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Things to do in Enborne, Berkshire


Enborne is in West Berkshire, England. It is more of an area rather than a Village with about 200 houses and 500 parishioners.

Vanners lane, Enborne © Douglas Staples
Vanners lane, Enborne

It takes its name from the river Enborne that runs along the south edge of the Parish.

Like all English Parishes, Enborne has some interesting history involving various battles over the hundreds of years going back to the 1600s, rather than "go on" about them like most parish descriptions seem to focus on, this introduction is to tell you about what is here now!

High Summer in the middle of Enborne © Douglas Staples
High Summer in the middle of Enborne

Enborne is a "Rural" parish, very much in the "Green Belt", and has many categories of Special Scientific Interest and conservation.

It has it's own Parish Council, that must rate as one of the smaller in the land, however, it exists to champion the causes of the electorate.

Sheep near Enborne © Douglas Staples
Sheep near Enborne

We are based in a valley and have some lovely views and places to walk through, via the footpaths that run through the area. Horse riding is popular in the Parish, and at times, the only traffic on the minor roads is in fact four-legged.

We have our own Church, Primary School, and decent Pub that does very good country food - what more could one want?

Every year we have a Flower show and this tends to bring out the competitive element of the more "mature" parishioners.

Frost at Enborne © Douglas Staples
Frost at Enborne

Our PCSO gets about by bicycle!

There are some private businesses operating in the Parish, these range from a family who look after everyone's Dogs, Cats and Rabbits when Enbornians go away, to a specialist Cakemaker who does amazing things with Chocolate!

We don't have an "Industrial estate", just quiet homes in the Countryside.

Based 3 miles outside Newbury, we are close enough to all the main shops and facilities, with a main line to London, and easy access to the M4 and A34.

Valley from Acorn Ridge © Doug Staples
Valley from Acorn Ridge

People tend to live in Enborne for a long time, the writer has lived here for 23 years, with neighbours of 40 years tenure.

We are in the country, we all have cesspits and suffer power cuts when the weather is really bad, - but the area is classic calm English countryside and we all love it.

You are welcome to share it with us, take a walk through it and if you plan it properly, you will end up at the pub!!

Description by Douglas Staples

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