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RHSoc is a friendly, informal outfit, aimed at helping folk meet their climbing and walking ambitions, and have fun in the hills. RHSoc organises a number of events each year for its members; the AGM and annual dinner, a number of 'Bagger...

The Relative Hill Lists of Great Britain

The Relative Hills Society has adopted three major metric relative hills in Great Britain (Marilyns, Humps and Tumps) which many of our members collect.Ā  Relative hill lists are based on hill prominence and are not restricted by location...

RHSoc Members’ area

Our Members' area gives RHSoc members access to an online version of our journal, newsletter archives and information on island bagging contact details. It summarises the latest news for members from across the site and gives you exclusive...

Welcome to RHSoc

The Relative Hills Society is a friendly, informal group, aimed at helping folk meet their climbing and walking ambitions, and have fun in the hills. We aim to promote an interest in climbing British hills that are prominent relative to their surroundings including the Marilyns, Humps, Tumps and Significant Islands of Britain (SIBs) hill lists. Some of our members are also active in international hill bagging which also features in our Journal.
We welcome new members. Members join us to read our Annual Journal, check out our Halls of Fame and join us on Members' Events and Trips including an annual trip to St.Kilda.
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Upcoming Events and Trips

These are the trips we have planned for the year. Click on the links in the pop for trip details or view Upcoming events and trips page for all trips.

What's New?

New Y Marilyns app for the Welsh hills

Now live on Apple's App store and Google's Play store is our new free new mobile app which gives an interactive guide to all of the Welsh Marilyns.Ā Ā Search on Y Marilyns to download the app or download from each app...

Most popular Relative Hills lists of Great Britain lists adopted by RHSoc and climbed by our members

The Marilyns

The Marilyns are the best known of the Relative Hills lists covering Great Britain and are the best-loved list of RHSoc members, based on their popularity within our Halls of Fame. First defined by Alan Dawson in The...

The Humps

The Humps are one of the three major metric Relative Hills Lists of Britain adopted by the Relative Hills Society covering hills with less prominence than the Marilyns. Since their prominence is lower, we will see that...

The Tumps

The Tumps are one of the most popular metric hill lists that the Relative Hills Society has adopted for which we compare progress by hill baggers in our Halls of Fame. An attraction of the Tumps is that they are...

The Significant Islands of Britain

The Significant Islands of Britain (SIBs) are islands (including plenty which can be accessed on foot at low tide) exceeding 30m prominence and/or 30 hectares, listed by Alan Holmes, with the additional proviso that...

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