Name:The Slipe
Hill number:5613
Height:107m / 351ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Bedford Borough, North Northamptonshire
Catchment:Wash
Class:Current County/UA Top
(CoU)
Grid ref:SP 91239 56702
Summit feature:no feature: ground between two fox/badger holes
Drop:0m
Col:107m  SP912567  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 152
(1:25k) 207E
Observations:summit just inside wood
Comments:Spot height on 1:10k map nr old covered reservoir. Trig pillar (106m) at SP925589 Harrold Park Farm confirmed to be lower by spot heights on 1884 1:2500 map.
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  • Bedford Borough current county/UA top

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A nice excuse for a longer walk - this being further from the road than most summits in this part of the world. Parked in Fir Tree Grove in Bozeat as others and followed clear rights of way. Interesting partly ruined reservoir at summit. 55 minutes round trip, including some faffing around in the woods at the summit.Mark Jackson29/04/2024
Circular walk from Bozeatijpowell20/02/2024
Easy parking on Fir Tree Grove in Bozeat, over stile & along the waymarked, wide & well-maintained RoW to junction with the Three Shires Way at N. end of wood - As Wycombe Wanderer, easily over ditch & through open woodland, mostly along animal tracks, to the high point on badger sett.gerrybowes19/07/2023
Parked at castle farm and a lovely walk through the fields, round the woods, to the CT, which was atop a badger sett.cjwilliams16/10/2022
Parking available at start of footpath on Fir Tree Grove in Bozeat. Followed footpath through fields past White House Farm. Went across ditch and into wood - lots of badger setts but no sign whatsoever of a building or its remains.Wheelsy31/07/2022
From the water tower along field edge. Saw some deer, fallow I think. Cross the ditch into the wood at the northern tip, near the footpath sign.Wycombe Wanderer16/09/2021
With Debi.DaveD08/11/2020
Started from layby on A428, 300m NW of Three Shires Way crossing. Walked to TSW then following bridleway all way to summit! No evidence of disused reservoir let alone fox/badger hole used to describe summit feature. High ground on county boundary along track of Three Shires Way on NW boundary of The Slipe woodlandmntainman20/06/2020
On a trail run via Bozeat, Harrolddc9611/07/2019
Parked in Lavendon and followed bridle way to the high point. A little cut through to the Bedford side of the ditch to find a badgers sett. Weather was pleasant.ChinnockC05/05/2019
On own.Very late afternoon walk. Parked in Joiners Way, Lavendon. Walked up Castle Road to farm then followed bridleways bordering Threeshire Wood and The Oaks wood to hp. Hardest part was crossing ditch into wood. Found badger holes, must be 4 or 5 there now. Also a dilapidated building inside wood by field boundary. Pheasants everywhere. Return by same route. Dark by the time back at car. Pub grub and decent pint in The Horseshoe to round off walk.Beeliner22/03/2019
A lovely walk from Bozeat past White House Farm on good well-marked footpaths. Jumped the ditch into the wood! Exited at SW corner by ruined building. Walked on to the trig point and back to Bozeat. Lovely circular route.Dangerous Dave09/03/2019
From fir tree grove off st marys road, footpath all the way three mile in an hour. Easy way to cross the ditch is by the abandoned building push a few branches out the way and squeeze through no need for a leap of faith.WAYNE ROWLETT24/02/2019
From Fir Tree Grove in Bozeat, along FP across fields. HP across ditch by badger sets.PeterD19/09/2018
After ringing bells at Mears Ashby and Wilby.PGCE07/04/2018
Approached from the west at dusk. Track, then arable field margin and then clambered over an old harrow to access the high point in the corner of the wood. Dark by the time I headed back which probably made it more interesting.Herbert Anchovy05/02/2018
From Fir Tree Grove where parking was easy. An easy walk through pastures and around recently planted fields. Hp looks like a badger set next to derelict tin she'd.Campbell Singer22/11/2017
Parked in the driveway of the Lodge and walked up drive of Bozeat Grange. Upset a farmed in both instances so not recommended. GR given is just in the woods across a fairly deep ditch but easy enough to access.clivevilla12/08/2017
TD & CThis Dog08/08/2017
Up from south after parking off the A509 on sunny afternoon.Dugswell207/08/2017
Parking and route probably as jonglew. Highest point seemed to be on bank 5m N of old brick building (reservoir?) with rotten tin roof just inside wood. Enter wood just N of piece of farm machinery in hedge.Aye Jimmy04/08/2017
From A509, wide grass verge for parking at SP 9012 5613, mainly bridleways and farm tracks thereafter except for 1 shortcut across a field. Ground is all flat, no knowing where a precise HP is, most likely at or near the old covered reservoir. Went into the woods, but still all flat.jonglew03/07/2017
Parked in layby on A428 and walked up the bridleway. Track muddy in places and obviously used by bikes / motorbikes as well as horses and pedestrians. Presumably did not actually get to high point as bridleway seems to be in Milton Keynes / Northamptonshire and cannot access the Bedford Borough area which must be to the South East side of the ditch. Only field entry overgrown and blocked by old agricultural machinery.JMLB23/05/2017
after Norfolk trip, from Bozeat across fields on marked footpath.KC21/05/2017
From Fir Tree Grove. Pleasant stroll on well marked paths.Bramley28/11/2016
bus from Bedford to Lavendon. Used excellent FPs and Bridleways to reach high point. Pleasant country walk. A couple of areas of lovely woods and a few excellent hedges punctuate this area of prairie farming with some very large fieldstrimarc227/10/2016
Parked in Fir tree grove in Bozeat. Good well marked paths across fields with hares and muntjac deer about.mart079702/02/2016
GIdris26/12/2015
8/8 Last one on Bad weather day so county tops bagging for the day, (Park Lane/Ashley Hill/Bowsey Hill/East Burnham Park/Pavis Wood/Whitehill/Bow Brickhill/The Slipe)Fergalh24/10/2015
From A228, along Three Shires Way.ngthack23/08/2015
Parked in Fir Tree grove,Bozeat. A good path south until 908575 when it disappears under the ploughing until the old brick ruins are reached. The farmer has preserved the path through the barley fields.bolton19/08/2015
From Layby at start of bridleway. Straight forward, muddy, stroll.rhalstead01/03/2015
Walk on well signed paths through fields from Fir Tree Grove in Bozeat. 17.30.arranc15/08/2014
Walked across fields from Bozeat after working in London. Just after torrential downpour and don't think I will get my suit trousers clean ever again.Mark Sims22/05/2014
3.2m round trip from A428 along the Three Shires Way. Muddy in places. Beautiful bluebell wood.Newton Maximus02/05/2014
Walked here from St Marys Road Bozeat . Nice stroll across farmland . Simple to find follow the footpath towards the slipe mast adjacent to pond a good marker for direction .Haygalzer17/04/2014
walked with Bono on the way back from Coventry. Parked in Bozeat and walked the (muddy) paths SE across the fieldsmr bounce29/10/2012
Up from Bozeat across eight fields. Footpath is really well looked after by the local farmer. Nice on the rare occasion this happens.simon and co07/09/2012
en route to N'hampton in evening after work. Parked at roadside verge by house at GR903578. No path, but used cornfields by woods to gain FP from Bozeat to top. Followed easily on hot muggy day. Unremarkable, no views either. Perdition!nordicstar27/06/2012
Edge of wood amongst bluebells...or was it the cultivated side of the ditch? Who knows?!signyred25/02/2012
Parked at Bozeat. Easy stroll - pleasant.destaylor04/07/2011
A gentle morning stroll. The "summit" isn't obvious as everywhere is relatively flat.JohnStoneham12/05/2011
bagged on the way down to the ridgeway 40johnfwoolley06/05/2011
Short walk from Bozeat and back, nice bluebells in woodselectricratman16/04/2011
close to home - round route from Bozeat - around and across fields - came across a hedge full of yellowhammersPhil M06/12/2009
Last part of a Bedfordshire triple with my mate Andy.Overthehilljill25/10/2009
Circular walk from Bozeat via The Slipe and the trig. My GPS said The Slipe was very definitely higher! Easy if unremarkable walking. There was a planning application for a wind farm on the "summit ridge" so you might want to bag this one sooner ratherwheresthepath01/08/2009
Its quite a hike to this one although all flat. I started in the north and made a nine mile round trip taking in the 2 trigs and UA top enroute. Buzzards galore.Father Ted21/07/2009
from Bozeat village via the trigpoint,nice walk.asbown03/06/2009
Date approx, lived in Bozeat from 1996 for a few years, passed this way a few times.RHW01/06/1997