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Highest Peaks in Scotland
Ben Nevis (Highland) 1392m (4406 ft)
Ben Macdhui (Aberdeenshire) 1310m (4300 ft)
Braeriach (Highland/Aberdeenshire) 1294m (4248 ft)
North Top (Ben Macdhui - above) 1293m (4244 ft)
Cairn Toul (Aberdeenshire) 1292m (4241 ft)
South Plateau (Braeriach - above) 1264m (4149 ft)
Sgor an Lochan Uaine (Cairn Toul) 1254m (4116 ft)
Coire Sputan Dearg (Ben Macdhui) 1248m (4095 ft)
Cairngorm (Highland/Moray) 1244m (4084 ft)
Aonach Beag (Highland) 1237m (4060 ft)
Coire an Lochain (Braeriach) 1230m (4036 ft)
Carn Mor Dearg (Highland) 1222m (4012 ft)
Aonach Mor (Highland) 1218m (3999 ft)
 
Highest Peaks in Wales (all in Caernarfonshire and Merioneth)
Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) 1085m (3560 ft)
Garnedd Ugain (Snowdon) 1065m (3493 ft)
Carnedd Llewelyn 1062m (3484 ft)
Carnedd Dafydd 1044m (3426 ft
Glyder Fawr 999m (3279 ft)
Glyder Fach 994m (3262 ft)
Pen Yr Oleu0wen (Carnedd Dafydd) 978m (3210 ft)
Foel Grach (Carnedd Llewelyn) 974m (3195 ft)
Yr Elen (Carnedd Llewelyn) 960m (3151 ft)
 
Highest Peaks in England (all in Cumbria)
Scafell Pike 978m (3210 ft)
Sca Fell 963m (3162 ft)
Helvellyn 950m (3116 ft)
Broad Crag (Scafell Pike - above) 930m (3054 ft)
Skiddaw 930m (3053 ft)
Lower Man (Helvellyn) 924m (3033 ft)
Ill Crags (Scafell Pike) 922m (3025 ft)
Great Ends (Scafell Pike) 909m (2984 ft)
Bow Fell 902m (2960 ft)
Great Gable 898m (2949 ft)
Cross Fell 893m (2930 ft)
 
Highest Peaks in Northern Ireland
Slieve Donard 852m (2796 ft)
Slieve Commedagh 767m (2516 ft)
Slieve Bearnagh 730m (2395 ft)
Slieve Mael Beg 704m (2310 ft)
Slieve Lamagan 703m (2306 ft)
Slieve Binnian 685m (2247 ft)
Slieve Mael Mor 682m (2238 ft)
Note: Secondary peaks are shown in italics.


 
Largest islands in England
  Sq km Sq mi
Isle of Wight 381.0 147.1
* Sheppey (Kent) 94.0 36.3
* Hayling (Hampshire) 26.8 10.4
*Foulness
(plus attendant linked islands - Essex)
26.1 10.1
* Portsea (Hampshire) 24.3 9.4
* Canvey (Essex) 18.5 7.1
* Mersea (Kent) 18.0 7.0
* Walney (Cumbria) 13.0 5.0
* Wallasea (Essex) 10.7 4.1
St Mary's, Isles of Scilly 6.3 2.4
* Thorney (West Sussex) 5.0 1.9
*Islands bridged or otherwise linked to mainland.
 
Largest islands in Scotland
Lewis with Harris (Western Isles) 2225.3 859.2
*Skye (Highland) 1666.1 643.3
Mainland, Shetland 967.0 373.4
Mull (Argyll & Bute) 899.3 347.2
Islay (Argyll & Bute) 614.5 246.6
Mainland, Orkney 536.1 207.0
Arran (Argyll & Bute) 435.3 168.1
Jura (Argyll & Bute) 370.4 143.0
North Uist (Western Isles) 351.5 135.7
South Uist (Western Isles) 332.5 128.4
Yell, Shetland 214.2 82.7
Hoy, Orkney 136.9 52.8
 
Largest islands in Wales
*Anglesey (Ynys Mon) 713.8 275.6
Holy I (Anglesey) 39.4 15.2
Skomer (Pembrokeshire) 2.9 1.1
Ramsey (Pembrokeshire) 2.6 1.0
Caldey (Pembrokeshire) 2.0 0.8
Bardsey
(Caernarfonshire & Merioneth)
2.0 0.8

 
Waterfalls

The highest British waterfalls are:
Waterfall Location Height
Eas A' Chual Aluinn Highland 200m (658 ft)
Falls of Glomach Highland 112m (370 ft)
Pistyll-y-Llyn Powys/Cardiganshire c. 73m (c.240 ft)
Pistyll Rhaedr Powys/Denbighshire 73m (240 ft)
Foyers Highland 62m (205 ft)
Falls of Clyde South Lanarkshire 62m (204 ft)
The highest falls in England are Cauldron Snout (Cumbria) at 60m (200 ft).

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