In 2022 I finished climbing all the 135 Welsh Hewitts, the 2000ft mountains with a relative height of at least 30m/98ft. I got a head start while young, but then did little for a quarter-century.

My cross-Wales walk bulked up the numbers; a few other trips helped; and then in 2021 I made a conscious decision to get on with things. I completed the list in July 2022, with an excursion to the Berwyns, finishing on the biggest of the group, Cadair Berwyn (2723ft).

My notes aren’t complete but I have a much better memory for hills than faces and can reconstruct the routes I took even where many years have passed. I’ve divided them into six broad sections, working from the north of the country southwards, as follows. 

The 3000ft Mountains of Wales

All 14 of the 3000ft mountains of Wales, in the Carneddau and the Glyders, plus of course Snowdon and its neighbours

Northern Snowdonia

Lesser heights surrounding the 3000-footers

Central Snowdonia: North

From the Nantlle ridge to the hills around Blaenau Festiniog

Central Snowdonia: South

The Rhinogs and Arenigs

Southern Snowdonia

Cadair Idris, the Arans, and neighbouring hills

Mid-Wales and the Berwyn

Plynlimon and other hills of mid-Wales, plus the Berwyn range to the north-east

The Brecon Beacons

From the Black Mountain to the Black Mountains; all the Hewitts of South Wales