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New hill added to tick list

Posted 12 April 2011
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New hill added to tick list
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Those keen to go walking and tick off some hill lists as they do so can bag another Dewey after three experts from Wales discovered a new qualifying peak - Kirby Fell in the Yorkshire Dales.

Deweys are hills between 500 m and 609.6 m (2,000 ft) in England, Wales and the Isle of Man, with at least 30 m of re-ascent on all sides, a list created by walker Michael Dewey in the 1980s.

The list - currently standing at 433 - has been revised a number of times and G & J surveys - run by hill sleuths John Barnard, Graham Jackson and Myrddyn Philips - has discovered the fell meets the criteria.

While it was comfortably high enough at 546 m, the drop height was thought to only be 25 m, but using their GPS equipment the team has discovered it is in fact 31.1 m, adding a new hill to the list after Mr Dewey accepted the findings today (April 12th).

Discoveries made by the team in recent years have seen Glyder Fawr in Snowdonia proven to be over 1,000 m in height, while Sgurr nan Ceannaichean was removed from the Munro list after being shown to be just under 3,000 ft.