We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another four British hills to our database. We were previously on version 15.4.2 and we're now on 16 which was released on 23rd December 2017.
With this import we have also, for the first time, 1099 Irish hills in the database. This complements the extension of our mapping to the whole of the British Isles.
Jessie taking a break having summitted Catbells
There are few significant changes to hill lists, but the big changes are the restructuring of the British 500m hills and the grammatical change in Scottish hill names.
Historically a hill over
In 2014 a new list was proposed which would rationalise this odd mix of metric and imperial units by making the top limit below
A new subDodd category has been created for hills with
They have added a trailing space after a' in Scots Gaelic hill names such as A' Chioch. There is a clear trend towards inserting the grammatically correct space in hill publications, including the SMC's, which also aligns with OS maps and also with our WayMaps mapping.
They have also been very busy with the positions of tops and a lot have moved by small distances so if you want to see a list of all the changes, to names (excluding the grammatical change discussed above), heights, descriptions of summit feature, locations, and classifications (excluding the Dodds) it can be found here.
It includes 212 new tops including one new top, The Howe, a Tump in Cumbria, although it lies outside the Lake District on the coast at Workington.
As usual your bagging lists will have been automatically updated as appropriate.
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