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Great Britain

Range TypeIsland
Highest PointBen Nevis (1344 m/4409 ft)
CountriesUnited Kingdom
States/ProvincesEngland (57%), Scotland (34%), Wales (9%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area229,657 sq km / 88,671 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,297 km / 806 mi North-South
662 km / 411 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long54° 19' N; 2° 31' W
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Map of Great Britain
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Great Britain.
Northwest EuropeLevel 2 (Parent)
         IrelandLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Great BritainLevel 3
                 Scotland IslandsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Northwest HighlandsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Grampian MountainsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Southern Scotland-Isle of ManLevel 4 (Child)
                 Wales and Welsh BorderLevel 4 (Child)
                 England HillsLevel 4 (Child)
         North France-West Rhine AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         German HighlandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Massif CentralLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Great Britain

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Ben Nevis13444409Grampian Mountains
2.Ben Macdui13094295Grampian Mountains
3.Braeriach12964252Grampian Mountains
4.Cairn Toul12914236Grampian Mountains
5.Braeriach-Carn na Criche12654150Grampian Mountains
6.Sgor an Lochain Uaine12584127Grampian Mountains
7.Cairn Gorm12454085Grampian Mountains
8.Aonach Beag12344049Grampian Mountains
9.Aonach Mor12214006Grampian Mountains
10.Carn Mor Dearg12204003Grampian Mountains
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Ben Nevis13444409Grampian Mountains
2.Carn Eige11833881Northwest Highlands
3.Snowdon10853560Wales and Welsh Border
4.Sgurr Alasdair9923255Scotland Islands
5.Scafell Pike9783209England Hills
6.Merrick8432766Southern Scotland-Isle of Man



Photos of Peaks in the Great Britain

Ben Nevis

The summit area of Ben Nevis on a typically cloudy day (1993-06-29).
Snowdon

Snowdon is the high triangular peak in this view from the Pen-Y-Pass approach (1993-06-27).
The Saddle
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The Saddle from Sgurr na Forcan (2014-04-18). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Askival
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Askival (centre right), the highest mountain in the Rum Cuillin, from the cross-island track to Glen Harris (2014-05-28). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Ainshval
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On the summit of Ainshval, a Corbett and second highest peak of the Rum Cuillin. The Scottish mainland, Askival (R) the highest mountain and Hallival (L) lie behind in the swirling clouds (2014-05-29). Photo by Peter Stone.
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High Willhays
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The summit of High Willhays, highest point in Devon and on Dartmoor, looking north towards Yes Tor (2007-04-14). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Dunkery Beacon
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The large memorial summit cairn on Dunkery Beacon, highest point in Somerset and on Exmoor (2007-04-04). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Penycloddiau
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The neolithic summit of Penycloddiau looking north along the Clwydian Range (2013-12-26). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Pilsdon Pen
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The approach to Pilsdon Pen, an Iron Age hill fort and second highest hill in Dorset (2013-03-27). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Watch Croft
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Watch Croft summit with trig point in the far west of Cornwall (2007-04-06). Photo by Peter Stone.
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