In 1891, Sir Hugh Munro of the Scottish Mountaineering Club first published his tables of hills in Scotland over 3000 feet high. This was the first ever systematic and rigorous peak list ever created, and the genesis for the entire hobby of peakbagging. The pre-requisite for any serious peak list is accurate surveys, and it is no coincidence that Munro’s pioneering work occurred in one of the first nations to create comprehensive topographic maps of its territory.
This list has changed quite a bit over the years, and there is no uniform prominence cutoff that separates a Muro from a “Munro Top”, which is a subsidiary summit.
Peakbagging as we know it was invented in Britain, and there is a very long and rich long tradition of compiling hill lists.. The goal of this web site is to show a representative subset of some of the better-known lists from UK and Ireland in a global context, and not to be an exhaustive resource. There are countless other online destinations for information and ascent tracking in the British hills.