List of hills of Cornwall facts for kids
This is a list of hills in Cornwall based on data compiled in various sources, but particularly the Database of British and Irish Hills, Jackson's More Relative Hills of Britain and the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer and 1:50,000 Landranger map series.
|Marilyns||150 – 599 m|
|HuMPs||100 – 149 m|
|TuMPs||30 – 99 m|
|Unclassified||0 – 29 m|
The table is colour-coded based on the classification or "listing" of the hill. The three types that occur in Cornwall are Marilyns, HuMPs and TuMPs, listings based on topographical prominence. "Prominence" correlates strongly with the subjective significance of a summit. Peaks with low prominences are either subsidiary tops of a higher summit or relatively insignificant independent summits. Peaks with high prominences tend to be the highest points around and likely to have extraordinary views. A Marilyn is a hill with a prominence of at least 150 metres or about 500 feet. A "HuMP" (the acronym comes from "Hundred Metre Prominence) is a hill with a prominence of at least 100 but less than 150 metres. In this table Marilyns are in beige and HuMPs in lilac. The term "sub-Marilyn" or "sub-HuMP" is used, e.g. in the online Database of British and Irish Hills to indicate hills that fall just below the threshold. To qualify for inclusion, hills must either be 300 metres or higher with a prominence of at least 30 metres, below 300 metres with a prominence of at least 90 metres (the threshold for a sub-HuMP) or be in some other way notable. For further information see the Lists of mountains and hills in the British Isles and the individual articles on Marilyns and HuMPs. In this context, a "TuMP" is a hill with a prominence of at least 30 but less than 100 metres; by way of contrast, see also the article listing Tumps (a traditional term meaning a hillock, mound, barrow or tumulus).
List of hills
|Hill||Height (m)||Prom. (m)||Grid ref.||Class||Parent||Range/Region||Remarks||Image|
|Brown Willy||420||314||SX158799||Marilyn||High Willhays||Bodmin Moor||Cornwall's county top.
Highest of Cornwall's 5 Marilyns.
|Rough Tor||400||87||ST413011||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Bodmin Moor's second highest summit.
Site of tor cairn and historic settlements and monuments.
|Kilmar Tor||396||118||SX252748||HuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Tor 50m SW of summit trig point|
|Stowe's Hill||381||78||SX257724||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Massive tor enclosure (Stowe's Pound)
and site of the Cheesewring
|Langstone Downs||379||33||SX255738||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Large ancient cairn at summit. S of Kilmar Tor|
|Caradon Hill||371||69||SX272707||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Caradon Hill transmitting station, former mining area|
|The Beacon (Hendra Downs)||369||91||SX196792||TuMP, sub-HuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Outcrop near fence is the summit.|
|Tolborough Tor||348||42||SX175778||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Outcrop at the summit.|
|Bray Down||346||54||SX189821 (est.)||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Small cheesewring at the summit.|
|Buttern Hill||346||48||SX174816||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Mound is near Bronze Age chamber tomb.|
|Newel Tor||346||62||SX236741||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Leaning rock slab at summit.|
|Brown Gelly||342||74||SX196727||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Tor, hut circles, barrows and cairns.|
|Kit Hill||334||171||SX374713||Marilyn||Brown Willy||Cornish Killas||One of Cornwall's five Marilyns
Highest point in Cornwall outside Bodmin Moor
|Ridge||331||44||SX242777||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Rock on south edge of summit plateau.|
|Garrow Tor||330||57||SX374713||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Several tors and extensive Bronze Age
and Medieval settlements, hut circles, etc.
|Hawk's Tor, North Hill||329||36||SX253763||TuMP||Brown Willy||West Bodmin Moor||Rock tor at summit. No trig point.|
|Leskernick Hill||329||36||SX183803||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Summit is grassy mound near pool.|
|Fox Tor||323||35||SX226785||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Summit is a rocky tor, 20 metres SW of trig point.|
|Butter's Tor||316||34||SX154783||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Outcrop at summit.|
|Louden Hill||315||32||SX137803||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Flat granite plinth at summit.|
|Hensbarrow Beacon||312||193||SW996575||Marilyn||Brown Willy||Hensbarrow||One of Cornwall's five Marilyns
Summit dominated by spoil heaps of china clay mine
||308||50||SX090872||TuMP||Cornish Killas||Summit trig point, Bronze Age barrows
Second highest point in Cornwall outside Bodmin Moor
|Hawk's Tor, Blisland||307||61||SX143763||TuMP||Brown Willy||East Bodmin Moor||Summit is the outcrop next to the trig point. Site of Stripple stones, stone circle, Hawkstor Pit SSSI|
|Brockabarrow Common||306||31||SX160747||TuMP||Brown Willy||Bodmin Moor||Pile of boulders at summit.|
|Alex Tor||291||30||SX118787||TuMP||Bodmin Moor||Summit tor cairn|
|Hingston Down||268||47||SX409714 (est.)||TuMP||Tamar Valley||There is a tumulus, a transmission tower and various buildings around the summit|
|Carnmenellis||252||165||SW695364||Marilyn||Hensbarrow Beacon||Carnmenellis||One of Cornwall's five Marilyns
Summit trig point
|Watch Croft||252||225||SW420357||Marilyn||Brown Willy||West Penwith||One of Cornwall's five Marilyns
Trig point nr summit
|Carn Marth||235||60||SW715408||TuMP||Carnmenellis||Site of former granite quarry|
|Carn Brea||228||47||SW683407||TuMP||Carnmenellis||Neolithic and Iron Age settlement|
|Castle Downs||216||67||SW945623||TuMP||Cornish Killas||Site of major Iron Age fort: Castle an Dinas|
|Trink Hill||212||62||SW504371 (est.)||TuMP||Watch Croft||West Penwith||Trig point and mound at summit.|
|Helman Tor||210||37||SX062615||TuMP||Hensbarrow||Tor, nature reserve, logan stone,
prehistoric hillfort and stone hut circle
|Bin Down||203||101||SX276578||HuMP||Kilmar Tor||Cornish Killas||Tall man-made mound on summit
On Looe Golf Course by 7th tee.
|Carn Kenidjack||202||~25||SW388329||Unclassified||West Penwith||Open hilltop, subpeak is Wheal Bal Hill with a transmission tower.|
|Chapel Carn Brea||198||30||SW386280||TuMP||West Penwith||Hercynian granite outcrop;
Westernmost hill in Britain
Site of old chapel, beacon
|Tregonning Hill||194||102||SW599300||HuMP||Carnmenellis||Cornish Killas||Summit trig point|
|Prospidnick Hill||162||~10||SW654312||Unclassified||Cornish Killas||Open summit; wood on SW hillside.|
|Brea Hill||62||41||SW928771||TuMP||Cornish Killas||Bronze Age tumuli at summit|
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