UK COUNTY TOPS

The UK County Tops are the highest points in each of the 91 Historic Counties of the United Kingdom. Some are proper high mountains such as Ben Nevis, Scafel Pike and Snowdon, whilst others are slightly raised points in very flat counties like Norfolk and Kent.

Inspired by Jonny Muir's completion of all Tops in 90 days, travelling between them by bike, I'm on a mission to complete them all. Mine will take longer and not by bike, but I'll get each one.


  1. Ben Nevis. Invernessshire. 1344 metres. Completed

  2. Ben Macdui. Aberdeenshire and Banffshire. 1309 metres

  3. Ben Lawers. Perthshire. 1214 metres

  4. Carn Eige. Ross and Cromarty. 1183 metres

  5. Bidean nam Bian. Argyll. 1150 metres

  6. Snowdon. Caernarvonshire. 1085 metres. Completed

  7. Glas Maol. Angus. 1068 metres

  8. Ben More Assynt. Sutherland. 998 metres

  9. Scafell Pike. Cumberland. 978 metres. Completed

  10. Ben Lomond. Stirlingshire. 974 metres

  11. Helvellyn. Westmorland. 950 metres. Completed

  12. Ben Vorlich. Dunbartonshire. 943 metres

  13. Aran Fawddwy. Merionethshire. 905 metres. Completed

  14. Pen y Fan. Brecknockshire. 886 metres. Completed

  15. Goatfell. Buteshire. 874 metres. Completed

  16. Slieve Donard. County Down. 850 metres. Completed

  17. Merrick. Kirkcudbrightshire. 843 metres

  18. Broad Law. Peebleshire and Selkirkshire. 840 metres

  19. Cadair Berwyn. Denbighshire. 830 metres. Completed

  20. Moel Sych. Montgomeryshire. 827 metres. Completed

  21. White Coomb. Dumfrieshire. 821 metres

  22. The Cheviot. Northumberland. 815 metres

  23. The Old Man of Coniston. Lancashire. 803 metres. Completed

  24. Mickle Fell. Yorkshire. 790 metres

  25. Merrick - Kirriereoch Hill (boundary). South Ayreshire. 782 metres

  26. Fan Foel. Carmarthenshire. 781 metres. Completed

  27. Mount Battock. Kincardineshire. 778 metres

  28. Plynlimon. Cardiganshire 752 metres. Completed

  29. Culter Fell Lanarkshire. 748 metres

  30. Burnhope Seat. Durham. 747 metres

  31. Cairn Hill West. Roxburghshire. 743 metres

  32. Ben Cleuch. Clackmannanshire. 721 metres

  33. Carn a'Ghille Chearr. Morayshire. 710 metres

  34. Morven Caithness. 706 metres

  35. Black Mountain. Herefordshire. 703 metres. Completed

  36. Chwarel y Fan. Monmouthshire. 679 metres. Completed

  37. Sawel Mountain. County Londonderry and County Tyrone. 678 metres. Completed

  38. Cuilcagh. County Fermanagh. 666 metres. Completed

  39. Great Rhos. Radnorshire. 660 metres. Completed

  40. Carn Glas-choire. Nairnshire. 659 metres

  41. Blackhope Scar. Midlothian. 651 metres

  42. Kinder Scout. Derbyshire. 636 metres. Completed

  43. High Willhays. Devon. 621. Completed

  44. Craig y Llyn. Glamorgan. 600. Completed

  45. Black Hill. Cheshire. 582. Completed

  46. Slieve Gullion. County Armagh. 576. Completed

  47. Moel Famau. Flintshire. 55. Completed

  48. Trostan. County Antrim. 550 metres. Completed

  49. Brown Clee Hill. Shropshire. 540 metres. Completed

  50. Foel Cwmcerwyn. Pembrokeshire. 536 metres. Completed

  51. Meikle Says Law. East Lothian. 535 metres

  52. Meikle Says Law (boundary). Berwickshire. 532 metres

  53. West Lomond. Fife. 522 metres

  54. Hill of Stake. Renfrewshire. 522 metres

  55. Cheeks Hill. Staffordshire. 520 metres. Completed

  56. Dunkery Beacon. Somerset. 519 metres. Completed

  57. Innerdouny Hill. Kinross. 497 metres

  58. Ward Hill. Orkney. 481 metres

  59. Ronas Hill. Shetland. 450 metres

  60. Worcestershire Beacon. Worcestershire. 425 metres. Completed

  61. Brown Willy Cornwall. 420 metres. Completed

  62. Cleeve Hill. Gloucestershire. 330 metres. Completed

  63. Craigairie Fell. Wigtownshire. 321 metres

  64. Cairnpapple Hill. West Lothian. 312 metres

  65. Walbury Hill. Berkshire. 297 metres. Completed

  66. Leith Hill. Surrey. 295 metres. Completed

  67. Milk Hill. Wiltshire. 294 metres. Completed

  68. Pilot Hill. Hampshire. 286 metres. Completed

  69. Black Down. Sussex. 280 metres. Completed

  70. Lewesdon Hill. Dorset. 279 metres. Completed

  71. Bardon Hill. Leicestershire. 278 metres. Completed

  72. Haddington Hill. Buckinghamshire. 267 metres. Completed

  73. Ebrington Hill. Warwickshire. 261 metres. Completed

  74. Bald Hill. Oxfordshire. 257 metres. Completed

  75. Betsoms Hill. Kent. 251 metres. Completed

  76. Pavis Wood. Hertfordshire. 244 metres. Completed

  77. Dunstable Downs. Bedfordshire. 243 metres. Completed

  78. Arbury Hill. Northamptonshire. 225 metres. Completed

  79. Holyhead Mountain. Anglesey. 220 metres. Completed

  80. Silverhill. Nottinghamshire. 205 metres. Completed

  81. Cold Overton Park. Rutland. 197 metres. Completed

  82. Normanby Top. Lincolnshire. 168 metres. Completed

  83. Bushey Heath. Middlesex. 153 metres. Completed

  84. Chrishall Common. Essex. 147 metres. Completed

  85. Great Chishill. Cambridgeshire. 146 metres. Completed

  86. Great Wood. Suffolk. 128 metres. Completed

  87. Beacon Hill. Norfolk. 105 metres. Completed

  88. Boring Field. Huntingdonshire. 80 metres. Completed


Present-Day County Tops

(Only completed Tops shown below)

My completed UK County Tops so far.
Most recent: Foel Cwmcerwyn, July 2019

Ben Nevis. July 2012

Ben Nevis. July 2012

Striding Edge, Helvellyn. June 2018

Striding Edge, Helvellyn. June 2018

Slieve Donard. May 2016

Slieve Donard. May 2016

Worcestershire Beacon. April 2014

Worcestershire Beacon. April 2014

Boring Field. December 2013

Boring Field. December 2013

Gragareth. June 2018

Gragareth. June 2018