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Name:Ives Head
Hill number:17330
Height:201m / 659ft
Parent (Ma):2873  Bardon Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Leicestershire (CoU)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SK 47781 17027
Summit feature:rock 1m SE of trig point
Col:158m  SK487160  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 129
(1:25k) 245E
Observations:rocks by trig point and outcrop 55m W at SK 47725 17017 may be as high
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 36 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at four way crossroads to W on tarmac area. Walked up Iveshead Road until 50mph sign on LHS of road. Opposite this on RHS of road is stile. Across field and through open gate to interesting summit. Returned a more direct way via woods - think this probably took longer.Wheelsy15/02/2020
With Bev, convoluted paths out of wood by parking at junction to SW. Keep left going up to get to clear pasture and watch for cattle gaps in walls. Nice hill and summitsimon and co13/11/2019
From cross roads to W where there is an excellent area of tarmac car park, and even a seat! Through field gate and up through trees and cow pasture to the excellent little summit. Fine views. No cows today.RichardM30/10/2019
from crossroads, very windycjo27/04/2019
From the layby and gate, like others. Lovely hill.Moorponder30/10/2018
As Aye Jimmy. My local hill. Delightful. Lived here for 37 years and never been up. Vast views all the way to the Urals although not quite visible today. Will try again on a clearer day. Temp recorded at 23 C in mid October.Barbara Singer13/10/2018
Over stile on Iveshead Road and across a couple of fields to the summit and trigpoint point.Alancache20/09/2018
From parking near crossroads. As AJ skirted below bracken and field led all the way to top. Great summit with good views. No cows during my short visit.PeterD02/09/2018
As for Aye Jimmy. Nice hill. (Tea room now closed permanently).arranc13/07/2018
My 700th logged hill.David Evans10/03/2018
From crossroads to W. Woodland initially then muddy cattle pasture, complete with feisty cattle that needed an eye keeping on them. Pleasant top with trig pillar.jonglew26/12/2017
Markfield bus - Old John Tower - Benscliffe Hill - Bawdon Castle - Ives Head - Birch Hill - Bardon Hill - Bardon bus. First-rate summits but a lack of good paths connecting them. For this one, used gate next to crossroads to W of summit as others suggested. Then a lovely climb with good views to the very fine summit rocks. Perfect, apart from the cows in the top field!Mark Jackson28/10/2017
From layby at SK 4723.1690 near crossroads to WSW. Over gate, turn left then a way keeps unfolding to the summit - an excellent spot, rocky ridge with trig and gorse in bloom. Best hill of the day.Aye Jimmy07/05/2017
Useful gate near lay-by then up fields to grand summit with trig and views.Dugswell202/03/2017
Wandered up from gate at layby, near crossroads. No keep-out signs and no livestock about, so didn't feel like a trespass. With Sail & CoelDangerous Dave25/02/2017
Cropston to Shepshed. Traverse from road gate to SW to a new wooden stile WNW of summit (nr the old building). Surprised to encounter a family vehicle & tent pitched just below summit.Smudge31/12/2016
From lane to north. Rocky summit reminiscent of south Cumbrian Tumps.Wycombe Wanderer28/12/2016
Ascended directly from SE leaving bridleway at SK482166, climbing fence and wall. Good summit views. Descended west to road junction - better.davidpettit8419/06/2016
From west. Easy access through fields. Excellent hill.ngthack14/02/2016
Approached from the west. A fine summit with rocky outcrops.JohnW09/09/2015
Last hill of three on a 15 mi walk from Hartshorne to Shepshed connecting Pistern hill, Breedon hill and from Charly road/Iveshead rd jct i climbed over a gate and profiled round hill climbing through scrub and avoiding the more dense vegetation. Followed tracks up to the rocky tor and then over to the trig. Beautiful views and atmosphere. This sentiment must be shared a there is a wooden table with six chairs in good condition awaiting to be used.Dazingdale03/08/2015
Short walk across fields to rocky summit.Ramblingpaul15/07/2015
Surprisingly rocky top for Leics- more like the Peak District for this most northerly of the Charnwood Hills -from bridle path to the eastMark Sims17/03/2015
As Adrian. Parked at strange building at 472174, Good Gate into fields 100m South.GordonAdshead08/01/2015
Parked by old building then into fields and up to super rocky top with trig.Adrian14/12/2014
fine volcanic tor/grass summit, fine views. layby 522118, acw circuit of 13 200m Charnwood granite hills RHW11/11/2001
Andy West21/10/2019
Richard Gunn09/12/2017
Campbell Singer21/07/2015
andrew brown01/07/2015
carole engel27/12/2012
Colin Crawford23/09/2008