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3A   The County Tops of England & Wales

3B   The County Tops of Ireland

3A   The County Tops of England & Wales

Claims for the County Tops of England & Wales may be based on the traditional (pre-1974) counties, the counties as they existed between 1974 and 1996 (or so), or the current counties.  Some claimants do all three eras to make sure!  A 'county' is regarded in its traditional form  -  it is not necessary to visit all the high points of urban Administrative Areas.

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.

At the end of 2016 there were 60 walkers who had submitted a claim for Register 3A.

In 2013 a marker was added to Register 3A so that walkers who had completed the County Tops of England & Wales and also the County Tops of Scotland could record that achievement.  (Note that there is no register for the County Tops of Scotland alone.)  At the end of 2016  there were 11 walkers so marked, 8 of whom had also completed the County Tops of Ireland (Register 3B).

 

3B   The County Tops of Ireland

The list according to Dillon (1985) is acceptable. More up-to-date and useful information on the Irish County Tops is also contained within Clements (1997) and Gribbon (Ireland's County High Points, 2012). See also http://mountainviews.ie. Please state whether or not you included the six counties of Northern Ireland in your completion of the Irish County Tops, or whether you simply bagged the highest point of the Province of Northern Island, that is, as it were, counting Northern Ireland as a single "county". The latter is acceptable, even though it is not entirely satisfactory for a full completion of all the County Tops of Ireland. 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. The HR Annual Report will note any progress that has been reported.

For a copy of the Claim Form, click here.

At the end of 2016 there were 25 walkers who had submitted a claim for Register 3B.

 

References

 

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 Tom Anderson M Bridge   1 Nov 1992
2 Andrew W Armstrong M Muir Foel Cwmcerwyn   1 12 Nov 2013
3 Richard Aust OBE M Dawson Snowdon   1 14 Nov 1999
4 Charles W Baldey M C&R   1 17 Aug 1976
5 Gerry Bowes M Private List Bald Hill Yes 1 8 Apr 2014
6 David Cainey M Dawson St Boniface Down   1 21 Sep 1998
7 Alan Castle M Dawson, Strider, Dillon (C), C&R, Bridge St Boniface Down Yes 1 2 Jan 2000
8 Peter Collins M Dawson Silverhill Wood   1 11 Feb 2004
9 Judith Colman F DoBIH, Muir, Private List Scafell Pike   1 31 Jul 2009
10 Philip H Cooper M C&R The Cheviot Yes 1 1 Mar 1977
11 Ken Crawford M Dawson St Boniface Down   1 22 Oct 2000
12 Tony Davies M Private List Brown Clee Hill   1 14 Jan 2012
13 Paddy Dillon M Dillon (C)   1 3 Jul 1982
14 Stephen Dixon M Dawson Beacon Hill (Cromer)   1 27 Aug 2011
15 Chris Doughty M Dawson, Dillon (C), Moss Bushey Heath   1 17 Nov 2002
16 Nick Down M Dawson Brown Willy Yes 1 14 Sep 2012
17 Michael Earnshaw M Dawson  Newtonwood Lane Yes 1 15 Mar 2009
18 John Arthur Edwards M Dawson Black Down   1 27 Jan 2008
19 Dave Evans M Dawson St Boniface Down   1 8 May 2013
20 David Findel-Hawkins M Dawson, Dewey Fan Foel   1 15 Jul 2006
21 Bob Garrett M Dawson, Strider St Boniface Down   1 8 Jul 2003
22 Martin Grass M Dewey Gisborough Moor   1 19 Sep 2009
23 Nicola Grace Grass F Dewey Gisborough Moor   1 19 Sep 2009
24 Brian Richard Graves M Bridge Pilsdon Pen   1 31 Dec 2008
25 Ian Hardy, MVO M Hardy, Dawson Turner's Hill Yes 1 3 Jun 2010
26 Ken Hay M Dillon (C), C&R, Bridge Holyhead Mountain Yes 1 3 May 1985
27 Bryan Haycox M Bridge Milk Hill & Tan Hill   1 8 Aug 1997
28 Pauline Haycox F Bridge Milk Hill & Tan Hill   1 8 Aug 1997
29 David Hoyle M Dawson, Dillon (C), C&R, Bridge Beacon Hill (Cromer)   1 31 Oct 2002
30 Dave Irons M Dawson, Bridge Beacon Hill (Cromer)   1 25 Sep 2011
31 Mike Jacobs M Dawson, Bridge St Boniface Down   1 19 Dec 1998
32 Alan Kent M DoBIH Hampstead Heath   1 10 Nov 2014
33 Charles R Knowles M Dawson, Dillon (C), Bridge Foel Cwmcerwyn Yes 1 20 May 2000
34 Merrian Lancaster F Dawson, Dewey  Gisborough Moor   1 18 Aug 2007
35 John Leese M DoBIH, Muir, Private List Scafell Pike   1 31 Jul 2009
36 Finlay Lowthian M Private List Snowdon   1 23 Oct 2013
37 Jamie Lowthian M Private List Snowdon   1 23 Oct 2013
38 Keith Lowthian M Private List Mickle Fell   1 5 Oct 2013
39 Howard Mann M Dawson, Dewey, Bridge Snaefell   1 6 Oct 2011
40 Philip Massey M DoBIH Lewesdon Hill Yes 1 22 Mar 2014
41 Frank Meachem M Dawson Bardon Hill   1 29 Jun 1999
42 Clive Menzies M Dawson Moel Famau   1 26 Oct 2000
43 Lisa Menzies F Dawson Moel Famau   1 26 Oct 2000
44 Andy Mohun-Smith M Dawson, Dewey Black Hill   1 30 Dec 2000
45 Edward Moss M Moss   1 28 Jul 1961
46 Judy Nickerson F Dawson Turner's Hill   1 25 Oct 2008
47 Chris Pearson M Dawson, Dewey, Bridge St Boniface Down   1 30 Oct 2002
48 Martin Pearson M Fan Foel   1 4 Oct 2010
49 David Purchase M Dawson, Dewey, Bridge, Moss Tan Hill Yes 1 31 Dec 1999
50 Neil Rawlins M Muir Burnhope Seat (trig point   1 30 Aug 2016
51 Ted Richards M Dawson Brown Willy   1 7 Sep 2012
52 Martin Richardson M Dawson Milk Hill   1 17 Sep 2010
53 George Edward Ross M Dewey, Bridge Hampstead Heath   1 23 Jan 2003
54 Jim Rousell M Dawson, Bridge Snaefell   1 29 Jul 2008
55 Ursula Stubbings F Dawson Ward's Stone   1 8 Jan 2003
56 Barrie Trigg M Bridge Mickle Fell   1 31 Aug 1998
57 Steven Turnbull M Dawson, Dewey  Mickle Fell   1 30 Aug 2009
58 John Warren M Dawson Craig Llysfaen   1 8 Mar 2012
59 Ian White M Dawson St Boniface Down   2 19 Nov 2000
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 Rob Woodall M Dawson Tair Onnen Yes 1 17 Aug 2002

 

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)