The Village and the Vale

The Neighbourhood Colston Bassett (pop. 225) is an exceptional village, beautifully kept and little developed. It lies in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whose rolling landscape dotted with ancient villages under wide open skies begs to be explored on foot or by bike. “The village of…

Exploring Local History

Throughout the area there are opportunities to step back in time to when this part of Britain was alive with passions and conflicts that resonate down the ages. The Civil War, the birth of Quakerism, the rise of the landed gentry, the Industrial revolution. From Viking trails to restored Canals, grand Stately Homes to austere Victorian workhouses, here…