This is the home page of Hickling Village situated in the beautiful surroundings of The Vale of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire. It lies within the boundaries of Rushcliffe Borough Council, on the Grantham Canal.
The disused Grantham Canal passes through the village and there is a large basin adjacent to the main road. This would have facilitated loading and mooring when the canal was in use. The basin now attracts a substantial population of swans and ducks and passing motorist who stop to feed them. It’s an ideal place to start a stroll or cycle alongside the water and “The Plough” pub is a great place to finish.
Much of the village lies within a Conservation area, which also contains 24 listed buildings. The village church, St Luke’s, dates from the 14th century. Inside the church can be found two ornate grave lids that were made for persons of importance and date from the tenth century.
The village holds several annual events including the Hickling Scarecrow Festival, the Hickling Country Fair, Open Gardens and a further 14 village groups. The Plough is very much a focal point for the village providing good home produced food and a welcome atmosphere. The pub fields other activities including poker nights and, alternate Thursdays, open mic night.