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Name:Boring Field
Hill number:5463
Height:81m / 266ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Cambridgeshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Huntingdonshire (CoH)
Class:Historic County Top
Grid ref:TL 04930 71267
Summit feature:ground near remains of railway bridge
Col:80m  TL049712  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 141 153
(1:25k) 225W
Comments:266ft spot height on OS 1887 6 inch map
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 101 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at village hall, walked along track to barn, stood on slightly higher patch of ground, walked back. Very exciting walk....Nick30/09/2018
Circular anti clockwise walk from near Covington Lodge. hP near track.PeterD19/09/2018
Start of bw is well concealed next to keypad operated gate. Along bw attended by 40 calves and a large black horse in their midst. Got other side of electric fence just to be sure I was safe.Campbell Singer01/07/2018
From village hall, a break in the journey back from the Wye Forest 50.MichaelF16/04/2018
Parked in village hall car park then a straightforward nocturnal walk along the track and up on to the bank by the dairy.Herbert Anchovy05/02/2018
Parked at end of a farmers track in villages walked up to the summit which apparently a old railway embankment but now apart of a farmjmistry8606/01/2018
Nearly dark on arrival so not as boring as it might have been...Aye Jimmy09/10/2017
From the church at Covington on RoW. Went up onto top of bank, quite substantially vegetated and has a large circular plastic water tank.jonglew03/07/2017
at the corner of the bridleway there are the partial remains of an old railbridge in the tiny wooded area. Top either in there or just north on the ground outside it, depending whether you think the railbridge counts or not. My 49/49th Historic English County top ...all done from May 2016 to today (April 2017)keithelliott23/04/2017
With CPgarth8719/03/2017
2 mile with Katy .. Long Top Bagging DayGeorge Thompson01/11/2016
TD, C & HThis Dog03/09/2016
Summit is allegedly on the old railway embankment. Gentle walk up from Covington after checking out the church and its bench mark.Dugswell230/08/2016
2/9 Hill bagging day consisting of current and historical county tops (Staverton Clump/boring Filed/Haddenham Village/Pinchebeck Marsh/Beacon Hill/Wattisham Airfield/Great Wood/Bushey Heath/Hampstead Heath)Fergalh13/02/2016
As Melbow parked at village hall just before the church and took path through gate to left of farm. After how long do man made earthworks become permanent landscape?mart079702/02/2016
Visited from Fairy's Lodge Farm where we were staying.lozinworcester06/12/2015
Pre-dawn stillness disturbed only by near-by sounds of Country & Western Music - I guess the farmer was up and tending to his herd. There has been a lot of money spent here - brand new barns, new fencing, upgraded access road. Was joined at both 'summits' by a friendly farm catM3WDD22/11/2015
County top outing,head along the B645 towards Tilbrook after which you'll see a water tower on your right if you are looking for a safe place to put your car for an hour continue past the tower to a Byway on your left about half a mile further on.walk back to the tower and head north through the yard next to the house and stay in this general direction till you get to a field corner follow a path to the right through a grass field once you exit the second metal gate the high point is in front of you in a avenue of treesWAYNE ROWLETT21/08/2015
On way to Bournemaltose14/08/2015
Picked off on drive to Derby leaving A14 at jcn 16. Parked in entrance way to Three Shire Water Tower which turned out to be a trig IS to bag as well. Walked 0.65 miles north up bridleway to high point in clump of trees to west of Windy Barn Farm. Then walked back along same route. Not an inspirational summit but it is on the list and hs to be done.SteveSmith01/06/2015
With SteveGinaSmith01/06/2015
Also climbed the railway embankment, just to be sure!DanMaisieBex30/05/2015
About 15 minutes from Covington. Clearly a railway embankment but not much sign of a railway elsewhere.Newton Maximus30/05/2014
County top no.7 Parked in Greyhound car park and walked from Catworth with Dorothy. Big open skies (not much landscape to get in the way).callumorr18/02/2014
Parking near church not really an option on a Sunday so parked our campervan in a small layby at TL 058 703. Walked through lovely village of Covington then north west along track to farm. High point is in clump of trees just before farm buildings. Returned south along bridleway to Three Shires House (unimpressive) then back to campervan along busy B645.PoolieDave01/09/2013
Nice evening stroll- circular from Covington to summit, to water tower and back via road.Chester13/08/2013
Summit is allegedly on the old railway embankment. That's what the farmer told me who is also concerned about health and safety issues with people clambering near the badger setts.bolton04/04/2013
Parked on the roadside near Three Shires House Followed the track N. along the boundary between Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire - Turned E. along FP to the remains of the bridge and adjoining ramps which were used to cross the old Kettering to Huntingdon railway. (PM)gerrybowes04/04/2013
Flat field within Bottom Farm. I was privileged to visit (after harvest) with the farmer's permission. He calls the field "Bush Ground". Other high points close by are manmadeAlexanderHoward22/09/2012
Top no.11. Bus to Souldrop turn (on A6) via Bedford, then walked to Boring Field via Three Shires Way, and on to Raunds for the bus back home. An interesting walk through the medieval village of Yelden with its church and Motte & Bailey castle on a warm and mainly sunny day. Distance 13.6 miles; climb 454 feet; time 4.4 hoursalan.65to7030/07/2012
Parked at roadhead by church. Quiet. Had to pass metal gate to gain FP / track out to high point. Jogging relieved the boredom! Agree path junction b4 aged railway bank a better high spot but apparently such structures like cuttings count. Impressive nettle growth this year!nordicstar25/07/2012
Easy parking Covington. Wouldn't call the walk strenuous. Last 15m messy as its up the bank and its overgrown and lots of - I think - badger holes. Kimbolton worth a visit if time to fill.destaylor20/07/2012
Surely not in a field but in rather a short stretch of overgrown old country lane thats a few feet above the surrounding land. Boring - yes, unless no slopes are sought. PJHBHMC30/06/2012
Went up from Cross Lane. Very doubtful that the top is a man made pile of soil full of badgers, nettles and flies. In germs of natural top I favour the paths cross roads immediately adjacent. Locals are stranger twitchy and I was stopped to ask what I was up to.simon and co21/05/2012
Ben and Marie. Wet and windy day on day back from Brum. Walk up from Covington, high point seemed to be on mound by farm. Took refuge in Pheasant at Keyston and dried out with bar snacks and beer.mcf15/04/2012
KJF from Covingtoncrazy03/04/2012
Circular walk from Covington.Fred Windsor13/12/2011
I think I preferred the original site as there is a pleasant view. Walked from campsite about 2 miles away.Overthehilljill10/06/2011
Windy struggle from Tilbrook to Raunds.Smudge05/02/2011
bagged on the way to the rhythm festivaljohnfwoolley20/08/2010
Walk over lunch break when working nearby...BazWylie09/04/2010
climbed on a day out to ely with isle of ely top as bounce06/02/2010
On M/c returning from IOW Top. Glorious day. Parked Covington Church.Farmer @ gate on bridleway start friendly.10min walk along access track to Top.Not embankment but remains of an old bridge over Rlwy long ploughed out.S buttress highestmartin & storm26/09/2009
This was a struggle. Got to Covington using a TomTom & no map only to realise my Garmin 101 had suffered mortal injury and was stuck on N S coords and all I had was OS coorords on paper. Time to phone a friend.Father Ted14/04/2008
not that bad compared to some county/ua tops, at least you have to get out the car and walk,asbown15/02/2008
I agree with the name, especially as it rained pesistantly all the way. Walked over from the church in the village, highest point on path.rhalstead30/05/2007
Its tops like this that bring the game into disrepute I think I would climb more going up to the loftRhayader_wander02/04/2007
Path seems to have been diverted to left of houses and IT IS a muddy and boring field!signyred03/01/2007
"Boring Field" is an unfair namejonnymuir16/06/2006