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U.K. County/Unitary Authority High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
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1.HighlandBen Nevis13441344  
2.MorayBen Macdui1309950  
2.AberdeenshireBen Macdui1309950  
4.Perth and KinrossBen Lawers1214915  
5.StirlingBen More1174986  
6.Argyll and ButeBen Cruachan1126879  
7.GwyneddSnowdon10851038  
8.AngusGlas Maol1068194  
9.ConwyCarnedd Llewelyn1064750  
10.CumbriaScafell Pike978912  
11.PowysPen y Fan886668  
12.North AyrshireGoat Fell874874  
13.Newry, Mourne and DownSlieve Donard853825  
14.Dumfries and GallowayMerrick843705  
15.Scottish BordersBroad Law840653  
16.DenbighshireCadair Berwyn-North Top82719  
17.NorthumberlandThe Cheviot815556  
18.Western IslesClisham799799  
19.DurhamMickle Fell790212  
19.WrexhamCraig Berwyn7900  
21.South AyrshireKirriereoch Hill-Northwest Slope7820  
22.CarmarthenshireFan Foel7814  
23.CeredigionPlynlimon752526  
24.South LanarkshireCulter Fell748350  
25.North YorkshireWhernside736408  
26.ClackmannanshireBen Cleuch721595  
27.HerefordshireBlack Mountain703154  
28.East AyrshireBlackcraig Hill700235  
29.MonmouthshireChwarel y Fan67972  
30.Derry and StrabaneSawel Mountain678580  
31.Fermanagh and OmaghCuillagh665606  
32.MidlothianBlackhope Scar651282  
33.DerbyshireKinder Scout636497  
34.LancashireGragareth62833  
35.Causeway Coast and GlensMullaghaneany627302  
36.DevonHigh Willhays621537  
37.Neath Port TalbotCraig y Llyn600392  
38.Rhondda Cynon TaffCraig y Llyn-East Slope5900  
39.KirkleesBlack Hill582165  
40.Blaenau GwentCoety Mountain578231  
40.East DunbartonshireEarl's Seat578511  
42.TorfaenCoety Mountain-East Slope5740  
43.Mid UlsterOughtmore569102  
44.BridgendWerfa56890  
45.Edinburgh CityEast Cairn Hill567169  
46.West LothianWest Cairn Hill562132  
47.Cheshire EastShining Tor559236  
48.FlintshireMoel Famau554277  
49.SheffieldHowden Edge55062  
50.Mid and East AntrimSlievenanee543100  
51.OldhamBlack Chew Head54134  
52.ShropshireBrown Clee Hill540373  
53.PembrokeshireFoel Cwmcerwyn536344  
54.CaerphillyPen March5350  
54.East LothianMeikle Says Law535267  
56.Merthyr TydfilMerthyr Common5310  
57.North LanarkshireCort-ma Law - East Top5271  
58.RenfrewshireHill of Stake522489  
58.FifeWest Lomond522405  
60.StaffordshireCheeks Hill-South Slope5200  
61.SomersetDunkery Beacon519414  
62.BarnsleyHoar Stones5147  
63.TamesideHoarstone Edge4978  
64.CalderdaleWay Stone Edge48294  
65.Orkney IslandsWard Hill481481  
66.BelfastDivis478380  
67.RochdaleBlackstone Edge474102  
68.BradfordWithins Height-Northeast Slope4570  
69.Blackburn with DarwenWinter Hill456218  
70.Antrim and NewtownabbeyDivis-West Slope4550  
71.Shetland IslandsRonas Hill450450  
72.BoltonWinter Hill-Southeast Slope4470  
73.InverclydeCreuch Hill44187  
74.WorcestershireWorcestershire Beacon425337  
75.CornwallBrown Willy420314  
76.BuryScholes Height41523  
77.Telford and WrekinThe Wrekin407310  
78.West DunbartonshireDuncolm401308  
79.East RenfrewshireCorse Hill376173  
80.SwanseaMynydd y Betws373205  
81.Armagh, Banbridge and CraigavonCarrigatuke365210  
82.FalkirkDarrach Hill35744  
83.LeedsBurley Moor3421  
84.GloucestershireCleeve Common330234  
85.Redcar and ClevelandGisborough Moor328152  
85.Lisburn and CastlereaghCollin32851  
87.StockportMellor Moor32780  
88.NewportWentwood309243  
89.CardiffGarth Hill307211  
90.West BerkshireWalbury Hill297188  
91.WiltshireMilk Hill294147  
91.SurreyLeith Hill294245  
93.HampshirePilot Hill28645  
94.West SussexBlack Down280191  
95.DorsetLewesdon Hill279185  
96.LeicestershireBardon Hill278170  
97.SwindonLiddington Hill276113  
98.SandwellTurner's Hill27187  
99.BuckinghamshireHaddington Hill267180  
100.Aberdeen CityBrimmond Hill266159  
101.Bath and North East SomersetNiver Hill2640  
102.OxfordshireWhitehorse Hill26179  
102.WarwickshireEbrington Hill261111  
104.GatesheadCurrock Hill-East Top25912  
105.DudleyCawney Hill25127  
106.KentBetsom's Hill25014  
106.BirminghamRednal Hill-North Top2502  
106.Stoke-on-TrentMeir Heath2500  
109.East SussexDitchling Beacon248213  
109.East Riding of YorkshireBishop Wilton Wold248205  
111.Greater LondonWesterham Heights2450  
112.HertfordshirePavis Wood2440  
113.Central BedfordshireDunstable Downs243105  
114.North SomersetBlagdon Hill Farm2420  
115.Isle of WightSt Boniface Down241241  
116.South GloucestershireHanging Hill2373  
117.WolverhamptonSedgley Beacon-East Slope2350  
118.WalsallBarr Beacon22782  
118.Cheshire West and ChesterRaw Head227149  
120.NorthamptonshireArbury Hill225102  
121.Isle of AngleseyHolyhead Mountain220220  
122.DarlingtonDere Street2190  
123.Ards and North DownCairngaver214188  
124.NottinghamshireNewtonwood Lane2050  
125.Glasgow CityCathkin Braes2003  
126.Brighton and HoveBullock Hill19713  
126.RutlandCold Overton Park19711  
128.TorbayBeacon Hill196123  
129.SolihullMeighs Wood18582  
130.Saint HelensBillinge Hill179155  
131.LutonWhitehill-Butterfield Green1780  
132.WakefieldWoolley Edge17656  
133.Dundee CityGallow Hill17537  
134.SunderlandThe Moors17454  
135.Medway TownsHolly Hill1720  
136.Milton KeynesBow Brickhill17153  
137.WiganBillinge Hill-North Top1693  
138.LincolnshireThe Wolds168162  
139.CoventryCorley Moor1670  
140.PlymouthWoolwell Road1620  
141.BristolDundry Hill East1600  
142.RotherhamFir Hill15723  
143.EssexChrishall Common14715  
144.CambridgeshireGreat Chishill1468  
145.Windsor and MaidenheadAshley Hill145104  
146.DoncasterForedoles Head14431  
147.HartlepoolWhelly Hill14218  
147.WokinghamBowsey Hill14255  
149.Derby CityAllestree Park1386  
150.Vale of GlamorganTair Onnen13770  
151.Nottingham CityNottingham M11320  
152.Newcastle upon TyneWesterhope13152  
153.Bracknell ForestSurrey Hill13052  
154.SuffolkGreat Wood12837  
155.PortsmouthFort Southwick12284  
156.North East LincolnshireWold Newton11720  
157.SalfordNewcombe Drive1162  
157.ThurrockLangdon Hill-Southwest slope1160  
159.Leicester CityNether Hall1100  
160.ManchesterHeaton Park10811  
160.WirralPoll Hill10897  
162.BedfordshireThe Slipe1070  
163.NorfolkBeacon Hill10579  
163.WarringtonAppleton Park10551  
165.ReadingPark Lane (Tilehurst)1030  
166.North LincolnshireSaxby Wold10275  
167.KnowsleyKnowsley Park10058  
167.MiddlesbroughQuarry Hill10013  
167.HaltonHalton Castle10058  
170.South TynesideBoldon Hills9359  
171.LiverpoolWoolton Hill8957  
172.North TynesideCamperdown8629  
173.Stockton-on-TeesThorpe Larches825  
173.SouthamptonBassett Avenue825  
175.PeterboroughRacecourse Road810  
176.PooleCorfe Hills782  
177.TraffordGreen Walk (Bowdon)6725  
178.BournemouthRingwood Road651  
179.Southend-on-SeaLondon Road610  
180.SloughEast Burnham Park510  
180.Isles of ScillyTelegraph Tower5151  
182.YorkStock Hill445  
183.SeftonMelling Mount363  
184.BlackpoolWarbreck Reservoir3429  
185.Kingston upon HullSouth Field128  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Greg Martiros, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

The United Kingdom has been re-organizing its local government for the past 20 years or so, making the county (and county-equivalent) situation here quite a jumbled mess. Here, the following scheme is used:

  • England: 120 areas: 48 unitary authorities, 36 metropolitan boroughs, 35 counties, and Greater London. The boroughs of London are sometimes treated as county equivalents, but the usual practice is to consider Greater London as one unit. Changes to this structure in the future are certainly possible, given recent history.
  • Wales: 22 unitary authorities (former counties now gone)
  • Scotland: 32 unitary authorities (former counties now gone)
  • Northern Ireland: 11 districts. These are new as of 2015 and replaced 26 little-loved district councils, which in turn replaced the traditional 6 counties in 1973.

This gives us a total of 185 second-level administrative units for the United Kingdom. It's a somewhat motely menagerie of different animals, but it's the best we can do given the evolving changes.

Another possible list is based on the historic counties or "lieutenancies", which eliminates many of the smaller metropolitan boroughs and unitary authorities. But that list has almost zero governmental reality behind it. So this list, despite its shortcomings, at least has real administrative machinery behind it.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Peter Stone, who helped by adding many of these peaks to the database. I was also aided in my research by the Hill Bagging web site.

Links

     Hill Bagging - Britain County Tops

 


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