Listed in accordance with the criteria for Marilyns, i.e. all having a relative height of at least 150 m.
This waterfall on the River Llugwy is one of the loveliest features of Wales’ most mountainous region. Since the Llugwy’s catchment area gets more rain than anywhere else in Britain, the falls usually have plenty of oomph. There are easy-to-reach viewpoints on each bank, very close to the rushing, foaming water.
Explore the soaring mountains and refreshing coastal walks of North Wales.
There are 176 Marilyns in England with the higest peak at Scafell Pike in the Lake District National Park in north west England.
There are two lists in common use. The Munro list was created by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891, with a series of revisions following. This is a list of summits, in Scotland, that are over 3,000 feet but are not regarded as separate mountains. The Marilyns are summits in England, that have 150 m or more of relative height.
^2 Ben Loyal was at one time shown as having a height of 765m and drop of 610m. The current OS 1:25000 map gives 765m in brackets, presumably an air height. The height of the flush bracket on the trig is 764.1m so even 764m is a rounded-up height. The col is a 155m air height. From site visits there appears to be no evidence for any ground 1m higher than the trig.
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Where to go and what to see during your adventure across the lands and seas of North Wales.
The fifty-six highest mountains in the UK are all to be found in Scotland, and so no single table for the UK's highest is given.
Gazing out over the Menia Strait and the Snowdonia peaks beyond is the bronze figure of Henry William Paget, first Marquess of Anglesey, who fought with Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo. You can climb his column via a narrow spiral staircase with 115 steps, leading to an open platform. Superb on a day that’s not too blowy.
Lace up your boots: four waymarked long-distance routes that offer inspirational walking.
Exploring the heart of Wales with a series of accessible walks for all the family.
Whether you do it by train or under your own steam, there’s much to be gained from climbing Wales’ highest mountain – not least, the chance to enjoy our most memorable 360-degree views. The ridges and lakes of Snowdonia National Park stretch out in every direction. If it’s clear, you can see all the way to Ireland.
Most of these peaks make it into this list by virtue of the fact that they are the highest point in their local areas. To help readers identify the locations of the peaks, the topographic area of which these peaks are the highest point is listed in the 'Highest point of...' column.
This is a links page to the hills and mountains to be found in the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales), and includes lists of the highest mountains in each of the constituent countries.
^1 Rois-Bheinn and Beinn Odhar Bheag both have a height of 882 m and are separated by a 524 m drop. They are collectively separated from Gaor Bheinn (their parent) by a 774 m drop making one of them eligible for inclusion in this list. However, without more accurate heights, it is impossible to say which should be included making them an example of a twin peak.
Dramatic, inspiring and picturesque, there’s much to enjoy in our mighty ranges.
A Marilyn is a mountain or hill in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or Isle of Man with a prominence of at least 492 feet (150 metres). The name was coined as a pun to go with the designation Munro. Thus the names when spoken together sound like the legendary American starlet, Marilyn Monroe. There are 158 Marilyns in Wales.
The hike up Blorenge from Abergavenny is steep, but worth it. The heather-strewn plateau at the top, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, offers splendid views across the Usk Valley to Sugar Loaf, the southern most peak in the Black Mountains, with the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal snaking along below.
There are 120 in total: 82 in Scotland, 24 in Ireland, eight in Wales, four in England and one each in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. Of these, the top 110 are above 2000 feet (610 m).
Mountains define the Welsh landscape. Here are ten of the best places to stop and admire them.
Munros are named after Sir Hugh Munro (1856–1919), who produced the first list, known as Munros Tables, in 1891.
The list below shows the mountains of the British Isles ordered by relative height. Only those over 600 metres (approx 2000ft) are featured in the list.
Five great activities that show colder months are no time to hibernate.
In the 2012 version of the tables, the Scottish Mountaineering Club maintains that there are 282 Munros. The best known Munro is Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.
For pure nostalgia, the sight of a steam locomotive chuffing through Snowdonia is pretty hard to beat. The Porthmadog Cob, the causeway over the mouth of the River Glaslyn, is just one of several vantage points you can enjoy in any season - even in the snow. Naturally, the views from inside the train are rather good, too.
For a small country, we have big views. Mountains, hills and valleys define our landscape. Here are ten of the best places to stop and admire them.
The highest mountains in the UK are in Scotland in the Scottish Highlands. A mountain in Scotland with a height over 3,000 feet (914.4 m) is called a Munro.
Listed in accordance with the criteria for Hewitts, i.e. all having a relative height of at least 30 m.
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Cwm Idwal, a National Nature Reserve, is one of the best places in Britain to see landscapes and plant species which have barely changed since the Ice Age. On a calm day, Llyn Idwal is as smooth a mirror, with beautiful reflections of cliffs and sky. The unmistakeable shape of Tryfan makes a striking backdrop.
Mountains In United Kingdom
This is a list of peaks in the British Isles, with a relative height of 600 m or more, in descending order of relative height.
For a longer list, see the lists of Marilyns which include all 2008 hills and mountains in the British Isles with a relative height of at least 150 m.