Suilven Database of British and Irish Hills


This website was created 17 years ago as Statistical Topics in Hillwalking for those interested in statistics and statistical topics pertaining to the British hills and mountains: measurement, classification, lists and data. Nowadays its main function is to provide a home for the Database of British and Irish Hills. The DoBIH was founded by Graham Jackson and Chris Crocker in 2001 with the intention of providing a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for British hillwalkers. It is maintained by a team of seven, who monitor changes to lists and mapping and keep it up to date.

The DoBIH is offered as a downloadable database on this site, and as an online database at Both formats offer logging facilities and there is a facility for transferring personal ascent records from one to the other. Ancillary resources are divided between the sites. The main documentation is the Database Notes on this site, which also carries the revision history and a number of tables showing changes to the lists over time. Survey reports, the change control database and the GPS database are on Hill Bagging. The majority of bagging websites and apps take their data from the DoBIH, though not always from the latest release.

  Current release: v15.4   9 February 2017

We regularly survey hills to accurately measure height, drop or location. Our surveys are carried out to professional standards and data are accepted by Ordnance Survey. Well-publicised survey results include the reclassifications of Sgurr nan Ceannaichean and Beinn a'Chlaidheimh from Munro to Corbett, the de-twinning of the Corbetts Sgurr a'Bhac Chaolais and Buidhe Bheinn, the deletion of Knight's Peak from the list of Munro Tops, and the addition of three 2000ft summits, Mynydd Graig Goch in Wales and Thack Moor and Calf Top in England.


Hoove survey

DoBIH editors on Hoove, 6 Feb 2014


Simon Edwardes and Simon Stewart

Simon Edwardes and Simon Stewart (MV)
DoBIH/MountainViews meeting,
Portmadog, 31 August 2013

Updated 28 Mar 2017

  • Mar 28: Weather links updated
  • Mar 8: Two relocations
  • Feb 26: Version 15.4.2 released to correct an error in hill 19275
  • Feb 15: Summits and Cols document updated; minor bugs in Access version of DoBIH fixed
  • Feb 9: Version 15.4 released
  • Feb 5: Two Marilyn relocations
  • Feb 2: New Simm
  • Jan 15: Addition to the Synges
  • Dec 24: New Hump in Cornwall
  • Dec 11: Links page updated
  • Nov 17: Two more additions to the Nuttalls
  • Nov 15: Two changes to the Nuttalls
  • Oct 13: New Hump and Simm
  • Sep 19: Muncaster Fell relocated
  • Sep 7: Version 15.3 released; Calf Top becomes a new Nuttall and Hewitt
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