Relative Hills in Fife

Fife Marilyns

Although mostly low lying, Fife does manage to boast of 7 Marilyns within it’s bounds. Not as well known as the munros, the marilyns are “relative hills” meaning they are defined by theamount of height drop rather than absolute height. To qualify as a marilyn a hill must have a drop of at least 150m on all sides between it and neighbouring high ground. More information on the marilyns and relative hills is available on the Relative Hills of Britain website.

HillHeightProminenceArea
West Lomond522m405mFalkland
East Lomond424m155mFalkland
Benarty Hill356m228mBallingry
Largo Law290m197mUpper Largo
Norman’s Law285m209mBrunton
Cairnie Hill228m150.4mCollessie
Mount Hill221m163mCupar

Marilyns whose summits are just outwith the Fife boundary but with associated ground that makes up much of the Fife hills.

HillHeightProminenceArea
Innerdouny497m228mEastern Ochils
Bishop Hill461m179mScotlandwell
Dumglow379m251mCleish

Fife Humps

A Hump is a classification given to a hill of any height with a drop of at least 100m on all sides. In addition to the 7 Marilyns which are also by definition Humps, Fife has a further 7 hills that qualify as a Hump.

HillHeightProminenceArea
Knock Hill364m112mSaline
Saline Hill359m104mSaline
Lumbennie Hill284m139mPitmedden
Ormiston Hill236m103mNewburgh
Black Hill213m104mLindores
Cowden Hill204m116mLindores
Lucklaw Hill190m117mBalmullo

All hill data from UK Hill Bagging.

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