Aston on Carrant
A self-contained rural settlement reliant on access to other towns and villages for services. Situated in the north-east of the Parish, it is bound to the north by the Carrant Brook and to the south by the disused railway line.
Aston on Carrant has a rich historical stock of houses dating as far back as the 11th Century as well as being an ancient passing point for Monks travelling from Evesham to Tewkesbury. The same path is available to the public today paring up as an off road extension to the National Cycle Network route (41).
The settlement has a peaceful atmosphere, with little noise or light pollution from the A46, the MoD site or neighbouring settlements. The small number of new houses are designed sympathetically to be in keeping with the surrounding buildings.
Vehicle movement is limited due to the dead end road, however pedestrian, cycle and bridle ways allow free non-motor access through the settlement. The minimal traffic adds to the character and also adds an element of safety for pedestrians.