• Welcome to the Candover Valley

    In the heart of rural Hampshire
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The Candover Valley is a unique rural community in mid-Hampshire, centred around a group of five villages and four hamlets situated between Basingstoke and Winchester.

The aim of this site is to provide information to both locals and visitors about the events, amenities, and local services which are available in the Valley. It is in the early stages of development, and dependent on its users to provide information to go on it, and feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Christmas in Valley churches

Details of the services and other events being held over the Christmas period in the churches in he Candover Valley can be found by clicking here.

Valley Remembrance Service

The Candover Valley Remembrance Service on Sunday, 11th of November, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, will be starting at the War Memorial in Preston Candover, with a prompt start at 10.50.  It is hoped that all those attending will be present by 10.45 latest.  The Remembrance ceremony will then be followed by a service at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Preston Candover.

Please check here for details of other services in Valley churches for the rest of November.

Building starts on community store

Building work has now started on the new community store in Preston Candover.  Builders were on site on 5 November, immediately following the village bonfire and firework display the previous Saturday.  More information about the shop and current activities and future developments can be found here. 

 

 

Candover stream study meeting

The second of three meetings about the Candover stream (or Brook) is being held on 8 November at the Candover Club.  The Candover Brook which runs through the Candover Valley in winter time from Chilton and Brown Candover, to join the River Itchen eventually, is part of a project to study rare chalk stream ecosystems.  Read more about it here, and come to the talk on Thursday, 8 November at the Candover Club to learn more.

Crime prevention tips

The recent rise in criminal activity in rural areas in this part of Hampshire has encouraged our local policeman, PC Andy Reid, to host a meeting in the Valley to discuss aspects of crime prevention.  Read more here.

Update on the Purefoy

Candover Valley residents are awaiting with some trepidation for more news about the Purefoy Arms and any further developments from Red Oak Taverns.  A planning application from Red Oak to construct two new three-bedroom houses attached to the Purefoy Arms, the 18th century public house in Preston Candover, was turned down by Basingstoke councillors on 10 October.  Local residents are now awaiting the next move by Red Oak Taverns as the company does have the right to appeal to the Minister.  But, residents are hopeful that the company will discuss future steps with the community first as managing director, Mark Gunnell, has promised. See here. 

Oak Hill Lane

Oak Hill Lane, the BOAT (Byway open to all traffic) which runs from the Preston end of Bradley Lane across fields to Southwood Farm, is still in good condition following the resurfacing completed by Hampshire County Council in early 2015.  More information about footpaths around Preston Candover can be found here.

Scenic Strolls in the Candover Valley

Many years ago a former clerk to the Preston Candover and Nutley Parish Council compiled a series of seven circular walks using  footpaths in the parish and with links on local roads.  Details of the walks can be found here.

Please Report Potholes!

Potholes can be a serious road hazard and the state of some roads around the Valley is bad. We need everyone to report the problems.  The process is easy, and you can also keep a check on progress on the problems which have already been reported .Please report on potholes  here

 

 

 

Let us know your plans!

Organising an event in the area? Starting a new club or society? If you are, we’d like to hear from you. Please contact our editors about a free listing for your event or group on this site.

Church services in the Candover Valley in December

Church services in the Candover Valley in December

Please see the programme for church services in the Candover Valley churches during December and over the Christmas period....
Dummer Fair success

Dummer Fair success

The annual Dummer Fair fundraising event is a firm favourite for many people from across Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.  It...
Services in Valley churches

Services in Valley churches

Please see the lists below for details of services being held in Valley churches during the rest of October...
The Purefoy Arms

The Purefoy Arms

Candover Valley Choir

Candover Valley Choir

Scenic Walks in the Candover Valley

Scenic Walks in the Candover Valley

St John’s Church, Northington

St John’s Church, Northington

St James’ Church, Wield

St James’ Church, Wield

All Saints Church, Bradley

All Saints Church, Bradley

St Mary the Virgin Old Church, Preston Candover

St Mary the Virgin Old Church, Preston Candover

The Mobile Library

The Mobile Library

Candover Valley Gardening Club

Candover Valley Gardening Club

The Yew Tree, Wield

The Yew Tree, Wield

Candover Valley Club

Candover Valley Club

Play Area, Preston Candover

Play Area, Preston Candover

Skate Ramp, Preston Candover

Skate Ramp, Preston Candover

Recreation Ground, Preston Candover

Recreation Ground, Preston Candover

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

Candovers Cricket Club

Candovers Cricket Club

Tennis Club

Tennis Club

Preston Candover Village Hall

Preston Candover Village Hall

Alresford Shops

Alresford Shops

Canterton Stores and Post Office

Canterton Stores and Post Office

Preston Candover C of E Primary School

Preston Candover C of E Primary School

Candover Valley Pre-School

Candover Valley Pre-School

The Woolpack Inn

The Woolpack Inn

St. Peter’s Church, Brown Candover

St. Peter’s Church, Brown Candover

St. Nicholas “Buried” Church, Chilton Candover

St. Nicholas “Buried” Church, Chilton Candover