Monday, 30 January 2012

Ashwell Springs

Ashwell Springs feeds the River Rhee, the River Rhee is one of the main feeds to the River that runs through Cambridge, the river Cam.

From within the natural chalk around Ashwell, this beautifully clean water rises from several holes. The average flow is 1,300,000 gallons per day.

Ashwell springs maintain a nearly constant low water temperature throughout the year.

The springs flow into small pools with a flint gravel and chalk substratum. The springs and pools create a home and habitat for a specialised cold water invertebrate community, with species that are rare in Hertfordshire.

The springs are tucked away in a hollow, right in the centre of the village.Ashwell springs can be accessed from Ashwell's High Street

Ashwell Hertfordshire springs have been there for thousands of years. People have used them as a site for water and recreation.

Ashwell Springs
The site is very important for flatworms Platyhelminthes, along with a range of more common species that are found Crenobia alpina and Polycelis felina which represent "glacial relict" populations. Aswell as the flatworms the most numerous invertebrate species are the shrimp Gammarus pulex, the tiny snail Potamopygus jenkinsi, larvae of the Caddis-fly (Trichoptera) Drusus annulatus and chironomid midge larvae. The scarce Caddis-fly Apatania muliebris and Plectrocnemia geniculata occur, the latter usually a species of more north western distribution. The stonefly (Plecoptera) Nemurella picteti is also present, a species typically found at stream sources.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Ashwell School

Ashwell School is a Community School in the middle of the beautiful Ashwell village. The school has approximately 280 pupils. Ashwell is situated in the North of Hertfordshire and is a very popular village because of it's close location to London and the A1 motorway.

The school was first established in 1878. Ashwell school only has 10 classrooms, along with two halls and a music room.

The heated, open air swimming pool is extremely popular with the pupils who attend the school.

Ashwell Village Video

Rhubarb and Mustard Delicatessen Shop in Ashwell

Rhubarb and Mustard Delicatessen Shop in Ashwell Hertfordshire, with shelves piled high with the finest mustards, conserves, condiments, sauces, oils, pickles, teas and of course great coffee. Because Rhubarb and Mustard is also known as Ashwell coffee house

This beautiful shop can be found on Ashwell High Street and is constantly looking for the finest goods to pass on to visitors and the local comminity. Join the Rhubarb and Mustard newsletter and stay up to date with the latest news.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Ashwell Hertfordshire UK

St. Mary's Ashwell
Ashwell, is a beautiful village in Hertfordshire. It has three pubs, a bakers, delicatessen, which is also known as Ashwell coffee house to many locals, who meet up there for one of the excellent coffees on offer. There's a chemist, museum, post office, hairdressers, convenience store, an estate agent and an Indian takeaway! There is even a doctor’s surgery and a dental surgery.

So for somewhere so small, Ashwell is a very busy and active village, one that more and more people are finding appealing and hoping to move to, for that perfect country life and we haven't even mentioned the many Ashwell clubs, meetings and social events, of which there are hundreds!

St. Mary's Ashwell is an extremely busy church, which operates at the heart of the village. The tower towers above the village and can be seen for miles around.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Ashwell Hertfordshire

Nestling in the Hertfordshire countryside, Ashwell is a beautiful village, just 45 miles from the centre of London and a few miles from the A1(M) motorway.

The name Ashwell comes from the Anglo-Saxon 'Aescewellan', "aesc" meaning ash, "wellan" meaning well or spring. The springs, to be found in the centre of the village, are one of the sources of the River Cam.

Ashwell is a lovely place to live and each year more and more people come to the village, looking for a new property and the perfect country life.

With a train station on the outskirts of the village, no wonder more and more people are looking to move away from the city and grab their own slice of country life!

Why not come and see what all the fuss is about and while you are here, check out the Ashwell Coffee shop, which sells the best coffee for miles!

Ashwell Herts