Orwell is a bit of a smasher. It’s one of those lovely villages that you can’t help but fall for when you pass through, not that you do really pass through, it’s a quiet little place. But it’s not so little it can’t give you a splendid community to be part of and good day-to-day facilities including a pub, primary school, shop and hairdresser. There is also a large recreation ground and a rather special Parish Council owned hillside nature reserve that is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. That’s right – hillside. Orwell is home to one of south Cambridge’s very few hills that reaches a towering 65m above sea level.
It’s one of those lovely villages that you can’t help but fall for when you pass through, not that you do really pass through, it’s a quiet little place.
Fans of the countryside can head out on footpaths from footpaths at the end of Leaden Hill or off Hillside through Cobbs Wood and over to the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate. For the commuter the A603 gives easy access into west Cambridge by Barton Road or on to the M11 in about 6 miles. Royston's mainline station gives access to Kings Cross frequently and quickly, often in under 40 minutes.