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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.

Upper Langwith from the church yard © Dr Gwyneth Daniel
Upper Langwith from the church yard

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.

Countryside around Upper Langwith © Dr Gwyneth Daniel
Countryside around Upper Langwith

At this point the river is shallow and local children 'paddle' there in summer months.

Upper Langwith church © Dr Gwyneth Daniel
Upper Langwith church

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.

Church yard Upper Langwith © Dr Gwyneth Daniel
Church yard Upper Langwith

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.

Church entrance © Dr Gwyneth Daniel
Church entrance

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.

Church roof © Dr Gwyneth Daniel
Church roof

A truly magical place.

Description by Sarah Seaton

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