List of English counties by highest point

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Colour-coded map of highest points in each ceremonial county, from blue (darkest highest) then green (darker higher) then yellow, orange and red.

This is a list of the ceremonial counties of England by their highest point.

Rank County Height (m) Relative height Name Grid reference
1 Cumbria 978 912 Scafell Pike NY215072
2 Northumberland 815 556 The Cheviot NT909205
3 Durham 788 210 Mickle Fell NY805245
4 North Yorkshire 736    408 Whernside SD738814
5 Herefordshire 703 154 Black Mountain SO255350
6 Derbyshire 636 488 Kinder Scout SK085875
7 Lancashire[A] 628 24 Green Hill SD701820
8 Devon 621 533 High Willhays SX580892
9 West Yorkshire 582 165 Black Hill SE078046
10 Cheshire 559 236 Shining Tor SJ994737
11 South Yorkshire 548 53 High Stones SK188943
12 Greater Manchester 542 34 Black Chew Head SE056019
13 Shropshire 540 373 Brown Clee Hill SO593865
14 Staffordshire 520 0 SW shoulder of Cheeks Hill SK026699
15 Somerset 519 414 Dunkery Beacon SS891415
16 Worcestershire 425 337 Worcestershire Beacon SO768452
17 Cornwall (inc Scilly) 420 314 Brown Willy SX158800
18 Gloucestershire 330 242 Cleeve Hill SO996245
19 Berkshire 297 188 Walbury Hill SU373616
20 Surrey 295 246 Leith Hill TQ139431
21 Wiltshire 294 149 Milk Hill SU104643
22 Hampshire 286 47 Pilot Hill SU398601
23 West Sussex 280 191 Black Down SU919296
24 Dorset 279 185 Lewesdon Hill ST437011
25 Leicestershire 278 170 Bardon Hill SK459131
26 West Midlands 269 87 Turners Hill SO967887
27 Buckinghamshire 267 180 Haddington Hill SP890090
28 Oxfordshire 261 79 Whitehorse Hill SU300863
29 Warwickshire 261 111 Ebrington Hill SP187426
30 Tyne and Wear 259 13 Currock Hill NZ107592
31 Kent 251 15 Betsom's Hill TQ435563
32 East Sussex 248 213 Ditchling Beacon TQ331130
33 East Riding of Yorkshire 246 203 Bishop Wilton Wold SE821570
34 Greater London 245 0 NE shoulder of Westerham Heights TQ436564
35 Hertfordshire 244 0 NE shoulder of Pavis Wood SP914091
36 Bedfordshire 243 105 Dunstable Downs TL008194
37 Isle of Wight 241 241 St Boniface Down SZ569785
38 Northamptonshire 225 102 Arbury Hill, Big Hill SP540587, SP549612
39 Nottinghamshire 205 69 Newtonwood Lane SK456606
40 Rutland 197 11 Cold Overton Park SK827085
41 Merseyside 179 155 Billinge Hill SD525014
42 Lincolnshire 168 162 Normanby le Wold Top TF121964
43 Bristol 160 east of Dundry Hill ST593668
44 Essex 147 Chrishall Common TL443362
45 Cambridgeshire 146 Great Chishill TL427386
46 Suffolk 128 37 Great Wood Hill TL786558
47 Norfolk 103 79 Beacon Hill TG183414
48 City of London 22 High Holborn TQ304815

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Source[edit]

  • This website, with information on all English county and unitary authority tops.