Arbury Hill

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Arbury Hill
Arbury Hill, Northamptonshire 17th April 2008 (1).JPG
Arbury Hill from the west
Highest point
Elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Listing County top
Coordinates 52°13′27″N 1°12′36″W / 52.2243°N 1.2101°W / 52.2243; -1.2101Coordinates: 52°13′27″N 1°12′36″W / 52.2243°N 1.2101°W / 52.2243; -1.2101
Arbury Hill is located in Northamptonshire
Arbury Hill
Arbury Hill
Arbury Hill in Northamptonshire
Location Northamptonshire, England
OS grid SP540587
Topo map OS Explorer 206

Arbury Hill, at 225 m (738 ft), is the joint highest point in the English county of Northamptonshire.[1] It is 9 km (5.6 mi) southwest of the town of Daventry.

The slopes of Arbury Hill are a drainage divide between three major river catchment areas, with the Nene to the north, east and south, the Cherwell (a tributary of the Thames) to the south-west and the Leam (a tributary of the Severn) to the west and north-west.


On the summit of Arbury Hill there are the vestiges of an Iron Age Fort, although this was disputed by the Royal Commission in 1981.[2] The remains are in the form of a square ditch and embankment about 200 metres across.

There is a motor-cross track[3] on the east side and top of the hill that is used for competitions about three times a year.



  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 207: Newport Pagnell & Northampton South (1:25 000) ISBN 0319 46387 7
  2. ^ grid reference SP540587
  3. ^ moto-cross track

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