• 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.

Developments in Candover stream study

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, are planning a series of activities for 2019 which may involve the Candover stream. Read more about it here, and the latest report here from Maggie Shelton, the community catchments officer.

New community store nearing completion

Work on the new community store in Preston Candover is nearing completion.   Work started on site on 5 November, and work has continued apace until the Christmas break.  Catch up with current developments here. 

 

 

Church hedgerow to be cut

The hedgerow along the roadside of the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin in Preston Candover is to be lowered significantly.  The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust will be helping the Parochial Church Council to coppice the hedgerow in January.  A team from the Trust will start on Sunday, 13 January, and local volunteers will be welcome top join. See details here and read more here.

Church services in the New Year

Please follow the link below to find the programme of services in Valley churches during January.  Please click here. 

Crime prevention tips

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

Update on the Purefoy

The Purefoy Arms, the 18th century pub and restaurant in Preston Candover, appears to be highly successful under the direction of award-winning chef Gordon Stott, the licensee.

But, Candover Valley residents are awaiting with some trepidation for news of any further developments planned by owners, Red Oak Taverns.   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.

Organ Recital in aid of Cancer Care and The Friends Of St. Johns Northington Saturday 16th March

Organ recital
Crime prevention tips

Crime prevention tips

As a result of a recent rise in criminal activity in rural areas in this part of Hampshire  our local...
Update on chalk stream study

Update on chalk stream study

Update on Watercress and Winterbournes chalk stream study programme From: Maggie Shelton Watercress and Winterbournes Community Catchments Officer Hampshire & Isle...
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