I enjoyed John Sheehan's article, "Venturing Into the U.K. Countryside" (April 26). Once visited, the countryside of Kirkcudbrightshire is never to be forgotten. He describes the summit near Loch Trool as 2,700 meters (8,600 feet). Since Britain is where the word "foot" originated, the British likely would never use metric measure to define the height of a local mountain. The highest point in the U.K. is Ben Nevis, a mountain in Scotland near the town of Fort William that measures 4,406 feet.