List of historic tops, by county

This menu lists all the historic tops by county name. See the “About” page for details on how this list was compiled. The ranking is by altitude, considering the historic tops only. If I have bagged a top, there is a link to the relevant blog post.

See also the list of modern tops and the list of all tops by name of summit.

Walkers coming up onto the top of Glas Maol, summit of Angus.
Chiltern summit monument
The monument on the summit of Buckinghamshire and the Chilterns, on Haddington Hill.
  • Brecknockshire: Pen y Fan, 2,906ft/886m [14th].
  • Buckinghamshire: Haddington Hill [pictured], 875ft/267m [68th]. #8, 12th February 2020.
  • Bute: Goat Fell, 2,867ft/874m [15th].
  • Caernarfonshire: Snowdon, 3,560ft/1,085m [6th].
  • Caithness: Morven, 2,316ft/706m [34th].
  • Cambridgeshire: Great Chishill, 479ft/146m [85th].
  • Cardiganshire: Pen Pumlumon Fawr, 2,467ft/752m [27th].
  • Carmarthenshire: Fan Foel, 2,562ft/781m [25th].
  • Cheshire: Black Hill, 1,909ft/582m [44th]. #10, 16th April 2020.
Approaching the summit
Approaching the summit of Ben Cleuch, county top of Clackmannanshire.
Burnhope Seat summit
The trig point on the summit of Burnhope Seat: formerly (but no longer) the highest point in Durham.
West Lomond, summit of Fife, seen over Edinburgh.
Mount Battock, the summit of the former county of Kincardineshire, rising above the Burn of Turret.
Approaching ‘The Ashes’: the water tower on the summit of Lincolnshire, Parts of Kesteven.
  • Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey: Normanby Top, 551ft/168m [81st]. #9, 11th March 2020.
  • London, City of: High Holborn/Chancery Lane, 71ft/22m [96th].
  • London, County of: Hampstead Heath, 440ft/134m [87th].
  • Merionethshire: Aran Fawddwy, 2,969ft/905m [13th].
  • Middlesex: Bushey Heath, 501ft/153m [82nd]. #44, 30th January 2022.
  • Midlothian: Blackhope Scar, 2,136ft/651m [39th].
  • Monmouthshire: Chwarel y Fan, 2,228ft/680m [36th].
  • Montgomeryshire: Moel Sych, 2,713ft/827m [19th]. #53, 1st July 2022.
  • Morayshire: Carn a’ Ghille Chearr, 2,330ft/710m [33rd].
Groyne on the Norfolk coast, near Beacon Hill
  • Nairnshire: Carn Glas-choire, 2.162ft/659m [38th]. #52, 24th May 2022.
  • Norfolk: Beacon Hill (pictured), 343ft/105m [90th]. #23, 25th December 2020.
  • Northamptonshire: Arbury Hill, 738ft/225m [77th].
  • Northumberland: The Cheviot, 2,674ft/815m [21st].
  • Nottinghamshire: Newtonwood Lane, 673ft/205m [79th].
  • Orkney: Ward Hill, 1,578ft/481m [54th].
  • Oxfordshire: Bald Hill (pictured), 843ft/257m [70th]. #56, 17th July 2022.
  • Peeblesshire and Selkirkshire: Broad Law, 2,760ft/840m [17th].
The misnamed Bald Hill, historic Top of Oxfordshire.
  • Pembrokeshire: Foel Cwmcerwyn, 1,760ft/536m [47th].
  • Perthshire: Ben Lawers, 3,983ft/1,214m [3rd]. #39, 16th August 2021.
  • Radnorshire: Great Rhos, 2,166ft/660m [37th]
  • Renfrewshire: Hill of Stake, 1,713ft/522m [50th — the median of the historic Tops, along with West Lomond].
  • Ross and Cromarty: Carn Eige, 3,881ft/1,183m [4th].
  • Roxburghshire: Cairn Hill West Top (Hangingstone Hill), 2,438ft/743m [30th].
  • Rutland: Cold Overton Park, 646ft/197m [80th].
  • Selkirkshire: see Peeblesshire.
  • Shetland: Ronas Hill, 1,480ft/450m [55th].
Brown Clee Hill
Brown Clee Hill, summit of Shropshire (seen from the Wrekin).
  • Shropshire: Brown Clee Hill [pictured], 1,772ft/540m [46th].
  • Soke of Peterborough: Racecourse Road, 266ft/81m [92nd]. #22, 22nd December 2020.
  • Somerset: Dunkery Beacon, 1,702ft/519m [52nd].
  • Staffordshire: Cheeks Hill, 1,705ft/520m [51st].
  • Stirlingshire: Ben Lomond, 3,196ft/974m [10th].
  • Surrey: Leith Hill, 965ft/294m [63rd].
  • Sutherland: Ben More Assynt, 3,274ft/998m [8th].
  • UK low point: Holme Fen, -9ft/-2.75m [98th].
  • Warwickshire: Ebrington Hill [pictured], 856ft/261m [69th]. #36, 14th July 2021.
Scene on the descent of Ebrington Hill, Top of Warwickshire.
  • West Lothian: Cairnpapple Hill (south top), 1,024ft/312m [60th].
  • West Suffolk: Great Wood, 420ft/128m [88th].
  • West Sussex: Blackdown, 918ft/280m [65th]. #4, 13th October 2019.
  • Westmorland: Helvellyn, 3,117ft/950m [11th].
  • Wigtownshire: Craig Airie Fell, 1,050ft/320m [59th]. #47, 19th March 2022.
  • Wiltshire: Milk Hill, 967ft/295m [62nd].
  • Worcestershire: Worcestershire Beacon, 1,394ft/425m [56th].
  • Yorkshire, East Riding of: Bishop Wilton Wold (pictured), 807ft/246m [73rd]. #11, 13th May 2020.
  • Yorkshire, North Riding of: Mickle Fell, 2,585ft/788m [23rd].
  • Yorkshire, West Riding of: Whernside, 2,415ft/736m [31st].
Dry valley
Classic dry chalk valley, at the head of Deep Dale below Bishop Wilton Wold.