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UK Marilyns

Postby M1EYP » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:40 pm

I follow an excellent list here in the UK, called the Marilyns. These are "relative" hills that must be a minimum of 150m (approx 500 feet) above their surroundings on all sides. This produces a superb variety of hills and mountains for all ages and abilities.

If anyone is interested in walking the hills and mountains in England, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Wales, and of course Scotland, then please visit my website http://tomread.co.uk - here you will find an index of all the hills I have done with webpages containing all the stories and photos - 313 different summits and over 1400 hill reports so far.

Hopefully it is of interest. http://tomread.co.uk and click on the "SOTA" link on the left hend menu pane.

This summer my son and I completed another country - by climbing all the 5 Marilyns on the Isle of Man! That was nothing really. But in 2012 we did completed all of England, which was a more substantial achievement.

We are about halfway through Wales and Northern Ireland (Irish Marilyns), but have just 23 bagged in Scotland, so a long way to go there!

Tom
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Re: UK Marilyns

Postby ExcitableBoy » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:08 am

Very cool. How does this compare with 'Munro bagging'?
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Re: UK Marilyns

Postby surgent » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:17 am

I'm giving you an extra "thanks" for also being a mathematician!
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Re: UK Marilyns

Postby M1EYP » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:35 pm

The problem with Munros for UK hillbaggers is twofold:

(a) They do not include many wonderful hills lower than 3000 feet ASL.

(b) They do not include many wonderful hills and mountains in England, Wales (and Northern Ireland & Isle of Man).

Marilyns include a superb variety of hills - offshore island summits like Mynydd Enlli (Bardsey Island) and Ailsa Craig, moorland tops, commercialised touristy "drive to the top" hills with cafes, to remote summits where you would be unlikely to see another soul all day. Of course, many of the Scottish Munros are also included.

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