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Welsh Marilyns

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.

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Walks to the Welsh Marilyns

Date Walk Name Dist Ascent Region Marilyns on this walk GPX
2015-07-04New Radnor to Graig Hill10.4 m2600 ftCentral Wales - Radnor ForestGreat Rhos
2008-07-19Snowdon8.0 m3000 ftSnowdonSnowdon - Yr Wyddfa
2007-08-24Pandy to Hay-on-Wye18.0 m2600 ftBlack MountainsBlack Mountain
2006-10-21Moel Arthur & Moel y Parc9.5 m1800 ftClwydian HillsPenycloddiau
2006-09-23Moel Famau & Moel Arthur11.5 m2200 ftClwydian HillsMoel Famau
2006-04-08Foel Fenlli15.5 m3900 ftClwydian HillsMoel Famau, Moel Gyw
2005-11-27Moel Famau7.5 m1700 ftClwydian HillsMoel Famau
2005-11-20Moel Famau7.5 m1700 ftClwydian HillsMoel Famau