A beautiful rural part of Hampshire…
Wickham provides a wonderful setting for our Festival. It is a lovely village in which to spend a weekend enjoying excellent music, fine food, great company and lovely surroundings.
Set in rolling downland two miles north of Fareham in Hampshire, the village of Wickham has a picturesque Georgian Market Square, scenic water meadows, the historic Chesapeake Mill, plus attractive church and village buildings.
There are also excellent olde worlde shops to browse enabling you to buy beautifully crafted gifts or clothing as well as all your festival essentials such as food, drink, toiletries – and sun cream!
There is a also a wide range of bistros, restaurants, wine bars, tea-rooms and country pubs where you can relax with a drink, enjoy a delicious dinner – or sit down to a wonderful cooked breakfast to recover from the night before!
There is also easy access to rural walks and the gorgeous Meon river valley. Enjoy the five-minute stroll up to the festival site – or make the most of the free shuttle bus.
Wickham is a very friendly and welcoming village with excellent road links to the M27, A3, M3 & A32. The village is just a couple of miles from the town of Fareham and is also within easy reach of Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton with their many visitor attractions.
There are no organised Wickham History Walks in 2021 but if you buy Wickham History Society’s “Guide to Historic Wickham” – £2.50 you can design your own walk around this lovely village.
There are also ten history boards with more information at key locations around the village on The Wickham History Society website.
Images of Wickham – a photobook of old images of Wickham is on sale too for £5.
You can buy the Guide and Images of Wickham at:
Westlands Farm Shop, Pricketts Lane
Chesapeake Mill, (1st floor), Bridge Street
Warwick Market (1st Floor), Warwick Lane, The Square”
There will be a festival shuttle bus service every 15 minutes from 8.30am to 5.30pm each day between our festival campsites and Wickham Square. Or if a morning stroll is your thing, south of the main event area is Blind Lane. If you cross Blind Lane into the field opposite (currently planned to be the “Motor Homes & Caravan” area) and keep heading south through that area (downhill) there’s a short-cut without road traffic into the square.