TACit Tables

The Grahams
and the
New Donalds

Second edition

compiled by Alan Dawson

also including Grahamist and
Donaldist data by Dave Hewitt

TACit Tables: Complete, up-to-date lists of hills

First edition published May 1995 by TACit Press

Second edition published February 1999 by TACit Press
138 West Stirling Street, Alva, Clackmannanshire FK12 5EN

email: Dave.Hewitt@dial.pipex.com

ISBN 0 9534376 0 4

Table information copyright © Alan Dawson 1999
Historical research copyright © Dave Hewitt 1999
Illustrations copyright © Chris Tyler 1999

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be republished or redistributed in any other format. 10% of the cover price will be donated to the John Muir Trust to help the purchase and conservation of more wild land.

Proof-reading: Tessa Carroll
Series Editor: Dave Hewitt
Printed by: Clydeside Press, 37 High Street, Glasgow Cross, Glasgow G1 ILX


Thanks to Clem Clements for numerous helpful observations about the first and second editions, to Paul Prescott for comments on the meaning of relative height, and to the late Fiona Torbet for her research into the names of certain hills, notably Beinn Dubh and Beinn Bhreac.

The Series Editor would like to thank the many people who have helped in compiling the Grahamist and Donaldist sections. Acknowledgements are due to all listed there, as well as to the following: Gordon Adshead, Bill Brooker, Irvine Butterfield, Jim Cosgrove, Ken Crocket, Jill Dodgson, Ronald Dow, the late Ross Higgins, David Hoyle, Chris Huntley, Miles Hutchinson, James Lamb, Donald Shiach, Ken Stewart, Drew Templet. Also to the staff at the University of Glasgow Map Library and the National Library of Scotland Manuscript Department, plus the two SMC Honorary Librarians who have been in post during the period of research: Robin Chalmers and Ian Angell. Thanks also to Tommy Kayes and all at Clydeside Press. Apologies to anyone else who supplied advice or information, but who is omitted here.

"This Munro bagging is becoming far too common nowadays"
Dr Percy Donald, Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal, November 1933

About TACit Tables

TACit Tables aim to provide walkers with definitive, highly accurate, easily affordable, up-to-date lists of British and Irish hills. One unique feature of this series of booklets is that the height of each hill is given in both absolute and relative terms: as well as the height above sea level, the lists show the drop from each hill, ie the amount the hill rises above the surrounding land.

All the heights, drops and grid references in TACit Tables are obtained from the most recently available large-scale maps. These provide precise measurements of the location and significance of the summits, but convey nothing about distance, topography, terrain or other characteristics of the hills. Maps provide much of this detail, and the Tables are intended to be used alongside a map. No attempt is made to suggest routes or starting points for walks.

Details of all current titles in the TACit Tables series are given on the inside back cover.

About the Second Edition

The hills listed here are the same as those published in the first edition of this booklet in 1995. No new hills have been discovered and none deleted; there are still 224 Grahams and 118 New Donalds (though there is one new SubDonald). This may mean that the selection of hills in the first edition was correct, but it also reflects the inactivity of the Ordnance Survey as far as large-scale maps of Scotland are concerned. No new 1:10000 maps have been published, and the handful of new 1:25000 maps of Scotland have offered few surprises. But there are still areas of Scotland where no metric maps larger than 1:50000 have been published as yet, and so future changes cannot be ruled out. The current OS schedule is to complete remapping of Scotland at 1:25000 by 2003.

There have however been updates to the content - this is not just a reprint. The most notable change is the inclusion of revised drop figures for many hills, as explained on page four. There is also a short section on Grahamists, a substantial section on Donaldists, a set of line drawings, and an extensive Notes section, which includes detail on all changes from the first edition.

The Grahams are now far more widely known than when this booklet first appeared. The 1997 edition of Munro's Tables1 included the Grahams for the first time, and 1997 also saw publication of the first guidebook - The Grahams, by Andrew Dempster2. Not surprisingly, there is anecdotal evidence of an increase in the numbers of people climbing Grahams. Yet this increase is from a very low base; it is still unusual to meet anyone else on a Graham, other than on a handful of well-known and popular hills. A similar comment can be applied to the New Donalds. Although more easily accessible to large centres of population than the Grahams, the New Donalds can still offer solitude for the discerning walker. Both Grahams and New Donalds offer a wealth of walking opportunities, and help to show that the Scottish hills are far more widespread than just Munros and Corbetts.

About the Grahams

There is a long tradition of climbing hills over 2500 feet high in Scotland, and hills over 2000 feet in England and Wales, but for some reason most Scottish hills between 2000 and 2500 feet have been overlooked. The Grahams fill this gap. A Graham is a hill from 610 metres to 761 metres high inclusive (2000-2499 feet), with a drop of at least 150 metres all round. The list of hills with this definition was first published in April 1992 in The Relative Hills of Britain3, which lists all the British Marilyns, ie hills of any height with a drop of at least 150 metres all round. Originally, Scottish hills in this height range were referred to as Lesser Corbetts (abbreviated to LCs or Elsies). This subset of the Marilyns was renamed Grahams in memory of the late Fiona Torbet (née Graham) who published her own list of Scottish hills between 2000 and 2500 feet in The Great Outdoors magazine in November 1992. Fiona Torbet's list had no precise definition; 54 of its 244 hills had a drop of less than 150 metres, and 16 had less than 100 metres drop. There were also numerous inaccuracies, and 34 current Grahams were omitted altogether. Fiona had been unaware of the existing list but soon realised it was more accurate and complete than her own. She therefore agreed to accept the relevant Scottish Marilyns as the definitive list of such hills, provided the name Grahams was used for them and that Mid Hill and Mam Hael were renamed.

The 224 current Grahams therefore comprise the 222 such hills listed in The Relative Hills of Britain plus Beinn Talaidh and Ladylea Hill. The majority of Grahams (199) are on the Scottish mainland, with the remaining 25 distributed among seven islands; ten on Skye, seven on Mull, three on Harris, two on Jura, and one each on Arran, Rum and South Uist.

Although the current list of Grahams dates back only to 1992, there have been a number of earlier lists of 2000-foot Scottish hills, most notably by William McKnight Docharty and Dane Love:

Several other walkers are known to have compiled lists of 2000-foot Scottish hills, including Alan Brook, Clem Clements, Colin Donnelly and John Kirk (all unpublished), though not to the same level of detail as Docharty and Love.

About the List

Hills are grouped into geographical regions as shown opposite. Most regions are subdivided into sections. Each region is given a descriptive heading, to provide a general idea of its location, and a more detailed summary of its boundaries. Hills are listed in height order within each section. The information is laid out in the following columns:


The region and section numbers are the same as those used in The Relative Hills of Britain. Regions 1 to 17 correspond to the sections used in Munro's Tables but are enlarged where necessary to include hills under 2500 feet. This gives an uneven distribution of Grahams between regions, but has the advantage of familiarity. The missing regions (22, 23 and 25) are the Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands and St Kilda, where there are no hills over 2000 feet.

Regions of Scotland


This column gives the height of the hill above sea level in metres. This is usually taken from the largest scale metric map of the area published by the Ordnance Survey, which may be at 1:10000, 1:25000 or 1:50000. Spot heights on 1:50000 maps are not generally as accurate as those on larger scale maps, though some heights are updated as new editions are published. Where differing heights for the same point are given on different maps, the following order of precedence is generally used: 1:10000; 1:25000; 1:50000.


The height in feet is arrived at in all cases simply by multiplying the metric figure by 3.2808 and rounding up or down.


Where possible, names are taken from the relevant 1:50000 map. If a hill is not named on this then the name is taken from a larger scale map. Where a hill has a general name and a summit name, the general name is given in the main list, as this tends to be more commonly used, with summit names referred to in the Notes section on pages 29-32. As well as notes for specific summits, the following symbols may be used after the hill name:

° Height estimated from relevant contour ring as no spot height is given on any map.

* Change to grid reference from first edition.

** Change to drop figure from first edition.


This column gives the number(s) of the Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50000 map(s) on which the summit of the hill is to be found.

Grid Reference

The grid reference pinpoints the location of the summit of the hill to within 100 metres. All grid references have been double-checked for accuracy on 1:10000 maps.


This column refers to the relative height of the hill. It shows the height difference (in metres) between the summit and the col connecting the hill to the next higher summit. For some summits this is different to the method used to calculate the drop in the first edition. To provide continuity, a second figure is shown in brackets where the original method would give a different result. For example, the drop from The Storr on Skye is given as c 671 (230). This means that there is a drop of about 671 metres from the summit of The Storr before the ground rises again toward a higher summit (Sgurr nan Gillean). This makes sense mathematically and helps to confirm that The Storr is a significant summit, but it is of little practical value as the two hills are unlikely to be climbed together. The (230) refers to the drop between The Storr and the next Graham or other summit with a 150-metre drop, whether higher or lower. This is Hartaval, and so it means that walkers would have to descend at least 230 metres from The Storr before starting to climb Hartaval.

The drop figures offer an indication of how much descent and re-ascent is likely to be involved in climbing two or more hills together, but the figures always refer to the minimum possible descent - if the terrain is uneven or there are intervening minor summits then the actual descent on the ground will be greater. A map or knowledge of the route may be required for this level of detail.

The letter c before the drop figure means there is no spot height for the connecting col shown on any metric map, so the drop is estimated from the position of contour lines. It is likely to be accurate to within two or three metres.


This column is left blank for entering the date a hill is climbed, which is a better aid to memory than a simple tick. People who disapprove of record-keeping can ignore this column.

Measurement Error

Whilst the heights and drops listed in this booklet are taken from the most accurate mapping available, keen walkers are recommended to study Chris Crocker's research on measurement error in Ordnance Survey heights (see TAC36, p14, and TGO April 1998, pp14-15). The implication is that in order to be certain of climbing all hills with a given definition, it is advisable to also climb those that almost qualify, particularly SubGrahams with a drop of 147m, 148m or 149m.

The Grahams

Hills in Scotland between 2000 and 2499 feet with a drop of at least 150 metres on all sides

Region 1 Firth of Clyde to Strath Tay

Crianlarich; A85 and A827 to Killin; Loch Tay and River Tay to Perth; A85 to Crieff and Comrie; Glen Artney and the Highland boundary fault to Loch Lomond; River Leven to Dumbarton; coast to Arrochar; A83 to Inveraray; A819 and A85 to Crianlarich.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
1A7592490 Shee of Ardtalnaig 951,52 NN729351 c 224  
1A7302395 Beinn na Gainimh52 NN837344288  
1A7192359 Meall Buidhe 1051 NN576275 c 273 (c 232)
1A7122336 Creag Ruadh 1151 NN674292 c 196  
1A6902264 Meall Dearg52 NN886414 c 173  
1A6722205 Creag Each 1151 NN652263 c 216  
1A6372090 Creag Gharbh51 NN632327 c 151  
1A6232044 Meall nan Caorach 1252 NN928338321 (159)
1A6202034 Meall Reamhar 1252 NN922332156  
1B7062316 Beinn Dearg 1357 NN696197351  
1B6452116 Sgiath a'Chaise57 NN583169304  
1B6402100 Mor Bheinn 1451,52,57 NN716211327  
1C7532470 The Stob 1551 NN491231228  
1C7472451 Meall Mor50,56 NN383151 c 262  
1C7292392 Ben Venue 1657 NN474063545 (c 504)
1C6882257 Stob Breac57 NN447166 c 243  
1C6582159 Creag Mhor57 NN510185293  
1C6322073 Cruinn a'Bheinn56 NN365051177  
1D7442441 Meall nan Gabhar 1750 NN235240265  
1D6842244 Beinn Damhain50,56 NN282173220  
1D6562152 Meall Odhar50 NN298298183  
1D6522139 Fiarach50 NN344261181  
1D6362087 Beinn Bhalgairean 1850 NN202241 c 209  
1E7342408 Doune Hill 1956 NS290971695 (190)
1E7132339 Beinn Chaorach56 NS287923381 (362)
1E7092326 Beinn a'Mhanaich56 NS269946358  
1E7032306 Beinn Eich56 NS302946159  
1E6842244 Cruach an t-Sidhein 2056 NS275965169  
1E6812234 Beinn Bhreac56 NN321000524 (322)
1E6572155 Beinn Dubh 556 NS321962430  
1E6322073 Tullich Hill56 NN293006273  

Region 2 Loch Rannoch to Loch Tay

Rannoch Station; B846 and Loch Rannoch to Kinloch Rannoch; River Tummel, River Tay and Loch Tay to Killin; A827 and A85 to Tyndrum; railway to Rannoch Station.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
2A7452444 Meall a'Mhuic42,51 NN579508235

Region 3 Loch Leven to Connel Bridge and Glen Lochy

Kinlochleven; River Leven, Blackwater Reservoir, Black Water and railway to Rannoch Station; railway to Tyndrum; A85 to Taynuilt; Loch Etive and coast to Kinlochleven.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
3A7422434 Pap of Glencoe 2141 NN125594156  
3A7392425 Stob na Cruaiche41 NN363571350  
3B7262382 Beinn Bhreac 650 NN008408 c 161  
3B7152346 Beinn Mheadhonach 22 **50 NN019369 c 252  
3B6902264 Beinn Molurgainn50 NN019400 c 151  
3B6762218 Meall Mor41 NN106559304 (c 301)
3B6632175 Sgorr a'Choise41 NN084551 c 288  
3C7092326 Beinn nan Lus 23 50 NN130375 c 240  
3C7012300 Meall Garbh 2350 NN168367257  
3C6762218 Beinn Suidhe50 NN211400280 (c 267)
3C6652182 Meall Tairbh50 NN251375 c 257 (c 253)
3C6502133 Beinn Donachain50 NN198316375  
3C6362087 Beinn na Sroine50 NN233289 c 221  

Region 4 Fort William to Loch Ericht

Fort William; River Lochy to Gairlochy; River Spean to Spean Bridge; A86 to Kingussie; A9 to Dalwhinnie; Loch Ericht and River Ericht to Loch Rannoch; B846 to Rannoch Station; railway, Black Water, Blackwater Reservoir and River Leven to Kinlochleven; Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe to Fort William.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
4A7422434 Cnap Cruinn 2441 NN302774245  
4A6462119 Beinn na Cloiche41 NN284648194  
4A6212037 Creag Ghuanach41 NN299690212  
4A6212037 Tom Meadhoin41 NN087621155  
4A6162021 Beinn na Gucaig41 NN062653 c 451  
4B7472451 Binnein Shuas 2534,42 NN463826 c 392 (c 362)
4B6672188 Binnein Shios34,42 NN492857 c 282  
4B6582159 Meall nan Eagan42 NN596874 c 166  

Region 5 Loch Ericht to Glen Tromie and Glen Garry

Kingussie; Glen Tromie to Gaick Lodge; Gaick pass and Edendon Water to Dalnacardoch Lodge; River Garry and River Tummel to Loch Rannoch; River Ericht, Loch Ericht and A9 to Kingussie.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
56582159 Creag Ruadh42 NN685882197  
56122008 Creag a'Mhadaidh42 NN634650156  

Region 6 Forest of Atholl to Braemar and Blairgowrie

Braemar; A93 to Blairgowrie; River Ardle, River Isla, River Tay, River Tummel and River Garry to Dalnacardoch Lodge; Edendon Water, Gaick pass and Glen Tromie to Kingussie; River Spey, River Feshie, Geldie Burn and River Dee to Braemar.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
6B6412103 Blath Bhalg43 NO019611265

Region 7 Braemar to Montrose

Braemar; River Dee to Aberdeen; coast to Montrose; River South Esk to Brechin; Strathmore and River Ardle to Blairgowrie; A93 to Braemar.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
77442441 Mount Blair43 NO167629 c 400 (c 369)
77402428 Badandun Hill44 NO207678 c 154  
77052313 Hunt Hill44 NO380805181  
77022303 Duchray Hill 2643 NO161672264  
76782224 Hill of Wirren 2744 NO522739311  
76712201 Cat Law 28 *44 NO318610 c 296  
76112005 Corwharn 2944 NO288651154  

Region 8 The Cairngorms

Aviemore; River Spey to Grantown-on-Spey; A939 to Ballater; River Dee to Braemar and Linn of Dee; Geldie Burn, River Feshie and River Spey to Aviemore.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
87432438 Geallaig Hill 3037,44 NO297981312
87152346 Cnap Chaochan Aitinn 31 **36 NJ145099 c 158
86682192 Creag Bhalg43 NO091912159

Region 9 Spean Bridge to Elgin

Inverness; coast to Spey Bay; River Spey to Kingussie; A86 to Spean Bridge; River Spean to Gairlochy; Great Glen to Inverness.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
9A6592162 Carn Glas-choire35,36 NH891291 c 251
9A6142014 Carn nan Tri-tighearnan27 NH823390 c 332
9B7562480 Creag Dhubh 3235 NN678972 c 391
9B7432438 Creag Liath35 NH663007188
9B6182028 Carn na h-Easgainn27 NH744320174
9C6842244 Leana Mhor 3334,41 NN284878169
9C6762218 Leana Mhor 3334,41 NN317879 c 158
9C6582159 Creag Dhubh34,41 NN322824 c 332
9C6222041 Creag Ruadh 3435 NN558913 c 314

Region 10 Glen Shiel to Glenfinnan

Shiel Bridge; Glen Shiel and Glen Moriston to Invermoriston; Great Glen to Fort William; Loch Eil and A830 to Lochailort; coast to Shiel Bridge.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
10A7592490 Beinn a'Chapuill33 NG835148258  
10A7132339 Druim Fada33 NG894083 c 486  
10A6442113 Biod an Fhithich 29,3533 NG950147 c 153  
10A6432110 Beinn Clachach33 NG885109228  
10B7002297 Slat Bheinn33 NG910027267  
10B6672188 Meall nan Eun 3633 NG903052174  
10C7492457 Sgurr Choinich34 NN127949277  
10C7322402 Glas Bheinn34 NN171919292  
10C6562152 Meall Blair 37 **33 NN077950213  
10D7442441 Druim Fada 3841 NN087824 c 516  
10D7272385 Mullach Coire nan Geur-oirean41 NN049892191  
10D7182356 An Stac40 NM866889 c 223  
10D7102329 Meith Bheinn40 NM821872 c 325 (c 308)
10D6812234 Meall Onfhaidh41 NN010840299  
10D6632175 Aodann Chleireig40 NM994825316  
10D6332077 Glas-charn40 NM846837 c 328  

Region 11 Loch Duich to Loch Ness, South of Loch Mullardoch

Shiel Bridge; Loch Duich, Loch Long and Glen Elchaig to Carnach; pass to Loch Mullardoch; Glen Cannich and A831 to Drumnadrochit; Loch Ness to Invermoriston; Glen Moriston and Glen Shiel to Shiel Bridge.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
11A7292392 Carnan Cruithneachd25,33 NG994258221  
11A6132011 Beinn a'Mheadhoin 39 **25 NH218255245  
11B7062316 Carn a'Chaochain34 NH235177269 (c 208)
11B6992293 Meall Fuar-mhonaidh26 NH457222 c 234 (c 204)
11B6792228 Meall a'Chrathaich26 NH360220 c 184  
11B6782224 Carn Mhic an Toisich34 NH310185 c 180  
11B6512136 Glas-bheinn Mhor26 NH436231 c 156  

Region 12 Lochalsh to Inverness, North of Loch Mullardoch

Kyle of Lochalsh; coast to Strathcarron; railway to Garve; A832 to Beauly; Beauly Firth to Inverness; Great Glen to Drumnadrochit; A831 to Cannich; Glen Cannich, Loch Mullardoch and pass to Carnach; Glen Elchaig, Loch Long and Loch Alsh to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
12A6952280 Beinn na Muice25 NH218402 c 160
12A6802231 Meall na Faochaig25 NH257525 c 272
12A6732208 Carn na Coinnich26 NH324510 c 265
12A6652182 Beinn Mheadhoin25 NH258477 c 218
12A6122008 Creag Dhubh Mhor 2925 NG982404 c 169
12B7062316 An Cruachan 4025 NH093358 c 238
12B6782224 Carn na Breabaig25 NH066301 c 176
12B6772221 Carn Gorm26 NH328355 c 191

Region 13 Loch Carron to Loch Maree

Poolewe; Loch Maree to Kinlochewe; A832 to Achnasheen; railway to Strathcarron; Loch Carron and coast to Poolewe.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
13A7252379 Beinn a'Chearcaill19 NG931637 c 368  
13A6722205 An Ruadh-mheallan *19,24 NG836614 c 201  
13B7362415 Beinn na h-Eaglaise25 NG908523 c 303  
13B7322402 Sgurr a'Gharaidh24 NG884443 c 331  
13B6782224 Carn Breac25 NH045530392 (c 276)
13B6262054 Beinn a'Chlachain 4124 NG724490 c 373  
13B6252051 Beinn na Feusaige25 NH093542223  

Region 14 Loch Maree to Loch Broom and Garve

Ullapool; Loch Broom and A835 to Garve; railway to Achnasheen; A832 to Kinlochewe; Loch Maree and coast to Ullapool.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
14A7222369 Meall Mheinnidh *19 NG954748 c 227  
14A6922270 Beinn a'Mhuinidh19 NH032660 c 378  
14A6822238 Beinn a'Chaisgein Beag **19 NG965821 c 175  
14A6352083 Beinn Ghobhlach19 NH055943 c 401 (254)
14B7492457 Groban19 NH099709 c 306 (277)
14B7112333 Beinn nan Ramh19 NH139662 c 386  
14B7052313 Meall a'Chaorainn19 NH136604 c 190  
14B6682192 Beinn Bheag19 NH086714196  

Region 15 Ullapool to the Moray Firth

Ullapool; A835 to Ledmore; A837 and River Oykel to Bonar Bridge; Dornoch Firth and coast to Inverness; Beauly Firth to Beauly; A832 to Garve; A835 and Loch Broom to Ullapool.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
15A7302395 Meall Doire Faid *20 NH220792 c 175
15A7012300 Carn a'Choin Deirg20 NH397923319
15A6672188 Meall Dubh 4220 NH225886158
15A6322073 Meall a'Chaorainn *20 NH359827157
15B7432438 Beinn nan Eun20 NH448759 c 255
15B7382421 Meall Mor20 NH515745263
15B7102329 Beinn Tharsuinn 4320 NH412829176
15B6972287 Carn Loch nan Amhaichean20 NH411757 c 202
15B6922270 Beinn Tharsuinn 4421 NH606792353
15B6472123 Carn Salachaidh 4520 NH518874234

Region 16 The Far North

Ullapool; coast to Cape Wrath, Wick and Dornoch; Dornoch Firth, River Oykel and A837 to Ledmore; A835 to Ullapool.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
16B7592490 Carn an Tionail **16 NC392390 c 211  
16B7322402 Sabhal Beag9 NC373429169  
16B6882257 Beinn Direach16 NC406380150  
16C7062316 Morven 4617 ND004285 c 574 (c 351)
16C6262054 Scaraben17 ND066268 c 335 (c 328)
16D7132339 Creag Mhor 4716 NC698240 c 368 (251)
16D7052313 Ben Armine 4816 NC695273243  
16D6282060 Beinn Dhorain17 NC925156416 (c 249)
16E7502461 Meallan a'Chuail15 NC344292204  
16E7212365 Ben Stack 499 NC269423532  
16E6132011 Meall an Fheur Loch16 NC361310 c 165  
16F7432438 Ben Mor Coigach15 NC094042657 (c 198)
16F7312398 Suilven 5015 NC153183 c 496  
16F7052313 Sgurr an Fhidhleir 51 **15 NC094054160  
16F6192031 Beinn an Eoin 52 **15 NC105064355  
16F6122008 Stac Pollaidh 53 **15 NC107106441  

Region 17 Skye, Rum and Mull

Three large islands in the Inner Hebrides.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
17A7192359 The Storr (Skye)23 NG495540 c 671 (230)
17A6692195 Hartaval (Skye) 54 *23 NG479551180  
17B7362415 Marsco (Skye) 5532 NG507252413  
17B7312398 Beinn Dearg Mhor (Skye)32 NG520285316  
17B7022303 Belig (Skye)32 NG544240246  
17C7392425 Sgurr na Coinnich (Skye)33 NG762222 c 714 (c 161)
17C7322402 Beinn na Caillich (Skye)32 NG601233 c 696 (175)
17C7322402 Beinn na Caillich (Skye)33 NG770229 c 154  
17C7092326 Beinn Dearg Mhor (Skye)32 NG587228152  
17C6102001 Ben Aslak (Skye) 2933 NG750191 c 327 (c 216)
17D7022303 Trallval (Rum)39 NM377952 c 189  
17E7612497 Beinn Talaidh (Mull) 749 NM625347429 (337)
17E7412431 Sgurr Dearg (Mull) 5649 NM665339 c 246  
17E7172352 Ben Buie (Mull)49 NM604270513 (c 464)
17E7042310 Corra-bheinn (Mull) 5748 NM573321 c 316  
17E7022303 Beinn Fhada (Mull)47,48 NM540349 c 174  
17E6982290 Creach Beinn (Mull) 5849 NM642276 c 551  
17E6182028 Cruach Choireadail (Mull)48 NM594304194  

Region 18 Ardnamurchan to Loch Linnhe

Fort William; Loch Linnhe and coast to Ardnamurchan Point and Lochailort; A830 and Loch Eil to Fort William.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
18A6662185 Beinn Gaire40 NM781748 c 321 (c 230)
18A6632175 Croit Bheinn40 NM810773 c 227  
18B7612497 Sgurr a'Chaorainn40 NM895662205  
18B7362415 Beinn Bheag40 NM914635200  
18B7342408 Druim na Sgriodain 5940 NM978656481 (436)
18B7232372 Meall nan Damh40 NM919745 c 347 (c 238)
18B7212365 Stob Mhic Bheathain40 NM914713 c 215  
18B7012300 Sgurr nan Cnamh40 NM886643157  
18B6502133 Sgorr Mhic Eacharna40 NM928630168  
18B6362087 Glas Bheinn40 NM938758 c 151  
18C7392425 Beinn Mheadhoin49 NM799514568 (c 484)
18C6522139 Beinn na Cille49 NM854542 c 193  

Region 19 Oban to Dunoon and the Mull of Kintyre

Oban; coast to Taynuilt; A85 and A819 to Inveraray; A83 to Arrochar; Loch Long and coast to Oban.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
19C7612497 Cnoc Coinnich56 NN233007 c 273  
19C7412431 Beinn Mhor56 NS107908 c 696 (423)
19C7322402 Stob an Eas56 NN185073248  
19C7032306 Beinn Lochain 6056 NN160006 c 377 (c 197)
19C6642178 Beinn Ruadh 6156 NS155883499  
19C6582159 Stob na Boine Druim-fhinn 6256 NN168025 c 152  
19C6432110 Creag Tharsuinn **56 NS088913395  
19C6182028 Beinn Bheag56 NS125932300  
19C6112005 Cruach nam Mult56 NN168055282  
19C6112005 Cruach nan Capull63 NS095795485 (286)

Region 20 Jura and Arran

Two large islands off the Argyll coast.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
20A7572484 Beinn Shiantaidh (Jura) 6361 NR513747303  
20A7332405 Beinn a'Chaolais (Jura) 6360,61 NR488734359  
20C7212365 Beinn Bharrain (Arran) 6462,69 NR901427385 (c 326)

Region 21 Strathspey to Aberdeen

Fraserburgh; coast to Aberdeen; River Dee to Ballater; A939 to Grantown-on-Spey; River Spey to Spey Bey; coast to Fraserburgh.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
21A7552477 Cook's Cairn 6537 NJ302278 c 210  
21A7492457 Mona Gowan37 NJ336058 c 191  
21A7222369 Creagan a'Chaise 6636 NJ104241330 (191)
21A7212365 The Buck 6737 NJ412233 c 256  
21A7102329 Carn a'Ghille Chearr36 NJ139298179  
21A6102001 Ladylea Hill 8,29 **37 NJ343168 c 198  
21B6202034 Pressendye 6837 NJ490089 c 255  

Region 24 Western Isles

The Outer Hebrides.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
24B7292392 Uisgneabhal Mor (Harris) 6913,14 NB120085482 (375)
24B6792228 Tiogra Mor (Harris) 7013,14 NB055115588 (c 436)
24B6622172 Oireabhal (Harris) 7113,14 NB083099 c 419  
24C6202034 Beinn Mhor (South Uist) 7222 NF808310620 (c 323)

Region 26 Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose

Dumbarton; River Leven to Loch Lomond; Highland boundary fault and Glen Artney to Comrie; A85 to Perth; River Tay, Strathmore and River South Esk to Montrose; coast to Firth of Forth; Forth and Clyde Canal to Glasgow; River Clyde to Dumbarton.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
267212365 Ben Cleuch 7358 NN902006595 (452)
266642178 Uamh Bheag 7457 NN691118323  

Region 27 South-West Scotland

Glasgow; River Clyde to Abington; M74/A74 to Gretna; Solway Firth and coast to Firth of Clyde and Glasgow.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
27A7112333 Tinto 7572 NS953343 c 443 (425)
27B7172352 Lamachan Hill77 NX435769453 (310)
27B7112333 Cairnsmore of Fleet 7683 NX501670 c 522 (489)
27B6922270 Mullwharchar77 NX454866187  
27B6572155 Millfore 7777 NX478754250  
27B6452116 Craignaw77 NX459833151  
27C7322402 Green Lowther 7871,78 NS900120 c 424 (c 302)
27C7002297 Blackcraig Hill 7971,77 NS647064235 (214)
27C6982290 Windy Standard 8077 NS620014212  
27C6972287 Queensberry78 NX989997363 (c 212)
27C6892260 Ballencleuch Law78 NS935049 c 204  

Region 28 Firth of Forth to the English Border

Edinburgh; coast to Berwick; English border to Gretna; M74/A74 to Abington; River Clyde to Glasgow; Forth and Clyde Canal to Firth of Forth and Edinburgh.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
28A6592162 Windlestraw Law73 NT371431 c 461 (c 290)
28A6512136 Blackhope Scar 8173 NT315483 c 282  
28B7482454 Culter Fell 8272 NT052290 c 350 (c 270)
28B7442441 Dun Rig *73 NT253315243  
28B6922270 Ettrick Pen79 NT199076358 (173)
28B6882257 Gathersnow Hill72 NT058257 c 210  
28B6782224 Capel Fell79 NT163069159  
28B6772221 Andrewhinney Hill79 NT197138 c 192  
28B6372090 Croft Head79 NT153056194  
28B6192031 Cauldcleuch Head 8379 NT456006256 (183)

Graham Maps

The wide distribution of Grahams means they are found on 48 different Landranger maps; Sheets 9, 13-17, 19-27, 32-37, 39-44, 47-52, 56-58, 60-63, 69, 71-73, 77-79 and 83, though the Grahams on Sheets 13, 47, 60, 62 and 71 are duplicated on other maps. Landranger 56 has the most Grahams (20), followed by Sheets 41 and 50, with 15 each, and Sheet 40 with 14.

Highest Grahams

These are the top fifty Grahams in terms of height above sea level.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
17E7612497 Beinn Talaidh (Mull)49 NM625347429 (337)
19C7612497 Cnoc Coinnich56 NN233007 c 273  
18B7612497 Sgurr a'Chaorainn40 NM895662205  
10A7592490 Beinn a'Chapuill33 NG835148258  
1A7592490 Shee of Ardtalnaig51,52 NN729351 c 224  
16B7592490 Carn an Tionail16 NC392390 c 214  
20A7572484 Beinn Shiantaidh (Jura)61 NR513747303  
9B7562480 Creag Dhubh35 NN678972 c 391  
21A7552477 Cook's Cairn37 NJ302278 c 210  
1C7532470 The Stob51 NN491231228  
16E7502461 Meallan a'Chuail15 NC344292204  
14B7492457 Groban19 NH099709 c 306 (277)
10C7492457 Sgurr Choinich34 NN127949277  
21A7492457 Mona Gowan37 NJ336058 c 191  
28B7482454 Culter Fell72 NT052290 c 350 (c 270)
4B7472451 Binnein Shuas34,42 NN463826 c 392 (c 362)
1C7472451 Meall Mor50,56 NN383151 c 262  
2A7452444 Meall a'Mhuic42,51 NN579508235  
10D7442441 Druim Fada41 NN087824 c 516  
77442441 Mount Blair43 NO167629 c 400 (c 369)
1D7442441 Meall nan Gabhar50 NN235240265  
28B7442441 Dun Rig73 NT253315243  
16F7432438 Ben Mor Coigach15 NC094042657 (c 198)
87432438 Geallaig Hill37,44 NO297981312  
15B7432438 Beinn nan Eun20 NH448759 c 255  
9B7432438 Creag Liath35 NH663007188  
4A7422434 Cnap Cruinn41 NN302774245  
3A7422434 Pap of Glencoe41 NN125594156  
19C7412431 Beinn Mhor56 NS107908 c 696 (423)
17E7412431 Sgurr Dearg (Mull)49 NM665339 c 246  
77402428 Badandun Hill44 NO207678 c 154  
17C7392425 Sgurr na Coinnich (Skye)33 NG762222 c 714 (c 161)
18C7392425 Beinn Mheadhoin49 NM799514568 (c 484)
3A7392425 Stob na Cruaiche41 NN363571350  
15B7382421 Meall Mor20 NH515745263  
17B7362415 Marsco (Skye)32 NG507252413  
13B7362415 Beinn na h-Eaglaise25 NG908523 c 303  
18B7362415 Beinn Bheag40 NM914635192  
1E7342408 Doune Hill56 NS290971695 (190)
18B7342408 Druim na Sgriodain40 NM978656481 (436)
20A7332405 Beinn a'Chaolais (Jura)60,61 NR488734359  
17C7322402 Beinn na Caillich (Skye)32 NG601233 c 696 (175)
27C7322402 Green Lowther71,78 NS900120 c 424 (c 302)
13B7322402 Sgurr a'Gharaidh24 NG884443 c 331  
10C7322402 Glas Bheinn34 NN171919292  
19C7322402 Stob an Eas56 NN185073248  
16B7322402 Sabhal Beag9 NC373429169  
17C7322402 Beinn na Caillich (Skye)33 NG770229 c 154  
16F7312398 Suilven15 NC153183 c 496  
17B7312398 Beinn Dearg Mhor (Skye)32 NG520285316  

These are the top fifty Grahams in terms of relative height, ie they have the greatest drop.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
17C7392425 Sgurr na Coinnich (Skye)33 NG762222 c 714 (c 161)
19C7412431 Beinn Mhor56 NS107908 c 696 (423)
17C7322402 Beinn na Caillich (Skye)32 NG601233 c 696 (175)
1E7342408 Doune Hill56 NS290971695 (190)
17A7192359 The Storr (Skye)23 NG495540 c 671 (230)
16F7432438 Ben Mor Coigach15 NC094042657 (c 198)
24C6202034 Beinn Mhor (South Uist)22 NF808310620 (c 323)
267212365 Ben Cleuch58 NN902006595 (452)
24B6792228 Tiogra Mor (North Harris)13,14 NB055115588 (c 436)
16C7062316 Morven17 ND004285 c 574 (c 351)
18C7392425 Beinn Mheadhoin49 NM799514568 (c 484)
17E6982290 Creach Beinn (Mull)49 NM642276 c 551  
1C7292392 Ben Venue57 NN474063545 (c 504)
16E7212365 Ben Stack9 NC269423532  
1E6812234 Beinn Bhreac56 NN321000524 (322)
27B7112333 Cairnsmore of Fleet83 NX501670 c 522 (489)
10D7442441 Druim Fada41 NN087824 c 516  
17E7172352 Ben Buie (Mull)49 NM604270513 (c 464)
19C6642178 Beinn Ruadh56 NS155883499  
16F7312398 Suilven15 NC153183 c 496  
10A7132339 Druim Fada33 NG894083 c 486  
19C6112005 Cruach nan Capull63 NS095795485 (286)
24B7292392 Uisgneabhal Mor (North Harris)13,14 NB120085482 (375)
18B7342408 Druim na Sgriodain40 NM978656481 (436)
28A6592162 Windlestraw Law73 NT371431 c 461 (c 290)
27B7172352 Lamachan Hill77 NX435769453 (310)
4A6162021 Beinn na Gucaig41 NN062653 c 451  
27A7112333 Tinto72 NS953343 c 443 (425)
16F6122008 Stac Pollaidh15 NC107106441  
1E6572155 Beinn Dubh56 NS321962430  
17E7612497 Beinn Talaidh (Mull)49 NM625347429 (337)
27C7322402 Green Lowther71,78 NS900120 c 424 (c 302)
24B6622172 Oireabhal (North Harris)13,14 NB083099 c 419  
16D6282060 Beinn Dhorain17 NC925156416 (c 249)
17B7362415 Marsco (Skye)32 NG507252413  
14A6352083 Beinn Ghobhlach19 NH055943 c 401 (254)
77442441 Mount Blair43 NO167629 c 400 (c 369)
19C6432110 Creag Tharsuinn56 NS088913395 (c 394)
4B7472451 Binnein Shuas34,42 NN463826 c 392 (c 362)
13B6782224 Carn Breac25 NH045530392 (c 276)
9B7562480 Creag Dhubh35 NN678972 c 391  
14B7112333 Beinn nan Ramh19 NH139662 c 386  
20C7212365 Beinn Bharrain (Arran)62,69 NR901427385 (c 326)
1E7132339 Beinn Chaorach56 NS287923381 (362)
14A6922270 Beinn a'Mhuinidh19 NH032660 c 378  
19C7032306 Beinn Lochain56 NN160006 c 377 (c 197)
3C6502133 Beinn Donachain50 NN198316 c 375  
13B6262054 Beinn a'Chlachain24 NG724490 c 373  
13A7252379 Beinn a'Chearcaill19 NG931637 c 368  
16D7132339 Creag Mhor16 NC698240 c 368 (251)


These eleven hills miss out on being Grahams by less than ten metres in height. Peel Fell almost makes this list, but its 602m summit at NY625997 is about 50 metres across the English border.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
10C6071991 Burach34 NH383141 c 238  
19C6071991 Cruach Neuran56 NS083820296  
19C6071991 Cruach nam Miseag56 NS182981 c 205  
24C6061988 Hecla (South Uist)22 NF825345 c 308  
27C6061988 Well Hill71,78 NS913064200  
10A6031978 Beinn a'Chuirn33 NG870220255  
2A6011972 Leagag42,51 NN518539215  
76011972 The Coyles of Muick 8444 NO328910 c 236  
10D6011972 Sidhean Mor 8540 NM728865323 (225)
19C6011972 Sgorach Mor 8656 NS096849428  
12B6001969 Meallan Odhar Doire nan Gillean25 NH156377177  

These 23 hills miss out on being Grahams by less than ten metres of relative height.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
27C6812234 Blacklorg Hill77 NS653042149
1C6742211 Meall Cala57 NN508127149
6B6352083 Creag an t-Sithein43 NO031658148
4A6332077 Meall a'Bhainne41 NN306663 c 147
4A7112333 Meall an t-Suidhe 8741 NN139729 c 146
4B6742211 Beinn Eilde42 NN563850146
17A6392096 Baca Ruadh (Skye)23 NG474575146
3B6542149 Meall Ban49 NM996498145
11A6342080 Carn Bad a'Chreamha25,33 NG925264 c 145
4A7212365 Meall Mor41 NN280705144
10B7182355 Meall Bhasiter33,40 NM846971144
18A7132339 Sgurr Dhomhuill Mor40 NM740759144
3C6392097 Ben Inverveigh50 NN271382 c 144
11A7162349 Carn Loch na Gobhlaig25 NH257301143
86882257 Carn na Farraidh36 NJ114147143
14B6972287 Meallan Chuaich 88 *19 NH115697 c 142
19C6392097 Mullach Coire a'Chuir56 NN171034142
86352083 Craig Leek36,43 NO185930 c 142
266312070 Beinn nan Eun 8957 NN723131142
18B7562480 Sgorr an Tarmachain40 NM839714141
9B7452444 Cnoc Fraing35 NH806143141
3C6242047 Meall Buidhe50 NN183375141
17B6512136 Beinn Dearg Mheadhonach (Skye)32 NG515271140


by Dave Hewitt

William McKnight Docharty (died 1968) and John Rooke Corbett (1877-1949) were both described as having climbed all 2000-foot hills in Scotland, a vague claim that cannot easily be verified or refuted. Research indicates that by the time his third and final book was published in 1962, Docharty had climbed only 49 of what are now called Grahams. His listings were, however, extensive and accurate, including 219 of the current 224 Grahams (see note 29). Thus anyone who completed this part of Docharty's work has a valid claim to be considered an early Grahamist - and it is this which forms the basis of the entry for Colin Dodgson below. Note however that Docharty lived for six years after publication, during much of which he was active on the hills. It is therefore likely that he climbed many more Grahams; research is in progress to ascertain the precise number.

Corbett's claim concerning 2000-foot hills is also shadowy. He may well have listed and climbed many Grahams, but so little is known of his hill career that it would be rash to approximate a guess without hard evidence. Remarkably, there is also a lack of first-hand detail and description concerning his eponymous listing of 2500ft-2999ft hills, such that even the archivists in the Rucksack Club know little. As with Docharty, it thus seems prudent to exclude Corbett from any formal listing of Grahamists, although future research may prove profitable. Certainly Corbett was a strong and eclectic hill-gatherer; John Dow, in his 1952 introduction to Corbett's posthumously published Tables, wrote: 'Corbett was probably the best and most tireless hill walker of his generation.' (SMC Journal, Vol 25, p45.)

Of the five Grahamists listed below, three worked from either the first edition of this booklet or from the very similar listing printed in the 1997 edition of Munro's Tables. Dodgson worked from Docharty, as already indicated, whilst the second Grahamist - one of two who wish to remain anonymous - used the relevant section of The Relative Hills of Britain.

    First Graham   Last Graham  
Colin Dodgson Grasmere Stac Pollaidh15/10/35 Beinn a'Mhuinidh4/7/84
Anon        1994
Andrew Dempster Forgandenny Tinto1975 Cauldcleuch Head30/10/97
Anon        1997
Peter Lincoln Mold Ettrick Pen9/89 Creag Bhalg25/6/98

Andrew Dempster is the author of The Grahams guidebook. Peter Lincoln completed a continuous round of Grahams. He climbed all Munros, Corbetts and Grahams in 359 days, finishing on the Corbett Morrone, near Braemar, on 2nd July 1998. Several other people are known to be nearing completion of the Grahams. For example, by the end of 1998 Ann Bowker had climbed 221 Grahams and was aiming to finish on Trallval in 1999. Anyone else who climbs all the Grahams (or the New Donalds) is encouraged to contact TACit Press, giving name and date of both first and last hill. Updates will be published in The Angry Corrie and in subsequent editions of this booklet.

Graham Names

The most common name for a Graham is Beinn Bheag, Creag Ruadh or Meall Mor. Each occurs three times, while twelve other names are duplicated: Beinn Bhreac, Beinn Dearg Mhor, Beinn Mheadhoin, Beinn Mhor, Beinn na Caillich, Beinn Tharsuinn, Creag Dhubh, Creag Mhor, Druim Fada, Glas Bheinn, Leana Mhor and Meall a'Chaorainn. There are 57 Beinns, 26 Mealls, 15 Creags, 14 Carns, 12 Hills, 7 Bens, 7 Sgurrs, 6 Stobs and 17 single-word names. But there is no Bidean or Spidean, only one Cairn and one Charn, and the only Mullach is the Graham with the longest name: Mullach Coire nan Geur-oirean (though the summit name of Beinn Bharrain is Mullach Buidhe). It seems that Grahams are more linguistically diverse than Munros or Corbetts as well as being more geographically widespread.

The New Donalds

Hills in the Scottish Lowlands over 2000 feet

Percy Donald's original 1935 list of hills over 2000 feet in the Scottish Lowlands has been published in the book of Munro's Tables for many years. His list was based on a complicated formula for determining separate hills, but defined Tops as all elevations with a drop of 100 feet (30.48m) on all sides, and elevations of sufficient topographical merit with a drop of 50-100 feet on all sides.

The New Donalds bring the list right up to date, using the latest large-scale maps to eliminate discrepancies. All summits with a drop of at least 30 metres are included and all lesser summits omitted. Three hills on the south side of Glen Artney (between Callander and Crieff) are included, as these lie south of the Highland boundary fault and so can be considered as part of the Scottish 'lowlands'. New Donalds are therefore defined as Scottish hills south of the Highland boundary fault at least 610 metres high (2000 feet) with a drop of at least 30 metres (98.4 feet) all round. There are 118 New Donalds, compared to 89 old Donalds and 140 old Donald Tops listed in the 1997 edition of Munro's Tables.

The 29 New Donalds that are classed only as Donald Tops are: Andrew Gannel Hill, Ben Ever, Whitewisp Hill, Beinn Odhar, Benyellary, Caerloch Dhu, Bow, Meikle Mulltaggart, Knee of Cairnsmore, Beninner, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill, Cold Moss, Rodger Law, Hunt Law, The Scrape, Clockmore, Deer Law, Din Law, Lairds Cleuch Rig, Carrifran Gans, Saddle Yoke, Cardon Hill, Coomb Hill, Coomb Dod, Hopetoun Craig, West Knowe, Smidhope Hill and Mid Rig. Of these, Beninner has the greatest drop (67m), followed by Alwhat and Cold Moss (both 63m drop).

A further 27 summits with between 20m and 30m drop are also listed (SubDonalds), to indicate why they do not appear in the main list of New Donalds. Seven of these are not listed as old Donald Tops: Uamh Bheag East Top, Shiel Dod, Green Trough, Dungrain Law, Moorbrock Hill North Top, Grey Weather Law and Great Knock. The only hills with less than 20m drop still listed as Donald Tops are Keoch Rig (19m drop) and Cairn Hill West Top, which has only 5m drop but is the highest point on the Scotland-England border.

Details of the New Donalds are given below in the same format used for the Grahams, but the layout highlights a distinction between those hills with 150m drop (23 Grahams and 7 Corbetts) and other summits. Grahams (over 2000 feet) and Corbetts (over 2500 feet) are treated as major summits, with other hills grouped beneath the relevant major summit and listed in order of relative height, so that the more significant summits are shown first. Obvious groups of hills are kept together.

Region 26 Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose

Dumbarton; River Leven to Loch Lomond; Highland boundary fault and Glen Artney to Comrie; A85 to Perth; River Tay, Strathmore and River South Esk to Montrose; coast to Firth of Forth; Forth and Clyde Canal to Glasgow; River Clyde to Dumbarton.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
267212365 Ben Cleuch 7358 NN902006595 (c 452)
266482126 King's Seat Hill58 NS933999 c 135  
266312070 Blairdenon Hill58 NN865018 c 94  
266452116 Tarmangie Hill58 NN94201477  
266102001 Innerdownie58 NN96603152  
266702198 Andrew Gannel Hill58 NN91800649  
266222041 Ben Ever58 NN89300138  
266432110 Whitewisp Hill *58 NN95501332  
266642178 Uamh Bheag 7457 NN691118323  
266312070 Beinn nan Eun 8957 NN723131142  
266262054 Beinn Odhar57 NN71412741  

Region 27 South-West Scotland

Glasgow; River Clyde to Abington; M74/A74 to Gretna; Solway Firth and coast to Firth of Clyde and Glasgow.

Section 27A Ayr to the River Clyde

North of A77, B742, A70 and M74 from Turnberry to Abington

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
27A7112333 Tinto 7572 NS953343 c 443 (425)

Section 27B Carrick and Galloway

West of A713, Loch Ken and River Dee from Dalmellington to Kirkcudbright

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
27B8432766 Merrick 9077 NX427855 c 705 (262)
27B7862579 Kirriereoch Hill 9177 NX420870149  
27B7192359 Benyellary77 NX414839 c 56  
27B7752543 Shalloch on Minnoch 9277 NX407905194  
27B6972287 Tarfessock77 NX40989169  
27B6592162 Caerloch Dhu 9377 NX400920 c 31  
27B6922270 Mullwharchar77 NX454866187  
27B6202034 Dungeon Hill 9477 NX460850115  
27B6452116 Craignaw77 NX459833151  
27B8142671 Corserine77 NX497870 c 488  
27B7492457 Meikle Millyea 9577 NX516825121  
27B6592162 Cairnsgarroch77 NX515913105  
27B8072648 Carlin's Cairn77 NX49788399  
27B7382421 Milldown77 NX511839 c 90  
27B6952280 Meaul *77 NX50090974  
27B6232044 Corran of Portmark 9677 NX50993661  
27B6132011 Bow77 NX50892838  
27B7172352 Lamachan Hill77 NX435769453 (310)
27B6742211 Curleywee77 NX454769119  
27B6762218 Larg Hill77 NX42475772  
27B6572155 Millfore 7777 NX478754250  
27B7112333 Cairnsmore of Fleet 7683 NX501670 c 522 (489)
27B6122008 Meikle Mulltaggart83 NX51267853  
27B6572155 Knee of Cairnsmore 9783 NX50965638  

Section 27C The Glenkens to Annandale

East of A713, Loch Ken and River Dee from Ayr to Kirkcudbright

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
27C7972615 Cairnsmore of Carsphairn77 NX594979 c 582 (332)
27C7102329 Beninner77 NX60597167  
27C7002297 Blackcraig Hill 7971,77 NS647064235 (214)
27C6812234 Blacklorg Hill77 NS653042149  
27C6422106 Alhang77 NS64201090  
27C6282060 Alwhat77 NS64602063  
27C6432110 Meikledodd Hill77 NS66002755  
27C6982290 Windy Standard 8077 NS620014212  
27C6502133 Moorbrock Hill77 NX620983113  
27C7322402 Green Lowther 7871,78 NS900120 c 424 (c 302)
27C6182028 Lousie Wood Law 98 **71,78 NS932152 c 122  
27C6772221 Dun Law71,78 NS916136105  
27C6312070 East Mount Lowther 9971,78 NS878100 c 76  
27C6282060 Cold Moss71,78 NS89809463  
27C7252379 Lowther Hill 100 **71,78 NS890107 c 38  
27C6972287 Queensberry78 NX989997363 (c 212)
27C6892260 Ballencleuch Law78 NS935049 c 204  
27C6722205 Wedder Law78 NS938025137  
27C6682192 Gana Hill78 NS954010117  
27C6112005 Earncraig Hill78 NS973013109  
27C6452116 Comb Law71,78 NS94307359  
27C6632175 Scaw'd Law78 NS92203558  
27C6882257 Rodger Law 10171,78 NS94505842  

Region 28 Firth of Forth to the English Border

Edinburgh; coast to Berwick; English border to Gretna; M74/A74 to Abington; River Clyde to Glasgow; Forth and Clyde Canal to Firth of Forth and Edinburgh.

Section 28A Firth of Forth to the River Tweed

North-east of River Clyde from Glasgow to Biggar, and north of Biggar Water and River Tweed

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
28A6592162 Windlestraw Law73 NT371431 c 461 (c 290)
28A6512136 Blackhope Scar 8173 NT315483 c 282  
28A6262054 Bowbeat Hill73 NT29246979  
28A6232044 Dundreich 10273 NT274491 c 67  
28A6232044 Whitehope Law73 NT33044566  

Section 28B River Tweed to the English Border

South of Biggar Water and River Tweed

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop  
28B8402756 Broad Law 10372 NT146235653 (339)
28B8312726 Cramalt Craig 9172 NT168247 c 146  
28B7372418 Pykestone Hill72 NT173312133  
28B6682192 Drumelzier Law72 NT149312 c 95  
28B6432110 Greenside Law **72 NT19825677  
28B8172680 Dollar Law72 NT178278 c 70  
28B6912267 Talla Cleuch Head72 NT13321863  
28B6392096 Hunt Law72 NT15026455  
28B7192359 The Scrape 104 **72 NT176324 c 42  
28B7162349 Middle Hill 105 **72 NT15929441  
28B6412103 Clockmore72 NT183228 c 39  
28B7442441 Dun Rig73 NT253315243  
28B6982290 Black Law73 NT222279103  
28B7322402 Glenrath Heights 10673 NT24132287  
28B6762218 Stob Law73 NT230332 c 71  
28B6612169 Birkscairn Hill73 NT27433162  
28B6292064 Deer Law73 NT22225540  
28B8212694 White Coomb79 NT163150 c 374 (213)
28B7452444 Under Saddle Yoke 107 **78 NT142126 c 128  
28B6982290 Garelet Dod78 NT126172 c 126  
28B8012628 Lochcraig Head 108 *79 NT166176108  
28B6902264 Erie Hill **78 NT124187 c 92  
28B7222369 Cape Law78 NT13115093  
28B6672188 Din Law78 NT12415653  
28B6842244 Lairds Cleuch Rig78 NT125196 c 50  
28B7572484 Carrifran Gans79 NT15913842  
28B7852575 Molls Cleuch Dod *79 NT15117939  
28B7352411 Saddle Yoke 10978 NT144123 c 30  
28B8082651 Hart Fell78 NT113135200  
28B6372090 Whitehope Heights78 NT095139110  
28B7292392 Swatte Fell78 NT12011534  
28B7482454 Culter Fell 8272 NT052290 c 350 (c 270)
28B6962283 Chapelgill Hill72 NT066303 c 104  
28B6752215 Cardon Hill72 NT06531437  
28B6882257 Gathersnow Hill72 NT058257 c 210  
28B6262054 Hudderstone72 NT022271110  
28B6522139 Hillshaw Head72 NT048246 c 54  
28B6402100 Coomb Hill72 NT06926336  
28B6352083 Coomb Dod72 NT04623833  
28B6922270 Ettrick Pen79 NT199076358 (173)
28B6882257 Loch Fell79 NT170047124  
28B6652182 Wind Fell **79 NT179061 c 90  
28B6322073 Hopetoun Craig79 NT187067 c 36  
28B6722205 West Knowe 10779 NT163052 c 30  
28B6782224 Capel Fell79 NT163069159  
28B6442113 Smidhope Hill 10779 NT168076 c 32  
28B6772221 Andrewhinney Hill79 NT197138 c 192  
28B6652182 Bodesbeck Law79 NT169104 c 100  
28B6162021 Mid Rig *79 NT180122 c 51  
28B6232044 Bell Craig79 NT18612847  
28B6142014 Herman Law *79 NT21315731  
28B6372090 Croft Head79 NT153056194  
28B6192031 Cauldcleuch Head 8379 NT456006256 (183)
28B6192031 Windy Gyle 11080 NT855152113  

Highest New Donalds

These are the top twenty New Donalds in terms of height above sea level.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
27B8432766 Merrick77 NX427855 c 705 (262)
28B8402756 Broad Law72 NT146235653 (339)
28B8312726 Cramalt Craig72 NT168247 c 146
28B8212694 White Coomb79 NT163150 c 374 (213)
28B8172680 Dollar Law72 NT178278 c 70
27B8142671 Corserine77 NX497870 c 488
28B8082651 Hart Fell78 NT113135200
27B8072648 Carlin's Cairn77 NX49788399
28B8012628 Lochcraig Head79 NT166176108
27C7972615 Cairnsmore of Carsphairn77 NX594979 c 582 (332)
27B7862579 Kirriereoch Hill77 NX420870149
28B7852575 Molls Cleuch Dod79 NT15117939
27B7752543 Shalloch on Minnoch77 NX407905194
28B7572484 Carrifran Gans79 NT15913842
27B7492457 Meikle Millyea77 NX516825121
28B7482454 Culter Fell72 NT052290 c 350 (c 270)
28B7452444 Under Saddle Yoke78 NT142126 c 128
28B7442441 Dun Rig73 NT253315243
27B7382421 Milldown77 NX511839 c 90
28B7372418 Pykestone Hill72 NT173312133

These are the top twenty New Donalds in terms of relative height, ie they have the greatest drop.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
27B8432766 Merrick77 NX427855 c 705 (262)
28B8402756 Broad Law72 NT146235653 (339)
267212365 Ben Cleuch58 NN902006595 (452)
27C7972615 Cairnsmore of Carsphairn77 NX594979582 (332)
27B7112333 Cairnsmore of Fleet83 NX501670 c 522 (489)
27B8142671 Corserine77 NX497870 c 488
28A6592162 Windlestraw Law73 NT371431 c 461 (c 290)
27B7172352 Lamachan Hill77 NX435769453 (310)
27A7112333 Tinto72 NS953343 c 443 (425)
27C7322402 Green Lowther71,78 NS900120 c 424 (c 302)
28B8212694 White Coomb79 NT163150 c 374 (213)
27C6972287 Queensberry78 NX989997363 (c 212)
28B6922270 Ettrick Pen79 NT199076358 (173)
28B7482454 Culter Fell72 NT052290 c 350 (c 270)
266642178 Uamh Bheag57 NN691118323
28A6512136 Blackhope Scar73 NT315483 c 282
28B6192031 Cauldcleuch Head79 NT456006256 (183)
27B6572155 Millfore77 NX478754250
28B7442441 Dun Rig73 NT253315243
27C7002297 Blackcraig Hill71,77 NS647064235 (214)


These eleven hills miss out on being New Donalds by less than ten metres in height. The name of the major summit in the same hill group is shown in brackets. Peel Fell just misses inclusion here as its 602m summit at NY625997 is about 50 metres across the English border.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
28B6091998 Wylies Hill (Broad Law)72 NT160215 c 33
27C6081995 Dugland (Windy Standard) 11177 NS60200846
28B6081995 Nowtrig Head (Andrewhinney Hill)79 NT175116 c 33
266061988 Cairnmorris Hill (Ben Cleuch)58 NN93301638
27C6061988 Well Hill71,78 NS913064200
28B6051985 Watch Knowe (White Coomb)79 NT183160 c 78
27B6031978 Scars of Milldown (Lamachan Hill)77 NX44876831
27B6021975 Millfore Hill (Cairnsmore of Fleet)77 NX507700 c 79
28A6021975 Dunslair Heights (Blackhope Scar)73 NT287436 c 122
27C6011972 Hare Hill (Blackcraig Hill)71,77 NS65409774
28B6011972 The Schil (The Cheviot) 11074 NT869223 c 134

These 27 hills miss out on being New Donalds by less than ten metres of relative height. Where the location is not obvious from the name, the major summit in the same hill group is shown in brackets.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
266382093 The Law (Ben Cleuch)58 NS91099620
266212037 Meall Clachach (Uamh Bheag)57 NN68812529
266642178 Uamh Bheag East Top 7457 NN69611921
27B7162349 Millfire (Corserine)77 NX508847 c 24
27B6202034 Tarfessock South Top77 NX41388622
27C6682192 Shiel Dod (Ballencleuch Law)78 NS94703227
27C6122008 Glenleith Fell (Ballencleuch Law)78 NS92202321
27C7102329 Green Trough (Green Lowther)71,78 NS896115 c 21
27C6692195 Dungrain Law (Green Lowther)71,78 NS911130 c 20
27C6412103 Moorbrock Hill North Top77 NX61598820
28A6572155 Bareback Knowe (Windlestraw Law) 11273 NT36242029
28B6362087 Taberon Law (Broad Law)72 NT14628829
28B8112661 Fifescar Knowe (Broad Law)72 NT17527026
28B7122336 Grey Weather Law (Broad Law)72 NT16930026
28B7342408 Notman Law (Broad Law)72 NT185260 c 20
28B6932274 Great Knock (Broad Law) 11372 NT139256 c 20
28B7612497 Nickies Knowe (White Coomb) 10879 NT16419129
28B7742539 Great Hill (White Coomb)78 NT14516328
28B8002625 Firthhope Rig (White Coomb)79 NT15315326
28B6802231 Garelet Hill (White Coomb)72 NT124201 c 24
28B7362415 Carlavin Hill (White Coomb)78 NT14218823
28B7242375 Nether Coomb Craig (Hart Fell)78 NT12910929
28B7242375 Falcon Craig (Hart Fell)78 NT12212727
28B6752215 Blackhouse Heights (Dun Rig) 11473 NT222290 c 26
28B6242047 Conscleuch Head (Dun Rig)73 NT22026225
28B6222041 White Shank (Capel Fell)79 NT16908327
28B6282060 Trowgrain Middle (Andrewhinney Hill)79 NT20615021


by Dave Hewitt

Listing those who have climbed the Donalds is not as simple as might be thought, and requires some explanation. Three ways of defining a Donald round are accommodated here. 52 of these 55 hillgoers have visited all points detailed in Donald's Tables as published by the Scottish Mountaineering Club (initially in their 1935 Journal, subsequently as 'lesser heights' in Munro's Tables). Percy Donald's criteria defining 'Hills' and 'Tops' produced an initial split of 86 Hills, 133 Tops, but now give 89/140. One definition of a Donaldist is someone who has completed the SMC listing of the time.

The modern layout of the SMC list, with subsidiary Tops indented, might be thought to lend itself to walkers completing only the Hills (mimicking the Munroist listing, where a mere 16% have climbed all the Tops). Donalds however seem more of an entity, and almost everyone has climbed everything. Yet the Munro precedent does allow a walker to be regarded as a Donaldist on completion of just the Hills, regardless of whether they tidy up the Tops. Three people are known to inhabit this limbo of 'partial completion' - all Hills but not all Tops - and their final summits are listed here in parentheses.

The third definition involves New Donalds, first listed in the 1995 edition of this booklet. Anyone who has climbed all current SMC Donalds will have climbed all New Donalds too. But until 1997, the SMC Donalds excluded the Artney group (see Section 26 here); hence, before 1997, a Donaldist only qualified as a New Donaldist with the SMC Donald Tops list plus the Artney group. Some walkers 'topped up' their existing SMC round, and in these cases the date for New Donald completion is given in the final column. 'Yes' in this column means Artney was ticked off before completion. There is no known instance of a New Donaldist who is not a full SMC Donaldist, although such may have existed between May 1995 and November 1997. Any list is completed on its criteria at the time, so pre-1997 completers are every bit as deserving of the Donaldist tag as are those modern upstarts who know of the missing Artney hills.

Donaldists are ordered by date of completion. Attempts have been made to obtain precise dates, but this has not always been possible. Anyone for whom only the year is known is placed after other Donaldists from that year. Donaldists are not numbered. This help to avoid two problems that beset the SMC Munroist data: handling late declarers, and preventing people feeling they are just numbers on a list.

The most striking aspect of the list is the gap of 36 years between the first two completions. There are almost certainly missing names here, although possibly not many. The list should be seen as a work in progress, and any new information on Donaldists would be welcomed. With regard to the 'Donald-Andrew Gap', recent research in the SMC Archive suggests John Dow as a strong candidate for mid-century Donaldist status. Dow (1881-1972), the fifth Munroist, lived in Dumfries and Edinburgh and was often on the hill with Percy Donald and William McKnight Docharty. Dow's logs do not confirm all Donalds as climbed, but most are listed repeatedly. The evidence is not yet strong enough to install Dow as a Donaldist; likewise for another of his companions, the columnist Henry Truckell (1880-1967). Future research may however clarify their status; keep an eye on The Angry Corrie for updates.

Two Donaldists have chosen to remain anonymous; one started on Dundreich in 1986, completed on White Coomb in 1987; the other started on Blackhope Scar 21/10/73, completed on Lochcraig Head 25/9/98. Two further hillgoers should be mentioned, despite neither having completed a round. Glyn Jones of Kirkinner has twice run round all Galloway and Ayrshire Donalds, Blackcraig Hill to Knee of Cairnsmore (5-6/5/96 and 9-10/5/98). The second 'GADS run' saw 66 miles and 5650m of ascent achieved in 23 hours 45 minutes. And the greatest lifetime Donald tally surely belongs to Tom Bell of Grangemouth. He made his 1000th ascent of Ben Cleuch late in 1997, and routinely adds adjoining tops. 3000-plus SMC Donalds is highly likely. Met on the hill on 10/11/98, Tom commented that his Ben Cleuch tally 'had passed the Battle of Hastings and was heading for the Magna Carta.'

Some brief notes on Donaldists

Abbreviations - Hill: Main SMC Donald. Top: Subsidiary SMC Donald. M92: Munros 1992. C96: Corbetts 1996. G84: Grahams 1984 (21 people are known to have completed Munros, Corbetts and Donalds). E76: English 2000ers 1976. W78: Welsh 2000ers 1978. CT83: County Tops 1983. SMCJ: Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal. CCJ: Cairngorm Club Journal. GC: Grampian Club. RC: Rucksack Club. WMD: William McKnight Docharty. TAC: The Angry Corrie. TGO: The Great Outdoors.

    First Donald or Top Last Donald or Top NDs
Percy Donald Edinburgh Tinto12/12/32 Blackcraig Hill28/5/33
Ken Andrew Prestwick Merrick20/3/55 White Shank1/11/69
Darrell Farrant Edinburgh  1974 Hunt Law1/78
David Clark Cumnock  1/76 Auchope Cairn15/10/78
Phil Cooper Barrow Bloodybush Edge22/3/75 The Scrape7/1/79
Herbert Proctor Sheffield Windlestraw Law5/48 Cardon Hill15/4/80
Matthew Moulton Edinburgh      1980
Colin Donnelly Dinorwig Tinto1969 Windy Gyle8/1981
Alistair Baird Edinburgh      15/5/82
Hamish Brown Burntisland   c 1943 Cushat Law4/11/8228/6/97
Rowland Bowker Portinscale     King's Seat Hill4/83
Dane Love Auchinleck Blackcraig Hill1974 Tinto18/2/84
Colin Dodgson Grasmere Benyellary13/3/38 Cauldcleuch Head27/6/84
Gavin Corbett       Cauldcleuch Head1985
John Gillies Edinburgh      1/8/86
Kevan Aitken       Cauldcleuch Head20/11/86
Gerry Knight Leicester Lousie Wood Law8/12/80 Queensberry30/11/86
Stewart Logan Bothwell Tinto6/66 Innerdownie2/9/878/1/99
John Wyllie Airth      1987
Ken Telfer Edinburgh Ben Ever3/7/84 Craignaw28/5/88
John Crummett Bradford Cairnsmore of Fleet20/7/85 Cauldcleuch Head19/8/88
Charles Knowles Sheffield Windy Gyle3/10/70 Whitehope Law29/8/8821/6/98
John Wallace Edinburgh Auchope Cairn1928 Broad Law2/10/88
Elizabeth Pilling Edinburgh Windlestraw Law17/12/88 Hart Fell 18/8/90
Tim Wess Edinburgh  11/86  2/92
Rob Woodall Wellingborough White Coomb18/7/81 Innerdownie22/6/9213/4/98
Allan Neil Edinburgh     Corran of Portmark13/9/92
Frances Dunn Edinburgh Dundreich11/62 Clockmore9/92
Munro Dunn Edinburgh Tinto1950 Clockmore9/92
Tony Payne Stornoway Broad Law1985 Shalloch on Minnoch1992
Matthew Shaw Carlops Broad Law1989 Cauldcleuch Head7/94
Brian Curle Linlithgow     Cauldcleuch Head21/8/94
Philip McLean Edinburgh Tinto13/5/92 (Drumelzier Law)13/5/95
Adrian Kentleton Kelso Broad Law6/3/93 (Drumelzier Law)13/5/95
Ronald Turnbull Thornhill (Dumf) Alwhat7/79 Comb Law16/5/95 Yes
Tom Anderson Carlisle Benyellary5/78 Whitewisp Hill21/7/9521/2/98
Dorothy Wilson Rumbling Bridge Tinto9/69 Dollar Law9/95
Charlie Scott Edinburgh Tinto c 1962 Knee of Cairnsmore7/10/95
Colin Brash Girvan Curleywee2/4/89 Tinto11/11/956/8/95
Peter Trenchard Girvan Benyellary2/6/84 Caerloch Dhu21/9/96
Brian Adams Glasgow Tinto17/4/81 Cairnsmore of Fleet27/10/96 Yes
David Purchase Bristol Ben Cleuch5/2/89 Clockmore30/5/97
Geoff Carter Lancaster Windy Gyle30/5/75 Ben Ever12/7/9727/7/97
Gordon Smith Kilmarnock Benyellary8/86 (Cauldcleuch Head)11/10/97
Janet Sutcliffe Moor Row Merrick1976 Knee of Cairnsmore1997
Donald Green Dundee Ben Cleuch2/10/72 Tinto4/4/98
Maurice Watson   Whitewisp Hill16/4/77 Mid Rig25/7/98
Jimmy White Bearsden Shalloch on Minnoch18/8/90 Cairnsmore of Fleet4/10/98
Pete Simpson Ormskirk Hart Fell1978 Innerdownie10/10/9810/10/98
Paul Caban Edinburgh Broad Law13/8/94 Tinto7/11/98
Tom McArthur Lockerbie Ochils c 1939 Tinto17/11/98
John Moore Glasgow Auchope Cairn22/2/75 Tarfessock South Top5/12/98 Yes
Dave Hewitt Alva Tinto24/1/86 Carrifran Gans17/1/99 Yes

Brian Adams used the 1984 SMC list; one of two Donaldists to have played for Cathcart Chess Club.

Kevan Aitken completed in the company of Dane Love.

Tom Anderson is in the RC, where the high proportion of Donaldists maintains an eclectic tradition established by John Rooke Corbett. Tom lived in Egham for much of his round. M91; E86; W86.

Ken Andrew wrote the SMC Southern Uplands guide. He made a second round (Blairdenon Hill, 26/4/92), and by late 1998 was close to a third - although he had not visited the Artney group, and so was not a New Donaldist. 737 Hills (117 Merricks), plus 342 further Tops (109 Benyellarys). M62; C69. Celebrated Munros with champagne, Corbetts with whisky, Donalds with dandelion and burdock.

Alistair Baird: Completions of Donalds, Munros, Tops, and Furth all came within two years. M80,90.

Rowland Bowker climbed his 1500th Marilyn (of 1551) on Meall a'Bhainne, 11/7/98. Despite having started earlier (Corran of Portmark, 1958), his wife Ann still lacked several Donalds by late 1998. C92; W81.

Colin Brash received a prize for completing the Donalds, awarded after the 1995 Tinto hill race. (See also Paul Caban.) 534 Hills+Tops as of 20/9/98, including 30 Merricks.

Hamish Brown, the hill-writer, completed with 'a Cheviot outliers day'. Numerous Ochil ascents as a Dollar schoolboy. First Donald: 'can't possibly tell; I'd be aged 10+!'. M65,69,70,74,75,79,84; C76.

Paul Caban completed during the 1998 Tinto hill race. His first Donald came whilst marshalling the Scottish Trial for the World Cup hill-running team, when Colin Donnelly whizzed by. M96.

Geoff Carter began during Pennine Way. First non-aligned Hill: Cairnsmore of Fleet, 26/11/77. M91.

David Clark had his completion noted by Bill Brooker, SMCJ31, p422. Now deceased, he didn't take to the hills until climbing Ben Nevis by the tourist route in 8/75, aged 54. M90.

Phil Cooper climbed a massive number of hills in the 1970s and 1980s. He lived in Darley Dale for much of this time, before moving to Easter Ross, then overseas. M79; C84; E76; W76; CT77.

Gavin Corbett is a friend of Dane Love, but completed his round alone.

John Crummett is another RC member. 897 Marilyns as of 4/8/98. M86; C92.

Brian Curle completed on Cauldcleuch Head due to proximity to Hawick, his birthplace (see also Ken Telfer). He also completed on his birthday (as did Dave Hewitt, at least in terms of Hills). M90; C92.

Colin Dodgson was the greatest list-completer Britain has thus far seen: only the Bowkers seriously rival the scope of his sustained effort. An SMC member, he worked from SMC listings and from the tables compiled by WMD. Still active until his death aged 81 in 1991, he climbed everything in WMD in addition to bathing in 534 Lakeland tarns and 195 pools with Tim Tyson. M51; C74; G84; E52; W85.

Percy Donald collated the first list of these hills. His round was detailed in SMCJ20, pp92-101, whilst the list appeared in SMCJ20, pp415-438. Climbed the 133 summits within 167 days, of which 27 were spent on the hill. Walked 396 miles with 89,300ft of ascent, at an average cost of 2s 9d per Hill, 1s 10d per Top. Six further days spent 'clearing up points of doubt'. Data under 'First Donald' marks the start of this venture; his first ever ascent is unknown. Obituarised rather uninformatively (no mention of Southern Upland hills or lists) by A Harrison in SMCJ21, p423. Walked in a kilt. Died on the hill.

Colin Donnelly has made two rounds of 'these lovely rolling hills'. First round mostly in 1981, during an 11-day Creetown-Yetholm run (excluding Ochils/Artney, including Cheviot). This was early in an acclaimed hill-running career - 21 hr 6 min Ramsay Round, 5-6/5/95. Second round ended on Queensberry. Fourth person to 1000 Marilyns, 1997. Memorable Donalds? East Mount Lowther ('the views'), Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, Dungeon Hill/Craignaw ('the Rough Bounds chucked into the Southern Uplands').

Frances Dunn is married to Munro Dunn, and is the sister of six-times Munroist Robin Howie. Completed alongside her husband, whilst both were present at John Wallace's completion. M81; C88.

Munro Dunn is married to Frances Dunn. M81; C88.

Darrell Farrant wrote 'Doing the Donalds': Yorkshire Ramblers' Club Journal 1979, pp241-6. M74.

John Gillies died of heart failure on the summit of the Munro Moruisg (SMCJ34, p530). M71; C86.

Donald Green is a GC member. M66; C92.

Dave Hewitt, with Alan Dawson and Mary Cox, is to blame for 'discovering' the Artney Donalds (although see David Purchase). Enlightenment came on 2/5/94 (TGO Nov 1994, p72; TAC19, pp6-8). 625 New Donalds by 17/1/99 (160 Ben Cleuch, 131 Ben Ever). All Hills by 10/7/94, Talla Cleuch Head.

Adrian Kentleton is the father of Philip McLean. 'Philip was the brains behind the operation, my role being mainly to make the sandwiches and drive the motor!'

Gerry Knight climbed his first Donald on the day of John Lennon's murder. M82; C97.

Charles Knowles first climbed Donalds when working through English 2000ers, and when completing Pennine Way in two-day stretches. Donald-specific trips started in 1980s. Crops up in various of Hamish Brown's books. On 14/2/98 became the fifth person to climb 1000 Marilyns. M80; C87; E81; W81.

Stewart Logan completed Donalds soon after finishing a third round of Munros, and has gone on to complete more Munro rounds than anyone else. M81,84,87,89,90,92,94,96,97; C84.

Dane Love was one of several to compile a list of Scottish 2000ft-2499ft hills (what would ultimately be called Grahams) during the 1980s. This was never published; he now writes about Scottish castles.

Tom McArthur first visited the Ochils as a Dollar schoolboy living in Blairingone, but climbed 194 Southern Upland 'hills, tops and blisters over 610m' in 'a couple of years', ending with Tinto in 11/98.

Philip McLean is Adrian Kentleton's son, and the youngest known Donaldist: fourteen years three months on completion. Father and son both have 22 Tops still to climb, including seven New Donalds.

John Moore is one of only two resident Glaswegian Donaldists, as against fifteen Edinburghers. M96.

Matthew Moulton died on 23/5/91, aged 80, in a fall on the Corbett Stob Dubh. (SMCJ35, p130, p143.) His companion Rae Graham called him 'the grand old man of the hills'. M68,71,78,80,82; C86.

Allan Neil died on the Corbett Ben Ledi, 2/2/96, aged 49. M89.

Tony Payne was part of the 1990 relay team that ran the Munros in twelve days. Reached 1000 Marilyns on 3/9/95, and by late 1998 had climbed 1420 of the things. Lived in Lochgilphead during his round.

Elizabeth Pilling is a member of the GC. All Donalds previously visited before 17/12/88 were revisited during her round. She particularly recalls 'an evening dash to England after work to do Hedgehope Hill and Comb Fell', and 'a moonlit descent of Garelet Hill, having been over sixteen tops.' M76; C94.

Herbert Proctor wrote 'All the Donalds' in CCJ19, pp63-4. Developed 'the habit of joining all my walks together, so that they form a continuous line, on charts which I keep. I can trace a continuous line from Princetown on Dartmoor to Dingwall, and from Anglesey to Lowestoft Ness.' He was 94 in 1998.

David Purchase had articles on heights and lists in TAC35, p13, and SMCJ36, pp252-271. Started Donalds on 46th birthday. Independently noted the Artney group as possible Donalds in 1991, included a 'Section 0' in his notes, and remarked that they were 'technically south of the actual Highland Line and should therefore have been listed (in my view) by Donald and his successors.' M89.

Charlie Scott is secretary of Ferranti MC, and probably completed the Donalds before the date given: 'I may have walked the whole [Fleet] ridge in 1965 but can't remember that far back.' He could see Tinto from 'the window of my French classroom at Lanark Grammar School', and has climbed it each Christmas Day since 1982. 'You meet some lovely people on it first thing in the morning.' M87; C91.

Matthew Shaw is in the SMC, and is the grandson of Graeme Macphee, the twentieth Munroist. M89.

Peter Simpson started with the Moffat Chase hill race. Completion probably earlier than given: 'almost certainly' climbed Innerdownie before keeping records. In 1991 climbed all Donalds in a week, bar Ochil/Artney, using car and bike as well as legs. 23 hr 26 min Ramsay Round, 2-3/6/90. M98; E93; W93.

Gordon Smith has completed Hills only: lacked twelve Tops as of early 1999, including two New Donalds. Wrote of his round, from a footballing perspective, in TAC32 (pp4-5) and TAC38 (pp4-5).

Janet Sutcliffe lives in Cumbria and is in the RC. M87; C94.

Ken Telfer, originally from Hawick, climbed most Donalds in winter, and abided by 'Dow's Rules': walking solo, without camps, bivvies, or bothies. On his final hill he met a man crossing from Stranraer to Lindisfarne. Completion qualified Ken as 'Man of the Week' in Edinburgh Evening News. M91.

Peter Trenchard inadvertently echoed Percy Donald's original round by concentrating on Donalds and taking 169 days (14 outings). He walked 290 miles, climbed 79,000 feet, but didn't work out the cost per hill. The 169 days started on Ben Ever, 5/4/96, and included 86 consecutive Donalds, Cheviot to Tinto, with no-one seen beyond shepherds and occasional companions.

Ronald Turnbull climbed all SMC and New Donalds, plus ten discards and extras, in 9 days 14 hours, 25 mins, 9-18/5/95 (TAC25, pp4-5). During the run, a round was completed on Comb Law, at 5.44am.

John Wallace is the only person to simultaneously complete Donalds and Corbetts, and one of only three people to complete Donalds on a Corbett. He linked this with a centenary SMC party held in the Crook Inn. Now 'climbing some of the very interesting Grahams', at a goodly age. M84; C88.

Maurice Watson is in the Polmont Hillwalking Club. M88,94.

Tim Wess wrote to the SMC in 2/92: 'I intend to start a second round in the very near future'.

Jimmy White started on the westernmost Hill and ended on the southernmost. Has climbed Dumgoyne, in the Campsies, 250 times. M95.

Dorothy Wilson originates from Stonehaven, and used to be in the GC. Went up Tinto 'before I was a proper climber'. Finished the Corbetts on Beinn Talaidh, now a Graham. M93; C98.

Rob Woodall started a Corbett round simultaneously with Donalds. Lived in Bedford at this time. Apart from the initial 1981 visit, Donalds completed in eight long weekends, 1989-92. M90; C95.

John Wyllie is in Polmont Hillwalking Club. M80; C year unknown.

New Donald Names and Maps

Remarkably, all 118 New Donalds have different names - there is no duplication. There are however some common threads; there are 27 Hills, 21 Laws, 6 Fells, 6 Heads, 4 Cleuchs and 19 single-word names. Not surprisingly there are no Carns, Mealls or Sgurrs, and the only Beinns occur in the Glen Artney hills.

Only nine OS Landranger maps are required to cover all the New Donalds; Sheets 57, 58, 72, 73, 77, 78, 79, 80 and 83. Although Sheet 71 has nine New Donalds, they also appear on Sheet 77 or 78. The most useful is Landranger 77, with 30 New Donalds, followed by Sheet 78 with 24 and Sheet 72 with 20.

It is also worth mentioning Harveys maps, as over half the New Donalds appear on Harveys 1:25000 or 1:40000 maps. The relevant maps are the Ochil Hills (Section 26, Ben Cleuch group), Galloway Hills (all of Section 27B except the Cairnsmore of Fleet group), Lowther Hills (Section 27C, Green Lowther, Queensberry and Ballencleuch Law groups) and Peebles (Section 28B, Broad Law and Dun Rig groups).

Arran Donalds

There has been some debate over whether Arran should be included in Southern Scotland for the purposes of hill lists, depending on the exact line of the Highland boundary fault, which passes through the island. The list of New Donalds does not include any Arran hills, but if it did then the highest New Donald (Goat Fell) and the most awkward to reach (A'Chir) would both be on Arran. For those who wish to consider Arran as part of Southern Scotland, details of the fourteen Arran hills over 610m with 30m drop are given below. Meall Donn (653m, NR905450) has a drop of c28m and is the only Arran SubDonald.

Sect Metres Feet Name Map Grid ref Drop
20C8742867 Goat Fell62,69 NR991415874
20C8592818 Caisteal Abhail62,69 NR969443427
20C8292720 Mullach Buidhe62,69 NR99342781
20C8262710 Beinn Tarsuinn62,69 NR959412235
20C8182684 North Goatfell62,69 NR98942257
20C7992621 Cir Mhor62,69 NR972431175
20C7922598 Beinn Nuis69 NR95539983
20C7452444 A'Chir62,69 NR966421111
20C7272385 Ceum na Caillich62,69 NR97644350
20C7212365 Beinn Bharrain: Mullach Buidhe62,69 NR901427385
20C7172352 Beinn Bharrain: Casteal na h-Iolaire62,69 NR89542265
20C7112333 Beinn Bhreac62,69 NR906442137
20C6752215 Beinn a'Chliabhain62,69 NR97040780
20C6602165 Suidhe Fhearghas62,69 NR986451 c 83


Horizontal distance is referred to in the form '100 metres', as distinct from '100m' for vertical height.

° Height taken from the relevant contour ring, as no spot height is shown on any map.

* Minor amendment to grid reference (*) or drop (**) from the first edition of this booklet.

  1. Munro's Tables, revised and edited by Derek Bearhop (Scottish Mountaineering Trust, 1997).
  2. The Grahams, by Andrew Dempster (Mainstream, 1997).
  3. The Relative Hills of Britain, by Alan Dawson (Cicerone Press, April 1992). Referred to below as RHB.
  4. The Cairngorms, by Adam Watson (Scottish Mountaineering Trust, 1992).
  5. Beinn Dubh: Name given as Mid Hill in RHB, but renamed after consultation with Fiona Torbet following local enquiries. OS maps indicate Beinn Dubh as applying to the East Top and Mid Hill to the higher West Top, but the whole mountain is generally known as Beinn Dubh. It has been recommended by a physiotherapist at Glasgow Kelvin Hall sports injury clinic as offering an ideal recuperative hill walk, owing to its steady gradient.
  6. Beinn Bhreac: Name given as Mam Hael in RHB, but renamed on the advice of Fiona Torbet following local enquiries. This name is shown on Landranger 49 at the 708m western summit.
  7. Beinn Talaidh: The 763m height given in RHB was taken from a spot height shown on 1:10000 and 1:25000 maps, but this point has no 760m contour and probably refers to a long-gone cairn. The 761m triangulation pillar is therefore the highest point, making Beinn Talaidh a Graham not a Corbett.
  8. Ladylea Hill: Height given as 609m in RHB but subsequent remapping indicates 610m. It is therefore the Graham least likely to have been climbed by anyone tackling the 2000-foot hills before 1995.
  9. Shee of Ardtalnaig: Name given as Ciste Buide a'Claidheimh in RHB. This summit name is very prominent on the 1:25000 map, but Shee of Ardtalnaig is the more general hill name. There is a long grassy crevasse east of the summit ridge which is not shown on OS maps nor mentioned by Dempster2.
  10. Meall Buidhe: The more prominently named Beinn Leabhainn 500 metres to the north has a bigger area above 650m and was listed by Docharty, but Meall Buidhe is higher.
  11. Creag Ruadh, Creag Each: Names not shown on Landranger map. Creag Each was listed as Sron Mhor by Docharty.
  12. Meall nan Caorach, Meall Reamhar: The two closest Grahams; their summits are less than 1km apart. The next closest pair, Ben Mor Coigach and Sgurr an Fhidhleir, are about 1.2km apart.
  13. Beinn Dearg: There are two tops of similar height about 1.5km apart, at either end of a long undulating ridge. Large scale maps give 706m for the eastern top, 705m for western (NN685190). Docharty listed the western top as the summit, naming it Forest of Glenartney.
  14. Mor Bheinn: The only Graham to appear on three Landranger maps. Though quite steep and heathery, the terrain is not as rocky as these maps suggest.
  15. The Stob: Listed as Meall na Frean by Docharty. This name appears in smaller text on Landranger 51.
  16. Ben Venue: The highest point is a separate top about 300 metres NW of the triangulation pillar.
  17. Meall nan Gabhar: The summit has two tops of similar height about 200 metres apart. The 743m given in RHB is taken from the 1:25000 map and applies to the larger 740m contour ring (NN235242), whereas the 1:10000 map gives 744m for the more southerly top (NN235240). The summit of Meall nan Tighearn 600 metres further south looks equally prominent but is 5m lower.
  18. Beinn Bhalgairean: The direct route through the trees from Meall nan Gabhar is more feasible than it might appear from the map.
  19. Doune Hill: Highest point of the Luss hills.
  20. Cruach an t-Sidhein: The northern slopes conceal a vast unmapped weapons depot.
  21. Pap of Glencoe: The alternative name of Sgorr na Ciche is used only by Gaelic language enthusiasts.
  22. Beinn Mheadhonach: Drop given incorrectly as 409m in first edition.
  23. Beinn nan Lus, Meall Garbh: Probably the two most remote Grahams south of the Great Glen.
  24. Cnap Cruinn: Listed as Beinn Chlianaig by Docharty. This name is more prominent on older OS maps, but refers to the lower summit at NN293782.
  25. Binnein Shuas: The steep eastern face features the popular rock climb Ardverikie Wall.
  26. Duchray Hill: Also known as Mealna Letter according to the OS.
  27. Hill of Wirren: The easternmost Graham.
  28. Cat Law: Height given as 678m in RHB. This was an OS error, corrected on recent maps.
  29. Corwharn, Ladylea Hill, Ben Aslak, Creag Dhubh Mor, Biod an Fhithich: These are the only five Grahams not listed by Docharty. Biod an Fhithich appears to have been overlooked, whereas the other four were almost certainly mapped under 2000 feet at the time - for example, he specifically mentioned Corwharn as being 1998 feet.
  30. Geallaig Hill: According to Watson4 this hill should simply be called Geallaig.
  31. Cnap Chaochan Aitinn: Drop given as c151m in first edition, but increased to c158m owing to revised contouring at NJ124100 on the most recent 1:25000 map.
  32. Creag Dhubh: Steep roadside crags feature over 100 named rock climbs.
  33. Leana Mhor, Leana Mhor: These parallel hills either side of Glen Roy have parallel roads (old glacial lake shore lines) along their lower slopes, as has Cnap Cruinn in Region 4.
  34. Creag Ruadh: This name is taken from the cliffs and the 560m summit at NN563912; the main summit is unnamed on all OS maps.
  35. Biod an Fhithich: The 1:25000 map gives a spot height of 496m at the col between Biod an Fhithich and The Saddle, suggesting a drop of only 148m. However, the 496m point applies to a small hummock on the undulating ground, with the 1:10000 map giving 491m for the col.
  36. Meall nan Eun: The West Top at NG899051 is 666m. Both heights from non-metric 1:10000 map.
  37. Meall Blair: There is a larger 650m contour west of the triangulation pillar, at NN074949, but this has no spot height on any map. Drop given incorrectly as c341m in first edition.
  38. Druim Fada: The highest point, Stob a'Ghrianain, is at the eastern end of a long summit ridge, which is above 2000 feet for more than 6km. This name is listed by Docharty in place of Druim Fada.
  39. Beinn a'Mheadhoin: Height given as 610m in RHB and in first edition. New figure taken from 1998 1:50000 map, though there is some doubt whether this is a correction or an error.
  40. An Cruachan: The most remote Graham; summit is about 20km walking distance from a public road.
  41. Beinn a'Chlachain: Name given as Meall an Doireachean in RHB, but changed following discussion with Fiona Torbet. Both names appear equally applicable.
  42. Meall Dubh: The main summit is not named on any OS map; the name Meall Dubh is taken from the 642m north summit (NH209898).
  43. Beinn Tharsuinn: Height given as 714m in RHB and on Landranger map.
  44. Beinn Tharsuinn: There is a larger 690m contour north of the triangulation pillar, at NH599802, but this has no spot height on any map.
  45. Carn Salachaidh: The highest point is a huge fissured rock 2m higher than the triangulation pillar.
  46. Morven: The summit is the highest point for over 30km in any direction, making it the Graham to command the greatest distance before higher ground is reached (other than Beinn Mhor, South Uist).
  47. Creag Mhor: Almost as remote as An Cruachan: its summit is about 18km walking distance from the nearest public road.
  48. Ben Armine: Summit name is Creag a'Choire Ghlais.
  49. Ben Stack: The northernmost Graham, and one of five whose summit is within about 1km of a public road (along with Biod an Fhithich, Stac Pollaidh, Beinn Dhorain and Cruach nam Mult).
  50. Suilven: Summit name is Caisteal Liath.
  51. Sgurr an Fhidhleir: Height given as 703m (drop c158m) in RHB and in first edition. New figures taken from 1994 1:25000 map.
  52. Beinn an Eoin: Drop given incorrectly as c178m in first edition.
  53. Stac Pollaidh: One of the most frequently climbed Grahams, yet also the hardest: there is an awkward exposed step near the highest point. It is often judged to be the most difficult 2000-foot summit on the British mainland. Drop given as c438m in first edition; new figure taken from 1994 1:25000 map.
  54. Hartaval: The name given by Docharty, Sron Dubh, applies to the broad SW ridge.
  55. Marsco: The only Graham mentioned in the title of a popular song: Nightfall on Marsco by Runrig.
  56. Sgurr Dearg: Both north and south ridges are called Beinn Bhearnach.
  57. Corra-bheinn: A joint Graham or twin peak, as Cruachan Dearg (NM568331) is also 704m. The drop between the two is about 130m. Corra-bheinn has the advantage of a triangulation pillar, but both should be climbed.
  58. Creach Beinn: The Graham most isolated from any other Marilyn in terms of height. There are eleven Grahams with a greater absolute drop (see page 15), ie with a greater descent before the ground rises toward a higher summit, but these eleven are all connected to lower Marilyns by higher cols.
  59. Druim na Sgriodain: This is one of five possible names for this hill, along with Meall Breac, Meall Dearg Choire nam Muc, Sron an Ime and Sgurr na h-Eanchainne. The latter is the prominent summit overlooking the Corran ferry, but the highest point is about 1.8km further west. The 1:25000 map suggests that Druim na Sgriodain is the most applicable name (it refers to the long curving south ridge, which reaches the summit). Enquiries made by Fiona Torbet resulted in a meeting of local inhabitants to discuss the name of the hill, but this failed to reach agreement on the matter. Listed by Docharty as Meall Dearg Choire nam Muc.
  60. 1Beinn Lochain: Suffers from curious OS mapping. The 703m height is taken from older maps, as recent editions of Landranger 56 give 697m. However, this point is not the summit. Both 1:10000 and 1:25000 maps show a 700m contour ring with no summit spot height, and give 697m for a separate point outside the 700m contour.
  61. Beinn Ruadh: The southernmost Graham in the Highlands.
  62. Stob na Boine Druim-fhinn: Listed by Docharty as Mullach Coire a'Chuir (South).
  63. Beinn Shiantaidh, Beinn a'Chaolais: Two of the three Paps of Jura. The highest, Beinn an Oir, is over 2500 feet and therefore a Corbett not a Graham.
  64. Beinn Bharrain: Summit name is Mullach Buidhe.
  65. Cook's Cairn: This hill seems to put a jinx on cartographers. It was erroneously classed as a Corbett until the late 1980s, owing to a non-existent 774m summit shown on the First Series Landranger map (at NO299275). The 1997 Harveys wallchart shows Cook's Cairn on Harris instead of Speyside.
  66. Creagan a'Chaise: Highest point of the Hills of Cromdale, which remain above 500m for over 13km, and also include the Graham Carn a'Ghille Chearr.
  67. The Buck: Known locally as the Buck o the Cabrach, according to Watson4.
  68. Pressendye: Shown as 619m on 1:25000 and 1:50000 map (triangulation pillar), but there is a small 620m contour on the 1:10000 map. Possibly the most agricultural Graham. The rough track to the summit is sometimes used to deposit hang gliders on top. Also named as Sockaugh by Docharty.
  69. Uisgneabhal Mor: Named as Uisgnaval Mor in first edition; renamed on Landranger map in 1997.
  70. Tiogra Mor: Name given as Tirga Mor in first edition; renamed on Landranger map in 1997.
  71. Oireabhal: Name given as Oreval in first edition; renamed on Landranger map in 1997.
  72. Beinn Mhor: The westernmost Graham, and the only one that is the highest point on an island. It is therefore the only Graham with an absolute drop equal to its height.
  73. Ben Cleuch: Council Top: highest point in Clackmannanshire and also the highest point of the Ochil Hills. It has the greatest drop as a proportion of height (82.5%) of all the New Donalds.
  74. Uamh Bheag: Listed in Region 1 in RHB (height 665m) but moved to Region 26 to confirm its status as a New Donald, ie south of the Highland boundary fault. The East Top of Uamh Bheag (NN696119) is also 664m, but it looks lower and less significant than the main summit. Both points are 2m higher than the triangulation pillar.
  75. Tinto: Height given as 707m on 1:50000 map (triangulation pillar), 711m on 1:25000 map (natural summit) and 714m on 1:10000 map (assumed to refer to top of large summit cairn).
  76. Cairnsmore of Fleet: The southernmost Graham. Home to numerous crashed aircraft.
  77. Millfore: Height 656m on 1:25000 map, but the 1:10000 map shows 657m a few metres SW from the triangulation pillar. Bearhop1 gives the Graham height as 657m but the Donald height as 656m.
  78. Green Lowther: Road to summit (not open to public vehicles). Masts and other constructions on top.
  79. Blackcraig Hill: Council Top: highest point in East Ayrshire.
  80. Windy Standard: Wind farm on top.
  81. Blackhope Scar: Council Top: highest point in Midlothian. This gives it a place in four lists, as it is also a Graham, a New Donald and a Marilyn. Despite this, it is not a particularly popular hill.
  82. Culter Fell: Council Top: highest point in South Lanarkshire.
  83. Cauldcleuch Head: The most isolated mainland Graham, ie the one furthest away from any other Graham (over 25km). Only Morven and Ben Cleuch are more distant from any higher ground.
  84. The Coyles of Muick: According to Watson4, the highest point is known simply as The Coyle.
  85. Sidhean Mor: Height given as 601m on 1:50000 map but only 599m on 1:25000 map, so its status as a SubGraham is dubious. The 1:10000 map has only a 590m contour with no spot height.
  86. Sgorach Mor: The 601m spot height is on a small steep summit at the NW end of the hill, but there is also a small 600m contour, with no spot height, in the centre of the summit ridge, at NS106843.
  87. Meall an t-Suidhe: This is the prominent hill passed on the way up the main Ben Nevis path. It hosts a hill race each July.
  88. Meallan Chuaich: Summit name is Ceann Garbh Meallan Chuaich. The highest point is about 900 metres north of the triangulation pillar. Height taken from 1:10560 map and converted to metres.
  89. Beinn nan Eun: The northernmost New Donald. The summit is not named on any OS map; the name is inferred from the crags of Creag Beinn nan Eun to the east of the summit.
  90. Merrick: Council Top: highest point in Dumfries and Galloway and the highest point in Southern Scotland. Often referred to as The Merrick.
  91. Kirriereoch Hill, Cramalt Craig: Classed as Corbetts until 1981, when it was accepted that both hills had less than 500 feet (152m) drop. Harveys 1:40000 map suggests a drop of 151m for Kirriereoch Hill, but on investigation Harveys indicated that the OS figure should be assumed to be the more accurate.
  92. Shalloch on Minnoch: The highest point is about 350 metres ESE from the 768m triangulation pillar.
  93. Caerloch Dhu: The westernmost New Donald. Also known as Shalloch on Minnoch North Top.
  94. Dungeon Hill: 620m height taken from Harveys 1:40000 map. All OS maps show only a 610m contour ring.
  95. Meikle Millyea: 749m height taken from Harveys 1:40000 map. This point is about 400 metres SSW from the 746m triangulation pillar.
  96. Corran of Portmark: Name given as Coran of Portmark on OS Landranger map.
  97. Knee of Cairnsmore: The southernmost New Donald.
  98. Lousie Wood Law: Name given as Louise Wood Law in first edition and on older Landranger maps, but this was probably careless cartography. Large scale and recent maps all give Lousie Wood Law.
  99. East Mount Lowther: Oddly named, as it is the westernmost of the Lowther Donalds. Also known as Auchenlone. Viewfinder on top.
  100. Lowther Hill: Road to summit radar station and golf ball domes. Highest point is inside the fence.
  101. Rodger Law: Almost a twin peak, as its summit is only 1m lower than Ballencleuch Law. If it were 2m higher its drop would increase from 42m to 205m.
  102. Dundreich: The summit cairn is on ground about 1m higher than the 622m triangulation pillar.
  103. Broad Law: Council Top: highest point in Scottish Borders. Track to mast on summit.
  104. The Scrape: Drop given incorrectly as 52m in first edition, owing to an error on 1:10000 map.
  105. Middle Hill: Drop given incorrectly as 30m in first edition, owing to an error reading 1:10000 map.
  106. Glenrath Heights: Recent OS maps suggest the name Middle Hill may be more applicable to the summit, with Glenrath Heights applying to the rough area further south, en route to Dun Rig. Middle Hill would then become the only name appearing twice in the list of New Donalds.
  107. Under Saddle Yoke, West Knowe, Smidhope Hill: Names not shown on Landranger map.
  108. Lochcraig Head, Nickies Knowe: Height and drop both 1m greater than in first edition.
  109. Saddle Yoke: Contours at the col connecting to Under Saddle Yoke are very close together, making it difficult to give an accurate estimate of col height. The drop may therefore be less than 30m.
  110. Windy Gyle, The Schil: The summits of these hills lie on the English border, and their drops relate to The Cheviot, which is in England. The highest point on the border is Cairn Hill West Top, 743m (NT896193), which has a drop of only 5m. Windy Gyle is the easternmost New Donald.
  111. Dugland: Listed for many years as a Donald Top despite being under 2000 feet.
  112. Bareback Knowe: Referred to in Munro's Tables as Windlestraw Law SW Top.
  113. Great Knock: Omitted from first edition. The 1:10560 map indicates a drop of 67 feet (20m).
  114. Blackhouse Heights: Also known as Blackcleuch Hill.