Clavering and Arkesden are exceptionally pretty villages bursting with flowers and fauna and an abundance of listed buildings.
Two fantastic village pubs, the Fox and Hounds and the Cricketers, the latter being the childhood home of Jamie Oliver, both offer refreshments.
Take a trip out to Clavering Lakes for a spot of fishing or unwind at Poppy’s Barn tea rooms whilst enjoying the amazing views over the peaceful countryside.
Look out for the red telephone box which contains lots of information about the village and details of walks to enjoy, including a wildlife walk created in honour of the Queens Jubilee.
Next to the Parish Church lies the remains of Clavering Castle, a Historic England Scheduled Ancient Monument. The notice board in the Churchyard gives a potted history of the site.
Read more about The Fox and Hounds pub here.
Read more about The Cricketers pub here.
Read more about the Clavering Lakes here.
Read more about Poppy’s Barn tea rooms here.
Nearby Arkesden is arguably one of the prettiest villages in the area with traditional thatched cottages that would look at home decorating a chocolate box.
Visit the family run, Axe and Compasses for a homecooked meal and enjoy the ambiance of this traditional country inn with thatched roof and a roaring fire to warm you on a cold day. Make sure you save room for pudding as their desert trolley is second to none!
There are many lovely footpath walks around the proximity of the village and in spring you can see aconites, snowdrops, hellebores, periwinkle, violets, bluebells and hosts of golden daffodils – making it a perfect antidote to the bustle of everyday life.
Read more about The Axe and Compasses here.