“The Hills” as they are known locally, comprise of 100 acres of former stone quarry between the hamlets of Northend and Burton Dassett. Most of the hills are rolling grassland, although there is a small wood – “Fox’s Covert” towards the eastern slopes. Burton Dassett country park is an amenity managed now by Warwickshire country parks, who let it for various events such as orienteering, hill climbing and glider flying during the year.
Views from the country park are stunning – from Edgehill in the west to Daventry and beyond in the east. These can be found using the trig point at the top of Mine Hill, where there is a plaque showing a map of the surrounding countryside.
There are details of archaelogical excavations held on the hills in years gone by, together with some of the local history on the plaque situated at the top of the hill. Other details, including parking fees, may be found on the website: countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk