A clutch more near Datchworth


Apart from Datchworth Green (previous post), there are several other greens around Datchworth. Painter’s Green is a big barley field in the crook of a little road leading to Bull’s Green and Bramfield, crossed by the footpaths from Datchworth Green to Datchworth church.

The original green at Raffin Green is beyond the current reach of Datchworth but the area known as Raffin Green is the housing extending out of the village towards the old location. We spotted four ladies and gentlemen of a certain age dressed as pirates as we nosed about. A funny period was lock down.

Several of the houses we passed sported union flags with NHS supporting slogans. In the 75th anniversary year of Victory in Europe, this elision of the combating of corona virus with the war against fascism was commonplace.


Not a lot to say about Gover’s Green, a clutch of houses on the Y formed by Bramfield road and a wooded track from Datchworth Green, both of which cross a former Roman road running out to Watton. But a lovely show of ox eye daisies made the walk worthwhile.

Raffin Green Lane is marked on Google Maps but for the other locations you’ll need Ordnance Survey.


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