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Name:Boring Field
Hill number:5463
Height:81m / 266ft
Parent (Ma/M):2869  Cleeve Hill
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
Drop:1m
Col:80m  TL049712  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 141 153
(1:25k) 225W

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 53 users)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
climbed on a day out to ely with isle of ely top as well.mr 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
Boring Field lives up to its name. We actually felt the highest point was on a ramp near the house to the north east of the "official" high point. This ramp is less boring than the surrounding field.wheresthepath12/02/2005
yes-it is boring--but I prefer "Three Shire House" as a title!!Jimmy05/05/2004
Done in the dark after driving from Cold Overton Park, So I am not a fair judge of what might be higher.garyhoney08/02/2004
b/w north from main rd RHW12/03/2002
Quick solo run en route to Birmingham. How about renaming it Covingtom Hill or Three Shire Hill?mikejacobs06/06/1998
Near old railway bridgearranc04/01/1988