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Name:Meppershall Hill
Hill number:19320
Height:88m / 289ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Central Bedfordshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (0-99m)
Grid ref:TL 13511 35666
Summit feature:no feature
Col:54m  TL140337  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 153
(1:25k) 193
Observations:ground E of hedge: ground 140m SSW at TL 13470 35539 could be as high
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 29 users)ByDate of Ascent
As others, parked by reservoir and walked back long road. Reservoir has a new high metal fence, so is not now accessible.PGCE08/05/2020
Parked by reservoir and walked back along the road. Land on both sides is difficult to access due to barbed wire, machinery and high fences. I then went to the church to explore the motte and bailey, but this is enclosed in a private garden, making this impossible to access.JohnW08/03/2020
Bike ride: Arlesey station - Topler's Hill - Meppershall Hill - Arlesey. Both summits on road, handily.Mark Jackson30/12/2019
Short walk from reservoirBramley28/08/2019
Sunny. Parked by the gate then onto summit.Dugswell225/02/2019
The main interest here is the nearby fenced off earthworks ( at the end of a vast back garden of a large house) known as The Hills which are a very well preserved grassy motte ( just 5 m high from bottom of the encircling ditch) with two separate lower raised baileys - designed so there are no blind spots to shield attackers from the top of the motte on which would have stood a fortified wooden tower A leat supplied water to the surrounding ditches to create a moat around it all. King Stephen ( or at least his men)were here besieging the castle in 1138 during the siege of Bedford. Today there are plenty of blind spots from the west out of sight of the house for modern day Stephens to briefly proclaim themselves king of the castle, and be higher than the nearby recognised natural hill high point(s)Chris Pearson16/02/2019
2nd top of 5 today on a route from Langford to Luton climbing Toplers Hill then via fp to Langford, fp South, taking minor lane towards Clifton, fp Sw then New Road to A507/A600 jct, veering off on Hoo road,fp South then back onto Meppershall road, veering off to walk parallel in flat field with Machinery then high point in ploughed field (similar height) then circumnavigated reservoir and onto highest point on Western side inc back of lawn. Of all the contenders, the field edge with machinery and High point in field to the East are the Prime candidates. Continiuing South on fp then over to Shillington for a brief rest before continuing to Telegraph Hill..Dazingdale12/01/2019
Flitwick to Shefford.Smudge26/10/2018
Bike from Arlesey stationtrimarc215/06/2018
Parked by reservoir, back along road to gate with old machinery, field, then back for reservoir. 3rd time completing this UA.PeterD13/04/2018
Swindon Bagger17/12/2017
Parked at the entrance to reservoir, walked along the road climbing the verges and then returned to climb the reservoir. A tick is a tick.Campbell Singer22/11/2017
Parked on Bury Road in Shillington, walked to summit via the John Bunyan Trail and Church near Motte and Bailey. Summited the reservoir as well as the field to the north of it. Highest natural point in the field, went to middle and back to rough ground and then north to first grid reference given, which was just at the edge of an abandoned farm vehicle, seems to be the highest point. Checked out alternative GR which seemed lower. Walked back down to Shillington in rain, which stopped in time for a picnic on a village bench before driving to Astwick for the other new tump, Topler's hill.pdantic09/11/2017
Near reservoir bank.arranc14/10/2017
Seems to be highest in field behind hedge on E side of road opposite Windmill Farm. Accessed by walking S down road to metal gate/machinery just before reservoir. More scrap machinery in field too.Aye Jimmy09/10/2017
Fred Windsor05/10/2017
Cent. Beds recompletion & Wash catchment completion. This Watersheds & Catchments lark has opened up a whole new dimension in bagging. Thanks Jim & Simon.ngthack04/08/2017
Parked by the church. Walked back through the village along the road to the entrance to the reservoir. People around, so walked back 50 metres or so and tramped around the field just east of the road, north of the reservoir, seemed to be the highest natural point. Back to the car through the churchyard, then walked round to the 86 metre spot height by the motte and bailey.Owen B22/07/2017
Climbed the resr (manmade), the ground across the road (above field level so presumably manmade), didn't bother with earthworks to NW, maybe another time in daylight.RHW16/07/2017
Several potential high points in this flat piece of land. Field E side of road roughly opposite entrance to Windmill Farm would get my vote. Ground on E side of road opposite reservoir entrance also a contender. Top of covered reservoir is actually the highest point, but disqualified as man-made.jonglew30/06/2017
andrew brown20/06/2017
Made a tour of the village in 29 degree heat to make more of the visit.KC18/06/2017
Onother recompletion. As Adrian, but also could not resist climbing the 3m up the reservoir bank, which felt a lot more satisfying.GordonAdshead15/06/2017
HP to west of road opp. reservoir. Also went to 86m spot hgt to the west, landscaped earthworks a good 3m higher and accessable from the west.Adrian12/06/2017