List of hills of Kent facts for kids
This is a list of hills in Kent. Many of these hills are important historical, archaeological and nature conservation sites, as well as popular hiking and tourist destinations in the county of Kent in southeast England.
|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 types that occur in Kent 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. A "TuMP" as defined here is a hill with a prominence of at least 30 but less than 100 metres. 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 200 metres or higher with a prominence of at least 30 metres, below 200 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, HuMPs, and TuMPs. In this context, "TuMP" is used to connote 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).
|Betsom's Hill||251||15||TQ435563||Kent county top
(historical and current)
|Botley Hill||North Downs||Kent's county top.
No feature; ground by lane.
|Toys Hill||248||117||TQ469520||HuMP, TuMP||Botley Hill||Wealden Greensand||Kent's second highest point
|Westerham Heights||245||0||TQ436565||None||Botley Hill||North Downs||Kent's third highest point
Also Bromley's borough top and highest point in any Greater London borough
No ground feature; E verge of A233.
|Wrotham Hill||235||129||TQ436565||HuMP, TuMP||Botley Hill||North Downs||Trig point at summit.|
|Bayley's Hill||216||40||TQ514519||TuMP||Botley Hill||Kent Downs||Alternative summits at TQ 491517 (unnamed) and TQ 487516 (Ide Hill, 216 metres).|
|Crockham Hill||216||41||TQ445514||TuMP||Botley Hill||Kent Downs||No feature|
|River Hill||215||27||TQ541523||None||Botley Hill||Kent Downs|
|Raspit Hill||207||34||TQ577548||TuMP||Botley Hill||Kent Downs|
|Detling Hill||200||163||TQ804586||Marilyn, HuMP, TuMP||Botley Hill||Kent Downs||Junction of 3 paths. Long grass may hide true summit.|
|Cheriton Hill||188||150||TQ511307||Marilyn, HuMP, TuMP||Crowborough||Kent Downs||Summit on gd 15 m N of fence corner and c. 250 m NW of trig point.|
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