As much as I may love living in London I do subscribe to the belief that a change is as good as a rest. This weekend I visited a few villages in Northamptonshire one of them being the village of Ashton which is just off the A508 halfway between Northampton and Milton Keynes. It is an old settlement and was recognised in the Doomsday survey.
We enjoyed a lovely circular walk around the village and fields of Ashton. It may not have the duck pond but it does have a little bubbling brook. It's nice to see the new builds in the village being sympathetically built to match their surroundings. The village church is well looked after.
St Michael & All Angels Church, Ashton
As with many places in the Midlands you are not far from evidence of the industrial revolution and how it has affected even the sleepiest of villages. The train bridges are a part of the village and don't distract from it's beauty.
Bridal Path, Ashton, Northants
Ashton Village has very much a community feel with an active community website filled with local events and activity groups. There is a nice presence of Ashton Village History with their latest book "Village Snapshot: A Walk Through Ashton's Past" available to buy.
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