What’s a Dewey?

A Dewey is a hill or mountain in England or Wales over 500 metres (1,640 feet) in elevation, but below 2,000 feet (609.6 metres), with a relative height of at least 30 metres (98 feet) with relation to other hills in it’s locaity, namely you must descend at least 30 metres before you ascend another hill. The Dewey list was compiled by Michael Dewey and published in his book Mountain Tables. There are 13 Deweys on Dartmoor (Beardown Tors is actually 3 tors/ ‘rock stacks’ with the westernmost ‘stack’ being the highest at 513 m).

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