THE MOUNTAINS OF ENGLAND AND WALES
The Mountains of England and Wales are those
summits in England and Wales which are at least 2000 feet (610 metres)
high, with a minimum of 50 feet (15 metres) of ascent on all sides. All
the mountains were visited personally by us and we checked the
marginal tops using on-the-spot surveys. Full details of the
tops, and how to ascend them in a series of interesting walks is given in:
England and Wales
There are five new tops in England since edition 1:-
- 1. Honister Crag (NY212142) see more
- 2. Birks Fell (SD919764) see news 1 and news 2
- 3. Thack Moor (NY611462) see more
- 4. Calf Top (SD664856) see more
- 5. Tinside Rigg (NY775199) see more
- 6. Long Fell (NY768198) see more
- 1. Bram Rigg Top (SD668965) See News
Ten new Tops have been discovered in Wales since edition 1. The
first seven were added as a result
of diligent work by Dewi Jones of Porthmadog and Myrddyn Phillips of
Welshpool. The top of Maesglase has also moved! (Edition 2 of Volume 1: Wales includes
the first seven new tops). Very accurate surveying by John Barnard
and Graham Jackson has resulted in the addition of Carnedd y Filiast North
Top, Castell y Gwynt and Mynydd Graig Goch.
Cadair Bronwen NE Top
- 1. Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast in the Arenigs (SH874452) just made it into the list in time for the new edition of
- 2. Waun Lefrith in the Brecon Beacons (SN798215) has been surveyed as having 17m of re-ascent.
- 3. Waun Camddwr in the Arans (SH848206) (previously deleted by reference to the OS
contours) has been resurveyed by us. The
top turns out to be a rocky knoll about 100m south of the 620m contour,
but without a ring contour of its own.
- 4. Cnicht North Top (SH648469) has been surveyed by us and proved to rise by just over 60ft from the col.
- 5. Craiglwyn in the Carneddau (SH731609) had previously been omitted as the OS map
showed insufficient height difference. However having surveyed it
ourselves, we agree that it does indeed rise by 68ft and has therefore
been added to the list.
- 6. Foel Meirch, also in the Carneddau (SH659637), rises by 53ft.
- 7. Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, in the Moelwyns (SH661453) rises by just 50ft (but see below!).
- 8. Carnedd y Filiast North Top (SH617631) After three surveys we originally dismissed
this top as having only 49ft of reascent, but precision levelling now gives it 52.5ft.
- 9. Castell y Gwynt (SH654581) We originally dismissed this also as having
only 49ft of reascent, but precision levelling gives it 51.5ft. It also has the distinction of being a three thousander.
- 10. Mynydd Graig Goch (SH497485) Surveyed by John Barnard and Graham
Jackson (see News 1 and News 2
- 11. Maesglase (SH817150) Summit is now the top of Craig Rhiw-erch, which we have surveyed as around 2m higher than the previously recorded top.
- 12. Craig Gwaun Taf (SO005207) See News
(SJ087352) See News
Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top
(SH661453) See News