Despite being small, there is plenty to do in Aston Ingham Parish, with clubs to join and countryside to explore. These below are a few highlights.
Aston Ingham Village Hall is an attractive, well-equipped building. It hosts a variety of activities and social events and provides a meeting place for many local organisations. Groups which use the hall regularly include W.I., yoga, exercise classes, dowsers, short mat bowling and reading group, to name but a few. It is the hub of the village.
There is a wealth of footpaths to be enjoyed in the parish. Some are circular walks, varying in length, and some offer refreshment stops in the form of local pubs!
The scenery and flora and fauna are typical of our beautiful Herefordshire countryside. There are clear directions for several of the walks on the Parish Footpaths website, thanks to Richard Potter, our Footpaths Officer, ably assisted by Janet Potter. A map of the footpaths can be found on the Village Hall notice board.
ASTON INGHAM CRICKET CLUB
Aston Ingham Cricket Club is a thriving, family-oriented club which runs three league teams, a T20 side and a Sunday friendly side. The opportunities for juniors are extensive and coaching is of a very high standard. The ground is in a beautiful setting and the club has excellent facilities, hosting regular social events for the community. It is sited at Stockings Field and the main field sits just outside the Parish boundary, but the new field that was brought in to use this year is very firmly in the Parish. We look forward to being able to hold Bonfire nights and summer barbecues again.
ASTON INGHAM TENNIS CLUB
The Aston Ingham Tennis Club is also sited at the Stockings Field in the same lovely setting as the cricket club. All levels of friendly and competitive tennis are played, and there is an active junior programme, coaching and encouraging youngsters from six upwards.
ASTON INGHAM BOWLS CLUB
The Bowling Club is situated on the edge of the village, and is a friendly and welcoming group. The club provides facilities for the outdoor game in the summer and has three mats for playing short mat bowls indoors. They run several social events during the year.
Part of May Hill is in the parish of Aston Ingham. Its summit is readily recognisable for miles around by the clump of trees on its summit, which forms an official Site of Scientific Interest. There has always been a crown of trees, but some were planted especially in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The land was acquired by the National Trust in 1988 and ponies and Belted Galloways can be found grazing on the hill and its approaches. There are beautiful panoramic views from the top of May Hill over the Malvern Hills, The Cotswolds, the Severn Vale, the Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains. It is said that 12 counties can been seen from the top.
ASTON INGHAM SCOUNT HUT
Aston Ingham Scout Group was started in the 1970s and continues to provide exciting and challenging activities for boys (and girls) of all ages in Aston Ingham and the surrounding villages. At the beginning of the year the Scout Group included a Beaver colony, Cub Scout pack, Scout group and Explorers section. There have been countless camps, International Scouting events and some amazing Gang Shows, as well as the usual weekly meetings involving games, skills, crafts, environmental projects and other activities. The scouts have forged very good community links over the years and have been involved in many village and church functions as well as participating in their own fundraising events, which have helped in the refurbishment of the Scout Hut.
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