Hills

Hill Lists

We maintain the lists of Munros, Munro Tops, Furths, Corbetts and Donalds. You can also read our hill news, which details changes to the various hill lists in Scotland.

Compleators

We also keep a record of compleators and we welcome you to submit details of your round to us.

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Munros App

We recently published an iOS app version of our Munros book. More details are avaialbe here.

Munro Compleations

In 2019 for the period from 1 January to 31 December  there were 279 munro registrations. That compares with 178 registrations in 2018. 

Munros

The list of distinct Scottish peaks of 3000ft (914.4m) and over, of "sufficient separation" from their neighbouring peaks. The list that was originally drawn up by Sir H.T. Munro in the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal in 1891 was unfinished at the time of his death. Munro did not write down a precise definition of what he meant by "sufficient separation", though the character of a mountain did enter into it. Through regular use these hills have become known as the Munros. The current list contains 282 peaks.

The SMC maintains the list of Munros. In recent times the list has only been altered to reflect updates to nationally recognised topographic data (i.e. data recognised and adopted by the Ordnance Survey). We record all such changes as hill news.

Munro Tops

The list of distinct Scottish peaks of 3000ft and over, that fail to meet the criteria of "sufficient separation" from their neighbouring peaks (see above). There are currently 227 Munro Tops.

The Munros

Edited by Donald Bennet & Rab Anderson

The Scottish Mountaineering Club's definitive hillwalkers' guidebook to the Munros. All profits from this best selling guidebook have been donated to the Scottish Mountaineering Trust.

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Corbetts

The list of all peaks in Scotland with a height of 2500ft (762m) or more and less than 3000ft (914.4m) with a drop of at least 500ft (152.4m) between each peak and any higher land. The Corbetts are more clearly defined than is the case with the Munros, only the aforementioned rules and sufficiently detailed topographic data are necessary to reproduce the list of hills in the set.

John Rooke Corbett was a district valuer based in Bristol and a keen member of the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) in the years between the two World Wars. He was a distinguished student at Cambridge University and an original member of the Rucksack Club. Corbett was a regular attendee at SMC meets, a committee member and joint editor of the second edition of the Northern Highlands guidebook. He completed the Munros and Tops in 1930, only the second person to do so and, more remarkably, he climbed all Scotland's 2000ft hills.

The Corbetts and Other Scottish Hills

Author: Ed. Rob Milne & Hamish Brown

Refreshed in the 2017 reprint following height surveys and changes to access and routes. The companion guide to The Munros, describing the recommended routes up all 222 Corbetts (Scottish hills between 2500 and 3000 feet in height), plus many other popular 'lesser hills' from the Pentlands and the Campsie Fells to the Outer Hebrides

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Grahams

The list of all distinct peaks in Scotland which are 2000ft (609.6m) or more and less than 2500ft (762m) with a drop of at least 150m between each peak and any higher land. Like the Corbetts, this list is well defined and requires only the aforementioned rules and sufficiently detailed topographic data to reproduce the list of hills in the set.

Scottish hills within this height range were previously called Elsies (short for Lesser Corbetts - LCs). In 1992 Fiona Torbet (née Graham) published her own, similar, list of these hills. The original list of Elsies, and the new list were rationalised and combined by Fiona Torbet and Alan Dawson and this set of hills became known as the Grahams. The list of Grahams is now maintained by Alan Dawson and can be found on The Relative Hills of Britain website.

Donalds

Donald Tops are defined as elevations in the Scottish Lowlands of at least 2000ft (610m) in height with a drop of at least 50ft (15.2m) between each elevation and any higher elevation. Further, elevations separated from higher elevations by a drop of less than 100ft (30.5m) are required to have "sufficient topographical merit".

Donalds, or Donald Hills, are subsequently defined from Donald Tops, where a Hill is the highest Top with a separation of 17 units or less. A unit is either one twelfth of a mile along a Top's connecting ridge or 50ft (30.5m) in elevation between the Top and its connecting bealach/col. The separation is the sum of these two measures.

The Grahams & The Donalds

Edited by Rab Anderson & Tom Prentice

Probably the most significant contribution to Scottish hillwalking in recent times, this is the first and only colour definitive guidebook to The Grahams & The Donalds and follows in the footsteps of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's best selling guidebooks to The Munros and The Corbetts.

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