GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Borough Hill Daventry

2 miles (3 km)

This circular walk follows a footpath around Borough Hill in Daventry. The hill lies just to the east of the town, dominating the area at a height of 200 metres (660ft). The trail provides some excellent views over the surrounding Northamptonshire countryside.
You can start the walk from the car park at the south western side of the hill. From here you can pick up a trail around the hill, passing the last remaining radio mastfrom the former Daventry transmitting station. The station operated from 1925 until 1992, carryinglong-wave,medium-wave, andshort-wave broadcasts at different times in its history. Since 1992, onlyDABservices have been broadcast from the site using a single mast.
The trail runs for a distance of about 2 miles, passing the site oftwo Iron Age hill forts and two Bronze Age barrows. Antiquities from a Roman Villa were discovered in the 19th century and are now kept in the British Museum.
The hill is also has an interesting military history with Charles I Royalist army using the hill as a base just before the Battle of Naseby in 1645.
Daventry Country Park is located just a short stroll from the hill. You can extend the walk by enjoying a nice waterside stroll around Daventry Reservoir in the park. Drayton Reservoir also lies close to the park.
Just to the north you can pick up the Grand Union Canal and follow it through the countryside.
Just to the south you can enjoy woodland trails at Badby Woods and visit the joint highest point in Northamptonshire at Arbury Hill.


NN11 4NB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Borough Hill Daventry OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Borough Hill Daventry Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the south there's the historic Fawsley Hall where you can see a fine 15th century house surrounded by lakes, formal gardens and parkland landscaped by Capability Brown.


Borough Hill mast

Borough Hill 1 - panoramio

Borough Hill 13 - panoramio

Borough Hill 24 - panoramio

Borough Hill 8 - panoramio

Daventry 105 - panoramio

GPS Files

GPX File

Borough Hill Daventry.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Borough Hill Daventry.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)