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Hillwalkers' Register 3

Last updated 7 May 2022

The County Tops of England, Wales and Ireland

[The County Tops of England & Wales]  [The County Tops of Ireland]  [Claims]  [References]

This Register records the names of those walkers who have completed:

3A   The County Tops of England & Wales

The County Tops of England & Wales Register is for claims based on the traditional (pre-1974) counties, the counties as they existed between 1974 and approx. 1996, or the current counties. It is not necessary to visit all the high points of urban Administrative Areas. (You can climb County Tops from all three eras if you wish.)

Claimants must state the list used for their completion. The following published lists are acceptable:

Pre-1974: Moss (1951), Bridge (1973),

Post 1974: Climber & Rambler magazine (1975), Dillon (1985), Strider magazine, (1990), Dawson (1992), Dewey (1995), Dawson (1997) and Hardy. A copy of any other list used (a full list of top names and grid references), including the claimant's own, must be forwarded with all applications for inclusion in the Register.

There is a column showing walkers who have also completed the County Tops of Scotland if you wish to record that achievement. (Note that there is no register for the County Tops of Scotland alone.) Please make it clear on the claim form if you completed Scottish tops as well.

3B   The County Tops of Ireland

Claims

Claimants must state the list used for their completion. The following lists are acceptable:

Dillon (1985).

Clements (1997)

Gribbon (Ireland’s County High Points (2012).

See also https://mountainviews.ie.

A copy of any other list used (a full list of top names and grid references), including the claimant's own, must be forwarded with all applications for inclusion in the Register.

As completion of the Irish County Tops requires a trip over the water for many of us, Progress Reports are published in each Hillwalkers' Register Annual Report. If you would like to update us, just email hillwalker@ldwa.org.uk giving details of the number climbed during the year, and your current total. (Giving both numbers helps the recorder be accurate.)

You can link to the Hillwalkers' Register Claim Form here.

References

By far the most reliable source, for all three eras, is now the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH) described in the Introduction to the Hillwalkers' Register. If you wish to be sure that you have visited all the County Tops, use this one!  However claims based on other sources are still accepted.

Note that many of the references given below, which are arranged in chronological order, are now out-of-print, but some of these can be acquired from specialist second-hand book suppliers.  The principal references that are currently in print or otherwise relatively easily available are given in bold.  These reference lists are not intended to be exhaustive.  A variety of hill lists is also available on the Internet, or by email attachment from various hill list experts; details of these sources are often given in the HR Annual Report.

MOSS: The County Tops of England and Wales by E. Moss. Rucksack Club Journal (1951) pages 319 – 327.
BRIDGE: The Mountains of England and Wales by George Bridge. Gastons/West Col. (1973).
CLIMBER and RAMBLER: Climber and Rambler magazine. (Jan. and Feb. 1975). Lists of the post-1974 County
Tops of England and Wales.
DILLON: County Tops of the British Isles by Paddy Dillon. Gastons/West Col. (1985).
STRIDER: Strider magazine (journal of the LDWA) Volume 56, pages 34 – 35 (April 1990) and
Strider Volume 57, page 24 (August 1990). Lists of English and Welsh County Tops.
DAWSON: The Relative Hills of Britain by Alan Dawson Cicerone Press. (1992). A list of County Tops is included.
DEWEY: Mountain Tables by Michael Dewey. Chapter 4. Constable. (1995).
DAWSON: The Hewitts and Marilyns of Wales by Alan Dawson TACit Press. (1997). A list of Welsh Council Tops is included.
DAWSON: The Hewitts and Marilyns of England by Alan Dawson TACit Press. (1997). A list of English County Tops is included.
CLEMENTS: The Hewitts and Marilyns of Ireland by E.D. "Clem" Clements TACit Press. (1997). Irish County Tops are included.
HARDY: High Points by Ian Hardy. A list of the County Tops in the UK (i.e. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) is included.  This is a useful source for the post-1974 and the current County Tops.
MOUNTAIN VIEWS: A Hillwalking Resource for Ireland. Includes a list of the County Tops of Ireland.
MUIR: The UK's County Tops. Inspiring guide to 82 walking routes reaching the tops of the UK's 91 historic counties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

The County Tops of England & Wales

No. Nameclick to sort Sex List(s) Last Summit Scottish CTs Rnds First Finishclick to sort
1 Edward Moss M Moss The Ashes, Buckminster   1 28 Jul 1961
2 Charles W Baldey M C&R   1 17 Aug 1976
3 Philip H Cooper M C&R The Cheviot Yes 1 1 Mar 1977
4 Paddy Dillon M Dillon (C)   1 3 Jul 1982
5 Ken Hay M Dillon (C), C&R, Bridge Holyhead Mountain Yes 1 3 May 1985
6 Tom Anderson M Bridge   1 Nov 1992
7 Bryan Haycox M Bridge Milk Hill & Tan Hill   1 8 Aug 1997
8 Pauline Haycox F Bridge Milk Hill & Tan Hill   1 8 Aug 1997
9 Barrie Trigg M Bridge Mickle Fell   1 31 Aug 1998
10 David Cainey M Dawson St Boniface Down   1 21 Sep 1998
11 Mike Jacobs M Dawson, Bridge St Boniface Down   1 19 Dec 1998
12 Frank Meachem M Dawson Bardon Hill   1 29 Jun 1999
13 Richard Aust OBE M Dawson Snowdon   1 14 Nov 1999
14 David Purchase M Dawson, Dewey, Bridge, Moss Tan Hill Yes 1 31 Dec 1999
15 Alan Castle M Dawson, Strider, Dillon (C), C&R, Bridge St Boniface Down Yes 1 2 Jan 2000
16 Charles R Knowles M Dawson, Dillon (C), Bridge Foel Cwmcerwyn Yes 1 20 May 2000
17 Ken Crawford M Dawson St Boniface Down   1 22 Oct 2000
18 Clive Menzies M Dawson Moel Famau   1 26 Oct 2000
19 Lisa Menzies F Dawson Moel Famau   1 26 Oct 2000
20 Ian White M Dawson St Boniface Down   2 19 Nov 2000
21 Andy Mohun-Smith M Dawson, Dewey Black Hill   1 30 Dec 2000
22 Rob Woodall M Dawson Tair Onnen Yes 1 17 Aug 2002
23 Chris Pearson M Dawson, Dewey, Bridge St Boniface Down   1 30 Oct 2002
24 David Hoyle M Dawson, Dillon (C), C&R, Bridge Beacon Hill (Cromer)   1 31 Oct 2002
25 Chris Doughty M Hardy, Dawson, Dillon (C), Moss Bushey Heath   1 17 Nov 2002
26 Ursula Stubbings F Dawson Ward's Stone   1 8 Jan 2003
27 George Edward Ross M Dewey, Bridge Hampstead Heath   1 23 Jan 2003
28 Bob Garrett M Dawson, Strider St Boniface Down   1 8 Jul 2003
29 Peter Collins M Dawson Silverhill Wood   1 11 Feb 2004
30 David Findel-Hawkins M Dawson, Dewey Fan Foel   1 15 Jul 2006
31 Merrian Lancaster F Dawson, Dewey Gisborough Moor   1 18 Aug 2007
32 John Arthur Edwards M Dawson Black Down   1 27 Jan 2008
33 Jim Rousell M Dawson, Bridge Snaefell   1 29 Jul 2008
34 Judy Nickerson F Dawson Turner's Hill   1 25 Oct 2008
35 Brian Richard Graves M Bridge Pilsdon Pen   1 31 Dec 2008
36 Michael Earnshaw M Dawson Newtonwood Lane Yes 1 15 Mar 2009
37 Judith Colman F DoBIH, Muir, Private List Scafell Pike   1 31 Jul 2009
38 John Leese M DoBIH, Muir, Private List Scafell Pike   1 31 Jul 2009
39 Steven Turnbull M Dawson, Dewey Mickle Fell   1 30 Aug 2009
40 Martin Grass M Dewey Gisborough Moor   1 19 Sep 2009
41 Nicola Grace Grass F Dewey Gisborough Moor   1 19 Sep 2009
42 Ian Hardy, MVO M Hardy, Dawson Turner's Hill Yes 1 3 Jun 2010
43 Martin Richardson M Dawson Milk Hill   1 17 Sep 2010
44 Martin Pearson M Fan Foel   1 4 Oct 2010
45 Stephen Dixon M Dawson Beacon Hill (Cromer)   1 27 Aug 2011
46 Dave Irons M Dawson, Bridge Beacon Hill (Cromer) Yes 1 25 Sep 2011
47 Howard Mann, OBE M Dawson, Dewey, Bridge Snaefell   1 6 Oct 2011
48 Tony Davies M Private List Brown Clee Hill   1 14 Jan 2012
49 John Warren M Dawson Craig Llysfaen   1 8 Mar 2012
50 Ted Richards M Dawson Brown Willy   1 7 Sep 2012
51 Nick Down M Dawson Brown Willy Yes 1 14 Sep 2012
52 Dave Evans M Dawson St Boniface Down   1 8 May 2013
53 Keith Lowthian M Private List Mickle Fell   1 5 Oct 2013
54 Finlay Lowthian M Private List Snowdon   1 23 Oct 2013
55 Jamie Lowthian M Private List Snowdon   1 23 Oct 2013
56 Andrew W Armstrong M Muir Foel Cwmcerwyn   1 12 Nov 2013
57 Philip Massey M DoBIH Lewesdon Hill Yes 1 22 Mar 2014
58 Gerry Bowes M Private List Bald Hill Yes 1 8 Apr 2014
59 Alan Kent M DoBIH Hampstead Heath   1 10 Nov 2014
60 Joanne Wood F Bridge St Boniface Down   1 21 Nov 2015
61 Peter Wood M Bridge St Boniface Down   1 21 Nov 2015
62 Neil Rawlins M Muir Burnhope Seat (trig point   1 30 Aug 2016
63 Victoria Morris F DoBIH Brown Willy   1 28 Sep 2017
64 Carole Engel F DoBIH Corfe Hills   1 20 Feb 2018
65 Liz Nicholas F Dawson Great Wood (Suffolk)   1 18 Nov 2018
66 Derek Snaith M Dawson Great Wood (Suffolk)   1 18 Nov 2018
67 Jacqui Wakelam F Dawson Margery Hill   1 8 Apr 2019
68 Nick Wakelam M Dawson Margery Hill   1 8 Apr 2019
69 Clive Richardson M DoBIH   1 20 Aug 2019
70 Jean Bowers F Muir Ebrington Hill   1 17 Sep 2019
71 Bill Bowers M Muir Ebrington Hill   1 17 Sep 2019
72 Wayne Rowlett M DoBIH, Muir The Cheviot   1 18 Nov 2019
73 Raymond Wilkes M Muir Boring Field   1 23 Aug 2020
74 Andy Sutton M DoBIH Turner's Hill Yes 1 13 Oct 2021
75 Andy West M DoBIH Arbury Hill   1 21 Oct 2021
76 Bill Hughes M DoBIH, Muir Craig y Llyn Yes 1 3 May 2022

 

The County Tops of Ireland

No. Nameclick to sort Sex List(s) Last Summit Rnds First Finishclick to sort
1 Philip H Cooper M C&R Corn Hill 1 27 Aug 1976
2 Paddy Dillon M Dillon (C) 1 28 Aug 1982
3 Ken Hay M Dillon (C) Mweelrea 1 24 Apr 1989
4 Pat Lynch M Dillon (C) Carrauntoohil 1 26 Nov 1996
5 Paul Clements M Slieve Donard 1 31 Jul 2002
6 Bob Garrett M Clem, Dillon (C) Benbaun 1 7 Apr 2004
7 George Edward Ross M Dillon (C) Kippure 1 21 Jun 2004
8 Rob Woodall M Clem Eshbrack 1 9 May 2005
9 David Purchase M Clem, Dillon (C), C&R Truskmore 1 12 Sep 2005
10 Dave Watson M Clem Moylussa 1 17 Aug 2006
11 Gwen Watson F Clem Moylussa 1 17 Aug 2006
12 Willie Hamilton M Private List Mweelrea 1 30 Sep 2010
13 Ali Round F Mweelrea 1 30 Sep 2010
14 Jim Bloomer M Kippure 1 24 Sep 2011
15 Michael Earnshaw M Clem Trostan 1 19 Apr 2012
16 David Findel-Hawkins M Gribbon, Clem Slieve na Calliagh 1 14 Jul 2013
17 Merrian Lancaster F Gribbon, Clem Slieve na Calliagh 1 14 Jul 2013
18 Alan Castle M M-V, Dillon (C) Knockboy 1 21 Jun 2014
19 Gerry Bowes M DoBIH, Gribbon Errigal 1 2 Apr 2015
20 Philip Massey M DoBIH, Gribbon, Clem Errigal 1 2 Apr 2015
21 Brendan Fahy M DoBIH Knockmealdown 1 22 May 2015
22 Michelle Ryan F DoBIH Knockmealdown 1 22 May 2015
23 Ian Scott M Clem Mweelrea 1 3 Sep 2015
24 Nicky Wood F Clem Mweelrea 1 3 Sep 2015
25 Thomas Morris M DoBIH Trostan 1 21 Jul 2016

 

Abbreviations

Bridge: Bridge's County Tops list
C&R: Climber & Rambler mag County Tops List
Dawson: Dawson's County Tops list
Dillon (C): County Tops of British Isles (Gastons/West Col 1985
Dewey: Dewey's County Tops list
Moss: Moss' County Tops list
Strider: Number 56 (August 1990)
Clements: TACit Press (1997)

 

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