Wickham I guess is a traditional English Village with its village square at the heart of the village surrounded by a mixture of period buildings for residential, shops and restaurants.
The village square is considered to be one of the largest Market Squares in England and still hosts the largest and oldest Horse Fairs in England.
If you walk around the village you will see snippets of the past few hundred years or more with Chesapeake Mill, the old well, the old railway line and the railway bridges.
Find out more about Wickham here.
Literally just off of the market square, where the river Meon meanders through past the village is a heaven of wildlife and walks.
The Meon Valley Trail passes by the village and the water meadows so you can pick-up the trail and literally walk or cycle for miles along the old railway line occasionally passing a village pub for a quick stop if you like to.
In the summer the water meadows can be busy with walkers, picnics and children playing in the river.
We can’t let you go without telling you (briefly) about the history of Warwick Lane Shopping Centre.
The shopping centre building is still owned by the Warwick family and has been since the late 1800’s when it was a hardware store for over 100 years!
In 2012 it was developed in to a small scale indoor shopping village with boutique shops, services and a coffeehouse. It provides a great place for locals and visitors to shop and meet as well as supporting the village with employment and business opportunities.
We are always overwhelmed by the support we receive from locals and customers who travel quite some distance from Fareham, Gasport, Portsmouth, Southampton and even further afield to enjoy the delightful village, all of the village shops, cafes and restaurants.
Please follow this link for more about Warwick Lane.