Relative Hills Society


For baggers of metric relative hills in Britain and the world

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Bagga Carta:


1.             Relative Hills Society (RHSoc)

2.             Relative Matters magazine

3.             Relative Hills Society website

Criteria for the relevant hills are:

Relevant lists

The British lists that currently meet all three criteria are:

Marilyns: hills of Britain with a prominence of 150 metres

Humps: the hundred metre prominence hills of Britain

Tumps: the thirty and up metre prominence hills of Britain

Simms: the 30-metre prominence hills 600 metres or above high

Dodds: the 30-metre prominence hills between 500 and 599 metres high

Sibs: the 30-metre prominent and/or 30 hectare area islands


Around the world:

We also propose to include member's/reader's activities and adventures on relative/prominence listed hills in other countries. In particular, we will be interested in such lists that can be found on

Europeaklist - European hill and mountain lists:

Peakbagger - World-wide mountain and peak lists:

Relative Matters will not include material about lists that do not meet the criteria.  Members of other societies are welcome to join RHSoc.

A paper copy of Relative Matters will have a cover price of £5, payable by non-members.

Please note you will NOT automatically receive a copy. You have to either join RHSoc or be willing to pay the cover price - each year.

RHSoc membership:

Open to anyone aged 18 and over, who supports the objectives of the society.

The annual fee will be £10 payable from 1 January each year. Anyone who pays before 1 January 2017 will be members until 31 December 2017. Members can pay more if they wish.

Family membership - for households where there are more than one person wishing to join, the minimum annual fee will be £15. Please note that you will only be eligible for one paper copy of Relative Matters.


The benefits of membership:

Free paper copy of the Relative Matters magazine.

Priority booking for the annual dinner and other events.

A dedicated website

Representation in debates with other relevant organisations

How the membership fees will be used:

Publishing and delivering the Relative Matters magazine

Developing and hosting the RHSoc website

Other initiatives that promote the objectives of the society and its members.



  1. To promote and introduce a wider audience to the ideas and merits of relative hill-bagging in Britain and the rest of the world.

  2. To compile, maintain and inform members of relative hill lists in Britain that are as accurate and up-to-date as possible in the circumstances.

  3. To nurture the companionship and benefits of associating with others who have a shared interest in relative hill-bagging.

  4. To be able to collectively contribute to public debate on issues affecting the hills and mountains of Britain.

  5. To promote and support the protection and access of the hill and mountain environment.

Bagga Carta:

The Relative Hills Society is an unincorporated association (UA).

Bag responsibly

Each individual member will be responsible for their own risk-assessment and welfare and behave in a manner that does not inconvenience or jeopardise the welfare of others.

RHSoc will not organise, lead, guide, or provide transport for members engaged in hill-bagging or related outdoor activities. However, individual members are encouraged to organise trips, and invite others to join them, for the purpose of relative hill bagging. They will be able to use RHSoc facilities to notify other members of these trips as long as:

1.   They make it clear to all participants that the trip has not been organised by RHSoc.

2.   They make it clear to all participants that they are responsible for their own welfare and they must behave in a manner that does not jeopardise or inconvenience others.

3.   They have satisfied themselves that any third party providers, for example boat-operatives or mountain-guides, are properly qualified and have liability cover for all the participants for the relevant part of the overall trip.

4.   Any minors, under the age of eighteen, are accompanied and supervised by a parent, guardian or responsible person, who has explicitly agreed in advance to that responsibility.

5.   Priority for participation is given to members of RHSoc.


Membership is open to anyone who is aged 18 and over and supports the objectives of RHSoc.

Membership will begin as soon as the membership form and first annual payment has been made. Members who join RHSoc after 1 June in any year will be deemed to have paid until the end of the following year. Changes to the fee will be agreed at the AGM.

A list of all members will be kept by the membership secretary. Members may resign at any time in writing to the membership secretary. RHSoc will comply with data protection requirements and not share member details with any third party organisations.

Any member who has not paid their membership fee by 28 February in any year may be deemed to have resigned.

Anyone who behaves in a manner that goes against the objectives of RHSoc, in an offensive way or breaks the non-discrimination policy may be asked to resign from RHSoc. The individual concerned shall have the right to be heard at an AGM before a final decision is made.


RHSoc will not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, colour, age, ethnic or national origin, sexuality, physical or mental disability, religious or political belief, marital status, pregnancy or alterity.

Officers and committee:

The committee will consist of all members of RHSoc.

The day-to-day business of RHSoc will be carried out by officers elected at the AGM. The officer roles are:

·          Treasurer/Membership secretary - keeps records of members and maintains accounts for income and expenditure

·          Measurer - compiles and maintains relevant relative hill lists

·          Pleasurer - chairs the AGM

·          Hofmeister(s) - compile and maintain halls of fame of active relative hill baggers.

·          Editor - responsible for the magazine, website and any other publications

·          Secretary - does the general administration and ensures the AGM and other events are organised


An Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held within eighteen months of the previous AGM. Members will be given at least eight-week's notice of venue, date and time, and will be entitled to vote at the meeting..

The officers for the following year will be elected. Nominations may be made to the Secretary before the meeting or at the meeting.

The Treasurer will present the accounts for the previous year.

Finances: An account will be maintained on behalf of RHSoc at a bank.  The required cheque signatories will be nominated by the committee (one to be the Treasurer). The signatories must not be related nor members of the same household.

All money raised by or on behalf of RHSoc will only to be used to further the objectives of RHSoc

Amendments to the constitution may only be made at the AGM. Any proposal to amend must be given to the Secretary in writing at least six weeks before the meeting.

Any proposal to amend the constitution will require a two-thirds majority of those present and entitled to vote.

Dissolution: If the officers, by simple majority, decide that it is necessary to close down RHSoc they may call a Special General Meeting to do so. The sole business of this meeting will be to dissolve RHSoc and identify which charity receives a donation of any remaining money.