The County tops of Britain
As part of my walking objectives I have given myself an aim of climbing all the county tops of England, Wales and Scotland as well. I have made the job slightly harder by giving myself the aim of, where possible, attaching the tops to my other walks, so I will have all the county tops linked (excepting, obviously, the ones off the mainland, such as Orkney).
County tops are classed as being the highest point in the respective county. There are several lists of these about, but the information held below has been collected from several places over the years. It includes where a county top has changed for whatever reason, and some areas that are no longer counties. Where in doubt, I have included the top.
I rather optimistcally estimated that it would take me up to ten years to complete if I linked all the tops up. It has so far taken two decades, and many tops are still unvisited!
This page will get updated as the walks progress.
The maps in the OS Map column refer to Landranger 1:50,000, unless they have OL in front of them, in which case they refer to the appropriate Outdoor Leisure 1:25,000 map.
So what is a county?
The county tops of England, Wales and Scotland
Total number of tops: 138
Visited tops: 59
On the 03/12/2018, I gave this page and the information within a significant update and tidy. There are now more tops listed, which will mean more walks ...
The information has been obtained from the following sources:
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