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Name:Racecourse Road
Hill number:5469
Height:81m / 266ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Northamptonshire (CoU), Peterborough (UA)
County (CoH):Northamptonshire, Soke of Peterborough (CoH)
Catchment:Wash
Class:Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top
(CoH,CoU)
Grid ref:TF 03529 04170
Summit feature:no feature: on boundary on S edge of lane near A1
Drop:0m
Col:81m  TF035041  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 141
(1:25k) 234
Observations:summit is near position of 81m spot height; ground on track 550m NW at TF 03248 04645 is as high
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Also the Huntingdon & Peterborough county (1965-1974) top.
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Northamptonshire, Soke of Peterborough historic county top
  • Peterborough current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 110 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Approached from Easton on the Hill. Two farmers were tipping manure adjacent to the summit at dusk. Embarrassed by my quest, I got out of car at hp and asked if it was possible to get onto the A1 from this point or did I have to return to Easton. Knowing the answer, at least the question gave me an excuse to get out of the car but the stink was extremely agricultural and permeated the car. Still, another county top ticked in inglorious circumstances.Campbell Singer22/11/2017
Broke a tedious drive up the A1 to collect this. Parked in the layby a few yards away. Not what you would call a challenging feat of mountaineering.lenman17/11/2017
What can I say, another top Bagged.dgresty22/10/2017
Parked near bend, reading taken S verge near horse chestnut. Then up track to alternative high point, readings taken about 150m before two towers were 2m higher than roadside one.Aye Jimmy04/08/2017
Very quick detour from A1, parked right on bend.alwaysinshorts29/06/2017
Roadside bag then a walk to the alternate summit to the north along track. With Sail & Coel.Dangerous Dave26/02/2017
surprisingly nicespot considering all the roads nearby. top seems to be just nearto the oak tree (at the corner)keithelliott13/10/2016
TD, C & HThis Dog03/09/2016
Parked on verge at bend in road. Highest point appears to be a mound on the side of the road, opposite the track heading north. Walked up the track for about 600m to the potential alternative summit.Dugswell230/08/2016
Done on way back home from a weekend in Suffolk. Very quick detour from A1.Wheelsy02/05/2016
Done.mart079728/02/2016
Not much you can say about this one. Pretty damn dull.ngthack10/02/2016
It took two visits to find the spot as the first time I could not remember which of the farm track turnings I was supposed to be at, now I know its the first one on the right if you come in from the A1 also on the opposite side of the road on the far side of a field there should be the start of a long wooded area.WAYNE ROWLETT02/09/2015
With two lincs hillsmaltose15/08/2015
This should be a quiet and peaceful location but the A1 is too close. Being a long, flat straight locals were testing out their motor bikes - which did not help either.M3WDD03/07/2015
1/2 Quick drive to bend in road....an jumped out of car a one metre walk !Fergalh03/07/2015
not a lot to say.stig_nest24/04/2015
The 1st of 9 county high points todaymcallmar08/04/2015
Not a fan of P0 summits I've been driving past this one for years. Finally ticked off on the way home in the dark.RHW20/12/2014
Only just off the A1 but you have to take a longer way back onto it via Eastonsqueegs03/10/2014
On the way to play cricket at Easton on the Hillgarth8731/08/2014
Drive by, not much other option.Fred Windsor01/08/2014
Parked in gateway at bend in the road but had to move to avoid being run over by massive sprayer.Newton Maximus30/05/2014
At a bend in the road. Drive by.arranc19/04/2014
Quick drive by type of bag this one .Haygalzer18/04/2014
Hump close to road. Also walked up the lane to the alternative.bolton28/01/2014
Parked on verge at bend in road. Highest point appears to be a mound on the side of the road, opposite the track heading north. Walked up the track for about 600m to the potential alternative summit. (PM)gerrybowes28/01/2014
As a last desperate stab at getting some county tops in this Christmas holiday, given the appalling weather,decided to do two that did not involve walking through inches of mud, did this one and Viking Way, (Lincolnshire parts of Kesthaven) Just got out of car wandered round with G.P.S without getting my feet wet. Not the most stunning of county tops but it gets you out of the house.Malbow31/12/2013
Top no.22 - train to Stamford then circular walk via Wothorpe, Racecourse Road, Easton on the Hill and Stamford. Distance 6.6 miles, climb 385ft. Very muddy on farm paths. Cloudy, unseasonably cold with heavy snow shower at first.(Temp 3 deg C)alan.65to7020/03/2013
No hill, no view, nothing really apart from a small tree on a piece of grass by a farm gate. Not even any Harrier Jumpjets from nearby RAF Wittering. Ah well, another tick in the list.Mark T13/03/2013
The last and worst of a 4 top bagging session done in three hours in and around Rutland. Nothing at all resembling a hill, or even an incline for that matter. Got out of car, walked around a bit at the spot suggested by the Hill Bagging map. Got back in car and drove home.RichieRambler18/12/2012
difficult to identify exact locationBramley08/12/2012
climbed on to the way to coventrymr bounce26/10/2012
Drive to it. Access from A1 north or come off A1 before and take a long strait road to it. Drive on 10 yards, then walk back if you can detect a slope to be sure wher it is. PJHBHMC30/06/2012
Just a small low bump by side of road as far as we could see. Alex, Marie and myself on way to watch Henry IV part one at outdoor theatre at Tolethorpe Hall, Rutland. Food (Lincolnshire sausage bap)at the Cafe Black in Stamford, recommended!mcf30/06/2012
Parked car at bend in road and got out to take photosMaryfooksmills29/01/2012
Futile. Just proves that you are well and truly hooked.destaylor19/01/2012
there is almost no summit to speak of, quiet area.JohnStoneham27/11/2011
Third gear topsimon and co08/11/2011
Visited on the way North. Parked by gate and spent a few minutes mapping out the boundry and finding the highest bit of ground.garyhoney03/08/2011
Road now accessible from northbound A1.Overthehilljill11/06/2011
3rd of 4 counties today. http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses11/05/2010
Drove by and stopped, briefly, onto the next one...BazWylie09/04/2010
nice tree lined lanejohnfwoolley04/05/2009
Still no access from the A1. Nice little tree by the high spot.The Team29/03/2009
Bagged enroute to Holme Fen, the lowest point of Britain. The A1 end of the road was closed, but we came from the other end. Ignored the 'Road Ahead Closed' signs hoping we'd find the highpoint before the closed part. Luckily we did.kaapiovuohi04/10/2008
Still no access from A1. After visiting here I headed off to the only place in Britain where four counties meet i.e. Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Cambridgeshire at TF 01936 05797, just off the A1.Father Ted09/03/2008
7th Top of Stansted trip. Note no longer any access from A1, and W end of road has Road Closed signs. Can access tho to park on bend at high point. Very flat and lots of traffic noise from A1.martin & storm14/02/2008
just by side of road, not bad views at all, seems along way from peterboroughasbown08/08/2007
Very picturesque but noisy planes.Lovely horse chestnut tree by the high point.chris creedy11/07/2007