About the Area
The district has much to offer with visitor attractions, shopping, eating and drinking, sport and leisure, culture and history and places to stay, making Three Rivers an ideal place to live and work. It offers beautiful countryside, excellent leisure facilities and a wealth of culture and history. Three Rivers is also one of the safest districts in Hertfordshire, with the county itself one of the safest in the UK.
Communications in the area are very good with road and rail links to London and elsewhere, including the M1, M25, the West Coast Main Line and the Metropolitan Tube Line into central London. In addition, the planned Croxley Link will provide direct links to central Watford and Watford Junction station, which is connected to the West Coast Main Line.
Three Rivers’ Green Belt is nearly 9,000 hectares. The Council manages 260 hectares of public woodland and there are 21 conservation areas in the district. This demonstrates the amount of open space and places of historical interest in Three Rivers.
Abbots Langley,Bedmond, Leavesden and Langleybury
Referred to in the Domesday Book, the centre of Abbots Langley is built around the characteristic parish church of St Lawrence. The parish has a strong and vibrant community. The parish of Abbots Langley includes the villages of Bedmond, Leavesden and Langleybury as well as several hamlets.
Chorleywood is a picturesque rural area, with the Chorleywood Common and plenty of open spaces, it is popular for those wishing to relax and enjoy the scenery. It has been voted one of the happiest places to live in England. The village has its own London Underground Station and easy access to the M25 via junction 18.
At the heart of Croxley is the historic and ancient Green itself. The parish has an overall population of about 11,000, but still retains its charm as a village for its rural and urban blend.
Maple Cross, Heronsgate, West Hyde and Mill End
Listed in the Domesday Book, the beautiful village of West Hyde is on the banks of the Grand Union Canal. Heronsgate, a conservation area near the northern boundary of the Colne Valley beholds scenic views over the entire area. Mill End and Maple Cross are residential areas on the main Rickmansworth and Uxbridge Road.
Moor Park and Eastbury
Moor Park is home to the Moor Park Estate and large detached houses in spacious plots. Moor Park and Eastbury are developed in beautiful woodland, and include Moor Park Golf Club which is set in 300 acres of spectacular woodland and parkland.
With a large amount to offer including award-winning shops, pubs and restaurants and a community theatre and cinema venue – all surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty. Many the places of interest are an easy walk from the Rickmansworth Metropolitan Underground and Chiltern Line stations.
South Oxhey, Carpenders Park and Oxhey Hall
South Oxhey, surrounded by countryside, local shops and good transport services, is a convenient place to live. Featuring in BBC2’s The Choir: Unsung Town, with the South Oxhey Choir, the area has a strong and vibrant community atmosphere. Carpenders Park is a residential area developed alongside the Watford to Euston railway. There are areas of open space and woodland together with some smaller local parks. Edging onto the Colne Valley, Oxhey Hall is a residential area in the Green Belt. Public footpaths run through the scenic farmland, Hampermill Lake and the nearby Brightwells Farm.
Sarratt and Chandler’s Cross
Sarratt is a beautiful village. The hamlet of Chandler’s Cross lies within the rural parish of Sarratt and is an area popular with local residents and visitors alike, renowned for its bluebells which form a beautiful carpet of colour each spring. Some of the traditional country pubs date back to the 18th century.