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Name:Whatborough Hill
Hill number:5392
Height:230m / 755ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Leicestershire (CoU)
Catchment:Trent, Wash, Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:Humber Estuary, The Wash
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:SK 76741 05913
Summit feature:trig point in the middle of a field
Col:122m  SP434524  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 141
(1:25k) 233E
Observations:flat summit area
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 79 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Left car parked immediately to W of disused railway cutting having just bagged Colborough Hill. Hopped over gate at entrance to reservoir track and followed this up. Just before reservoir a path leads off left through scrub to a crop field, and thankfully tractor tracks passed by the trig so trampling of crops needed. Second of seven today.Wheelsy09/08/2019
From junction up the track to the radio mast and then a very wet bash through head height vegetation to the trig point I am sure there's a tick somewhereChinnockC06/07/2019
From road junction to south, up track to mast around west side to trig and HP.PeterD07/12/2018
Obvious route.Wycombe Wanderer17/07/2018
With Jenx and Bryher from lane below again.. Brassica plantings still there!nordicstar15/06/2018
Quick bag from road south, very easy walk through open gate up mast/reservoir lane until end then across field to trig, much easier then I thought it would be. Earlier that day bagged Gartree Hill, re-bagged Burrough Hill and afterwards bagged Colborough Hill and Langton Caudle.DanTrig23/03/2018
From road junction. Up track and into field.rhalstead25/02/2018
Good views. Also good views from the top of the (easily accessible) water reservoir. Visited after seeing new bells being cast at Loughborough bellfoundry.PGCE15/02/2018
Parked at road junction/start of comms tower access track.mart079702/12/2017
Included this outlying Hump (usual route) on a day out also visiting the Welland Viaduct and Rutland Water- nice view on a fine day. 3 other Tumps easily visited in this area,pwheeler30/10/2017
Access road to reservoir then around LH side. Trig completely hidden in rape crop in full bloom. Fortunately a broad tractor track curved around to trig; still got covered in yellow blotches though!Aye Jimmy10/05/2017
With K. On way back from grandmother's in Hertfordshire. Unremarkable. Another isolate ticked off.Ashley22/05/2016
Seven summits total from Oakham train station by bicycle with DTL. 33 miles, 2,120ft ascent total. Along service path - easy walk to top - great trig point and views.Fionalevey24/02/2016
Left bikes by road and walked up access track. Top is behind mushroom like water feature.trimarc224/02/2016
Up mast & res. track to trig. Trig pillar being undermined by rabbits.ngthack10/02/2016
Late evening hump n trigging, post sunset with Trig Pillockssonvegibagger25/07/2015
A bit of a diversion on the way to Nottingham. Watched sunset from the top.Herbert Anchovy10/05/2015
Just bagged the one on a rainy sunday with my nephew..quick up and down from road to trig pillar in field behind mastFergalh08/03/2015
Easy walk up on reservoir track to trig, but pretty unpleasant in freezing rain. Snow on the ground.Mark Sims23/01/2015
Parked at road junc to south. Short walk up vehicle access track.jonglew07/01/2015
Climbed after Colborough hill. Over service track to mast and covered reservoir (looks like the archetypical space station) and over wooden fence into the bare field with trig. I walked around the reservoir too. Some nice views from there.Dazingdale11/01/2014
Prominent hill when viewed from quite distant tops. Straightforward ascent from the south.JohnW10/07/2013
On a 5 county top jaunt as the weather was fine, at least not raining anyway. Everywhere there was standing water on the fields and tracks, bad decision to wear my canvas walking boots duh. No rights of way to this one so parked on the junction of the road at the bottom of the track leading up to the space station type water container and mast. Could see some workmens diggers and vans parked at the top. Decided to bluff my way past them. Up the track and found all the workers asleep in their vans, left them sleeping and sneeked past and into the muddy field at the back of the mast to the trig point, had to cross a snowfield to get there. Quick pics and sneeked back past the workers and down the track. A very nice hill with reasonable views all round, apart from towards the space ship and mast.Mark T19/03/2013
Snowy day. Parked to the south, over locked gate and up track.clivevilla12/02/2013
The only 1 of 4 'tops' today which actually got the blood pumping for a few minutes. Good parking from the main road at the base of the track, hop over the locked gate and then a 10 minute there and back up a slightly steep track. At the top, on the left there is the entrance to the field in which the trig is only a short walk away. Views actually not that bad in the distance although nearby stunted by the large flat plateau.RichieRambler18/12/2012
Climbed gate to mast, trig in sight from ex gateBramley08/12/2012
Walk up from south with just tilled soil to cross to get to trig. Drove down from Preston on way to Stratford Upon Avon, so 75 minute + 60 mile detour. Lovely view from top on a sunny afternoon.Dugswell216/10/2012
Plenty roadside parking to south. Need to climb padlock gate to mast access track. At mast through gap in fence (no gate now) into field and summit trig. Crops gone now so short walk across soil to topHillsidenick04/10/2012
On way home, detour off A47 to park at bottom of track. Strolled up in 10 mins, planted with mature rape seed crop but way through had been made. Surprisingly good 360 degree views with storms threatening.nordicstar12/07/2012
Top 10:15 Very flat parked at bottom of trackchrisbien04/12/2011
The hill is obvious and the trig point is not too difficult to find.JohnStoneham27/11/2011
As Simon & Co, no problems.Moorponder27/08/2011
Walked up from the south and over the gate to the trig point. Walked with Josh, we had home made flapjack - nice!simon and co20/03/2011
Diversion on a Skeffington to Thorpe Sachville walk. Reservoir banking (artificial) appears to be higher than TP.Smudge23/10/2010
Water reservoir.arranc20/08/2010
As TR.destaylor21/09/2009
Parked at the road junction then walked up dog leg track to resevoir and through gate into field husing the trig point.Father Ted22/12/2007
Trig point in the middle of a field of wheatDavidGMould20/07/2007
Returning from a work trip down south for JG -delivering expedition equipment to Heathrow - stopped off for a 'Clem'Chris Pearson14/12/2004
brassica field, pleasant Rutland view N. track from rd, past resr, trig pt just inside brassica field RHW26/01/2002
Tony S11/07/2016