About Us

Welcome to Covington!

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 soil is largely heavy clay and farming is mixed. Thanks to Dutch Elm Disease, the area is not heavily wooded, but there is an abundance of garden wildlife. The village is old, dating back at least to Saxon times, with Roman and Iron Age farms dotted all along the Kym Valley. Covington is known to have thrived in the fourteenth century but the oldest surviving houses date from post Tudor times.

The shops, schools 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. There is high speed broadband in the village.

The cosy village hall is the centre of the community with Book Group, History Group and Pilates meeting regularly there, and other village events such as Quiz Night, Harvest, First Aid training, dinners and parties etc. making good use of its facilities.