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Caher, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland, is the only Furth to have a prominence below 30 m (98 ft)
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This is a list of Furth mountains in Britain and Ireland by height. Furths are defined as mountains that meet the classification criteria to be a Scottish Munro, including being over 3,000 feet (914.4 m) in elevation, but which are furth of (i.e. "outside" of) Scotland. They are also called Welsh Munros, Irish Munros, and English Munros respectively, or the three-thousanders, as in The Welsh 3000 challenge.

Some Furth definitions add a topographical prominence above 30 metres (98 feet), akin to a Scottish Murdo, however the official Scottish Mountaineering Club ("SMC") list includes Furths with a prominence below this level. Applying the Real Munro definition to a Furth, requires a prominence above 150 metres (492 feet), akin to a Marilyn, and these 14 Furths are marked with (‡) in the tables below.

The SMC list 34 Furths: six in England, 15 in Wales, and 13 in Ireland. These compare with 282 Munros and 227 Munro Tops in Scotland. 33 have the 30 metres (98 feet) in prominence to be Murdos. 14 have the 150 metres (492 feet) of prominence to be Real Munros: four in England, six in Wales, and five in Ireland. 10 have the 600 metres (1,969 feet) in prominence to be P600s, which being over 3,000 ft, makes them "Super-Majors": three in England, three in Wales, and four in Ireland.

Climbers who complete all Munros, and the SMC list of 34 Furths, are called Furthists; the SMC keeps a register which numbered 631 Furthists at October 2018. The first Furthist is registered as James A. Parker who completed all 34 Furths on the 19 April 1929 (having become a Munroist in 1927). In 1986 Ashley Cooper became the first person to climb all the 3,000 ft summits in one continuous expedition, of 111 days, 2,500 km, and 150 km of ascent.

Furth mountains by height

This list was downloaded from the Database of British and Irish Hills ("DoBIH") in October 2018, and are peaks the DoBIH marks as being Furths ("F"). The SMC updates their list of official Furths from time to time, and the DoBIH also updates their measurements as more detailed surveys are recorded, so these tables should not be amended or updated unless the entire DoBIH data is re-downloaded again.

British Isles Furth mountains, ranked by height (DoBIH, October 2018)
Height Rank Name [other] Country Section / Region County Height (m) Prom. (m) Height (ft) Prom. (ft) Topo Map OS Grid Reference Classification
(List of Furth mountains in the British Isles § Notes)
1 Snowdon
[Yr Wyddfa]
Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 1,085 1,039 3,560 3,409 115 SH609543 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N,CoH,CoU,CoA
2 Crib y Ddysgl Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 1,065 72 3,495 236 115 SH610551 F,Sim,Hew,N
3 Carnedd Llewelyn Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 1,064 750 3,491 2,461 115 SH683643 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N,CoU
4 Carnedd Dafydd Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 1,044 111 3,425 364 115 SH662630 Hu,F,Sim,Hew,N
5 Carrauntoohil
[Corrán Tuathail]
Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 1,039 1,039 3,407 3,407 78 V803844 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL,CoH,CoU
6 Beenkeragh Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 1,008 91 3,308 298 78 V801852 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL,sHu
7 Glyder Fawr Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 1,001 642 3,284 2,106 115 SH642579 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N
8 Caher Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 1,000 100 3,281 327 78 V792838 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL,sHu
9 Glyder Fach Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy 994 75 3,262 244 115 SH656582 F,Sim,Hew,N
10 Cnoc na Peiste
[Knocknapeasta]
Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 988 254 3,241 833 78 V835841 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
11 Scafell Pike England 34B: Lake District C&W Cumbria 978 912 3,209 2,992 89 90 NY215072 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N,W, B,Sy,Fel,CoH,CoU,CoA
12 Pen yr Ole Wen Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 978 45 3,209 148 115 SH655619 F,Sim,Hew,N
13 Foel Grach Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 975 42 3,200 137 115 SH688659 F,Sim,Hew,N
14 Caher West Top Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 973 24 3,194 79 78 V789840 F,Dil,VL,sSim
15 Maolan Bui Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 973 41 3,192 135 78 V832838 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
16 Scafell England 34B: Lake District C&W Cumbria 964 132 3,162 434 89 90 NY206064 Hu,F,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel
17 Yr Elen Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 962 57 3,156 187 115 SH673651 F,Sim,Hew,N
18 Cnoc an Chuillinn Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 958 54 3,143 177 78 V823833 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
19 Na Cnamha Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 957 37 3,138 122 78 V800846 F,Sim,Hew,A,VL
20 Brandon Mountain Ireland 49A: Dingle Peninsula Kerry 952 927 3,122 3,041 70 Q460116 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
21 Helvellyn England 34C: Lake District E Cumbria 950 712 3,117 2,336 90 NY342151 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,CoH
22 Y Garn Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 947 236 3,107 774 115 SH630595 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N
23 Foel-fras Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 944 63 3,097 206 115 SH696681 F,Sim,Hew,N
24 The Big Gun Ireland 50C:MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 939 70 3,081 230 78 V840845 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
25 Broad Crag England 34B: Lake District C&W Cumbria 935 58 3,069 189 89 90 NY218075 F,Sim,Hew,N,B,Sy
26 Cruach Mhor Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 932 32 3,058 105 78 V840848 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
27 Skiddaw England 34A: Lake District N Cumbria 931 709 3,054 2,326 89 90 NY260290 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel
28 Ill Crag England 34B: Lake District C&W Cumbria 931 49 3,054 159 89 90 NY223073 F,Sim,Hew,N,B,Sy
29 Lugnaquilla Ireland 55A: Wicklow Mountains Wicklow 925 849 3,035 2,785 56 T032917 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL,CoH,CoU
30 Garnedd Uchaf Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 925 33 3,035 108 115 SH686669 F,Sim,Hew,N
31 Elidir Fawr Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 924 212 3,031 696 115 SH611612 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N
32 Crib Goch Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 923 65 3,028 213 115 SH624551 F,Sim,Hew,N
33 Galtymore Ireland 53A: Galty Mountains Limerick/Tipperary 918 821 3,011 2,694 74 R878237 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL,CoH,CoU
34 Tryfan Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy 918 191 3,010 627 115 SH664593 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N

Furth mountains by country

The following are a breakdown of Furths by country, and also marking the highest mountain classification grade by prominence (e.g. P600, Mayilyn, Hewitt etc.).

Class (highest class shown) Prominence
P600s‡  Over 600 m
Marilyns Over 150 m
Hewitts Over 30 m
Nuttalls and Vandeleur-Lynams Over 15 m

English Munros

Peak Height
(m)
Prominence
(m)
OSI Grid
Reference
Highest
Class
Parent
Peak
Scafell Pike‡    978 912 NY215072 P600 Snowdon Scafell Pike and Sca Fell.JPG
Sca Fell
Sca Fell 964 133 NY207065 Hewitt Scafell Pike         
Helvellyn 950 712 NY342151 P600 Scafell Pike  Helvellyn(SimonLedingham)Dec2004.jpg
Helvellyn
Ill Crag 935 57 NY223073 Hewitt Scafell Pike
Broad Crag 934 52 NY218075 Hewitt Ill Crag
Skiddaw 931 709 NY260290 P600 Helvellyn Skiddaw and Little Man.JPG
Skiddaw

(‡) Have the prominence of over 150 metres (492 ft) to qualify as a Real Munro (these are Marilyns, and/or P600s)

Welsh Munros

The 15 Welsh Furths (or Welsh Munros) are part of the Welsh 3000 Challenge.

Peak Height
(m)
Prominence
(m)
OSI Grid
Reference
Highest
Class
Parent
Peak
Snowdon
 or Yr Wyddfa
1085 1039 SH609543 P600 Ben Nevis Snowdon in the snow clear sight.jpg
Snowdon
Garnedd Ugain
 or Crib y Ddysgl
1065 72 SH610551 Hewitt Snowdon
Carnedd Llewelyn 1064 750 SH683644 P600 Snowdon
Carnedd Dafydd 1044 111 SH663630 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn
Glyder Fawr 1001 642 SH642579 P600 Snowdon Carnedd Llywelyn.JPG
Carnedd Llewelyn
Glyder Fach 994 75 SH656582 Hewitt Glyder Fawr
Pen yr Ole Wen 978 45 SH655619 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn
Foel Grach 976 40 SH688658 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn
Yr Elen 962 57 SH673650 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn Pen-yr-ole-wen.jpg
Pen yr Ole Wen
Y Garn 947 236 SH630595 Marilyn Glyder Fawr
Foel-fras 944 61 SH696681 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn
Garnedd Uchaf 926 32 SH687669 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn
Elidir Fawr 924 212 SH612613 Marilyn Y Garn The north side of Tryfan - geograph.org.uk - 686166.jpg
Tryfan
Crib Goch 923 65 SH624551 Hewitt Snowdon
Tryfan 918 191 SH664593 Marilyn Glyder Fawr

(‡) Have the prominence of over 150 metres (492 ft) to qualify as a Real Monro (these are Marilyns, and/or P600s)

Irish Munros

There are 13 Furths in Ireland listed by the Scottish Mountaineering Club, which are also referred to as the Irish Munros.

Peak Height
(m)
Prominence
(m)
OSI Grid
Reference
Highest
Class
Parent
Peak
Carrauntoohil‡    1039 1039 V8036584426 P600 n.a. Carrantuohill.jpg
Carrauntoohil
Beenkeragh 1008 91 V8013985245 Hewitt Carrauntoohil
Caher 1000 100 V7926183891 Hewitt Carrauntoohil Caher, Macgillycuddy's Reeks - geograph.org.uk - 113638.jpg
Caher
Cnoc na Péiste 988 254 V8359084176 Marilyn Carrauntoohil
Caher West Top 973 24 V7899084004 Caher Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Lough Callee and Cnoc na Péiste (Knocknapeasta) - geograph.org.uk - 1434579.jpg

Maolán Bui (centre: 4th from left)

Maolán Bui 973 41 V8321483814 Hewitt Cnoc na Péiste
Cnoc an Chuillin 958 54 V8234683338 Hewitt Maolán Bui BeenkeraghGeographImageByColinPark.jpg
The Bones (centre)
The Bones 956 37 V8007084680 Hewitt Carrauntoohil
Brandon Mountain 952 927 Q4604511610 P600 Cnoc na Péiste Boulder fields and clouds - geograph.org.uk - 219291.jpg
Brandon Mountain
The Big Gun 939 70 V8400084500 est. Hewitt Cnoc na Péiste
Cruach Mhór 932 32 V8400084800 est. Hewitt The Big Gun Peaklug.jpg
Lugnaquilla
Lugnaquilla 925 849 T0320091700 est. P600 Cruach Mhór
Galtymore 919 899 R8784623788 P600 Cruach Mhór

(‡) Have the prominence of over 150 metres (492 ft) to qualify as a Real Munro (these are Marilyns, and/or P600s)

DoBIH codes

The DoBIH uses the following codes for the various classifications of mountains and hills in the British Isles, which many of the above peaks also fall into:


prefixes:
  • s sub
  • x deleted

suffixes:
= twin

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