Browsing Area Maps

To enable the user to effectively use the database both large area and local area Google maps are provided.

Large area maps

It is quite useful to browse large areas with the Google Map facility. The following 3 links facilitate this.

  1. GB mainland south of Edinburgh/Glasgow together with the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland
  2. Ben Nevis and its descendants (Glasgow/Edinburgh to the Great Glen)
  3. Carn Eige’s descendants together with the Scottish Islands

Screenshot of North Great Glenn - Google maps

When the map first opens, many of the hill icons are not visible (see screenshot above); each map contains hundreds of symbols. If you zoom in significantly closer then all the hills in the area on view will appear. Again you can use the alphabetical listing to search your hill or click just above any icon. The resolution on the satellite images around Snowdon is impressive. Unfortunately the quality deteriorates in higher latitudes. See our guide to using Google maps for more information.

Local area maps

Many hillwalkers are familiar with the geographic Regions introduced by the Scottish Mountaineering Club in Munro’s Tables and extended by Alan Dawson and Clem Clements in their Marilyn publications. The Google Map links in the Database List Excel workbook take you to the hills of that Region. There are 3 exceptions. Regions 1 and 10 are split because of the large number of hills. Regions 38, 40 and 41 are combined as there are only 8 Prominent Peaks. By using this mechanism, restricting the number of icons to be loaded onto the map, all the hills appear without the necessity to zoom in further. There are 36 different local area maps, whereas the Region/ Section numbering goes up to 44. This is because there are a number of Regions which have no hills of 500 m elevation (Orkney, Shetland, St Kilda, River Tees to The Wash, Central & Eastern England and South-East England and the Isle of Wight).

To go to a local area map click on the area you would like on the map below.

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The individual maps are listed below: