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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.

Colour key

Class Prominence
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).


Hill Height
Grid ref. Class Parent Range/Region Remarks Image
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.
Summit is 45 m N of site of old fort which is higher but on artificial ground.
Tiny cairn in middle of field may be inaccessible if crops present.

Betsom's Hill at Tatsfield, Kent.jpg
Toys Hill 248 117 TQ469520 HuMP, TuMP Botley Hill Wealden Greensand Kent's second highest point
Toy's Hill Information Panel - - 1757255.jpg
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.
Westerham Heights Farm in Westerham, Kent, England.jpg
Wrotham Hill 235 129 TQ436565 HuMP, TuMP Botley Hill North Downs Trig point at summit. Wrotham Hill - - 660725.jpg
Bayley's Hill 216 40 TQ514519 TuMP Botley Hill Kent Downs Alternative summits at TQ 491517 (unnamed) and TQ 487516 (Ide Hill, 216 metres). Greensand Way to the west of Sevenoaks Weald - - 222385.jpg
Crockham Hill 216 41 TQ445514 TuMP Botley Hill Kent Downs No feature Oast House at Brookfields, Crockham Hill, Kent - - 1096315.jpg
River Hill 215 27 TQ541523 None Botley Hill Kent Downs Telecomms Mast, River Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent - - 69994.jpg
Raspit Hill 207 34 TQ577548 TuMP Botley Hill Kent Downs Large house at the foot of Raspit Hill, near Ivy Hatch - - 857439.jpg
Detling Hill 200 163 TQ804586 Marilyn, HuMP, TuMP Botley Hill Kent Downs Junction of 3 paths. Long grass may hide true summit. Detling Hill.jpg
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. Cheriton Hill - - 161059.jpg
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