Marilyns

Marilyns are one of the only hill lists where the hill’s prominence and not its height is the primary factor in its inclusion.  Indeed, in the case of the Marilyns height is not a factor at all.  The Marilyns are simply defined by a requirement for a drop of 500ft (150m) on all sides.  This is clearly a much stricter requirement than a number of the mountain lists, and as a consequence a lot of well-known mountains don’t qualify.

Of course what this list does do is include lower hills from all over the country.  Generally any separate range of hills which reaches at least 500ft high is going to have a Marilyn in it.  Marilyns acquired their name, by the way, as a reference to the Munros (you can work it out).

The vast majority of the 1554 Marilyns are in Scotland (1216), and realistically I have no chance of doing them – especially as some of them are sea stacks requiring specialised climbing skills.  I’m not even targetting doing the English and Welsh Marilyns, but am simply keeping a note of the ones that I do do.  I do, however, expect to complete all of the Lake District Marilyns as a natural consequence of doing the Wainwrights and later the Outlying Fells.

Because of the drop criteria, I’ve done many fewer Marilyns than I’ve done mountains.  Here is the list in order…

Name Height(m) Height(ft) Grid Ref Date Classification
Helvellyn (1) 950 3117 NY342151 18/08/1992 3THNMPWB
Shining Tor (2) 559 1834 SJ994737 19/04/2005 5MP
Ben Nevis (3) 1344 4409 NN166712 16/07/2005 43TUMP
Scafell Pike (4) 978 3209 NY215072 17/07/2005 3THNMPWB
Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa (Fail) 1085 3560 SH609543 17/07/2005 3THNMP
Skiddaw (5) 931 3054 NY260290 28/10/2005 3THNMPWB
Helvellyn (R) 950 3117 NY342151 29/10/2005 3THNMPWB
Selworthy Beacon (6) 308 1010 SS918479 04/04/2006 MP
Dunkery Beacon (7) 519 1703 SS891415 05/04/2006 5MP
Loughrigg Fell (8) 335 1099 NY346051 24/06/2006 TMPWB
Fairfield (9) 873 2864 NY358117 25/06/2006 THNMPWB
High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] (10) 762 2500 NY280095 26/06/2006 THNMPWB
Red Screes (Fail) 776 2546 NY396087 28/06/2006 HNMPWB
Kinder Scout (11) 636.3 2088 SK084875 02/04/2007 THNMP
Grasmoor (12) 852 2795 NY174203 19/04/2007 THNMPWB
Dale Head (13) 753 2470 NY222153 20/04/2007 HNMPWB
Robinson (14) 737 2418 NY201168 20/04/2007 HNMPWB
Grisedale Pike (15) 791 2595 NY198225 21/04/2007 THNMPWB
The Calf (16) 676 2218 SD667970 15/05/2007 THNMP
Ingleborough (17) 724 2375 SD741745 17/05/2007 THNMP
Black Mountain (18) 703 2306 SO255350 09/06/2007 HNMP
Pike of Blisco (19) 705 2313 NY271042 19/06/2007 HNMPWB
The Old Man of Coniston (20) 803 2635 SD272978 21/06/2007 THNMPWB
Scafell Pike (R) 978 3209 NY215072 15/08/2007 3THNMPWB
Carnedd Llewelyn (21) 1064 3491 SH683643 08/09/2007 3THNMP
Tryfan (22) 917.5 3010 SH664593 09/09/2007 3THNMP
Glyder Fawr (23) 1000.8 3283 SH642579 09/09/2007 3HNMP
Y Garn (24) 947 3107 SH630595 09/09/2007 3HNMP
Elidir Fawr (25) 924 3031 SH612613 09/09/2007 3THNMP
Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa (26) 1085 3560 SH609543 10/09/2007 3THNMP
Pen-y-ghent (27) 694 2277 SD838733 24/11/2007 HNMP
Ingleborough (R) 724 2375 SD741745 25/11/2007 THNMP
Skiddaw (R) 931 3054 NY260290 27/04/2008 3THNMPWB
Seat Sandal (28) 736.8 2417 NY344115 28/06/2008 HNMPWB
St Sunday Crag (29) 841 2759 NY369134 28/06/2008 THNMPWB
Fairfield (R) 873 2864 NY358117 29/06/2008 THNMPWB
High Willhays (30) 621 2037 SX580892 27/07/2008 HNMP
Pillar (31) 892 2927 NY171121 04/09/2008 THNMPWB
Kirk Fell (32) 802 2631 NY194104 05/09/2008 HNMPWB
Great Gable (Fail) 899 2949 NY211103 05/09/2008 THNMPWB
Pen y Fan (33) 886 2907 SO012215 08/04/2009 THNMP
Mynydd Marchywel (34) 418 1371 SN768037 09/04/2009 MP
Binsey (35) 447 1467 NY225355 27/06/2009 MPWB
High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] (R) 762 2500 NY280095 29/06/2009 THNMPWB
Pumlumon Fawr [Plynlimon] (36) 752 2467 SN789869 12/04/2010 THNMP
Caeliber Isaf (37) 355 1165 SO211933 15/04/2010 MP
Black Combe (38) 600 1969 SD135854 03/07/2010 T5MPOB
Whitfell (39) 573 1880 SD158929 04/07/2010 5MPOB
Hard Knott (40) 549 1801 NY231023 07/07/2010 5MPWB
Harter Fell (Eskdale) (41) 654 2146 SD218997 07/07/2010 HNMPWB
Red Screes (42) 776 2546 NY396087 31/07/2010 HNMPWB
High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] (R) 762 2500 NY280095 01/08/2010 THNMPWB
Great Gable (43) 899 2949 NY211103 02/08/2010 THNMPWB
High Rigg [Naddle Fell] (44) 357 1171 NY308220 06/08/2010 MPWB
Kirkby Moor [Lowick High Common] (45) 334 1096 SD259839 28/03/2011 MP
Holme Fell (46) 317 1040 NY315006 30/03/2011 MPWB
Skiddaw (R) 931 3054 NY260290 02/04/2011 3THNMPWB
Knott (47) 710 2329 NY296329 03/04/2011 HNMPWB
Moel Hebog (48) 783 2569 SH564469 06/05/2011 THNMP
Y Lliwedd (49) 898 2946 SH622533 09/05/2011 THNMP
Moel Siabod (50) 872 2861 SH705546 10/05/2011 THNMP
Trum y Ddysgl (51) 709 2326 SH544516 11/05/2011 HNMP
Craig Cwm Silyn (52) 734 2408 SH525502 11/05/2011 HNMP
Lord’s Seat (53) 552 1811 NY204265 05/07/2011 5MPWB
Swinside (54) 244 801 NY243224 06/07/2011 MP
Mellbreak [Mellbreak South Top] (55) 512 1680 NY148186 07/07/2011 5MPWB
High Stile [Grey Crag – High Stile] (56) 807 2648 NY170148 08/07/2011 THNMPB
Helvellyn (R) 950 3117 NY342151 13/07/2011 3THNMPWB
Detling Hill [North Downs] (57) 200 656 TQ804586 12/10/2011 MP
Mwdwl-eithin (58) 532 1745 SH917540 08/04/2012 5MP
Tryfan (R) 917.5 3010 SH664593 10/04/2012 3THNMP
Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa (R) 1085 3560 SH609543 12/04/2012 3THNMP
High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] (R) 762 2500 NY280095 05/05/2012 THNMPWB
Ingleborough (R) 724 2375 SD741745 14/07/2012 THNMP
Pen-y-ghent (R) 694 2277 SD838733 14/07/2012 HNMP
Whernside (59) 736 2415 SD738814 15/07/2012 HNMP
Hallin Fell (60) 388 1273 NY433198 19/09/2012 MPWB
High Street (61) 828 2717 NY440110 20/09/2012 THNMPWB
Tarn Crag (Sleddale) (62) 664 2178 NY488078 21/09/2012 HNMPWB

Numbers in brackets after the name shows the count as each one was bagged (e.g. 17 indicates my 17th for this particular list). (R) indicates a repeat of a summit previously counted. (Fail) indicates a failed attempt to summit. Names, heights and grid refs taken from v11 of the Database of British Hills.

The classification codes used above are:
4 = 4000er
3 = 3000er
T = Trail 100
U = Munro
H = Hewitt
N = Nuttall
5 = Dewey
M = Marilyn
P = HuMP
W = Wainwright
O = Wainwright Outlying
B = Birkett

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