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U.K. County/Unitary Authority High Points

Showing Martin Richardson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (134 out of 180, or 74.44%)

RankCounty/Unitary AuthorityConstituent CountryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.MorayScotlandBen Macdui1309Grampian MountainsUnknown
1.AberdeenshireScotlandBen Macdui1309Grampian MountainsUnknown
1.Perth and KinrossScotlandBen Lawers1214Grampian MountainsUnknown
1.StirlingScotlandBen More1174Grampian MountainsUnknown
1.Argyll and ButeScotlandBen Cruachan1126Grampian MountainsUnknown
1.AngusScotlandGlas Maol1068Grampian MountainsUnknown
1.ConwyWalesCarnedd Llewelyn1064Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.CumbriaEnglandScafell Pike978England HillsUnknown
1.PowysWalesPen y Fan886Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.North AyrshireScotlandGoat Fell874Scotland IslandsUnknown
1.DenbighshireWalesCadair Berwyn-North Top827Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
 DenbighshireWales or Moel Sych827Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.NorthumberlandEnglandThe Cheviot815England HillsUnknown
1.DurhamEnglandMickle Fell790England HillsUnknown
1.WrexhamWalesCraig Berwyn790Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.CarmarthenshireWalesFan Foel781Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.CeredigionWalesPlynlimon752Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.South LanarkshireScotlandCulter Fell748Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
1.North YorkshireEnglandWhernside736England HillsUnknown
1.East AyrshireScotlandBlackcraig Hill700Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
1.MonmouthshireWalesChwarel y Fan679Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.MidlothianScotlandBlackhope Scar651Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
1.DerbyshireEnglandKinder Scout636England HillsUnknown
1.LancashireEnglandGreen Hill627England HillsUnknown
1.DevonEnglandHigh Willhays621England HillsUnknown
1.Neath Port TalbotWalesCraig y Llyn600Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.Rhondda Cynon TaffWalesCraig y Llyn-East Slope590Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.KirkleesEnglandBlack Hill582England HillsUnknown
1.TorfaenWalesCoety Mountain578Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.Blaenau GwentWalesCoety Mountain578Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.East DunbartonshireScotlandEarl's Seat578Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
1.ArmaghNorthern IrelandSlieve Gullion574Northeast IrelandUnknown
1.BridgendWalesWerfa568Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.Cheshire EastEnglandShining Tor559England HillsUnknown
1.FlintshireWalesMoel Famau554Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.SheffieldEnglandHowden Edge550England HillsUnknown
1.OldhamEnglandBlack Chew Head541England HillsUnknown
1.ShropshireEnglandBrown Clee Hill540Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.PembrokeshireWalesFoel Cwmcerwyn536Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.CaerphillyWalesPen March535Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.Merthyr TydfilWalesMerthyr Common531Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.RenfrewshireScotlandHill of Stake522Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
1.StaffordshireEnglandCheeks Hill-South Slope520England HillsUnknown
1.SomersetEnglandDunkery Beacon519England HillsUnknown
1.BarnsleyEnglandHoar Stones514England HillsUnknown
1.TamesideEnglandHoarstone Edge497England HillsUnknown
1.CalderdaleEnglandWay Stone Edge482England HillsUnknown
1.Orkney IslandsScotlandWard Hill481Scotland IslandsUnknown
1.RochdaleEnglandBlackstone Edge474England HillsUnknown
 RochdaleEngland or Hail Storm Hill-Southeast Slope474England HillsUnknown
1.Blackburn with DarwenEnglandWinter Hill456England HillsUnknown
1.Shetland IslandsScotlandRonas Hill450Scotland IslandsUnknown
1.WorcestershireEnglandWorcestershire Beacon425Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.CornwallEnglandBrown Willy420England HillsUnknown
1.BuryEnglandScholes Height415England HillsUnknown
1.Telford and WrekinEnglandThe Wrekin407Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.West DunbartonshireScotlandDuncolm401Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
1.East RenfrewshireScotlandCorse Hill376Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
1.SwanseaWalesMynydd y Betws373Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.LeedsEnglandBurley Moor342England HillsUnknown
1.GloucestershireEnglandCleeve Common330England HillsUnknown
1.StockportEnglandMellor Moor327England HillsUnknown
 StockportEngland or Robin Hood's Picking Rods327England HillsUnknown
1.NewportWalesWentwood309Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.West BerkshireEnglandWalbury Hill297England HillsUnknown
1.WiltshireEnglandMilk Hill294England HillsUnknown
1.SurreyEnglandLeith Hill294England HillsUnknown
1.West SussexEnglandBlack Down280England HillsUnknown
1.SandwellEnglandTurner's Hill271England HillsUnknown
1.BuckinghamshireEnglandHaddington Hill267England HillsUnknown
1.Bath and North East SomersetEnglandNiver Hill264England HillsUnknown
1.OxfordshireEnglandWhitehorse Hill261England HillsUnknown
1.WarwickshireEnglandEbrington Hill261England HillsUnknown
1.GatesheadEnglandCurrock Hill259England HillsUnknown
1.KentEnglandBetsom's Hill250England HillsUnknown
1.East SussexEnglandDitchling Beacon248England HillsUnknown
1.East Riding of YorkshireEnglandBishop Wilton Wold248England HillsUnknown
1.Greater LondonEnglandWesterham Heights245England HillsUnknown
1.HertfordshireEnglandPavis Wood244England HillsUnknown
1.Central BedfordshireEnglandDunstable Downs243England HillsUnknown
1.Isle of WightEnglandSt Boniface Down241England HillsUnknown
1.Cheshire West and ChesterEnglandRaw Head227Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.NorthamptonshireEnglandArbury Hill225England HillsUnknown
 NorthamptonshireEngland or Big Hill225England HillsUnknown
1.Isle of AngleseyWalesHolyhead Mountain220Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.NottinghamshireEnglandNewtonwood Lane205England HillsUnknown
1.Saint HelensEnglandBillinge Hill179England HillsUnknown
1.WakefieldEnglandWoolley Edge176England HillsUnknown
1.WiganEnglandBillinge Hill-North Top169England HillsUnknown
1.LincolnshireEnglandThe Wolds168England HillsUnknown
1.EssexEnglandChrishall Common147England HillsUnknown
1.CambridgeshireEnglandGreat Chishill146England HillsUnknown
1.DoncasterEnglandForedoles Head144England HillsUnknown
1.Derby CityEnglandAllestree Park138England HillsUnknown
1.Vale of GlamorganWalesTair Onnen137Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.Nottingham CityEnglandNottingham M1132England HillsUnknown
1.Newcastle upon TyneEnglandWesterhope131England HillsUnknown
1.SuffolkEnglandGreat Wood128England HillsUnknown
1.PortsmouthEnglandFort Southwick122England HillsUnknown
1.North East LincolnshireEnglandWold Newton117England HillsUnknown
1.NorfolkEnglandBeacon Hill105England HillsUnknown
1.North LincolnshireEnglandSaxby Wold102England HillsUnknown
1.North TynesideEnglandCamperdown86England HillsUnknown
1.PeterboroughEnglandRacecourse Road81England HillsUnknown
1.TraffordEnglandGreen Walk (Bowdon)67England HillsUnknown
1.Southend-on-SeaEnglandLondon Road61England HillsUnknown
 Southend-on-SeaEngland or Heath Mount61England HillsUnknown
1.YorkEnglandStock Hill44England HillsUnknown
1.Kingston upon HullEnglandEast Mount11England HillsUnknown
 Kingston upon HullEngland or Bransholme11England HillsUnknown
105.HighlandScotlandBen Nevis1344Grampian Mountains1980
106.Redcar and ClevelandEnglandGisborough Moor328England Hills1990
107.GwyneddWalesSnowdon1085Wales and Welsh Border1991
108.Dumfries and GallowayScotlandMerrick843Southern Scotland-Isle of Man1993
109.HerefordshireEngland/WalesBlack Mountain703Wales and Welsh Border1998
110.BradfordEnglandWithins Height-Northeast Slope457England Hills1999-12-10
110.BoltonEnglandWinter Hill-Southeast Slope447England Hills1999-12-10
110.RutlandEnglandCold Overton Park197England Hills1999-12-10
110.WarringtonEnglandAppleton Park105England Hills1999-12-10
110.HaltonEnglandHalton Castle100England Hills1999-12-10
110.BlackpoolEnglandWarbreck Reservoir34England Hills1999-12-10
116.Scottish BordersScotlandBroad Law840Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2000
116.CardiffWalesGarth Hill307Wales and Welsh Border2000
118.ManchesterEnglandHeaton Park108England Hills2000-11-21
119.LeicestershireEnglandBardon Hill278England Hills2003
120.County LondonderryNorthern IrelandSawel Mountain678Northeast Ireland2005
120.County TyroneNorthern IrelandSawel Mountain678Northeast Ireland2005
122.County DownNorthern IrelandSlieve Donard853Northeast Ireland2005-09-02
123.South AyrshireScotlandKirriereoch Hill-Northwest Slope782Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2005-11-25
123.Edinburgh CityScotlandEast Cairn Hill567Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2005-11-25
125.DorsetEnglandLewesdon Hill279England Hills2007
126.Western IslesScotlandClisham799Scotland Islands2008
126.East LothianScotlandMeikle Says Law535Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2008
128.HampshireEnglandPilot Hill286England Hills2008-08-27
129.FermanaghCavan/Northern IrelandCuillagh665Western Ireland2008-08-31
130.AntrimNorthern IrelandTrostan550Northeast Ireland2008-09-28
131.ClackmannanshireScotlandBen Cleuch721Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2008-12-29
132.FifeScotlandWest Lomond522Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2008-12-30
133.Aberdeen CityScotlandBrimmond Hill266Grampian Mountains2009-02-15
134.West LothianScotlandWest Cairn Hill562Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2013-04-23
 North LanarkshireScotlandCort-ma Law - East Top527Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
 InverclydeScotlandCreuch Hill441Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
 FalkirkScotlandDarrach Hill357Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
 SwindonEnglandLiddington Hill276England Hills 
 DudleyEnglandCawney Hill251England Hills 
 BirminghamEnglandRednal Hill-North Top250England Hills 
 Stoke-on-TrentEnglandMeir Heath250England Hills 
 North SomersetEnglandBlagdon Hill Farm242England Hills 
 South GloucestershireEnglandHanging Hill237England Hills 
 WolverhamptonEnglandSedgley Beacon-East Slope235England Hills 
 WalsallEnglandBarr Beacon227England Hills 
 DarlingtonEnglandDere Street219England Hills 
 Glasgow CityScotlandCathkin Braes200Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
 Brighton and HoveEnglandBullock Hill197England Hills 
 TorbayEnglandBeacon Hill196England Hills 
 SolihullEnglandMeighs Wood185England Hills 
 LutonEnglandWhitehill-Butterfield Green178England Hills 
 Dundee CityScotlandGallow Hill175Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
 SunderlandEnglandThe Moors174England Hills 
 Medway TownsEnglandHolly Hill172England Hills 
 Milton KeynesEnglandBow Brickhill171England Hills 
 CoventryEnglandCorley Moor167England Hills 
 PlymouthEnglandWoolwell Road162England Hills 
 BristolEnglandDundry Hill East160England Hills 
 RotherhamEnglandFir Hill157England Hills 
 Windsor and MaidenheadEnglandAshley Hill145England Hills 
 WokinghamEnglandBowsey Hill142England Hills 
 HartlepoolEnglandWhelly Hill142England Hills 
 Bracknell ForestEnglandSurrey Hill130England Hills 
 ThurrockEnglandLangdon Hill-Southwest slope116England Hills 
 SalfordEnglandNewcombe Drive116England Hills 
 Leicester CityEnglandNether Hall110England Hills 
 WirralEnglandPoll Hill108Wales and Welsh Border 
 BedfordshireEnglandThe Slipe107England Hills 
 ReadingEnglandPark Lane (Tilehurst)103England Hills 
 MiddlesbroughEnglandQuarry Hill100England Hills 
 KnowsleyEnglandKnowsley Park100England Hills 
 South TynesideEnglandBoldon Hills93England Hills 
 LiverpoolEnglandWoolton Hill89England Hills 
 Stockton-on-TeesEnglandThorpe Larches82England Hills 
 Stockton-on-TeesEngland or Boy Hill82England Hills 
 SouthamptonEnglandBassett Avenue82England Hills 
 PooleEnglandCorfe Hills78England Hills 
 BournemouthEnglandRingwood Road65England Hills 
 Isles of ScillyEnglandTelegraph Tower51England Hills 
 SloughEnglandEast Burnham Park51England Hills 
 SeftonEnglandMelling Mount36England Hills 

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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: 6 historic counties. There are 26 district councils with very limited local governmental power that are the formal divisions, but they have not caught on much so the historic counties are still used for this list.

This gives us a total of 180 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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