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Walks to the Scottish Marilyns

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.

Source: [Wikipedia]

Date Walk name Dist Ascent Region Marilyns on this walk GPX
2013-05-05Wanlockhead to Beattock20.9 m3700 ftSouthern UplandsHods Hill
2012-05-06Beinn Bhreac4.0 m1100 ftIsle of SkyeBeinn Bhreac
2012-04-30The Storr to Portree9.7 m2100 ftIsle of SkyeSithean Bhealaich Chumhaing [Sithean a' Bhealaich Chumhaing]
2012-04-29Quiraing to The Storr14.2 m4700 ftIsle of SkyeHartaval, Bioda Buidhe
2012-04-28Duntulm to Flodigarry9.4 m2600 ftIsle of SkyeMeall na Suiramach
2008-10-12Buachaille Etive Mor7.5 m3300 ftWest HighlandsBuachaille Etive Mor - Stob Dearg
2008-10-11Schiehallion6.5 m2500 ftCentral HighlandsSchiehallion
2008-07-09Brimmond Hill2.0 m400 ftOtherBrimmond Hill
2008-07-08Ben Lawers7.0 m3000 ftCentral HighlandsBen Lawers
2008-05-26Ben Nevis10.0 m4500 ftWest HighlandsBen Nevis [Beinn Nibheis]
2008-05-17Loch an Eilein1.5 m200 ftCentral HighlandsOrd Ban