Located at the confluence of the Bind and Borle Brooks, between the villages of Highley and Billingsley, New England is a beautiful wooded valley, where the only things to be heard are the babbling brook, the buzzing of insects, and a variety of bird song. However, life has not always been so peaceful here. Over the last 300 years, New England has been an important transport route, an industrial area and home to numerous families.
The sites colourful history has been researched and, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Highley Initiative, key historical features have been uncovered, enhanced and interpreted. To find out more, download the reports on this page.
There is no parking at New England, so the site is best visited on foot or by horse. Parking can be found in Highley at the Severn Centre followed by a 15 minute walk through the village and down Bind Lane towards Billingsley; or at the start of the Jack Mytton Way bridleway, opposite Rays Farm Country Matters, Billingsley. Follow the Jack Mytton Way to New England with the entrance just before the Borle Brook ford.
Chelmarsh Birders have created a website with lots of information relating to the birds you might see at this site. It has lots of up to date news on what has been happening. You can visit their website via the link on this page.
Picnic tables are available at New England, or you can pick up refreshments at the Severn Centre café, Highley, or Rays Farm tea room, Billingsley. You can find out more about these sites via the links on this page.