Donalds and Donald Tops

A hill is classified as a Donald if it is a Scottish hill in the Scottish Lowlands at least 2000 feet high with a drop of at least 100 feet (30.48m) on all sides and elevations. Donald Tops are hills of sufficient topographical merit to rate inclusion in the list but with a drop of between 50 and 100 feet. For a fuller explanation visit the Database of British and Irish hills web site.

There is a related classification Dawson's New Donalds in which the qualifying criterion is simplified to 30 metres of drop. The New Donalds are a subset of the Graham Tops. Anyone who has completed the Donalds and Donald Tops will have visited all the New Donalds.

There are currently 89 Donalds and 51 Donald Tops.

Click on any Donald (red) or Donald Top (purple) on the map below to find out more about it or search our database using the hill finder:


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