The list is sorted in date order, with the most recent walk at the top of the page. You can get a rough idea of how easy or difficult the walk is likely to be from the distance and height gain numbers on the walk. Click on the walk name to get more information for that walk, including a dynamic OS map and a downloadable GPX file for your GPS device.

This list details the highest point within (or sometimes on) the boundary of each county. However, county boundaries change over time and there are different county lists, covering the traditional historic counties and the more recent mixtures of administrative areas.

I have decided to concentrate on the Historic County Tops, which is a smaller number for one thing, but it's also the list most appropriate to my age. The historic county tops is a traditional list of counties from which people usually take their local cultural identity. In the UK they were never abolished, they just ceased to have administrative function.

Date Walk name Dist Ascent Region County Tops (Historic) on this walk GPX
2020-08-08Kinder Summit via Cluther Rocks9.2 m1900 ftPeak DistrictKinder Scout
2020-06-20Shining Tor and Cheeks Hill10.3 m1700 ftPeak DistrictCheeks Hill
2016-06-21Burnhope Seat14.7 m1900 ftNorthern PenninesBurnhope Seat - Trig Point
2015-05-23Mickle Fell14.6 m2800 ftNorthern PenninesMickle Fell
2015-04-02Horton to Sedbergh22.6 m3900 ftYorkshire DalesWhernside
2013-09-14Kinder via Grinds Brook10.3 m1900 ftPeak DistrictKinder Scout
2013-09-08Red Ratcher to Marsden8.2 m1000 ftPeak DistrictBlack Hill
2013-07-31Whernside12.0 m2300 ftYorkshire DalesWhernside
2013-07-21Burbage Edge to Cat & Fiddle6.8 m1000 ftPeak DistrictCheeks Hill
2013-07-13Ashley Down to Thorn Down12.6 m1000 ftSouthern EnglandWalbury Hill, Pilot Hill
2013-04-19Shining Tor & Cheeks Hill14.1 m2000 ftPeak DistrictCheeks Hill
2012-07-15Whernside8.0 m1700 ftYorkshire DalesWhernside
2012-04-14Ingleborough & Whernside15.6 m3700 ftYorkshire DalesWhernside
2011-11-06Shining Tor & Cheeks Hill10.5 m1700 ftPeak DistrictCheeks Hill
2011-08-20Stanway to Cleeve Hill13.0 m1800 ftCotswoldsCleeve Hill
2011-07-09Chipping Campden to Stanway12.0 m1600 ftCotswoldsEbrington Hill
2011-05-28Buckmoorend to Ivinghoe Beacon16.0 m1800 ftSouthern EnglandPavis Wood
2011-03-12Whernside11.0 m1800 ftYorkshire DalesWhernside
2010-07-24Malvern Hills9.0 m2600 ftMidlandsWorcestershire Beacon
2010-05-06Crowden to Standedge14.0 m2700 ftPeak DistrictBlack Hill
2010-03-12High Willhays5.5 m1400 ftDartmoorHigh Willhays
2010-03-12Dunkery Beacon1.5 m500 ftExmoorDunkery Beacon
2010-03-11Brown Willy6.0 m1400 ftBodmin MoorBrown Willy
2010-02-06Whernside12.0 m2200 ftYorkshire DalesWhernside
2009-04-18Coniston Old Man10.0 m3800 ftLake DistrictThe Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
2008-09-20Helvellyn via Grisedale11.5 m3400 ftLake DistrictHelvellyn
2008-07-27Scafell Pike11.0 m3400 ftLake DistrictScafell Pike
2008-07-12Helvellyn & Raise10.0 m3400 ftLake DistrictHelvellyn
2008-06-14Yorkshire 3 Peaks24.0 m5300 ftYorkshire DalesWhernside
2008-02-23Black Hill & Black Chew Head10.5 m1800 ftPeak DistrictBlack Hill
2007-12-15Dow Crag & Coniston Old Man8.5 m2900 ftLake DistrictThe Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
2007-11-17Whernside8.0 m1700 ftYorkshire DalesWhernside
2007-11-03Shining Tor & Axe Edge12.0 m2100 ftPeak DistrictCheeks Hill
2007-03-30Shining Tor & Axe Edge12.5 m2100 ftCheshireCheeks Hill
2005-07-24Coniston Old Man7.5 m2600 ftLake DistrictThe Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]