The 1033 High Hills of Britain

by Alan Dawson

with contributions from Paul Richardson, Ann Bowker, Hugh Munro, Alan Rowan and Myrddyn Phillips

Published in February 2021, price £20

419 pages, including 223 colour photographs, 107 stories and 20 themes


This is a reference book and a non-fiction story book about the high hills of Scotland, England and Wales. The precise summit and col heights are the outcome of many years of meticulous surveying and outdoor research, while the original, personal and inspirational stories about climbing these hills provide a human angle to complement the precision of the topographic data. The book includes the most accurate hill list ever published, but it covers much more than that, with stories from long days in the Cairngorms, the undulating and rarely-climbed summits of the Monadhliath, the higher hills in the Lake District and Snowdonia and the intricacies of surveying the Cuillin hills on Skye.


Hill Bragging
Extract: Page 1
Walls in the Mind
Defining Fine Lines
Surveying by Satellite
Hill Areas:
Northern Highlands
Western Highlands: North
Western Highlands: Central
Western Highlands: South
Western Highlands: Ardnamurchan and Ardgour
Eastern Highlands: North
Eastern Highlands: South
Central Highlands: North
Extract: Ben Nevis by Paul Richardson
Central Highlands: South
Southern Highlands
Southern Scotland
Extract: Pen y Fan and Corn Du by Myrddyn Phillips
Extract: Risk and the solo female walker by Ann Bowker
High Hills by Height
Measuring the Cuillin
Subsets and Rejections
High Hills Inn
Hills, Tops and Mountains
1033 and All That
Author and Contributors
Index of Hill Areas
Index of High Hills

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