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U.K. County/Unitary Authority High Points

Showing Peter Stone's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (108 out of 180, or 60%)

RankCounty/Unitary AuthorityConstituent CountryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.HighlandScotlandBen Nevis1344Grampian Mountains1991-07-06 a
2.MorayScotlandBen Macdui1309Grampian Mountains2012-06-03 e
2.AberdeenshireScotlandBen Macdui1309Grampian Mountains2012-06-03 e
4.Perth and KinrossScotlandBen Lawers1214Grampian Mountains1977-07-16
5.StirlingScotlandBen More1174Grampian Mountains2013-06-20 a
6.Argyll and ButeScotlandBen Cruachan1126Grampian Mountains 
7.GwyneddWalesSnowdon1085Wales and Welsh Border1978-08-23
8.AngusScotlandGlas Maol1068Grampian Mountains 
9.ConwyWalesCarnedd Llewelyn1064Wales and Welsh Border1988
10.CumbriaEnglandScafell Pike978England Hills2000-03-30
11.PowysWalesPen y Fan886Wales and Welsh Border1985-09
12.North AyrshireScotlandGoat Fell874Scotland Islands1996-08
13.County DownNorthern IrelandSlieve Donard853Northeast Ireland2004-04-08
14.Dumfries and GallowayScotlandMerrick843Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2013-06-18 b
15.Scottish BordersScotlandBroad Law840Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2012-04-10 b
16.DenbighshireWalesCadair Berwyn-North Top827Wales and Welsh Border1995-08 f
 DenbighshireWales or Moel Sych827Wales and Welsh Border1995-08 h
17.NorthumberlandEnglandThe Cheviot815England Hills1991-02-16
18.Western IslesScotlandClisham799Scotland Islands1996-08
19.WrexhamWalesCraig Berwyn790Wales and Welsh Border1995-08
20.DurhamEnglandMickle Fell788England Hills2009-07-05
21.South AyrshireScotlandKirriereoch Hill-Northwest Slope782Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2013-06-18 d
22.CarmarthenshireWalesFan Foel781Wales and Welsh Border1991-04-20 c
23.CeredigionWalesPlynlimon752Wales and Welsh Border1995-08
24.South LanarkshireScotlandCulter Fell748Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2012-04-10 a
25.North YorkshireEnglandWhernside736England Hills2009-08-13 a
26.ClackmannanshireScotlandBen Cleuch721Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
27.HerefordshireEngland/WalesBlack Mountain703Wales and Welsh Border1990-11-11 a
28.East AyrshireScotlandBlackcraig Hill700Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
29.MonmouthshireWalesChwarel y Fan679Wales and Welsh Border1990-11-11 b
30.County LondonderryNorthern IrelandSawel Mountain678Northeast Ireland2011-04-21
30.County TyroneNorthern IrelandSawel Mountain678Northeast Ireland2011-04-21
32.FermanaghCavan/Northern IrelandCuillagh665Western Ireland 
33.MidlothianScotlandBlackhope Scar651Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
34.DerbyshireEnglandKinder Scout636England Hills2011-05-28 a
35.LancashireEnglandGreen Hill628England Hills2009-08-13 c
36.DevonEnglandHigh Willhays621England Hills2007-04-14 a
37.Neath Port TalbotWalesCraig y Llyn600Wales and Welsh Border2003-08
38.Rhondda Cynon TaffWalesCraig y Llyn-East Slope590Wales and Welsh Border2003-08
39.KirkleesEnglandBlack Hill582England Hills2003-09-10
40.TorfaenWalesCoety Mountain578Wales and Welsh Border 
40.Blaenau GwentWalesCoety Mountain578Wales and Welsh Border 
40.East DunbartonshireScotlandEarl's Seat578Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
43.ArmaghNorthern IrelandSlieve Gullion574Northeast Ireland2011-04-15
44.BridgendWalesWerfa568Wales and Welsh Border 
45.Edinburgh CityScotlandEast Cairn Hill567Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
46.West LothianScotlandWest Cairn Hill562Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
47.Cheshire EastEnglandShining Tor559England Hills2010-07-04 c
48.FlintshireWalesMoel Famau555Wales and Welsh Border1992-12-26
49.SheffieldEnglandHowden Edge550England Hills2011-05-18 a
49.AntrimNorthern IrelandTrostan550Northeast Ireland2011-04-17
51.OldhamEnglandBlack Chew Head541England Hills2013-11-15 a
52.ShropshireEnglandBrown Clee Hill540Wales and Welsh Border1990-12-30
53.PembrokeshireWalesFoel Cwmcerwyn536Wales and Welsh Border2013-04-01 b
54.East LothianScotlandMeikle Says Law535Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
54.CaerphillyWalesPen March535Wales and Welsh Border 
56.Merthyr TydfilWalesMerthyr Common531Wales and Welsh Border 
57.North LanarkshireScotlandCort-ma Law - East Top527Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
58.RenfrewshireScotlandHill of Stake522Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2013-06-19
58.FifeScotlandWest Lomond522Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
60.StaffordshireEnglandCheeks Hill-South Slope520England Hills2010-06-19 b
61.SomersetEnglandDunkery Beacon519England Hills2007-04-04 b
62.BarnsleyEnglandHoar Stones514England Hills2014-04-08
63.TamesideEnglandHoarstone Edge497England Hills2013-11-15 c
64.CalderdaleEnglandWay Stone Edge482England Hills2014-01-02 b
65.Orkney IslandsScotlandWard Hill481Scotland Islands 
66.RochdaleEnglandBlackstone Edge474England Hills2014-01-02 c
 RochdaleEngland or Hail Storm Hill-Southeast Slope474England Hills2012-05-28 e
67.Blackburn with DarwenEnglandWinter Hill456England Hills2012-10-12 a
68.BradfordEnglandWithins Height455England Hills2014-03-09 a
69.Shetland IslandsScotlandRonas Hill450Scotland Islands 
70.BoltonEnglandWinter Hill-Southeast Slope447England Hills2012-10-12 b
71.InverclydeScotlandCreuch Hill441Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
72.WorcestershireEnglandWorcestershire Beacon425Wales and Welsh Border2004-01-03
73.CornwallEnglandBrown Willy420England Hills1998-05-18
74.BuryEnglandScholes Height415England Hills 
75.Telford and WrekinEnglandThe Wrekin407Wales and Welsh Border2007-09-09
76.West DunbartonshireScotlandDuncolm401Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
77.East RenfrewshireScotlandCorse Hill376Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
78.SwanseaWalesMynydd y Betws373Wales and Welsh Border 
79.FalkirkScotlandDarrach Hill357Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
80.LeedsEnglandBurley Moor342England Hills2012-10-14 b
81.GloucestershireEnglandCleeve Common330England Hills1992-02-15
82.Redcar and ClevelandEnglandGisborough Moor328England Hills2006-10-23
83.StockportEnglandMellor Moor327England Hills 
 StockportEngland or Robin Hood's Picking Rods327England Hills 
84.NewportWalesWentwood309Wales and Welsh Border 
85.CardiffWalesGarth Hill307Wales and Welsh Border 
86.West BerkshireEnglandWalbury Hill297England Hills1992-01-18
87.WiltshireEnglandMilk Hill295England Hills1995-09-16
88.SurreyEnglandLeith Hill294England Hills1996-05-12
89.HampshireEnglandPilot Hill286England Hills1996
90.West SussexEnglandBlack Down280England Hills2011-10-27 c
91.DorsetEnglandLewesdon Hill279England Hills2013-03-27 f
92.LeicestershireEnglandBardon Hill278England Hills1998-07-01
93.SwindonEnglandLiddington Hill276England Hills 
94.SandwellEnglandTurner's Hill271England Hills1997
95.BuckinghamshireEnglandHaddington Hill267England Hills1991-10-06
96.Aberdeen CityScotlandBrimmond Hill266Grampian Mountains 
97.Bath and North East SomersetEnglandNiver Hill264England Hills2013-03-28 d
98.WarwickshireEnglandEbrington Hill261England Hills1992-03-08
98.OxfordshireEnglandWhitehorse Hill261England Hills1991-01-06
100.GatesheadEnglandCurrock Hill259England Hills2013-09-20 d
101.DudleyEnglandCawney Hill251England Hills 
102.KentEnglandBetsom's Hill250England Hills1998-08
102.Stoke-on-TrentEnglandMeir Heath250England Hills 
104.East SussexEnglandDitchling Beacon248England Hills2012-03-03 d
105.East Riding of YorkshireEnglandBishop Wilton Wold246England Hills2002-07-13
106.Greater LondonEnglandWesterham Heights245England Hills2012-03-03 h
107.HertfordshireEnglandPavis Wood244England Hills1996
108.Central BedfordshireEnglandDunstable Downs243England Hills1996
109.North SomersetEnglandBlagdon Hill Farm242England Hills2013-03-28 e
110.Isle of WightEnglandSt Boniface Down241England Hills2011-10-26 c
111.BirminghamEnglandRednal Hill240England Hills2014-04-10 a
112.South GloucestershireEnglandHanging Hill237England Hills2014-06-21 c
113.WolverhamptonEnglandSedgley Beacon-East Slope235England Hills 
114.WalsallEnglandBarr Beacon227England Hills 
114.Cheshire West and ChesterEnglandRaw Head227Wales and Welsh Border1997
116.NorthamptonshireEnglandArbury Hill225England Hills1997
 NorthamptonshireEngland or Big Hill225England Hills2013-09-08
117.Isle of AngleseyWalesHolyhead Mountain220Wales and Welsh Border1992-07-25
118.DarlingtonEnglandDere Street219England Hills2013-09-20 c
119.NottinghamshireEnglandNewtonwood Lane205England Hills2011-10-23
120.Glasgow CityScotlandCathkin Braes200Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
121.Brighton and HoveEnglandBullock Hill197England Hills 
121.RutlandEnglandCold Overton Park197England Hills2012-03-02 a
123.TorbayEnglandBeacon Hill196England Hills 
124.SolihullEnglandMeighs Wood185England Hills 
125.Saint HelensEnglandBillinge Hill179England Hills1996-03
126.LutonEnglandWhitehill-Butterfield Green178England Hills 
127.WakefieldEnglandWoolley Edge176England Hills2011-05-28 c
128.Dundee CityScotlandGallow Hill175Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
129.SunderlandEnglandThe Moors174England Hills2014-02-10 b
130.Medway TownsEnglandHolly Hill172England Hills 
131.Milton KeynesEnglandBow Brickhill171England Hills2014-07-19
132.WiganEnglandBillinge Hill-North Top169England Hills 
133.LincolnshireEnglandThe Wolds168England Hills2010-01-03 b
134.CoventryEnglandCorley Moor167England Hills 
135.PlymouthEnglandWoolwell Road162England Hills 
136.BristolEnglandDundry Hill East160England Hills2014-06-21 b
137.RotherhamEnglandFir Hill157England Hills2013-04-23 a
138.EssexEnglandChrishall Common147England Hills2012-03-02 f
139.CambridgeshireEnglandGreat Chishill146England Hills2012-03-02 e
140.Windsor and MaidenheadEnglandAshley Hill145England Hills 
141.DoncasterEnglandForedoles Head144England Hills2013-04-23 b
142.WokinghamEnglandBowsey Hill142England Hills 
142.HartlepoolEnglandWhelly Hill142England Hills2014-02-10 a
144.Derby CityEnglandAllestree Park138England Hills 
145.Vale of GlamorganWalesTair Onnen137Wales and Welsh Border 
146.Nottingham CityEnglandNottingham M1132England Hills 
147.Newcastle upon TyneEnglandWesterhope131England Hills2013-09-20 e
148.Bracknell ForestEnglandSurrey Hill130England Hills 
149.SuffolkEnglandGreat Wood128England Hills2012-03-02 g
150.PortsmouthEnglandFort Southwick122England Hills 
151.North East LincolnshireEnglandWold Newton117England Hills 
152.ThurrockEnglandLangdon Hill-Southwest slope116England Hills 
152.SalfordEnglandNewcombe Drive116England Hills 
154.Leicester CityEnglandNether Hall110England Hills 
155.ManchesterEnglandHeaton Park108England Hills2013-11-15 d
155.WirralEnglandPoll Hill108Wales and Welsh Border 
157.BedfordshireEnglandThe Slipe107England Hills 
158.WarringtonEnglandAppleton Park105England Hills 
158.NorfolkEnglandBeacon Hill105England Hills2000-12-17
160.ReadingEnglandPark Lane (Tilehurst)103England Hills 
161.North LincolnshireEnglandSaxby Wold102England Hills 
162.HaltonEnglandHalton Castle100England Hills 
162.KnowsleyEnglandKnowsley Park100England Hills 
162.MiddlesbroughEnglandQuarry Hill100England Hills2013-09-20 a
165.South TynesideEnglandBoldon Hills93England Hills2013-09-20 g
166.LiverpoolEnglandWoolton Hill89England Hills 
167.North TynesideEnglandCamperdown86England Hills2013-09-20 f
168.SouthamptonEnglandBassett Avenue82England Hills 
168.Stockton-on-TeesEnglandThorpe Larches82England Hills2013-09-20 h
 Stockton-on-TeesEngland or Boy Hill82England Hills2013-09-20 b
170.PeterboroughEnglandRacecourse Road81England Hills2012-03-02 b
171.PooleEnglandCorfe Hills78England Hills 
172.TraffordEnglandGreen Walk (Bowdon)67England Hills 
173.BournemouthEnglandRingwood Road65England Hills 
174.Southend-on-SeaEnglandLondon Road61England Hills 
 Southend-on-SeaEngland or Heath Mount61England Hills 
175.SloughEnglandEast Burnham Park51England Hills 
175.Isles of ScillyEnglandTelegraph Tower51England Hills 
177.YorkEnglandStock Hill44England Hills2010-09-24
178.SeftonEnglandMelling Mount36England Hills 
179.BlackpoolEnglandWarbreck Reservoir34England Hills 
180.Kingston upon HullEnglandEast Mount11England Hills2014-08-15 b
 Kingston upon HullEngland or Bransholme11England Hills2014-08-15 a

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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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