JOHN and ANNE NUTTALL


NEWS
  • 16th Jan 2021 LIDAR Survey
  • 16th Jan 2021 Farewell Black Mountain South Top
  • 9th May 2019 MOUNTAIN MAN
  • 21st Oct 2018 The Mountain that moved
  • 11th Sep 2018 Welsh Mountains Record
  • 6th Aug 2018 Illgill Head and Miller Moss
  • 3rd Feb 2018 AWARD FOR NUTTALLS.COM
  • 27th Sep 2017 FASTEST COMPLETION EVER
  • 31st May 2017 Alas poor Carnedd y Ddelw
  • 3rd Dec 2016 Recent articles on the web
  • 21st Nov 2016 Exploring Warcop
  • 12th Nov 2016 Craig Gwaun Taf joins the Elite
  • 12th Nov 2016 Farewell Bram Rigg Top
  • 17th Oct 2016 Mountains could be downgraded to hills
  • 6th Sep 2016 A BABY GROWS UP
  • 5th Aug 2015 Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top
  • 29th Apr 2015 Stickle Tarn update
  • 29th Apr 2015 Tarn bagging extreme!
  • 12th Apr 2015 Blencathra Sale update
  • 1st Apr 2015 Pillar Rock guided ascent
  • 12th Feb 2015 Stickle Tarn for sale!
  • 11th Jan 2015 Scafell Pike documentary
  • 7th Jan 2015 Cheshire and Staffordshire Hills
  • 22nd Oct 2014 Lots more walks
  • 13th Sep 2014 Helvellyn Shelter
  • 13th Sep 2014 New design for nuttalls.com
  • 15th Aug 2014 Misguided Snowdon safety
  • 11th May 2014 Blencathra up for sale
  • 20th Apr 2014 Fixing Helvellyn
  • 31st Mar 2014 OS NOT stopping paper maps!
  • 20th Feb 2014 Favourite mountain?
  • 22nd Oct 2013 Not a Wainwright
  • 10th Oct 2013 Colour maps now with all our Walks
  • 27th Sep 2013 Peak Park to keep Stanage
  • 8th May 2013 End or a new beginning?
  • 3rd Apr 2013 New mountain!
  • 27th Mar 2013 Mountain Maps published
  • 13th Jan 2013 Honister Zip wire rejected
  • 16th Apr 2012 Access to Bink Moss
  • 7th Mar 2012 Wether Hill has moved!
  • 7th Mar 2012 Blaenau Ffestiniog now on the map
  • 20th Feb 2012 New books for Old!
  • 10th Feb 2012 Myrddyn video reaches 1000 hits
  • 6th Jan 2012 Wales Coast Path to open in 2012
  • 3rd Dec 2011 Monsal Dale Tunnel closures
  • 28th Nov 2011 Roaches Wind turbine plans rejected
  • 28th Nov 2011 Roaches to be taken over by Wildlife Trust
  • 7th Sep 2011 Zipwire on Fleetwith Pike rejected
  • 28th June 2011 Two hundredth completer
  • 5th June 2011 Garburn Pass now closed to motor traffic
  • 1st June 2011  First among Dogs!
  • 1st June 2011  eBooks available
  • 13th April 2011  Update on Fleetwith Pike Zip Wire
  • 25th January 2011  Walna Scar Road saved again
  • 20th November 2010  New Message Board
  • 23rd Sep 2010 Glyder Fawr confirmed as 1000m
  • 14thSep 2010 Calf Top - almost a mountain
  • 9th Sep 2010 New Super Mountain in Wales?
  • 3rd Sep 2010 John & Anne celebrate 3rd Round
  • 20th August 2010 Footpath restoration on Crag Hill
  • 6th August 2010 Cushat Law to Windy Gyle revised route
  • 29th July 2010 The heighting of Tryfan
  • 30th October 2009 John & Anne 3rd round of Wales
  • 12th August 2009 Youngest climber of a 2000er?
  • 10th August 2009 Kinder survey
  • 22nd June 2009 Cwm Mynach appeal
  • 7th June 2009 New edition of Wales
  • 23rd March 2009 Branstree North East Top cairn
  • 23rd March 2009 Repairing Striding Edge
  • 23rd March 2009 New path to Cold Fell summit
  • 22nd October 2008 Edition 3 of England available
  • 22ndSep 2008 Access to Mynydd Graig Goch
  • 19thSep 2008 New mountain in Wales (official!)
  • 14th August 2008 New Welsh mountain?
  • 14th August 2008 Welsh mountains on Google Earth
  • 2ndSep 2007 A sad demise is reported
  • 2ndSep 2007 New Welsh Summits
  • 15th April 2007 Summit camp on Birks Fell
  • 5th October 2006 Birks Fell - OFFICIALLY a New Mountain
  • 4th October 2006 Birks Fell - a new top
  • 1stSep 2006 Danger - Manod Mawr North Top
  • 1stSep 2006 Peak District Parking
  • 30th August 2006 Oldest and highest
  • 30th August 2006 Edale's Moorland Visitor Centre to open on Sep 14th
  • 20th July 2006 OS consults on Welsh Language Scheme
  • 20th July 2006 Putting the stones back on Helvellyn
  • 17th May 2006 Bluebell survey
  • 17th April 2006 2nd Round of the 2000ers
  • 26th April 2006 Lake District Green Road changes
  • 8th July 2005 First continuous walk over all the English summits
  • 27th April 2005 Peak District car park closed
  • 25th March 2004 Pen yr Ole Wen renamed
  • 27th October 2003 Mountains of England and Wales (Vol 2) Errata
  • 13th July 2003 Mountain dog, but couldn't stand the heat
  • 21st June 2003 John and Anne walk round the world
  • 26 April 2003 Ordnance Survey Map Error
  • 22 March 2003 Myrddyn completes Welsh summits in every month
  • 3 October 2002 Separate lists added for England and Wales
  • 15Sep 2002 Myrddyn's 15th Round of the Welsh mountains
  • 1st July 2002 Rogan's Seat summit quarried away? December 2001 Pillar Rock
    Mike Baker wrote to say he had forgotten about Pillar Rock when claiming the ascent of all the 2000ers and asks to be removed from the list. How honest! But then the LDWA permits claims excluding Pillar Rock. It seems a shame to strike out his name, so we are leaving him on and hope to hear soon that he has had an excellent day out.
    November 2001 Photographic library
    Photographic library added to this website.
    May 2001 Peak District CD
    The July issue of Computer Shopper has a sample version of our new multimedia CD The Peak District on the cover disc.
    May 2001 Derbyshire has re-opened 90% of its footpaths
    Great to be back in the Peak District now that Derbyshire has re-opened 90% of its footpaths. Some summits in North Wales are open and even the Lake District should have summits available by June.
    April 2001 Where to go
    Where to go during the Foot and Mouth outbreak - The Countryside Agency has a useful map showing who's responsible for each area, with links to the relevant local websites - www.countryside.gov.uk See also our weekly column every Saturday in The Manchester Evening News for short walks in the north west.
    February 2001 Moel Hebog
    Parking for the ascent of Moel Hebog, as described in Volume 1, is no longer permitted at the Beddgelert Forest campsite. A notice at the entrance directs you 400m up the road, but although we squeezed onto a forest road verge (a lot more than 400m away) we couldn't find any other indication anywhere of a car park. It may well be better now to start from Beddgelert.
    February 2001 Another completer
    Aled Owen writes to say that he completed the ascent of all 432 tops from the old list way back in May 1993. His name has been duly added to the list.
    July 2000 Iron Crag
    Nigel & Veronica White write with an update on Iron Crag. The wall running north from Caw Fell has been rebuilt from the col and is now higher than normal and topped with a barbed wire fence ("quite unlike any other wall I have seen in Lakeland"). Thus to reach the summit cairn of Iron Crag it is necessary to continue along the west side of the wall until a small gate is reached where the bridleway crosses (although this appears to be further north than indicated on the OS Map). There is a cairn to the east of the gate, which is obviously lower than the summit. To reach the summit, if following walk 3.4, a double out and back each side of the wall is required.
    June 2000 Great Dun Fell
    Ross Lockley writes with some notes on access to Great Dun Fell. There are 2 signs saying "private road - no unauthorised vehicles beyond this point" on the radar service road north of Knock village. Access is discouraged north of the quarry entrance at 685288. The locked gate has been moved from the entrance to the Silverband Mine track. It is now located where the Pennine Way leaves the road towards Dunfell Hush at 717316. There is no access through the grounds of the radar station -walkers are diverted round the northern perimeter of the station fence.
    May 2000 Flinty Fell / Nenthead
    The mine ruins in Nenthead have been opened as a heritage site. You can still get through the site on footpaths, but there is a lot of work going on to preserve the industrial archaeology.
    May 2000 Lakeland Two Thousanders
    Tom Bowker has written an interesting article in the April issue of the magazine Cumbria about completing all the Lakeland Two Thousanders.
    April 2000 New edition of Wales now available
    There seem to be rumours that we keep adding yet another Welsh top just to give everyone something to do. Not so! All new tops proposed for inclusion have been visited and surveyed by us, the revision of our original list is now complete and the second edition of Wales is due shortly. January 2000 Lake District CD
    Computer Shopper magazine (January issue) has a sample of our CD "The Lake District" and an article on its development.
    November 1999 New edition of Wales
    We have just received the proofs for the new edition of Volume 1 Wales. It is to be published in January. All new tops are included as well as major changes such as missing trig points.
    Oct 1999 Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast
    After checking Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast again we agree with Myrddyn Phillips, Dewi Jones and Harold that it should be included. This brings the new total of Welsh tops to seven.
    September 1999 Napes Needle
    Rob Woodall writes to say he has climbed Napes Needle and, by a process of trigonometry using a rope, concludes it rises by only 44 ft.Sep 1999 Access page added to website
    New page "Access" added to site giving details of the Tir Cymen scheme, which has improved access on the Arans and elsewhere.
    September 1999 New top
    Another new top has been verified, bringing the total new tops to six. Several more proposed new tops have also been surveyed and ruled out, but two more remain to be visited. This flurry of activity is because Cicerone Press has agreed to a revised version of Volume 2 of The Mountains of England and Wales.
    September 1999 New top in Wales
    A fifth new top in Wales and another has moved! (See Notes page)
    August 1999 Two Thousanders wall chart
    In case anybody has missed it there is a wall chart of all the two thousanders in England and Wales published by Harveys based on our books.
    July 1999 Measuring
    Alun-Peter Fisher e-mails that due to rounding errors 15m rise tops indicated by OS maps mean that the true rise could be anywhere between 14m & 16m. Referring to Myrddyn's note below he asks "How on earth can they be so sure to the nearest 5mm?! standing on a peaty summit might depress it by that amount or more! You're likely to have a summit that misses out by an inch or two wherever that limit is set".
    July 1999 Imperial or metric?
    Ed Humphreys, a friend of Myrddyn who finished Wales a year ago, suggests there should actually be two lists, an Imperial and a Metric, so Waun Garnedd-y-filiast goes IN the Metric list but OUT of the Imperial. The Metric List, he says, should be the modern working list, but if you have completed it you will also have completed the earlier Imperial List.
    July 1999 15m or 50ft?
    Myrddyn Phillips, Dewi Jones and friend Harold plus theodolite have surveyed Waun Garnedd-y-filiast in the Arenigs (GR 875453). The result - after 3 hours hard work - was 15.1295m or 49ft 7.5in. In or out? That is the question. After all there are several tops already in the list by virtue of the OS having allotted them 15m of rise, so how many of these have under 50ft?
    June 1999 Ten rounds
    Myrddyn Phillips writes to say that when he has climbed Llwytmor he will have completed TEN rounds of the Welsh tops (and this includes all the new tops). Will this record ever be equalled?
    June 1999 New owner of Cicerone Press
    Cicerone Press now has a new owner, Jonathon Williams. Perhaps this presents an opportunity for a new edition of the Welsh Mountains including the four new tops.
    June 1999 Fiends Fell
    Chris Crocker reports that when climbing Fiends Fell a farmer told him there were a lot of break-ins to cars parked on the A686 and suggested leaving the car at the Hartside Cross café.
    June 1999 Burnhope Seat
    Chris Crocker thinks that the trig point and spot height are not at the highest point. He has now completed the English Mountains, finishing with the Old West Route on Pillar Rock.
    June 1999 Arans Access
    Chris Crocker met a Snowdonia Park Ranger on 2/8/1998 who said there was now unrestricted access on the south and east sides. Eight out of the ten local farms had signed a 10 year access concordat.
    May 1999 Napes Needle
    Rob Woodall suggests Napes Needle has between 40 and 50ft of reascent and is probably over 2000ft.
    April 1999 Pumlumon Cwmbiga
    Alun-Peter Fisher writes that the recent Explorer map shows a 620m spot height for Pumlumon Cwmbiga. Myrddyn Phillips also thinks this may be a new top.
    April 1999 Black Hill in the Black Mountains
    Alun-Peter Fisher suggests it appears to rise by more than the amount shown on the OS map.
    March 1999 Chwarel y Fan
    Kevan Hubbard tells us that the small forest near the summit has been felled.
    January 1999 Y Garn, Rhinogs
    Andrew Currie reports that it is now difficult to cross the wall at the top of the National Trust land. Alternative crossing place is at 710231, a short distance after crossing Nant Las.
    January 1999 Tarren Hendre
    Andrew Currie reports that the "wide gap in the trees" is no longer evident. The path is now on the far edge of the evergreens which have filled the gap.
    December 1998 Mickle Fell
    Another report (from Kevan Hubbard) that permission to visit the area of Mickle Fell, Little Fell and Murton Fell was refused.
    November 1998 Completer
    Deborah Seed wrote to say she completed the 2000ers on her 40th birthday, a couple of years ago and celebrated with a cake made by her sister which was decorated with 251 flags each bearing the name of a mountain.
    September 1998 What's on top?
    Myrddyn Phillips sent a fully comprehensive list of "what now adorns the tops of the Welsh 2000ft mountains". It really deserves a page all to itself.
    August 1998 More possible tops?
    Dewi Jones is compiling a list of all Welsh 2000ers with 10m of reascent. So far 288 have come to light and this does not include the 181 originals, but does include the four new tops.
    May 1998 Calf Top
    Ann Bowker has heard a rumour that someone has found a hump on Calf Top (1999ft) which is higher than the trig point!
    May 1998 Seven rounds!
    Myrddyn Phillips of Welshpool completed his SEVENTH round of all the Welsh tops, celebrating with champagne and strawberries on his new-found top of Foel Meirch. He completed the English tops in August 1995, finishing with Pillar Rock. (He's only done 5 Munros!)
    April 1998 New top
    Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, in the Moelwyns is the latest addition, found by Myrddyn Phillips. This rises by just 50ft and makes a new total of 185 Welsh tops.
    Feb 1998 Castell y Gwynt
    A letter in Trail Walker spurred us to re-surveying Castell y Gwynt. Delicate measurement still leaves it with only 49ft of re-ascent.
    October 1997 Error
    Alun-Peter Fisher wrote to point out the erroneous attribution of Carnedd y Filiast to the Carneddau (It's really in the Glyders). He also queried Castell y Gwynt, Pumlumon Cwmbiga, Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion and insists Pen y Gadair Fawr looks higher than Waun Fach.
    September 1997 New top in Wales?
    Foel Meirch, in the Carneddau, was proposed by Myrddyn Phillips of Welshpool. It has now been surveyed by us and rises by 53ft so has been added to the list.
    September 1997 Craiglwyn
    Craiglwyn in the Carneddau was proposed by Dewi Jones, and by several other people. It was omitted originally as the OS map showed insufficient height difference. However having surveyed it ourselves in Oct we agree that it does indeed rise by 68ft and has therefore been added to the list.
    May 1997 What is a mountain?
    John Perry, from Prestatyn, wrote to Rambling Today commenting that the Concise Oxford Dictionary defined a mountain as a large natural elevation, especially one over a thousand feet high.
    February 1997 Windy Gyle
    The start and finish point Windy Gyle from Kidland Forest is no longer accessible to vehicles. Robin Griffin of Northampton suggested starting at Barrowburn. (Sadly Robin, the son of Harry Griffin, died in 1998).
    September 1996 Trum y Gwrgedd Dewi
    Jones of Porthmadog reckons Trum y Gwragedd is the correct spelling of this top, and means Ridge of the Wives. Must be an OS error.
    August 1996 Completers
    Wales completed by Geoff and Vivien Crowder of Macclesfield. They had 175 of the 181 summits to themselves (including Snowdon!). The Crowders reported that Trail magazine states Castell y Gwynt drops 50ft on every side.
    June 1996 Craig Rhiew-erch
    Professor Tim Jones, of Liverpool, wrote to say he thinks Craig Rhiew-erch is higher that Maesglase (We have not yet been to check this).
    June 1996 Cnicht North Top
    Cnicht North Top was proposed by Dewi Jones of Porthmadog when we met him while backpacking on the Brecon Beacons. We subsequently surveyed the top which proved to rise by just over 60ft from the col.
    June 1996 All the Welsh 2000ers in one walk
    Ann Bowker wrote to say she had completed a solo continuous walk over all the Welsh 2000ers.
    May 1996 Burnhope Seat
    Chris Crocker, from Frodsham, wrote to say the height of Burnhope Seat is given as 747m on the latest Landranger map (The height 746m in the book is from the 1:10,000 maps which has the latest survey data for spot heights). He also queried Pen on the Scafells, which we surveyed the following July and measured as 10m of ascent.
    October 1995 England completion
    England completed by Geoff and Vivien Crowder of Macclesfield with an ascent of Pillar Rock. They also pointed out that the Imperial height of Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top should be 2336ft, and Red Screes 2546ft.
    June 1995 Great Knoutberry Hill
    Clive Wright of Congleton writes to say Great Knoutberry Hill has a new waymarked ascent from the bridleway, beside a new fence, but the descent remains the same.
    October 1994 England completion
    Jim Beattie, from Brampton, wrote to say he had completed all the English tops, bar Pillar Rock.
    July 1993 Mickle Fell
    Jim Beattie of Brampton writes that there is now a proceedure for visiting the summit of Mickle Fell, but there is still no public access to the Warcop Training Area. April 1993 Foel Gron
    Derek Buckle of Montford Bridge writes to say that he was stopped by a pleasant farmer who told him that the ascent of Foel Gron must be via Foel Goch to remain on the Access Land.
    August 1992 Foel Cwm Sian Llwyd
    David Truslove of Winchester reports that the ruined cottage at the start of the path to Foel Cwm Sian Llwyd is no more. July 1992 Cross Fell Access
    D B Fieldhouse of Grange Over Sands was asked not to park on the private road to Great Dun Fell, but at the end of the public road, thus adding 5 miles to the walk. When we wrote the book we were told there was no local objection to parking there.
    April 1990 Garreg Lwyd
    Geraint Owen of Swansea wrote to point out that the summit of Garreg Lwyd is quartzite, not limestone. We hope to get this put right in future editions.  
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