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U.K. County/Unitary Authority High Points

RankCounty/Unitary AuthorityConstituent CountryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascents
51.OldhamEnglandBlack Chew Head541England Hills29
52.ShropshireEnglandBrown Clee Hill540Wales and Welsh Border70
53.PembrokeshireWalesFoel Cwmcerwyn536Wales and Welsh Border45
54.East LothianScotlandMeikle Says Law535Southern Scotland-Isle of Man19
54.CaerphillyWalesPen March535Wales and Welsh Border14
56.Merthyr TydfilWalesMerthyr Common531Wales and Welsh Border15
57.North LanarkshireScotlandCort-ma Law - East Top527Southern Scotland-Isle of Man12
58.FifeScotlandWest Lomond522Southern Scotland-Isle of Man45
58.RenfrewshireScotlandHill of Stake522Southern Scotland-Isle of Man16
60.StaffordshireEnglandCheeks Hill-South Slope520England Hills35
61.SomersetEnglandDunkery Beacon519England Hills84
62.BarnsleyEnglandHoar Stones514England Hills20
63.TamesideEnglandHoarstone Edge497England Hills18
64.CalderdaleEnglandWay Stone Edge482England Hills14
65.Orkney IslandsScotlandWard Hill481Scotland Islands16
66.BelfastNorthern IrelandDivis478Northeast Ireland13
67.RochdaleEnglandBlackstone Edge474England Hills43
 RochdaleEngland or Hail Storm Hill-Southeast Slope474England Hills15
68.BradfordEnglandWithins Height-Northeast Slope457England Hills21
69.Blackburn with DarwenEnglandWinter Hill456England Hills78
70.Antrim and NewtownabbeyNorthern IrelandDivis-West Slope455Northeast Ireland9
71.Shetland IslandsScotlandRonas Hill450Scotland Islands15
72.BoltonEnglandWinter Hill-Southeast Slope447England Hills44
73.InverclydeScotlandCreuch Hill441Southern Scotland-Isle of Man7
74.WorcestershireEnglandWorcestershire Beacon425Wales and Welsh Border125
75.CornwallEnglandBrown Willy420England Hills66
76.BuryEnglandScholes Height415England Hills15
77.Telford and WrekinEnglandThe Wrekin407Wales and Welsh Border82
78.West DunbartonshireScotlandDuncolm401Southern Scotland-Isle of Man21
79.East RenfrewshireScotlandCorse Hill376Southern Scotland-Isle of Man20
80.SwanseaWalesMynydd y Betws373Wales and Welsh Border32
81.Armagh, Banbridge and CraigavonNorthern IrelandCarrigatuke365Northeast Ireland8
82.FalkirkScotlandDarrach Hill357Southern Scotland-Isle of Man9
83.LeedsEnglandBurley Moor342England Hills26
84.GloucestershireEnglandCleeve Common330England Hills71
85.Redcar and ClevelandEnglandGisborough Moor328England Hills45
85.Lisburn and CastlereaghNorthern IrelandCollin328Northeast Ireland6
87.StockportEnglandMellor Moor327England Hills11
 StockportEngland or Robin Hood's Picking Rods327England Hills9
88.NewportWalesWentwood309Wales and Welsh Border41
89.CardiffWalesGarth Hill307Wales and Welsh Border50
90.West BerkshireEnglandWalbury Hill297England Hills63
91.WiltshireEnglandMilk Hill294England Hills48
91.SurreyEnglandLeith Hill294England Hills86
93.HampshireEnglandPilot Hill286England Hills43
94.West SussexEnglandBlack Down280England Hills72
95.DorsetEnglandLewesdon Hill279England Hills46
96.LeicestershireEnglandBardon Hill278England Hills51
97.SwindonEnglandLiddington Hill276England Hills21
98.SandwellEnglandTurner's Hill271England Hills27
99.BuckinghamshireEnglandHaddington Hill267England Hills72
100.Aberdeen CityScotlandBrimmond Hill266Grampian Mountains28
101.Bath and North East SomersetEnglandNiver Hill264England Hills25
102.WarwickshireEnglandEbrington Hill261England Hills38
102.OxfordshireEnglandWhitehorse Hill261England Hills45
104.GatesheadEnglandCurrock Hill-East Top259England Hills19
105.DudleyEnglandCawney Hill251England Hills16
106.KentEnglandBetsom's Hill250England Hills42
106.Stoke-on-TrentEnglandMeir Heath250England Hills14
106.BirminghamEnglandRednal Hill-North Top250England Hills22
109.East Riding of YorkshireEnglandBishop Wilton Wold248England Hills42
109.East SussexEnglandDitchling Beacon248England Hills76
111.Greater LondonEnglandWesterham Heights245England Hills42
112.HertfordshireEnglandPavis Wood244England Hills51
113.Central BedfordshireEnglandDunstable Downs243England Hills97
114.North SomersetEnglandBlagdon Hill Farm242England Hills20
115.Isle of WightEnglandSt Boniface Down241England Hills50
116.South GloucestershireEnglandHanging Hill237England Hills23
117.WolverhamptonEnglandSedgley Beacon-East Slope235England Hills18
118.Cheshire West and ChesterEnglandRaw Head227Wales and Welsh Border42
118.WalsallEnglandBarr Beacon227England Hills22
120.NorthamptonshireEnglandArbury Hill225England Hills29
 NorthamptonshireEngland or Big Hill225England Hills14
121.Isle of AngleseyWalesHolyhead Mountain220Wales and Welsh Border80
122.DarlingtonEnglandDere Street219England Hills16
123.Ards and North DownNorthern IrelandCairngaver214Northeast Ireland6
124.NottinghamshireEnglandNewtonwood Lane205England Hills34
125.Glasgow CityScotlandCathkin Braes200Southern Scotland-Isle of Man21
126.RutlandEnglandCold Overton Park197England Hills28
126.Brighton and HoveEnglandBullock Hill197England Hills17
128.TorbayEnglandBeacon Hill196England Hills16
129.SolihullEnglandMeighs Wood185England Hills21
130.SunderlandEnglandWarden Law182England Hills2
131.Saint HelensEnglandBillinge Hill179England Hills58
132.LutonEnglandWhitehill-Butterfield Green178England Hills24
133.WakefieldEnglandWoolley Edge176England Hills22
134.Dundee CityScotlandGallow Hill175Southern Scotland-Isle of Man13
135.Medway TownsEnglandHolly Hill172England Hills20
136.Milton KeynesEnglandBow Brickhill171England Hills20
137.WiganEnglandBillinge Hill-North Top169England Hills28
138.LincolnshireEnglandThe Wolds168England Hills45
139.CoventryEnglandCorley Moor167England Hills19
140.PlymouthEnglandWoolwell Road162England Hills17
141.BristolEnglandDundry Hill East160England Hills22
142.RotherhamEnglandFir Hill157England Hills15
143.EssexEnglandChrishall Common147England Hills47
144.CambridgeshireEnglandGreat Chishill146England Hills46
145.Windsor and MaidenheadEnglandAshley Hill145England Hills24
146.DoncasterEnglandForedoles Head144England Hills18
147.HartlepoolEnglandWhelly Hill142England Hills11
147.WokinghamEnglandBowsey Hill142England Hills20
149.Derby CityEnglandAllestree Park138England Hills16
150.Vale of GlamorganWalesTair Onnen137Wales and Welsh Border13
151.Nottingham CityEnglandNottingham M1132England Hills29
152.Newcastle upon TyneEnglandWesterhope131England Hills15
153.Bracknell ForestEnglandSurrey Hill130England Hills19
154.SuffolkEnglandGreat Wood128England Hills31
155.PortsmouthEnglandFort Southwick122England Hills19
156.North East LincolnshireEnglandWold Newton117England Hills14
157.SalfordEnglandNewcombe Drive116England Hills18
157.ThurrockEnglandLangdon Hill-Southwest Slope116England Hills17
159.Leicester CityEnglandNether Hall110England Hills14
160.ManchesterEnglandHeaton Park108England Hills24
160.WirralEnglandPoll Hill108Wales and Welsh Border51
162.BedfordshireEnglandThe Slipe107England Hills10
163.NorfolkEnglandBeacon Hill105England Hills40
163.WarringtonEnglandAppleton Park105England Hills12
165.ReadingEnglandPark Lane103England Hills19
166.North LincolnshireEnglandSaxby Wold102England Hills14
167.MiddlesbroughEnglandQuarry Hill100England Hills11
167.KnowsleyEnglandKnowsley Park100England Hills10
167.HaltonEnglandHalton Castle100England Hills14
170.North TynesideEnglandSilverlink Park94England Hills2
171.South TynesideEnglandBoldon Hills93England Hills13
172.LiverpoolEnglandWoolton Hill89England Hills20
173.Stockton-on-TeesEnglandThorpe Larches82England Hills13
 Stockton-on-TeesEngland or Boy Hill82England Hills11
173.SouthamptonEnglandBassett Avenue82England Hills21
175.PeterboroughEnglandRacecourse Road81England Hills24
176.Bournemouth, Christchurch, and PooleEnglandCorfe Hills78England Hills19
177.TraffordEnglandGreen Walk (Bowdon)67England Hills14
178.Southend-on-SeaEnglandLondon Road61England Hills21
 Southend-on-SeaEngland or Heath Mount61England Hills18
179.Isles of ScillyEnglandTelegraph Tower51England Hills8
179.SloughEnglandEast Burnham Park51England Hills19
181.YorkEnglandStock Hill44England Hills18
182.SeftonEnglandMelling Mount36England Hills19
183.BlackpoolEnglandWarbreck Reservoir34England Hills17
184.Kingston upon HullEnglandSouth Field12England Hills14
1.HighlandScotlandBen Nevis1345Grampian Mountains775
2.MorayScotlandBen Macdui1309Grampian Mountains152
2.AberdeenshireScotlandBen Macdui1309Grampian Mountains152
4.Perth and KinrossScotlandBen Lawers1214Grampian Mountains134
5.StirlingScotlandBen More1174Grampian Mountains100
6.Argyll and ButeScotlandBen Cruachan1126Grampian Mountains63
7.GwyneddWalesSnowdon1085Wales and Welsh Border961
8.AngusScotlandGlas Maol1068Grampian Mountains80
9.ConwyWalesCarnedd Llewelyn1064Wales and Welsh Border161
10.CumbriaEnglandScafell Pike978England Hills913
11.PowysWalesPen y Fan886Wales and Welsh Border349
12.North AyrshireScotlandGoat Fell874Scotland Islands92
13.Newry, Mourne and DownNorthern IrelandSlieve Donard853Northeast Ireland149
14.Dumfries and GallowayScotlandMerrick843Southern Scotland-Isle of Man65
15.Scottish BordersScotlandBroad Law840Southern Scotland-Isle of Man44
16.DenbighshireWalesCadair Berwyn-North Top827Wales and Welsh Border59
 DenbighshireWales or Moel Sych827Wales and Welsh Border61
17.NorthumberlandEnglandThe Cheviot815England Hills105
18.Western IslesScotlandClisham799Scotland Islands39
19.DurhamEnglandMickle Fell790England Hills39
19.WrexhamWalesCraig Berwyn790Wales and Welsh Border31
21.South AyrshireScotlandKirriereoch Hill-Northwest Slope782Southern Scotland-Isle of Man17
22.CarmarthenshireWalesFan Foel781Wales and Welsh Border55
23.CeredigionWalesPlynlimon752Wales and Welsh Border61
24.South LanarkshireScotlandCulter Fell748Southern Scotland-Isle of Man34
25.North YorkshireEnglandWhernside736England Hills301
26.ClackmannanshireScotlandBen Cleuch721Southern Scotland-Isle of Man35
27.HerefordshireEngland/WalesBlack Mountain703Wales and Welsh Border70
28.East AyrshireScotlandBlackcraig Hill700Southern Scotland-Isle of Man20
29.MonmouthshireWalesChwarel y Fan679Wales and Welsh Border50
30.Derry and StrabaneNorthern IrelandSawel Mountain678Northeast Ireland39
31.Fermanagh and OmaghNorthern Ireland/CavanCuillagh665Western Ireland26
32.MidlothianScotlandBlackhope Scar651Southern Scotland-Isle of Man23
33.DerbyshireEnglandKinder Scout636England Hills301
34.LancashireEnglandGragareth628England Hills56
35.Causeway Coast and GlensNorthern IrelandMullaghaneany627Northeast Ireland15
36.DevonEnglandHigh Willhays621England Hills97
37.Neath Port TalbotWalesCraig y Llyn600Wales and Welsh Border39
38.Rhondda Cynon TaffWalesCraig y Llyn-East Slope590Wales and Welsh Border27
39.KirkleesEnglandBlack Hill582England Hills93
40.East DunbartonshireScotlandEarl's Seat578Southern Scotland-Isle of Man28
40.Blaenau GwentWalesCoety Mountain578Wales and Welsh Border35
42.TorfaenWalesCoety Mountain-East Slope574Wales and Welsh Border21
43.Mid UlsterNorthern IrelandOughtmore569Northeast Ireland6
44.BridgendWalesWerfa568Wales and Welsh Border22
45.Edinburgh CityScotlandEast Cairn Hill567Southern Scotland-Isle of Man28
46.West LothianScotlandWest Cairn Hill562Southern Scotland-Isle of Man19
47.Cheshire EastEnglandShining Tor559England Hills91
48.FlintshireWalesMoel Famau554Wales and Welsh Border208
49.SheffieldEnglandHowden Edge550England Hills35
50.Mid and East AntrimNorthern IrelandSlievenanee543Northeast Ireland6

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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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