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Things to do in Ashwell, Hertfordshire

View of Ashwell © Colin Jackson

Ashwell is an absolute gem well worth exploring.

Icknield Way

First of all the little caravan club site is wonderful, located on the edge of the village and within a hundred yards of the famous Icknield Way which meanders off into the countryside as far as one wants to walk.

A couple of hundred yards in the opposite direction takes you to this pretty and historic village.

Walking past the Cricket Green, which is used for many other events apart from cricket, as you come into the main village centre is the huge dell which drops down on the right hand side and is discovered as being the source of the river Cam with its pond and wild life.

Thatched Wall

The little side streets leading round to the magnificent church. It seems that every street, every little nook and cranny of this village is full of historic interest, from the old Lock up, to the timber buildings, a quaint little museum, through to the pubs, thatched buildings and even a wall that has thatching on the top.

Music Week

The icing on the cake is that this is a community village with lots being organised throughout the year, on the cricket pavilion and in the church.

This includes a national music week and book fairs. The people of the village all seem so friendly and fully part of such community.

Whether you are visiting one of the pubs for Sunday lunch, staying for the weekend, or simply ambling through on foot or on bicycle there is always something to see, something to learn and a feel of relaxation and tranquility about the place.

Description by Allan Ainsworth

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Images of Ashwell


The Springs, a site of special scientific interest. © Colin Jackson
Ashwell museum © Colin Jackson
The Thatched Wall © Colin Jackson
The Springs. The source of the river Rhee, home to rare flatworms © Colin Jackson



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