Around Ashwell

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A walk around the village of Ashwell with its handsome 14th Century church, built in the prosperous years when it was a market town. The High Street still has some timber-framed buildings from the 15th to 17th Centurue and the town nestles among a spread of minor roads from surrounding villages. The walk has a 'far from the maddening crowd' feel despite being in one of the most populated counties of England. It is mostly flat 'fen-like' land with big wide skies, but also has hills with extensive views, somewhat of a rarity in these Herts - Cambs borders. It skirts a chalk scarp where springs are one of the sources of the River Cam and the rolling hills give a rich colour to the green / blue grass. The church tower is visible for much of the walk. The scenery must have remained the same for centuries and has an almost timeless air.

England - Central England - Hertfordshire - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, River
21/09/2015 - Dianne Livingstone

The post office mentioned in the directions has been close for some time so best remove this comment.

13/11/2011 - Alan Sturges

Lovely walk. The spring in Ashwell - one of the sources of the River Cam - is a must. Extensive views.

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