Donald Tops

The Donald Hills and Tops is a hill list that includes summits in the Scottish Lowlands over 2000ft, but with the remainder of the definition being open to imterpretation. So basically it’s either on the list, or it isn’t.

There are 89 Donald Hils and 51 Tops as of October 2019.

According to Wikipedia:

The Donalds are mountains in the Scottish Lowlands over 2,000 ft (610 m), amongst other criteria. The list was compiled by Percy Donald in 1935, and is maintained by the SMC. Whether a high point is a Donald is determined by a complicated formula which also contains qualitative elements around “sufficient topographical interest”. The formula necessitates the splitting of Donalds into Donald Hills and Donald Tops. In general, all Donald Hills have a prominence over 100 feet (30.5 m), but the prominence of Donald Tops can range from 16–220 feet (4.9–67.1 m). Donalds can be Corbetts or Grahams and the SMC state that: “Percy Donald’s original Tables are seen as a complete entity, unlike the Munros, Corbetts and Grahams.” There are 140 Donalds, comprising 89 Donald Hills and 51 Donald Tops.

Recommended Donald Hills and Donald Tops Guidebooks

The Grahams & The Donalds – Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalkers’ Guide

What are the best walks up the Donald Hills and Tops?

Our list below includes every walk on Mud and Routes up the Donald Hills and Tops. We’re adding more routes on a weekly basis.

Complete List of Donald Tops in Height Order

You can sort these to show the Donald Tops by Mountain Range or Region as well as alphabetically – we’ll be adding a filter soon, as well as the ability for logged in users to ‘bag a summit’ and a Donald Top Map.

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no. Summit Height in Metres Height in Feet Mountain Range Routes to Summit
1 Fifescar Knowe 811 2661 Manor Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 2 Firthhope Rig 800 2625 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 3 Great Hill 774.7 2542 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 4 Nickies Knowe 760.8 2496 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 5 Carrifran Gans 757 2484 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 6 Cairn Hill West Top (Hangingstone Hill) 743 2438 The Cheviots
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 7 Carlavin Hill 736 2415 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 8 Saddle Yoke 735.5 2413 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 9 Notman Law 734 2408 Manor Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 10 Nether Coomb Craig 724.2 2376 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 11 Falcon Craig 723.6 2374 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 12 Benyellary 719 2359 Galloway Hills
    13 The Scrape 719 2359 Manor Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 14 Millfire 716 2349 Galloway Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 15 Beninner 710 2329 Carsphairn Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 16 Rodger Law 688 2257 Lowther Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 17 Laird’s Cleuch Rig (Lairds Cleuch Rig) 684 2244 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 18 Garelet Hill 681 2234 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 19 Cardon Hill 675 2215 Culter Hills and Tinto
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 20 Black Cleuch Hill (Blackhouse Heights) 675 2215 Manor Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 21 West Knowe 672 2205 Ettrick Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 22 Andrew Gannel Hill 670 2198 Ochil Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 23 Din Law 667 2188 Moffat Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 24 Shalloch on Minnoch North Top (Caerloch Dhu) 659 2162 Galloway Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 25 Knee of Cairnsmore 657 2156 Galloway Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 26 Windlestraw Law SW Top (Bareback Knowe) 656 2152 Moorfoot Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 27 Smidhope Hill 644 2113 Ettrick Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 28 Whitewisp Hill 643 2110 Ochil Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 29 Meikledodd Hill 643 2110 Carsphairn Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 30 Clockmore 641 2103 Manor Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 31 Coomb Hill 640 2100 Culter Hills and Tinto
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 32 Hunt Law 639 2096 Manor Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 33 The Law 638 2093 Ochil Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 34 Taberon Law 636.8 2089 Manor Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 35 Coomb Dod 635 2083 Culter Hills and Tinto
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 36 Hopetoun Craig 632 2073 Ettrick Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 37 Deer Law 629 2064 Manor Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 38 Alwhat 628 2060 Carsphairn Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 39 Cold Moss 628 2060 Lowther Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 40 Trowgrain Middle 628 2060 Ettrick Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 41 Beinn Odhar 626 2054 Glen Artney Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 42 Conscleuch Head 624 2047 Manor Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 43 Ben Ever 622 2041 Ochil Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 44 White Shank 621.6 2039 Ettrick Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 45 Tarfessock South Top 620 2034 Galloway Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 46 Meall Clachach 618.8 2030 Glen Artney Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 47 Mid Rig 615.8 2020 Ettrick Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 48 Bow 613 2011 Galloway Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 49 Meikle Mulltaggart 612 2008 Galloway Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 50 Glenleith Fell 612 2008 Lowther Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 51 Keoch Rig 611 2005 Carsphairn Hills
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • Data with Acknowledgement – Database of British and Irish Hills