County Tops

A County top is the highest point of a county.  A county top need not be in the heart of a county; many indeed are at the edges, where the county boundary runs over a ridge or watershed.

On Monday 24 September 2012 I completed my  challenge to become the first person to sleep on all 52 county tops of England and Wales, of which 49 were in my bivy bag.

England

Westmorland - Helvellyn

  1. Bedfordshire – Dunstable Downs – 243m – 3/4February 2012
  2. Berkshire – Walbury Hill Shoulder – 284m – 21/22 July
  3. Buckinghamshire – Wendover Woods – 267m – 19/20 February 2012
  4. Cambridgeshire – Castle Camps – 128m – 4/5 March 2012
  5. Cornwall – Brown Willy – 420m – 18/19 December 2011
  6. Cheshire – Black Hill – 582m – 24/25 June 2012
  7. Cumberland – Scafell Pike – 978m – 27/28 March 2012
  8. Derbyshire – Kinder Scout – 636m – 7/8 September 2012
  9. Devon – High Willhays – 621m – 17/18 December 2011
  10. Dorset – Lewesdon Hill – 279m – 16/17 December 2011
  11. Durham – Burnhope Seat – 747m – 15/16 October 2011
  12. Essex – High Wood – 147m – 14/15 December 2011
  13. Gloucestershire – Cleeve Hill – 330m -2/3 February 2012
  14. Hampshire – Walbury Hill – 286m – 20/21 July
  15. Herefordshire – Black Mountains Ridge – 703m – 2/3 March 2012
  16. Hertfordshire – Pavis Wood – 244m – 19/20 December 2011
  17. Huntingdonshire – Bush Ground- 80m – 22/23 September 2012
  18. Kent – Betsom’s Hill – 251m – 28/29 January 2012
  19. Lancashire – The Old Man of Coniston – 803m – 28/29 September 2011
  20. Leicestershire – Bardon Hill – 278m – 6/7 March 2012
  21. Lincolnshire – Normanby Top – 168m – 23/24 June 2012
  22. Middlesex – Bushey Heath – 155m – 10/11 February 2012
  23. Norfolk – Beacon Hill – 105m – 12/13 December 2011
  24. Northamptonshire – Arbury Hill – 225m – 3/4 March 2012
  25. Northumberland – The Cheviot – 815m – 14/15 October 2011
  26. Nottinghamshire – Newtonwood Lane – 205m – 8/9 February 2012
  27. Oxfordshire – Cowleaze Wood – 257m – 18/19 February 2012
  28. Rutland –Flitteris Park – 197m – 5/6 March 2012
  29. Shropshire – Brown Clee Hill – 540m – 9/10 February 2012
  30. Somerset – Dunkery Beacon – 519m – 31 January/1 February 2012
  31. Staffordshire – Cheeks Hill – 520m – 1/2 March 2012
  32. Suffolk – Great Wood – 128m – 13/14 December 2011
  33. Surrey – Leith Hill – 295m – 15/16 December 2011
  34. Sussex – Black Down – 280m – 30/31 January 2012
  35. Warwickshire – Ebrington Hill Shoulder – 259m – 1718 February 2012
  36. Westmorland – Helvellyn – 950m – 25/26 June
  37. Wiltshire – Milk Hill – 294m – 26/27 August
  38. Worcestershire – Worcestershire Beacon – 425m – 1/2 February 2012
  39. Yorkshire – Mickle Fell – 788m- 6/7 November 2010

Scotland

Broad Law

  1. Aberdeenshire
  2. Angus
  3. Argyllshire
  4. Ayrshire
  5. Banffshire
  6. Berwickshire – Meikle Says Law Shoulder –  532m – 20/21 January 2014
  7. Buteshire
  8. Caithness
  9. Clackmanshire
  10. Cromartyshire
  11. Dunbartonshire
  12. Dumfriesshire – White Coomb 821m – Thursday 10/Friday 11 September 2015
  13. East Lothian – Meikle Says Law – 535m – 21/22 January 2014
  14. Fife
  15. Inverness-shire – Ben Nevis – 1,344m – Tuesday 30/Wednesday 31 August 2011
  16. Kincardineshire
  17. Kinross-shire
  18. Kirkcudbrightshire
  19. Lanarkshire
  20. Midlothian
  21. Morayshire
  22. Nairnshire
  23. Orkney
  24. Peeblesshire – Broad Law – 840m – 7/8 September 2015
  25. Perthshire
  26. Renfrewshire
  27. Ross-shire
  28. Roxburghshire
  29. Selkirkshire
  30. Shetland
  31. Stirlingshire
  32. Sutherland
  33. West Lothian – Cairnpapple Hill – 312m – 19/20 January 2014
  34. Wigtownshire

Wales

Cardiganshire - Pen Pumlumon Fawr

  1. Anglesey – Holyhead Mountain – 220m – 23/24 September 2012
  2. Brecknockshire – Pen y Fan – 886m – 8/9 July 2012
  3. Caernarfonshire – Snowdon – 1,085m – 21/22 March 2012
  4. Cardiganshire – Pen Pumlumon Fawr –  752m – 4/5 September 2012
  5. Carmarthenshire – Fan Foel – 781m – 22/23 July 2012
  6. Denbighshire – Cadair Berwyn – 830m – 27/28 June 2012
  7. Flintshire – Moel Famau – 561m – 26/27 June 2012
  8. Glamorgan – Craig y Fan – 600m – 9/10 July 2012
  9. Merionethshire – Aran Fawddwy – 905m – 19/20 July 2012
  10. Monmouthshire – Chwarel y Fan – 679m – 6/7 September 2012
  11. Montgomeryshire – Moel Sych – 827m – 28/29 June 2012
  12. Radnorshire – Great Rhos – 660m – 7/8 July 2012
  13. Pembrokeshire – Foel Cwmcerwyn – 536m – 5/6 September 2012

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