The Relative Hills of Britain

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Cicerone Press Limited, Jan 1, 1992 - Mountains - 256 pages
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How many hills are there in Britain? Has anyone climbed them all? Where is there for hill walkers to go in the south of England? What is a hill anyway? The answers to these and other questions will be found in The Relative Hills of Britain. This book dispenses with the common assumption that a hill must be at least 2000ft high to be worth climbing. Instead it concentrates on listing all the hills that are relatively high compared to the surrounding land, rather than compared to sea level. This approach leads to some interesting results: for example, the highest points in the Cotswolds and Chilterns, Campsies and Quantocks are all included, as well as the main summits on numerous Scottish islands, whereas well- known mountain summits such as Cairn Gorm, Bowfell and Carnedd Dafydd do not qualify. As well as being an invaluable reference work for all walkers, this book contains a fascinating collection of not too serious facts and figures about the Marilyns, as these relative hills have been called. The book is illustrated by a set of photographs and a large number of very clear maps, which make it easy to locate all the hills in each region.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Mountains Munros and Marilyns
7
Chapter 2 The Challenge of the Marilyns
14
Chapter 3 The Marilyns by Region
18
Firth of Clyde to Strath Tay
22
Loch Rannoch to Loch Tay
29
Loch Leven to Connel Bridge and Glen Lochy
32
Fort William to Loch Ericht
36
Loch Ericht to Glen Tromie and Glen Garry
39
Western Isles
104
St Kilda
109
Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
110
SouthWest Scotland
112
Firth of Forth to the English Border
117
Isle of Man
121
North Wales
122
Mid Wales and Pembrokeshire
129

Forest of Atholl to Braemar and Blairgowrie
41
Braemar to Montrose
44
The Cairngorms
45
Spean Bridge to Elgin
47
Glen Shiel to Glenfinnan
50
Loch Duich to Loch Ness South of Loch Mullardoch
55
Region 12 Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness North of Loch Mullardoch
58
Loch Carrón to Loch Maree
61
Loch Maree to Loch Broom and Garve
64
Region 15 Ullapool to the Moray Firth
67
The Far North
70
Skye Rhum Mull and Nearby Islands
78
Ardnamurchan to Loch Linnhe
85
Oban to Dunoon and the Mull of Kintyre
88
Jura Islay Arran and Nearby Islands
93
Strathspey to Aberdeen
97
Shetland Island
100
Orkney Islands
102
South Wales
133
The Scottish Border to the River Tyne
136
The Lake District
138
The Northern and Central Pennines
143
Lancashire Cheshire and the Southern Pennines
146
The River Tees to The Wash
148
The Welsh Borders
149
Central and Eastern England
152
Cornwall and Devon
154
South Central England
155
SouthEast England and the Isle of Wight
157
The Marilyns by Height
158
The Absolute Summits of England and Wales
206
The County Tops
230
Hill Walking by Numbers
239
Further Reading
255
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Update to The Relative Hills of Britain, April 2006
This update sheet summarises the most important changes to The Relative Hills of Britain (RHB) since the book was published in April 1992, ...
www.rhb.org.uk/ updates/ up200604.htm

The Relative Hills of Britain
Online book considering questions such as 'how many hills are there in Britain' and 'has anyone climbed them all'
bubl.ac.uk/ org/ tacit/ marilyns/

The Relative Hills of Britain (the Marilyns)
They were defined by Alan Dawson in his excellent book The Relative Hills of Britain which is available online at that link as well as from Amazon and so on ...
cleanercode.com/ guide/ marilyn-test.html

The Relative Hills of Britain - Mountains, Munros and Marilyns ...
Guidebook to walking all the ‘Marilyns’, ie all the hills that are relatively high compared to the surrounding land, with a drop of 150 metres or more on ...
www.cicerone.co.uk/ product/ detail.cfm/ book/ 68/ title/ the-relative-hills-of-britain

List of Marilyns in Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The list of hills fitting these criteria was first published by Alan Dawson in The Relative Hills of Britain under the provisional name Elsies (lcs, ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ List_of_Corbetts

vg Hill & Mountain Lists
We have updated some of the original heights to match those in Alan Dawson's 'Relative Hills of Britain', but we have not checked the remaining heights as ...
v-g.me.uk/ Hill-Lists/ Hill-Lists.htm

Britain.tv Wikipedia - List of Marilyns in Wales
It was originally published in The Relative Hills of Britain by Alan Dawson, [1] and is one of several popular lists of hills that include Wales. ...
www.britain.tv/ wikipedia.php?title=List_of_Marilyns_in_Wales

The Scottish Marilyns
Thanks to Alan Dawson - I highly recommend his website, and book The Relative Hills of Britain, published by Cicerone Press. ...
www.hill-bagging.co.uk/ Scotland/ Marilyns.php

List of Marilyns on Scottish islands: Information and Much More ...
The list of hills fitting these criteria was first published by Alan Dawson in The Relative Hills of Britain under the provisional name Elsies (lcs, ...
www.answers.com/ topic/ list-of-marilyns-on-scottish-islands

summitpost - Welsh 800metres and Over -- Climbing, Hiking ...
Such as 30B 30E etc are references from the Relative Hills of Britain. ... More information on this listing via this LINK TO RELATIVE HILLS OF BRITAIN ...
www.summitpost.org/ list/ 332589/ Welsh-800metres-and-Over.html

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