List of the modern tops, by local authority

There are presently 175 Tops on this list, though as the administrative boundaries of modern Britain are constantly shifting (the newest authority, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, was created in 2019), there may be changes here before I finish the project. For notes on how this list has been compiled, see the About this Site page. See also the list of historic tops and the full list of all the tops.

The summit of Brimmond Hill, highest point in Aberdeen.
  • Aberdeen City: Brimmond Hill (pictured), 873ft/266m. [88th of 175 by altitude — and thus the median modern Top]. Bagged as summit #51, 22nd May 2022.
  • Aberdeenshire and Moray: Ben Macdhui, 4,295ft/1,309m [2nd].
  • Anglesey: Holyhead Mountain, 722ft/220m [109th]. #1, 22nd June 2019.
  • Angus: Glas Maol, 3,504ft/1,068m [7th]. #38, 14th August 2021.
  • Argyll and Bute: Ben Cruachan, 3,694ft/1,126m [5th].
  • Barnsley: Howden Edge, 1,686ft/514m [53rd].
  • Bath and North-East Somerset: Niver Hill, 853ft/260m [91st].
  • Bedford: Harrold Park Farm, 348ft/106m [151st].
  • Birmingham, City of: Rednal Hill, 820ft/250m [95th].
Winter Hill, summit of both Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen.
Top Withens (reputedly, ‘Wuthering Heights’), viewed from Withins Height above, summit of Bradford.
  • Bridgend: Werfa, 1,864ft/568m [37th].
  • Brighton and Hove: West Hill, 640ft/195m [115th].
  • Bristol: Dundry Hill, 525ft/160m [127th].
  • Buckinghamshire: Haddington Hill, 875ft/267m [87th]. #8, 12th February 2020.
  • Bury: Bull Hill (shoulder) and Scholes Height, 1,362ft/415m [66th].
  • Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil: Twyn Pwll Morlais, 1,755ft/535m [47th].
  • Calderdale: Way Stone Edge, 1,581ft/482m [55th].
  • Cambridgeshire: Great Chishill, 478ft/146m [131st].
  • Cardiff: Garth Hill, 1,007ft/307m [77th].
  • Carmarthenshire: Fan Foel, 2,562ft/781m [20th].
Walker on Dunstable Downs.
  • Central Bedfordshire: Dunstable Downs (pictured), 797ft/243m [101st]. #31, 5th May 2021.
  • Ceredigion: Pen Pumlumon Fawr, 2,467ft/752m [21st].
  • Cheshire East: Shining Tor, 1,834ft/559m [40th].
  • Cheshire West and Chester: Raw Head, 745ft/227m [106th].
  • Clackmannanshire: Ben Cleuch, 2,365ft/721m [24th]. #5, 29th October 2019.
  • Conwy: Carnedd Llewellyn, 3,491ft/1,064m [8th].
  • Cornwall: Brown Willy, 1,378ft/420m [65th].
  • Coventry: Corley Moor, 541ft/165m [126th].
  • Cumbria: Scafell Pike, 3,209ft/978m [9th].
Walkers on the ascent of Cadair Berwyn, Top of Denbighshire.
Dundee Law from Newport
Dundee Law, seen from the other side of the Tay.
  • Durham: Mickle Fell, 2,585ft/788m [18th].
  • East Ayrshire: Blackcraig Hill, 2,297ft/700m [25th].
  • East Dunbartonshire: Earl’s Seat, 1,896ft/578m [36th].
  • East Lothian: Meikle Says Law, 1,755ft/535m [48th].
  • East Renfrewshire: Corse Hill, 1,234ft/376m [69th]. #32, 4th June 2021.
  • East Riding of Yorkshire: Bishop Wilton Wold, 807ft/246m [98th]. #11, 13th May 2020.
  • East Sussex: Ditchling Beacon, 813ft/248m [97th].
  • Edinburgh: East Cairn Hill, 1,860ft/567m [38th].
  • Essex: Chrishall Common, 482ft/147m [130th].
The summit of Moel Famau, Top of Flintshire.
Not the sort of thing you might expect to see near the top of Greater London (Westerham Heights)
  • Hampshire: Pilot Hill, 938ft/286m [81st].
  • Hartlepool: Whelly Hill, 466ft/142m [135th].
  • Herefordshire: Black Mountain, 2,297ft/700m [26th].
  • Hertfordshire: Pavis Wood, 800ft/244m [100th]. #7, 12th February 2020.
  • Highland: Ben Nevis, 4,413ft/1,345m [1st]. #2, 20th July 2019.
  • Inverclyde: Creuch Hill, 1,447ft/441m [63rd].
  • Isle of Man: Snaefell, 2,037ft/621m [32nd].
  • Isle of Wight: St. Boniface Down, 791ft/241m [102nd].
  • Isles of Scilly: Telegraph, 167ft/51m [168th]. #64, 10th March 2023 (pictured below).
  • Jersey, Bailiwick of: Les Platons, 469ft/143m [134th].
  • Kent: Betsom’s Hill, 823ft/251m [93rd]. #46, 13th February 2022.
  • Kingston upon Hull: East Mount Avenue and Bransholme, 36ft/11m [174th].
Hugh Town on the Isles of Scilly.
The ‘Temple’ that sits on top of Heaton Park; summit of the City of Manchester.
  • Medway: Holly Hill, 558ft/170m [123rd]. #17, 9th September 2020.
  • Merthyr Tydfil: see Caerphilly.
  • Middlesbrough: Quarry Hill, 328ft/100m [155th].
  • Midlothian: Blackhope Scar, 2,136ft/651m [28th].
  • Milton Keynes: Bow Brickhill Heath, 561ft/171m [122nd].
  • Monmouthshire: Chwarel y Fan, 2,228ft/680m [27th].
  • Moray: see Aberdeenshire.
  • Neath Port Talbot: see Rhondda Cynon Taff.
  • Newcastle: Westerhope, 430ft/131m [140th].
  • Newport: Wentwood, 1,014ft/309m [76th].
  • Norfolk: Beacon Hill, 343ft/105m [152nd]. #23, 25th December 2020.
  • North Ayrshire: Goat Fell, 2,867ft/874m [11th].
Saxby Wold tree and geese
Tree, and geese, near the summit of Saxby Wold in North Lincolnshire.
  • North East Lincolnshire: Wold Newton, 384ft/117m [144th].
  • North Lanarkshire: Garrel Hill, 1,506ft/459m [58th]. #58, 10th September 2022.
  • North Lincolnshire: Saxby Wold [pictured], 335ft/102m [153rd]. #20, 4th November 2020.
  • North Somerset: Blagdon Hill, 787ft/240m [103rd].
  • North Tyneside: Killingworth, 282ft/86m [159th].
  • North Yorkshire: Whernside, 2,415ft/736m [23rd].
  • Northamptonshire: Arbury Hill, 738ft/225m [108th].
  • Northumberland: The Cheviot, 2,674ft/815m [15th].
St Ann's, Nottingham.
View from the walk to Mapperley, top of Nottingham.
  • Nottingham [pictured]: Mapperley, 427ft/130m [141st]. #37, 3rd August 2021.
  • Nottinghamshire: Newtonwood Lane, 673ft/205m [111th].
  • Oldham: Black Chew Head, 1,778ft/542m [44th].
  • Orkney: Ward Hill, 1,578ft/481m [56th].
  • Oxfordshire: Whitehorse Hill, 856ft/261m [89th].
  • Pembrokeshire: Foel Cwmcerwyn, 1,760ft/536m [46th].
  • Perth and Kinross: Ben Lawers, 3,983ft/1,214m [3rd]. #39, 16th August 2021.
  • Peterborough: Racecourse Road, 266ft/81m [163rd]. #22, 22nd December 2020.
  • Plymouth: Woolwell Road, 525ft/160m [128th].
Portsdown Hill, above Portsmouth Harbour.
Upper Rhondda Fawr valley
View down into the upper Rhondda Fawr valley, from the ascent of Craig y Llyn.
  • Rutland: Cold Overton Park, 646ft/197m [113th].
  • Salford: Greenheys, 380ft/116m [146th].
  • Sandwell: Turner’s Hill, 889ft/271m [86th].
  • Scottish Borders: Broad Law, 2,760ft/840m [13th].
  • Sefton: Breeze Hill, 144ft/44m [171st].
  • Sheffield: Margery Hill, 1,798ft/548m [42nd].
  • Shetland: Ronas Hill, 1,480ft/450m [61st].
  • Shropshire: Brown Clee Hill, 1,722ft/540m [45th].
  • Slough: Wexham Park Lane, 148ft/45m [169th].
  • Solihull: Boultbee’s Wood, 607ft/185m [116th].
  • Somerset: Dunkery Beacon, 1,702ft/519m [52nd].
  • South Ayrshire: Kirriereoch Hill, 2,579ft/786m [19th]. #49, 20th March 2022.
  • South Gloucestershire: Hanging Hill [pictured], 778ft/237m [105th]. #21, 9th December 2020
Bath Racecourse, on the top of Hanging Hill
  • South Lanarkshire: Culter Fell, 2,454ft/748m [22nd]. #50, 19th May 2022.
  • South Tyneside: Boldon Hills, 295ft/90m [157th].
  • Southampton: Bassett Avenue, 269ft/82m [161st].
  • Southend-on-Sea: London Road, 200ft/61m [167th].
  • St Helens: Billinge Hill, 587ft/179m [117th]. #14, 17th July 2020.
  • Staffordshire: Cheeks Hill, 1,705ft/520m [51st].
  • Stirling: Ben More, 3,852ft/1,174m [4th].
  • Stockport: Mellor Moor, 1,073ft/327m [75th].
  • Stockton-on-Tees: Boy Hill, 269ft/82m [162nd].
  • Stoke-on-Trent: Meir Heath, 820ft/250m [96th].
  • Suffolk: Great Wood, 420ft/128m [143rd].
  • Sunderland: Warden Law, 568ft/173m [121st]. #30, 9th April 2021.
  • Surrey: Leith Hill, 965ft/294m [80th].
  • Swansea: Mynydd y Betws, 1,227ft/374m [70th].
  • Swindon: Liddington Castle, 909ft/277m [85th].
  • Tameside: Hoarstone Edge, 1,631ft/497m [54th]. 
Clare on the summit
Clare at the trig point on the summit of The Wrekin.
  • Telford and Wrekin: The Wrekin, 1,335ft/407m [67th]. #17, 18th August 2020.
  • Thurrock: Langdon Hills, 384ft/117m [145th]. #16, 31st July 2020.
  • Torbay: Beacon Hill, 643ft/196m [114th].
  • Torfaen: Mynydd Varteg Fawr, 1,785ft/544m [43rd].
  • Trafford: Dunham New Park, 226ft/69m [166th].
  • UK low point: Home Fen, -9ft/-2.75m [175th].
  • Vale of Glamorgan: Pantylladron, 449ft/137m [136th].
  • Wakefield: Woolley Edge, 577ft/176m [119th]. #28, 14th March 2021.
  • Walsall: Barr Beacon, 745ft/227m [107th].
  • Warrington: Hatton Lane Farm, 279ft/85m [160th].
  • Warwickshire: Ebrington Hill, 856ft/261m [90th]. #36, 14th July 2021.
  • West Berkshire: Walbury Hill, 974ft/297m [78th].
  • West Dunbartonshire: Duncolm, 1,316ft/401m [68th].
  • West Lothian: West Cairn Hill, 1,843ft/562m [39th].
  • West Sussex: Blackdown [pictured], 918ft/280m [82nd]. #4, 13th October 2019.
Tennyson's Lane
Tennyson’s Lane, on the way to Blackdown.