Corbetts and Corbett Tops

A hill is classified as a Corbett if it is a Scottish hill of between 2500 and 2999 feet high with a drop of at least 500 feet (152.4m) on all sides. The list was compiled in the 1920s by John Rooke Corbett, a Bristol-based climber and Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) member, and was published posthumously after his sister passed it to the SMC.

There is a related classification: Corbett Top which are subsidiary summits and which are between 2500 and 2999 feet high with a drop of at least 30 metres on all sides.

There are currently 222 Corbetts, and 453 Corbett Tops; but as revisions to the list are still ongoing, mainly as a result of more accurate surveying this can change. For example Sgurr nan Ceannaichean was demoted from a Munro Top to a Corbett in 2009 after being surveyed at 913m and Cnoc Coinnich was promoted to a Corbett from a Graham in 2016.

Our map below shows only Corbetts. Click on any Corbett to find out more about it or search our database using the hill finder:

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