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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Benington - A Lordship

Benington - Herts
If you are in the area and want to take a stroll around an archetypal English county village, you might want to try Benington sometime. The old village centre is the place to start. You can park on the road or by the village hall. Start at the lovely old church nestling amongst some wonderful old trees and take a wander around the footpaths that circle the village.

There's The Lordship, too, if you want to go in and view what remains. In late January/early February, the lawns are adorned with snowdrops as are most of the nearby banks in the village.  People travel from afar to see the snowdrops in flower.  For birdwatchers, there are usually a good range of our field and woodland birds to be seen. One of our rarer finches are sometimes around the churchyard in Winter.

The best way to get there is off the Stevenage - Ware road.   Google Map