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Name:Boultbee's Wood
Hill number:5538
Height:185m / 607ft
Parent (Ma):2870  Walton Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Solihull (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Severn, Trent
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Severn Estuary, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Tump (100-199m), Current County/UA Top, Clem
Grid ref:SP 25966 84626
Summit feature:ground near tree stump by wire fence
Col:103m  SP193722  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 140
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On own. As others parked in lay-by on Fillongley Road (B4102) at edge of wood/arable field. Faint path through bracken and brambles in pleasant deciduous wood to hp where I tripped over the stump! Only found through use of my GPS with OS grid ref as all fairly flat and reading shows no metres of climb from road!Beeliner02/10/2019
Parked in handy lay by to the East at SP260846. Found tree stump and wandered in brackeney woods. Hard to pinpoint high point.David Evans12/08/2019
Small dirt layby W side road SP 2607 8463. HP about 100m into woods, somewhere in the 185m co.jonglew23/07/2019
From the lay-by on the E side of the road to the overgrown path through the wood on the W side, and thence to the stump.Nick Down121/07/2019
Parked in a lay-by at the edge of the wood, walked through said wood for a metre or two to gain access to the field and then walked up to the grid ref and tree stump.WAYNE ROWLETT01/07/2019
Millison's Wood to Meriden. Gates & signage on local ROWs are generally in very good repair, but other than HoE Way, they are frequently obstructed by (brambly) vegetation indicative of little usage.Smudge23/03/2019
7th top of 8 on a predominantly Worcestershire car tumping route, visiting Swines Hill, Rous Lench Hill, Moreton Hill, South Crest, Newborough and Moorgreen. Managed to park in layby just before the potholes and fallen branches from a nearby pine tree. Easy access into wood and then verge to visit tree stump by fence but thought highest point lay further into the wood so recalibrated GPS to 185m then trudged through the brambles and bracken to investigate, recording 186m @ SP 25976 84603 and 187m @ SP 26005 84603; these points are outside the highest contour ring on OS maps. Os names the wood enclosed to the South as Stocked Wood and this summit appears to be in Boultbees Wood, Meighs wood is over to the East of the road. Continued to pass over Coventry U/A's top at Corley Moor before heading back home. Beware on the road as all the cars were speeding along it!Dazingdale26/01/2019
Dank grey but atmospheric woods albeit with background rumble of M6 half a mile northvegibagger19/02/2018
A day trip down to Birmingham to collect a speaker cabinet...and 15 new hills completed on the journey :) All done by the simplest methods already given by othersthe_adam27/01/2018
Short walk from layby, easy enough if one steps out of wood onto field edge, along a bit then back into wood at tree stump.Aye Jimmy16/08/2017
A bramble tripwire felled me too! Commando training (not) kicked in as I rolled on landing. However its such a short walk from the layby that I half considered unleashing excess energy down the road at the Heart of England Adventure Park where (for a fee) you can have unlimited use of their bouncy kingdom.Chris Pearson23/03/2017
Bracken not too bad apart from the trip hazard.Not sure stump is any higher than ground nearer lay by.Bramley12/11/2016
Layby, wood, field, bracken+brambles, stump. Returned same way.Minto08/08/2016
Short way into the woods on the West side of the road, lay-bys on both side of the road.Swindon Bagger26/05/2016
Another one of those what on earth am I doing here moments. Parked in layby which had more potholes than rubbish and a stumble around amongst branches and brambles. Some of the pricklies make superb tripwires. Can I start a petition to rename this place Meh wood?stig_nest22/04/2016
Parked in layby just past wood and along track to stump. Easier stroll back along field edge.mart079721/02/2016
Burned marginally more energy than at the Coventry top a few minutes earlier. Had fun avoiding being run over by commuters dashing home on a Friday night.Herbert Anchovy22/01/2016
Lay by needs a bit of pothole filling. Easily into woods over low bw fence. Then difficult progress through brambles etc to find high point.ngthack27/12/2015
Made it to the tree stump by the barbed wire and got well scratched for my troublesOverthehilljill19/10/2015
Followed track into wood and the thrashed around in bracken til happy had found HPPeterD06/10/2015
Easy access from road, thrashed around through Bracken reinforced with viscious Bramble but unable to determine any real high point. GPS suggested tree stump at edge of wood the highest point but this is well outside the mapped contour ring.RichardM31/07/2015
I went on a circular walk from Meriden, to find a few caches, bag this hill, and visit the trigpoint.Alancache02/07/2015
From the lay by and into the wood. A bit overgrown.Play2End14/06/2015
Parked in layby and then a short walk to abandoned tree stump.bolton03/06/2015
2/2 Bagged on way to peak district short walk from road to forest edgeFergalh01/05/2015
Not much to say really, except I did it in my business suit and shoes.ijpowell15/04/2015
On another bagging spree! 2nd top of 7 today.mcallmar10/04/2015
Climbed all the ancient county tops in 11 months. Now starting all the others with this walk from Coventry to Solihull and back. No climbing at all, anywhere!callumorr07/12/2014
Very poor day weather-wise - absolutely belting it down. This county top situated in a wood which says no public access.andyhudson24/05/2014
Brambles and bracken may be a problem sometime in the future but today access was easy with an almost discernible path to the summit.Newton Maximus17/11/2013
just inside wood by tree stump. Walk in from road on paths. No viewarranc17/04/2013
Walked in from the east where there is room for parking. Rather a disappointing top.JohnW01/01/2013
Parked in layby, had a good explore of the area.magirob07/11/2012
Thanks for useful comments on where to park and how to find top, which saved time. Very flat, but quiet and pleasant short stroll. Private wood, but no access problems and a faint path to follow. Not very exciting, but a lot better than many unitary tops!Hillsidenick27/10/2012
Drove by on way home. Stopped in layby as Doug mentioned. Cut into woods and over fence. Just found the stump buried in deep bracken.nordicstar26/07/2012
Rainy day, damp top, parked in lay-by and agree with other comments as to where the summit is.simon and co15/02/2011
Seventh tick today from handy layby on way to Rendering day at Luddington on Wednesday.Dugswell208/02/2011
Did on way back from a funeral in Coventry. I am sure the farmer must have wondered what this guy in a suit was doing wandering round his field.clivevilla13/10/2010
Layby nearby. Stroll.destaylor02/10/2010
Uninspiring top with no view !heavyhorses10/02/2010
A not very exciting top but bagged anywaybirder195127/10/2009
Hard to tell what the highest point is but i'll go with the tree stump. 5 minute walk in the woods.The Team25/04/2009
Handy layby.Dog liked the nice woods.electricratman24/06/2007
Parked in the layby and walked up and down the road, another forgetable county top.rhalstead17/06/2007
just in woods, not easy to get exact spot with no GPS reading.asbown09/04/2007
Got a fluctuating reading between 189m and 205m(!) on top of a tree stump by the barbed wire fence which seemed to be the highest spot in my home UA. Happy 100th birthday to A.Wainwright today.signyred21/01/2007
There is a layby on the road north of woods which are signed as private.Nick24/09/2006
walked this county top and Coventry today with sarah.these 2 are fairly boring ,we walked about 4 miles altogetherjustinsmith19/02/2006
Indeterminate point near a bend in the B4102. Unimpressive to say the least. One for completists only.wheresthepath13/11/2004
185m contour - high point appears to be 100m inside woodwebmaster14/03/2003