There’s a mere in Fowlmere (at the village’s RSPB nature reserve) and most of the time, some fowl there too. That’s not all there is in the village, but I suppose it would get impractical to continue the name beyond there.
The village has its own primary school, playgroup, popular historic pub restaurant, Indian restaurant, church and village hall with neighbouring playing fields and tennis court. The RSPB reserve is a lovely place, as is the handsome village recreation ground, which is accessed from a road called The Butts (no sniggering, it’s an archery term). Locals are also very fond of The Round Moat which is tucked-away in the middle of the village and is an English Heritage Scheduled Ancient Monument. Various footpaths and bridleways cross the countryside around the village and link it to its neighbours.
The RSPB reserve is a lovely place, as is the handsome village recreation ground, which is accessed from a road called The Butts (no sniggering, it’s an archery term).
It’s one of those villages that is sensibly placed so you don’t have to go too far for your day-to-day needs, but it’s far enough off the main routes to feel pleasant and peaceful. It’s about 6 miles south west of the city boundary and sits between the A505 and A10 so is easy to get at from either direction. Junction 10 of the M11 is less than 4 miles east of the village and junction 11 about 5 miles north. There are train stations at Foxton (3 miles) or Royston (6 miles), which has a sub-40-minute service to Kings Cross. While Duxford has the more famous airfield and museum (3.5 miles) Fowlmere has its very own grass landing strip, so you can even commute via aeroplane. So long as you have an aeroplane. And your work has somewhere to land too.
The surrounding villages have excellent further facilities including lots of day-to-day shops, garden centres and a secondary school in Melbourn (3 miles), a wildlife park in Shepreth (2 miles), a golf club at Heydon Grange (2 miles). Royston is great for big supermarkets and the like and is about 6 miles away.