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U.K. County/Unitary Authority High Points

Showing Martin Richardson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (136 out of 185, or 73.51%)

RankCounty/Unitary AuthorityConstituent CountryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
 Kingston upon HullEngland or South Field12England HillsUnknown
1.HighlandScotlandBen Nevis1344Grampian Mountains1980
2.MorayScotlandBen Macdui1309Grampian MountainsUnknown
2.AberdeenshireScotlandBen Macdui1309Grampian MountainsUnknown
4.Perth and KinrossScotlandBen Lawers1214Grampian MountainsUnknown
5.StirlingScotlandBen More1174Grampian MountainsUnknown
6.Argyll and ButeScotlandBen Cruachan1126Grampian MountainsUnknown
7.GwyneddWalesSnowdon1085Wales and Welsh Border1991
8.AngusScotlandGlas Maol1068Grampian MountainsUnknown
9.ConwyWalesCarnedd Llewelyn1064Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
10.CumbriaEnglandScafell Pike978England HillsUnknown
11.PowysWalesPen y Fan886Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
12.North AyrshireScotlandGoat Fell874Scotland IslandsUnknown
13.Newry, Mourne and DownNorthern IrelandSlieve Donard853Northeast Ireland2005-09-02
14.Dumfries and GallowayScotlandMerrick843Southern Scotland-Isle of Man1993
15.Scottish BordersScotlandBroad Law840Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2000
16.DenbighshireWalesCadair Berwyn-North Top827Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
 DenbighshireWales or Moel Sych827Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
17.NorthumberlandEnglandThe Cheviot815England HillsUnknown
18.Western IslesScotlandClisham799Scotland Islands2008
19.DurhamEnglandMickle Fell790England HillsUnknown
19.WrexhamWalesCraig Berwyn790Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
21.South AyrshireScotlandKirriereoch Hill-Northwest Slope782Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2005-11-25
22.CarmarthenshireWalesFan Foel781Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
23.CeredigionWalesPlynlimon752Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
24.South LanarkshireScotlandCulter Fell748Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
25.North YorkshireEnglandWhernside736England HillsUnknown
26.ClackmannanshireScotlandBen Cleuch721Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2008-12-29
27.HerefordshireEngland/WalesBlack Mountain703Wales and Welsh Border1998
28.East AyrshireScotlandBlackcraig Hill700Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
29.MonmouthshireWalesChwarel y Fan679Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
30.Derry and StrabaneNorthern IrelandSawel Mountain678Northeast Ireland2005
31.Fermanagh and OmaghCavan/Northern IrelandCuillagh665Western Ireland2008-08-31
32.MidlothianScotlandBlackhope Scar651Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
33.DerbyshireEnglandKinder Scout636England HillsUnknown
34.LancashireEnglandGreen Hill627England HillsUnknown
34.Causeway Coast and GlensNorthern IrelandMullaghaneany627Northeast Ireland2005
36.DevonEnglandHigh Willhays621England HillsUnknown
37.Neath Port TalbotWalesCraig y Llyn600Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
38.Rhondda Cynon TaffWalesCraig y Llyn-East Slope590Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
39.KirkleesEnglandBlack Hill582England HillsUnknown
40.TorfaenWalesCoety Mountain578Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
40.Blaenau GwentWalesCoety Mountain578Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
40.East DunbartonshireScotlandEarl's Seat578Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
43.Mid UlsterNorthern IrelandOughtmore569Northeast Ireland 
44.BridgendWalesWerfa568Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
45.Edinburgh CityScotlandEast Cairn Hill567Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2005-11-25
46.West LothianScotlandWest Cairn Hill562Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2013-04-23
47.Cheshire EastEnglandShining Tor559England HillsUnknown
48.FlintshireWalesMoel Famau554Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
49.SheffieldEnglandHowden Edge550England HillsUnknown
50.Mid and East AntrimNorthern IrelandSlievenanee543Northeast Ireland 
51.OldhamEnglandBlack Chew Head541England HillsUnknown
52.ShropshireEnglandBrown Clee Hill540Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
53.PembrokeshireWalesFoel Cwmcerwyn536Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
54.CaerphillyWalesPen March535Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
54.East LothianScotlandMeikle Says Law535Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2008
56.Merthyr TydfilWalesMerthyr Common531Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
57.North LanarkshireScotlandCort-ma Law - East Top527Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
58.RenfrewshireScotlandHill of Stake522Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
58.FifeScotlandWest Lomond522Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2008-12-30
60.StaffordshireEnglandCheeks Hill-South Slope520England HillsUnknown
61.SomersetEnglandDunkery Beacon519England HillsUnknown
62.BarnsleyEnglandHoar Stones514England HillsUnknown
63.TamesideEnglandHoarstone Edge497England HillsUnknown
64.CalderdaleEnglandWay Stone Edge482England HillsUnknown
65.Orkney IslandsScotlandWard Hill481Scotland IslandsUnknown
66.BelfastNorthern IrelandDivis478Northeast Ireland 
67.RochdaleEnglandBlackstone Edge474England HillsUnknown
 RochdaleEngland or Hail Storm Hill-Southeast Slope474England HillsUnknown
68.BradfordEnglandWithins Height-Northeast Slope457England Hills1999-12-10
69.Blackburn with DarwenEnglandWinter Hill456England HillsUnknown
70.Antrim and NewtownabbeyNorthern IrelandDivis-West Slope455Northeast Ireland 
71.Shetland IslandsScotlandRonas Hill450Scotland IslandsUnknown
72.BoltonEnglandWinter Hill-Southeast Slope447England Hills1999-12-10
73.InverclydeScotlandCreuch Hill441Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
74.WorcestershireEnglandWorcestershire Beacon425Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
75.CornwallEnglandBrown Willy420England HillsUnknown
76.BuryEnglandScholes Height415England HillsUnknown
77.Telford and WrekinEnglandThe Wrekin407Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
78.West DunbartonshireScotlandDuncolm401Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
79.East RenfrewshireScotlandCorse Hill376Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
80.SwanseaWalesMynydd y Betws373Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
81.Armagh, Banbridge and CraigavonNorthern IrelandCarrigatuke365Northeast Ireland 
82.FalkirkScotlandDarrach Hill357Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
83.LeedsEnglandBurley Moor342England HillsUnknown
84.GloucestershireEnglandCleeve Common330England HillsUnknown
85.Redcar and ClevelandEnglandGisborough Moor328England Hills1990
85.Lisburn and CastlereaghNorthern IrelandCollin328Northeast Ireland 
87.StockportEnglandMellor Moor327England HillsUnknown
 StockportEngland or Robin Hood's Picking Rods327England HillsUnknown
88.NewportWalesWentwood309Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
89.CardiffWalesGarth Hill307Wales and Welsh Border2000
90.West BerkshireEnglandWalbury Hill297England HillsUnknown
91.WiltshireEnglandMilk Hill294England HillsUnknown
91.SurreyEnglandLeith Hill294England HillsUnknown
93.HampshireEnglandPilot Hill286England Hills2008-08-27
94.West SussexEnglandBlack Down280England HillsUnknown
95.DorsetEnglandLewesdon Hill279England Hills2007
96.LeicestershireEnglandBardon Hill278England Hills2003
97.SwindonEnglandLiddington Hill276England HillsUnknown
98.SandwellEnglandTurner's Hill271England HillsUnknown
99.BuckinghamshireEnglandHaddington Hill267England HillsUnknown
100.Aberdeen CityScotlandBrimmond Hill266Grampian Mountains2009-02-15
101.Bath and North East SomersetEnglandNiver Hill264England HillsUnknown
102.OxfordshireEnglandWhitehorse Hill261England HillsUnknown
102.WarwickshireEnglandEbrington Hill261England HillsUnknown
104.GatesheadEnglandCurrock Hill259England HillsUnknown
105.DudleyEnglandCawney Hill251England Hills 
106.KentEnglandBetsom's Hill250England HillsUnknown
106.BirminghamEnglandRednal Hill-North Top250England Hills 
106.Stoke-on-TrentEnglandMeir Heath250England Hills 
109.East SussexEnglandDitchling Beacon248England HillsUnknown
109.East Riding of YorkshireEnglandBishop Wilton Wold248England HillsUnknown
111.Greater LondonEnglandWesterham Heights245England HillsUnknown
112.HertfordshireEnglandPavis Wood244England HillsUnknown
113.Central BedfordshireEnglandDunstable Downs243England HillsUnknown
114.North SomersetEnglandBlagdon Hill Farm242England Hills 
115.Isle of WightEnglandSt Boniface Down241England HillsUnknown
116.South GloucestershireEnglandHanging Hill237England Hills 
117.WolverhamptonEnglandSedgley Beacon-East Slope235England Hills 
118.WalsallEnglandBarr Beacon227England Hills 
118.Cheshire West and ChesterEnglandRaw Head227Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
120.NorthamptonshireEnglandArbury Hill225England HillsUnknown
 NorthamptonshireEngland or Big Hill225England HillsUnknown
121.Isle of AngleseyWalesHolyhead Mountain220Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
122.DarlingtonEnglandDere Street219England Hills 
123.Ards and North DownNorthern IrelandCairngaver214Northeast Ireland 
124.NottinghamshireEnglandNewtonwood Lane205England HillsUnknown
125.Glasgow CityScotlandCathkin Braes200Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
126.Brighton and HoveEnglandBullock Hill197England Hills 
126.RutlandEnglandCold Overton Park197England Hills1999-12-10
128.TorbayEnglandBeacon Hill196England HillsUnknown
129.SolihullEnglandMeighs Wood185England Hills 
130.Saint HelensEnglandBillinge Hill179England HillsUnknown
131.LutonEnglandWhitehill-Butterfield Green178England Hills 
132.WakefieldEnglandWoolley Edge176England HillsUnknown
133.Dundee CityScotlandGallow Hill175Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
134.SunderlandEnglandThe Moors174England Hills 
135.Medway TownsEnglandHolly Hill172England Hills 
136.Milton KeynesEnglandBow Brickhill171England Hills 
137.WiganEnglandBillinge Hill-North Top169England HillsUnknown
138.LincolnshireEnglandThe Wolds168England HillsUnknown
139.CoventryEnglandCorley Moor167England Hills 
140.PlymouthEnglandWoolwell Road162England Hills 
141.BristolEnglandDundry Hill East160England Hills 
142.RotherhamEnglandFir Hill157England Hills 
143.EssexEnglandChrishall Common147England HillsUnknown
144.CambridgeshireEnglandGreat Chishill146England HillsUnknown
145.Windsor and MaidenheadEnglandAshley Hill145England HillsUnknown
146.DoncasterEnglandForedoles Head144England HillsUnknown
147.HartlepoolEnglandWhelly Hill142England Hills 
147.WokinghamEnglandBowsey Hill142England Hills 
149.Derby CityEnglandAllestree Park138England HillsUnknown
150.Vale of GlamorganWalesTair Onnen137Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
151.Nottingham CityEnglandNottingham M1132England HillsUnknown
152.Newcastle upon TyneEnglandWesterhope131England HillsUnknown
153.Bracknell ForestEnglandSurrey Hill130England Hills 
154.SuffolkEnglandGreat Wood128England HillsUnknown
155.PortsmouthEnglandFort Southwick122England HillsUnknown
156.North East LincolnshireEnglandWold Newton117England HillsUnknown
157.SalfordEnglandNewcombe Drive116England HillsUnknown
157.ThurrockEnglandLangdon Hill-Southwest slope116England Hills 
159.Leicester CityEnglandNether Hall110England Hills 
160.ManchesterEnglandHeaton Park108England Hills2000-11-21
160.WirralEnglandPoll Hill108Wales and Welsh Border 
162.BedfordshireEnglandThe Slipe107England Hills 
163.NorfolkEnglandBeacon Hill105England HillsUnknown
163.WarringtonEnglandAppleton Park105England Hills1999-12-10
165.ReadingEnglandPark Lane (Tilehurst)103England Hills 
166.North LincolnshireEnglandSaxby Wold102England HillsUnknown
167.KnowsleyEnglandKnowsley Park100England Hills 
167.MiddlesbroughEnglandQuarry Hill100England Hills 
167.HaltonEnglandHalton Castle100England Hills1999-12-10
170.South TynesideEnglandBoldon Hills93England Hills 
171.LiverpoolEnglandWoolton Hill89England Hills 
172.North TynesideEnglandCamperdown86England HillsUnknown
173.Stockton-on-TeesEnglandThorpe Larches82England Hills 
 Stockton-on-TeesEngland or Boy Hill82England Hills 
173.SouthamptonEnglandBassett Avenue82England Hills 
175.PeterboroughEnglandRacecourse Road81England HillsUnknown
176.PooleEnglandCorfe Hills78England Hills 
177.TraffordEnglandGreen Walk (Bowdon)67England HillsUnknown
178.BournemouthEnglandRingwood Road65England Hills 
179.Southend-on-SeaEnglandLondon Road61England HillsUnknown
 Southend-on-SeaEngland or Heath Mount61England HillsUnknown
180.SloughEnglandEast Burnham Park51England Hills 
180.Isles of ScillyEnglandTelegraph Tower51England Hills 
182.YorkEnglandStock Hill44England HillsUnknown
183.SeftonEnglandMelling Mount36England Hills 
184.BlackpoolEnglandWarbreck Reservoir34England Hills1999-12-10
185.Kingston upon HullEnglandSouth Field12England HillsUnknown

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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.

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