Things to do in Upper Langwith, Nottinghamshire
Upper Langwith or Langwith Bassett as it is also known is a rural area of dispersed farmsteads & individual houses that encompass an extremely pretty village with a village green which the landscaped River Poulter runs through.
The Jug & Glass, a seventeenth century Inn serves a selection of traditional foods daily and its array of outdoor seating overlooking the landscaped river & waterfall is truly beautiful.
At this point the river is shallow and local children 'paddle' there in summer months.
A little further along the road is the Church of the Holy Cross which is in the early English style and stands plain yet imposing upon a hill.
To the rear of the church is a site known locally as Bassett's Castle, named after the Bassett family who lived there during Medieval times and the site is noted as that of their ancient manor house.
Below this ridge, down in the river valley are the remains of an old mill which was situated on the River Poulter and on the opposite edge of the valley is Langwith Bassett Cave, a paleolithic cave where hyena, flint & Iron Age human remains have been found.
A truly magical place.
Description by Sarah Seaton