The 1033 High Hills of Britain
by Alan Dawson
with contributions from Paul Richardson, Ann Bowker, Hugh Munro, Alan Rowan and Myrddyn Phillips
Published in February 2021, price £20
419 pages, including 223 colour photographs, 107 stories and 20 themes
This is a reference book and a non-fiction story book about the high hills of Scotland, England and Wales. The precise summit and col heights are the outcome of many years of meticulous surveying and outdoor research, while the original, personal and inspirational stories about climbing these hills provide a human angle to complement the precision of the topographic data. The book includes the most accurate hill list ever published, but it covers much more than that, with stories from long days in the Cairngorms, the undulating and rarely-climbed summits of the Monadhliath, the higher hills in the Lake District and Snowdonia and the intricacies of surveying the Cuillin hills on Skye.