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Name:Big Hill - Staverton Clump
Hill number:7892
Height:224.3m / 736ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
Alternative top: (Arbury Hill)
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Northamptonshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Northamptonshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Northamptonshire (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Severn, Wash
Watershed:The Wash, 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:Hump twin-top, Tump (200-299m), Historic County twin-Top, Administrative County twin-Top, Current County/UA twin-Top
Grid ref:SP 54899 61208
Summit feature:no feature: ground at W end of copse
Col:161.3m  SP 5379 6040  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 152
(1:25k) 222
Comments:New twin Hump and twin County Top (Northamptonshire), added April 2013; twinned with hill 5393 (Arbury Hill).
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  • Northamptonshire (1974) administrative county top (joint)
  • Northamptonshire historic county top (joint)
  • Northamptonshire current county/UA top (joint)

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So pleased I did not attempt this one in the dark and pouring rain after Ardbury Hill in December last year. Parked in Staverton just past Honeysuckle Cottage and walked back to A425. Crossed road over style and head SE across pasture towards farm buildings, though gate continuing SE towards another gate in SE corner. This is the point I was pleased I did not attempt this last December back over another gate to the left and into field corner where cows had obviously congregated, fortunately the ground was dry. Follow fence round on other side of gate towards Staverton Clump then followed boundary fence for Staverton Clump north looking for a gate. Soon found a sturdy concrete post in a corner with metal lugs for fixing fence wire which were handy to use as steps. Up steep earth 10m bank to summit. Stood on various apparent highest points, photos, log and drop a waypoint before returning to van by same route.SteveSmith30/07/2020
From the lay-by back towards the De Vere hotel, across the road, over a gate, uphill beside the Very Tall Crop, over another gate along the top of a cattle field, over wooden railings at a fence angle, into the wood and so to the summit.Nick Down121/07/2019
Parked at nearby hotel ...D SID17/04/2019
Another walk w/ Pete + joe after Miglia, parked on road sidepenbet24/03/2019
Parked in Staverton. Walked past the golf club. Over gate into field with bamboo crop. Gate at top then over fence into copse. Solo.Dangerous Dave11/03/2019
From the hotel at dusk. With the trig.jenx03/01/2019
Repeat. From parking at the De Vere hotel. From far end of CP and nearest main road a handy gap in the hedge allows access to the road and directly across easy fence to cross into field. From there simple to head up and enter copse on the hill. High point obvious. Picked up the trig too as light faded away into the night, with Jenx and Bryhernordicstar03/01/2019
From the De Vere Hotel car park.jonglew19/11/2018
Solo. Parked far end of De Vere car park near metal gate to main road. Short way along towards Daventry hop field gate follow line of bamboo. As field edge alters you’ll see wooden fence over to the right without barbed wire. Head up onto the clump. Lovely mature woodland. 1 of 5 Northants hills today: Badby Down, Arbury Hill, Big Hill Staverton, Newnham Hill and Borough Hill.Pete West16/09/2018
7th and final Northants Tump to complete the County, Climbing Badby Down, Golden Hill, Hinton Hill, Blackdown, Sharman's Hill and Arbury Hill. Descent West to intercept track to road then minor lane to Markleys, taking fp heading NE then across lane veering off to walk around new large barn and then into woodland and upto the summit. Very quiet. A nice place to complete Northants county! Continued to Big Hill trig point, appreciating the large boundary trees en-route then a route via Stepnell Spinney to reach track (although wrong side)following this to the footbridge, climbing over fence and up onto and then across to finish at bus stop for next bus to Daventry bus station and then out again to Northampton for the train back to BNS and then Nottingham. NB New Northants of Fox Hill spoils completion!Dazingdale15/09/2018
Bagged this on the way home from a few days work in Birmingham.magirob13/09/2018
Daventry - Borough Hill - Newnham Hill - Everdon Hill - Badby Down - Arbury Hill - Big Hill - Daventry.Mark Jackson26/05/2018
Access permission obtained (see below). With E. From De Vere hotel, N along main road (A425) to second gate. Up field edge by very tall crop. Gate at top then up into wood with clearing in summit area. Bluebells will be beautiful in a couple of weeks time.Beeliner21/04/2018
Staverton Clump is on private property. Obtain access permission first. Access information can be obtained from Staverton Parish Council. Contact stavertonclerk@btinternet.comBeeliner20/04/2018
Dusk, nice little ridge and wood.Wycombe Wanderer22/12/2017
From hotel car parkjimbloomer18/12/2017
Parked off road by bus stop as hotel car park very full. Up road over gate into pasture then into clump on a sunny morning.Dugswell206/08/2017
From De Vere hotel, N up road to second gate. Up field edge by very tall crop about 3m high (like tall thin bamboo stems). Gate at top then up into wood with clearing in summit area. Then to trig on next hill.Aye Jimmy06/08/2017
Walked here fromNewnham Hill and ascended by route described by JohnW. Sadly bluebells dead this late in May and replaced by lots of nettlestrimarc231/05/2017
From Big Hill to Big Building with a view of the 750m long Ford Parts Distribution Centre at Daventry which, with a 150,000m2 footprint is bigger than the O2 Dome, Amazon distribution centre in USA, and the Airbus Factory in France. (amazing what lists Wiki has) Its a titch however compared to the world's largest building: New Century Global Centre (a shopping mall) in China at 1.76km2. Big Hill, is a nice little thing punching above its height in choice of name. Went up from the packed hotel/ golf course car park -got a spot next to 'reserved for captain' - a few odd looks - why was I putting on wellies to play golf, and then heading the wrong way? up into summit wood and along to trig.Chris Pearson23/03/2017
From hotel, up field edge to woods.rhalstead26/02/2017
From the A425, field edges to summit woods. Great drifts of Snowdrops in woods.RichardM16/02/2017
Approached from North (parked in hotel car park), up between a fence and the highest maize crop I've ever seen, keeping me hidden from a nearby farm and combine harvester. Climbed over fence to east of top and then to wooded summit. My 5th tump of the day just after doing the twin hump Arbury Hill.pdantic01/11/2016
From the hotel. Had a mishap with barbed wire.chrisbien07/10/2016
Asked permission at the farm then up via triangulation pillar.griefmiester03/08/2016
From the hotel car park turn left and follow the east side of the hedge to the wood. There is a gate into the wood from this side. Also a straight forward walk from here to the trig point. Worth ascending in early May because of the bluebells.JohnW09/05/2016
So close to the height of Arbury Hill, I decided to bag this one. A delightful walk from High Cross Farm Road End, first farm tracks, then gallops/ grass to the top, gates all the way. Absolutely no right of way this side of this otherwise very accessible hill. Muddy wheel tracks lead to the farm, the other side of the road, should one ask for permission? My brother took exactly the same route and recommended it to me.pwheeler05/04/2016
Parked at the De Vere Hotel, walked back to footpath, through field and junk yard up to pleasant wooded summit.Campbell Singer18/02/2016
1/9 Hill bagging day consisting of current and historical county tops (Staverton Clump/boring Filed/Haddenham Village/Pinchebeck Marsh/Beacon Hill/Wattisham Airfield/Great Wood/Bushey Heath/Hampstead Heath)Fergalh13/02/2016
Loz & Biblozinworcester08/12/2015
Parked in hotel, turned left, over gate and up to clump of trees.clivevilla02/11/2015
From hotel car park took FP a short way, then past part finished house around field perimeter to gate around woods a bit more until appropriate entry point to get to HP. Back down to North over two gates.PeterD09/09/2015
As Wayne.ngthack22/08/2015
not so good as Arburymaltose17/08/2015
County top outing,Staverton clump is on the other side of the road opposite the hotel. park in the layby a few hundred meters away heading left as if you have driven out of the hotel car park, then walk back up to a gate leading into a corn field and walk up the edge to another gate. Follow path around to the back of the copse to another gate walk through trees to the west endWAYNE ROWLETT16/08/2015
Did Arbury Hill back in 2007 but was nearby for a folk weekend so climbed this from SP 604 610 where there was a verge to park on and a footpath to get started. It will not be a good route in a few years as a huge new building going up low down by water store. Crossed 2 barbed wire fences to reach top by oaks but found views much better at lower trig point.signyred01/08/2015
This was a double visit - with 5393 Arbury Hill. Contrasts - The Clump is secluded and peaceful - lots of interesting flowers and a view back towards Shuckburgh Hall where I had been orienteering in the morning. Arbury was hosting a motor cycling weekend - noisy and colourfulM3WDD07/06/2015
With Tash followed by Arbury from Hotel nice little woodpigerg31/05/2015
Climbed on the way to the Tough Mudder!DanMaisieBex28/05/2015
This hill is called Staverton Clump on the map and is same height as the official hump summit to the south but a far nicer wooded topped hill.vegibagger16/01/2015
Started off from footpath to SW where there was plenty of parking on the verge. Tresspass virtually the whole way, through a building site and area where building materials were stored. Sounds like I should have parked to the north as the fence around the copse on the south side was challenging to say the least.Herbert Anchovy05/11/2014
Climbed from De Vere car park. Nice barbed wire fenceselectricratman13/08/2014
I walked up to the summit of Big Hill which is in a copse called Staverton Clump. I didn't bother finding the trig point a few dozen metres east because it is lower than the summit. I visited Big Hill because it is the alternative Northants county top to Arbury Hill. I parked in the De Vere carpark at dusk, crossed the A425 and followed the hedgerow up the hill. There is no public footpath and a barbed wire fence to negotiate. The summit is a small rise among the trees.Skip13/07/2014
From the De Vere car park. Large badgers set has buried the fence by the wood which makes it easier to cross.simon and co03/06/2014
Solo from De Vere car park. Footpath at gate and through barbed wire fence close to the top.bolton03/06/2014
Nipped up to top from hotel footpath most of way couple of gates and a fence plus a short scramble to the top in the trees . No view though .Haygalzer17/04/2014
De Vere Hotel car park – 200m SW down A425 to public footpath – 200m S. along path to a gate – Climbed gate and then across corner of field to another gate – Climbed gate & then followed fence up to corner of wood – Squeezed through barbed wire fencing which had been cut – Up through trees to the unmarked summit. (Solo)gerrybowes13/10/2013
As below.destaylor13/09/2013
Two gates from Club House and convenient hole in fence at SW corner of woodGordonAdshead08/09/2013