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U.K. County/Unitary Authority High Points

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

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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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