things to do in and around meon springs
at meon springs
Meon Springs is located in a beautiful valley, with lots of lovely walks from our accommodation to local pubs, woodland and countryside. For a selection of routes, please see our Walking Pages
Being right on the South Downs Way and with loads of country roads and tracks, Meon Springs is a great cycling destination. You are welcome to bring your own bikes or you can hire one of ours. For a number of routes or to hire bikes, please click through to our cycling pages.
Meon Springs Fly Fishery is one of the leading trout fisheries in the South of England, As a guest, you are welcome to fish at any time of day. You can also organise tuition and support to improve your skills and techniques. Please take a look at our trout fishing pages.
Meon Springs is located on Whitewool Farm, which is a mixed dairy and arable farm in Hampshire. At 4.30pm any afternoon you are welcome to wander down to the farm, watch the cows being milked and even have a go yourself.
meon springs wilderness experiences
Meon Springs Wilderness Experiences are run deep in the woods at Whitewool Farm.
You can choose from a number of experiences to enhance your stay with us.
Take a look at our Wild Experiences page for more details.
You can also choose to sleep in the woods in a Wild Camping kind of way - take a look at our Wild Camping page.
local food and drink
In the local area there are loads of options both to purchase local produce and dine out.
If you are looking to buy local produce to cook at your Yurt or Hut, it would be well worth your while taking a trip to West Meon.
There you will find the village community shop, well stocked with essentials and locally produced ingredients. You can also stop by there for a cup of tea or coffee in the village café. If it’s meat that you’re after, wander up the road to The Meon Valley Butchers, who have a fine selection of the best cuts and some tasty sausages and burgers for the barbecue. Having stocked your cart, you might then like to call in to The Thomas Lord. A fine local pub for dining or a quick drink.
In the other direction, you might like to take a trip to East Meon. Ye Olde George Inn is a really nice pub for Sunday lunch. They also do a tasty signature dish – Steak with Vine Tomatoes. For something more local, a good drinking pub is the Izaak Walton. A place where you can still get a pint of beer and a bite to eat for under a tenner. The local village shop has essentials if you need to quickly dash for something important.
In terms of takeaways, pop up to Clanfield, where you can get Fish and Chips, Chinese and Curry. There is also a Londis and Co-op for more substantial shops.
There are a number of nice pubs and restaurants in Petersfield. You might like to try Annie Jones or, if you have family, we recommend The Seven Stars at Stroud for a pub set back off the road with space for the kids to run around.
The Bakers Arms in Droxford is very nice, as is The Shoe at Exton. And for something posh, you might try The Chesil Rectory in Winchester. This is in a beautiful Grade II listed building, it has been voted one of the romantic restaurants in the country.
Within walking or cycling distance of Meon Springs is The Beech Café at The Sustainability Centre. Also, The Bat and Ball is a great destination for a Sunday walk or cycle.
for the family
There is loads to do in and around Meon Springs.
Without leaving the farm, you can do any of the following:
And a little further away there are loads of attractions and space for kids to run off some energy such as:
Also, well worth a visit are the Cathedral Cities of Winchester, Chichester or Salisbury.
Visit a local Country Park, (Queen Elizabeth or Alice Holt are both good) where there are plenty of walks and a Go Ape (Alice Holt).
Go to the beach – West Wittering, Hayling Island or Southsea are all good.
Visit the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth – HMS Victory.
Go shopping at Gunwharf Quays (just next to the Historic Docks).
Take the kids on a steam train ride along the Watercress line in Alresford.
Visit the local villages of East or West Meon.
Have a look around Wickham Vineyard.