The Parish of Ashwick is situated in the eastern area of the Mendip Hills, 4 miles north of Shepton Mallet, and 6 miles north-east of the Cathedral City of Wells. Ashwick Parish is one of dispersed settlements, with the village of Oakhill being the largest populated area. Smaller hamlets are at Benter and Neighborne and a small cluster of houses close to Ashwick church. The Parish also embraces part of the hamlet of Nettlebridge and part of the village of Gurney Slade.
There are many isolated farmsteads and today, farming is the major economic activity taking place in the Parish.
Ashwick is an ancient settlement dating back to the 9th century, but with much older connections. The Roman road, the Fosse Way, passes along the eastern boundary of the parish and to the west is Maesbury hill fort, a major Iron Age settlement.
The parish contains a network of thriving communities: churches, pubs, a school, farms, small businesses, and many people who choose to live in this beautiful part of the Somerset countryside and commute to nearby towns.
PRODUCE SHOW – Saturday 7th September – 2pm Ashwick Village Hall and Oakhill Recreation Ground.
Obtain your schedules from Stoke and Gurney Slade Post Offices, the village Pubs or a committee member. Have a go!
Lots of attractions and stalls on the day – Zumba demonstration, Archery have-a-go, bouncy castle, cream teas, BBQ, the famous egg-throwing competition!
Traditional village entertainment – please come and support us.