Other Peaks, Tops and Hills in England, Scotland & Wales: Bridgets

Wansfell Pike Summit
Wansfell Pike Summit
Photo: David Hayter

Despite the best efforts of various UK Mountain Classification Systems some worthy and quite well known Peaks, Tops and Hills just don't qualify for inclusion.

For example, every year thousands of people climb to the top of Wansfell Pike in the Lake District enjoy the splendid view and descend again satisfied they have 'bagged' one of The Lake District's most famous hills.

Except that Wansfell Pike isn't 'officially' a Lakeland fell at all because Wansfell Pike is connected by a shallow ridge to a 2nd, slightly higher hill to the north called Baystones (Wansfell)> - and Baystones (Wansfell) gets all the glory because it is classified as a 'Wainwright'.

Wansfell Pike is however, well worth climbing and ticking off your own personal list (see walks: c177 c412 c455 ) and you don't have to visit Baystones (Wansfell) when you are up there if you don't want to. Besides, the view from Wansfell Pike is better than the one from Baystones (Wansfell).

So because hills like Wansfell Pike are worthwhile places to walk to that you might otherwise miss - we have decided to give these places a classification all of their own - Bridgets.

To qualify as a Bridget the hill/mountain must:

  1. Fail to meet the criteria of any other reasonable and sensible Hill & Mountain Classification System,
  2. Accessible to the public, and
  3. Be somewhere worth walking to.

Walking your way through a list of hills can bring added purpose and inspiration to your walking.

It offers measurable results (i.e. hills visited and 'ticked/bagged') - whilst suggesting new places to walk and explore that you may not have otherwise considered (i.e. hills to be 'ticked/bagged').

In any event if it gets you out from in front of this computer screen and into the UK Hills and Mountains - then that is reason enough.

The Bridgets we have identified so far are included on each available Peak Bagging Map/Tick List.

If you feel we have omitted a hill or top that deserves to be included as a Bridget - then Let us know an we will add it to our database.




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