This page shows all my Scottish Marilyns 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.
A Marilyn is a mountain or hill in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or Isle of Man with a relative height of at least 150 metres (492 ft), regardless of absolute height or other merit. The name was coined as a punning contrast to the designation Munro, used of a Scottish mountain with a height of more than 3,000 feet (914.4 m), which is homophonous with (Marilyn) Monroe.
There are 2,009 Marilyns identified: 1,216 in Scotland, 455 in Ireland (of which 66 are in Northern Ireland), 176 in England, 157 in Wales, 5 on the Isle of Man. Black Mountain, in the Black Mountains, on the border between England and Wales, was formerly counted in both countries but is now treated as being in Wales only. The list of Marilyns in Britain was compiled by Alan Dawson in his book The Relative Hills of Britain, and continues to change as resurveying produces revised heights for hills and the passes between them. The list was extended into Ireland by Clem Clements in a booklet, The Hewitts and Marilyns of Ireland.
|Date||Walk name||Dist||Ascent||Region||Marilyns on this walk||GPX|
|2013-05-05||Wanlockhead to Beattock||20.9 m||3700 ft||Southern Uplands||Hods Hill|
|2012-05-06||Beinn Bhreac||4.0 m||1100 ft||Isle of Skye||Beinn Bhreac|
|2012-04-30||The Storr to Portree||9.7 m||2100 ft||Isle of Skye||Sithean Bhealaich Chumhaing [Sithean a' Bhealaich Chumhaing]|
|2012-04-29||Quiraing to The Storr||14.2 m||4700 ft||Isle of Skye||Hartaval, Bioda Buidhe|
|2012-04-28||Duntulm to Flodigarry||9.4 m||2600 ft||Isle of Skye||Meall na Suiramach|
|2008-10-12||Buachaille Etive Mor||7.5 m||3300 ft||West Highlands||Buachaille Etive Mor - Stob Dearg|
|2008-10-11||Schiehallion||6.5 m||2500 ft||Central Highlands||Schiehallion|
|2008-07-09||Brimmond Hill||2.0 m||400 ft||Other||Brimmond Hill|
|2008-07-08||Ben Lawers||7.0 m||3000 ft||Central Highlands||Ben Lawers|
|2008-05-26||Ben Nevis||10.0 m||4500 ft||West Highlands||Ben Nevis [Beinn Nibheis]|
|2008-05-17||Loch an Eilein||1.5 m||200 ft||Central Highlands||Ord Ban|