CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Hampshire Life today CLICK HERE

Wallington Village

PUBLISHED: 16:18 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:57 20 February 2013

Wallington Village

Wallington Village

Wallington Village may be tucked away amidst roundabouts and industrial estates – but cross its famous bridge and you're welcomed by a vibrant community

Positioned at the head of Portsmouth Harbour, to the east of Fareham, Wallington nestles comfortably and quietly in an area surrounded by the hustle and bustle
of a large town.

Most noted for...
Its bridge. The Wallington Village Community Association was formed when, in 1979, Southern Water proposed to demolish the villages rare five-arch bridge because it was seen as a cause of flooding. The association won their battle and ever since the bridge has become a feature of their logo.

While youre here...
Take a walk along Wallington River. Fareham Borough Council publishes self guided walks online and there is a three-hour stroll to tackle (Walk 13). For comprehensive directions, visit

But try not to...
Miss the villages annual horticultural show in August.

Stop for
The Summer Fete in July, which takes place on the Meadows.

People power
After the struggle to save the villages bridge, Wallingtons community wanted to continue to be able to get together and start organising their own events. Fareham Borough Council kindly donated a wooden building and a site for it, but after a few years the villagers realised a more sturdy replacement was needed. After many fundraising events and grants from various bodies in the county, the village finally got their new hall which opened in
October 1995.

Prehistoric links
Wallington was the first fording place on the river that rises in the South Downs and flows down to empty in to the upper reaches of Fareham Creek. Flint implements have been uncovered in the area, which has led to the belief that a settlement existed on the banks of the river as far back as prehistoric times.

Eat at: Lysses House Hotel, The Richmond Restaurant, 01329 822622
Why? This award winning restaurant is just half a mile away from Wallington itself and is open for lunch and dinner.

Drink at: The Castle in the Air, 01329 280320
Why? An olde worlde pub with
real fires and good ales. In a
lovely location right on Fareham Creek Harbour.

Stay at: The Solent Hotel, Fareham, 01489 880007
Why? For a spot of luxury, try the hotels spa and book in to one of their stylish suites.

Did you know?

There was once a tannery in Wallington in the 17th century. Hides and bark used there, along with the finished products, were all carried by sea via the Fareham Quays. The tannery employed around three dozen men.
There used to be a brewery just north of the village, which opened in the 19th century and continued to produce ale for over 100 years.

More from Out & About

Wed, 14:44

Savour spectacular views of the Needles and Alum Bay and discover history tales on this invigorating walk on the Isle of Wight

Read more
Mon, 12:35

With late-night shopping, fairs, Christmas markets and plenty of food and drink, we’ve rounded up some of the best festive offerings in Hampshire

Read more
Mon, 12:34

Havant a clue where to go or what to do? Here are some pointers to parks, paths and performances

Read more
Mon, 12:33

With its connections to Shakesepeare and royalty, the village of Titchfield is full of surprises

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

As the mellow fruitfulness of autumn takes hold across the New Forest, what could be better than spending a few days in and around Lyndhurst? We take a tour and come up with our top 8

Read more
Monday, November 5, 2018

Hampshire is full of autumnal scenes this month, so we asked the county’s photographers to share their secret spots for stunning vistas

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

We round up some of the best events and things to do across Hampshire this month

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Remember, remember… Here’s a quick round up of some stunning displays across Hampshire this year

Read more
Monday, October 22, 2018

Is this the ultimate city break? Winchester has it all: from ancient history to space exploration, plus cafes, cocktails, culture and countryside… But with so much to do, choices are going to have to be made

Read more
Monday, October 22, 2018

Our guide to some of the best Halloween events on offer across Hampshire this October

Read more
Monday, October 15, 2018

The community shop is thriving. Why? And what makes the perfect village store? We went in search…

Read more
Monday, October 15, 2018

From Jane Austen to Karl Marx, our towns and villages have fascinating links to some of the biggest historical celebrities. Viv Micklefield follows in their footsteps with the help of a blue plaque or two

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

We round up 8 things you didn’t know about this little South Downs village

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Enjoy some easy walking around the Lymington to Keyhaven Nature Reserve says Fiona Barltrop

Read more
A+ South & South West

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Latest Competitions & Offers

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search