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Wickham Village

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.

Wickham History Walks – For the last few years this has proved a popular activity for our weekend guests to explore the local area.  We plan to work with our friends, Wickham History Society, to continue this in 2020.

Chesapeake Mill, Bridge Street

Why not explore the village on our Wickham History Walks? Please book through the contact form on the Wickham History Society website to make the most of your visit.  Exploring historic Wickham Square and all the local shops is a great way to start your day before the music starts.

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.  What’s more you’ll walk right past Wickham Community Centre that provide a great value breakfast option.  A locally sourced cooked breaskfast and drink for £5.50 can’t be a bad start to your day…

Bell Ringing

To soak up some rural culture St Nicholas Church has opened their bell tower between 10am and 12 noon on the festival weekend Saturday for the last few years.   We hope for this to return in 2020 so will update news of this via our social feeds.