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Let's visit Haslingfield #FridayFocus

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

Haslingfield is a village that is 6 miles south west of Cambridge, with the River Cam running along its border. Much of the village centres around the village hall and recreation ground, and the village does have the Holy Trinity of Ps: Pub, Primary School, Post Office, and an unusual royal connection...

(You can see a map of the area at the bottom of this page, along with links to local services.)

Let's start with the village hall and recreation ground. The Hall is the hub for social clubs and societies and the local sports teams. It has facilities for performances too and it supports a youth theatre programme as well as the main theatre performances too. What might be of more interest during the warm summer weeks at the moment, is the chance to pop along for some street food! They have had pizza fans, steaks, and a charcoal grill - you can check the local website for latest news and updates ands to see what's cooking!


The local pub is as local as you can get since it changed hands and is now run by local residents who have been in the village for 40 years! The Little Rose has been extensively redecorated, including a large outdoor garden area.

One of the perks of often being out and about and travelling through various villages is getting to try different local shops for a quick bite to eat. Recently I had an appointment in Haslingfield so popped into the Little Pantry. It had a re-opening in January 2022 and I was impressed with the layout and selection on offer, and I have to say the cheese and tuna baguette I had was delicious!


As you'd imagine in this area, there are some lovely walks and the Haslingfield website has very kindly and helpfully collated a few together including maps and what to look out for that you can see by clicking here. In fact, there is something you might want to keep an eye out for on any walks in the area...

So what is this royal connection? The village sign says that Queen Elizabeth stayed for a night in the Manor in Haslingfield in 1564. It is said that she lost a ring during her stay and doing the last 400+ years, people have apparently staged ring hunts. As of yet, no one has struck gold...maybe you might be the lucky one?


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Distances approximate from centre of village.

Transport.

Foxton station is 3 miles away, trains to Cambridge take 10mins.

Shepreth station is 3.5 miles away and trains to Cambridge take 10-15mins


Schools.

The local primary school is:

The nearest secondary school is 2 miles away:

Medical.

The nearest GPs are 1.5 - 2 miles away:

The nearest dental surgery is 2 miles away:



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