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Things to do in Wickham

A stunning medieval village in the heart of the picturesque Meon Valley, visitors will find plenty to keep them entertained here. Wickham Square is one of the largest squares in the country; stroll past 15th century cottages and majestic Georgian houses, as well as a wide range of independent shops and eateries. The naturally-formed Wickham Water Meadows are a short walk from the square; covering eight acres, they're a great place to walk, picnic or watch wildlife.


Chesapeake Mill is a Grade II listed building with a fascinating history, incorporating timber from the US Frigate Chesapeake that was captured by the British HMS Shannon in 1813. Today the mill offers a fantastic shopping experience, with stores selling an eclectic mix of antiques, home furnishings, gifts and jewellery.

The great outdoors

Wickham marks the start of the Meon Valley Trail, a nine-mile route along the old Meon Valley Railway towards the village of West Meon, where it connects with the South Downs Way and Wayfarers' Walk. Alternatively, take a stroll through the Forest of Bere, a mixture of woodland, heathland, farmland and downland, or follow the circular Heytesbury Farm Ramble. Looking for cheap hotels in Wickham? Travelodge Portsmouth Hilsea is just 17 miles from Southampton Airport or try Travelodge Eastleigh Central is well connected to the M3.