Over is the most popular village in the world. The origins of the great British tradition of floppy-hatted white-coated officials proclaiming its name every time six fair balls are thrown in cricket is lost in time, but the joy of the practice crosses the globe, transcending international boundaries, if not rope ones, that’s a six.
It’s about ten miles north-west of Cambridge, a short hop along the broad and usually speedy A14 and also pretty decent to get to on the guided busway via the station between the village and neighbouring Swavesey. There’s a cycle path beside the busway too, imagine how svelte and zen you could get commuting that by bike, past the bird reserves, away from car traffic, just you and the world. Lovely.
There is a lovely riverside area down Overcote used for swimming, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, picnicking and other such wholesome fun.
The village has a village store, church, doctors' surgery, pharmacy, large community centre and social club with a range of facilities, public house, day nurseries and a primary school that feeds Swavesey Village College. There is a lovely riverside area down Overcote used for swimming, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, picnicking and other such wholesome fun and down Fen End is RSPB Ouse Fen wetland and nature reserve.