Datchworth Green is in one of the clusters of greens to the northeast and east of Welwyn, some two dozen greens in all.
Datchworth itself sits on slightly higher ground, its church steeple visible from miles around, and it looks down towards Datchworth Green some half a mile away. You don’t notice if you take the route across the fields but housing built along a connecting road has now joined the two.
What struck me about Datchworth Green was the number of rugby posts in evidence, also visible from a distance. The pitch in the photo above was untended when we passed as pandemic restrictions were in place. But the several at the club over the road were only missing players.