Covington is a small but thriving village situated on the borders of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. The village is mainly on the south side of a ridge, looking down over the valley of the River Kym. The shops and other facilities of Kimbolton are three miles away. Other local centres include Raunds, Higham Ferrers and Rushden in Northamptonshire, St. Neots in Cambridgeshire and Bedford. Road and rail communications with other parts of the country are good.
The soil is largely heavy clay and farming is mostly arable, with some animals. Thanks to Dutch Elm Disease, the area is not heavily wooded, but there is an abundance of garden wildlife.