Virtual Peak Bagging
We aim to visit all the 3,000 ft peaks in Great Britain (one per day) starting with Wales, then England, and then the 4,000 ft peaks in Scotland. We may then do the Irish 3000s and the remaining 3,000 ft peaks in Scotland, but only if this project attracts sufficient interest.
To start virtual peak bagging, select one of the two groups below:
You can then select a mountains group and then a mountain that is of interest. We hope you will enjoy your virtual peak bagging with us!
You can view our virtual peak bagging progress at:
The peaks we have bagged so far will be shown as blue markers while the peaks we haven't bagged will be shown as red markers. We are sorry that the England & Wales map shows all 315 Hewitts (Hills in England, Wales and Ireland over Two Thousand feet) in England and Wales and not just the 21 peaks over 3,000 ft.
You will be able to view an embedded 360° panorama (which Google calls a Photo Sphere) taken near the summit by a Street View Local Guide and then uploaded to Google Maps. You can also learn some interesting facts about the mountain and how it got its name. You will be able to learn more about the mountain by a link to its entry in Wikipedia and view a small map and read about the the walking routes on the mountain from a link to the Walkhighlands website.
The Walkhighlands website also has a line-drawn panoramic summit view that might help you identify some of the peaks you can see in the 360° panorama. For the Munros, there is also a button to press to hear the correct pronunciation. Sadly, this feature does not exist for the English and Welsh Furths.
There will also be a link to view the mountain from above on Google Earth. It should be noted that Google Earth will not be accessible from all browsers and if it will not open, then try it again with Google's Chrome brower. Please also note that the markers that Google have for mountains are not always in exactly the right places for the summits.
To view the whole 360° panorama, just hold down the mouse button and move it across the screen in the direction you wish to see. For the Walkhighlands and Wikipedia web pages, just click on the appropriate link and the page will open in a new window.
Finally, you can also do a virtual hill walk on a mountain in Google Maps with Street View. To learn more about this and then view the summits that you can virtually walk on, pleaee click on Virtual Hill Walking.