Furth Munro

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A Furth Munro is a mountain of over 3,000 feet in the British Isles outside Scotland.

Scotland has a wealth of mountains over 3,000 feet, which are termed Munros after Sir Hugh Munro, 4th Baronet (1856–1919), who produced the first Munros Tables in 1891, which tables are maintained and revised as necessarily by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

The Scottish Mountaineering Club recognises thirty-four peaks which would be Munros or Munro Tops if they had had the good fortune to be in Scotland. These theerfore are "the Munros furth of Scotland",[1] and known as "Furth Munroes".

The highest of the Furth Munros is Snowdon in Caernarfonshire.

Of the "Furths":

List of the Furth Munros

No. Hill Height in feet County
1 Snowdon 3560 Caernarfonshire
2 Garnedd Ugain 3494 Caernarfonshire
3 Carnedd Llewelyn 3491 Caernarfonshire
4 Carnedd Dafydd 3425 Caernarfonshire
5 Carrauntoohil 3406 Kerry
6 Beenkeragh 3314 Kerry
7 Glyder Fawr 3284 Caernarfonshire
8 Caher 3284 Kerry
9 Glyder Fach 3261 Caernarfonshire
10 Knocknapeasta 3241 Kerry
11 Scafell Pike 3209 Cumberland
12 Pen yr Ole Wen 3209 Caernarfonshire
13 Foel Grach 3205 Caernarfonshire
14 Caher West Top 3199 Kerry
15 Maolán Buí 3192 Kerry
16 Scafell 3163 Cumberland
17 Yr Elen 3156 Caernarfonshire
18 Knockoughter 3146 Kerry
19 Cnoc an Chuillinn 3143 Kerry
20 Brandon Mountain 3127 Kerry
21 Helvellyn 3117 Cumberland, Westmorland
22 Y Garn, Glyderau 3107 Caernarfonshire
23 Foel-fras 3091 Caernarfonshire
24 Ill Crag 3068 Cumberland
25 Broad Crag 3064 Cumberland
26 Skiddaw 3054 Cumberland
27 Carnedd Gwenllian 3038 Caernarfonshire
28 Elidir Fawr 3031 Caernarfonshire
29 Crib Goch 3028 Caernarfonshire
30 Tryfan 3010 Caernarfonshire
31 The Big Gun 3081 Kerry
32 Cruach Mhór 3058 Kerry
33 Lugnaquilla 3035 Wicklow
34 Galtymore 3015 Limerick / Tipperary

References

  1. Bearhop, D.A. (1997). Munro's Tables. Scottish Mountaineering Club & Trust. ISBN 0-907521-53-3.