Popham Airfield

Charles Church Spitfires Ltd, Coxford Down, Micheldever, Hampshire, SO21 3BD

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  • Dogs
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Popham Airfield CL is in the heart of the North Hampshire countryside close to the A303 and M3 Junction 7 and the A34, easily accessible from all directions. Just 40 minutes to Southampton or Portsmouth ferries, 15 minutes to Winchester and 1 hour to London. Micheldever station is just one mile away from the site with trains to London and the South coast.

The pitches are backing onto woodland to the north of the airfield which is active 364 days of the year from 08:30 until 20:00. These are grass pitches with slight inclines and with plenty of space to roam around the airfield.

Popham has two grass runways of 900 metres should you friends want to fly in and we are home to more than 100 aircraft and two flying schools with trial flights available.

Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and there are a few safety rules offered to guests which can be downloaded from our website just to keep you safe. This document also has site security information you will need if you arrive after 6pm. Popham pilots are a friendly bunch and will be happy to show you round their aircraft if you ask first.

Airfields are not the quietest places in the world but there is no night flying and the CL location is in the quietest part of the estate and tucked away from the A303 traffic. A number of events take place at Popham which means we are often fully to capacity, check our website for events before booking.

Nearby ... Bombay Sapphire Gin factory is 5 miles away and there is a bus service from Micheldever for the tour, Blackwood Forest centre is 2 miles away with woodland walks, Highclear Castle (Downton) is 12 miles to the north. The Roman town ruins and amphitheatre at Silchester is 18 miles to the north to explore. The south downs and the south coast are also easy to access from Popham.

We hope you enjoy a memorable stay at Popham.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 6:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

4.33 acres

Sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Lawned site

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Postcode:
SO21 3BD
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Lat 51.191656 / Lon -1.243845
OS field ref:
SU534443
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Basingstoke, Winchester
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Southampton (25 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Micheldever
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Popham Airfield
Just want to say what a wonderful site this is! The staff are most welcoming and very helpful. Trouble is I'm a bit reluctant to say how wonderful this site is because everyone will be wanting to go! The management are wonderful and even had a tour of the hangers. There's plenty going on especially if aviation is your thing! If not it's just nice to sit there in the peace and quiet and admire the view, there's always something going on to watch. If you don't feel like cooking there's the amazing cafe on site with extremely helpful staff who cook up an amazing breakfast amongst other delicious things on their menu. This is a must go to CL where a warm welcome is guaranteed!!

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Reviewed on 20/11/2021 16:45

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Popham Airfield
We've used this CL several more times this year following on from our previous stays (and review), and it has now become our go to site when we want to get away without having to travel too far from home. The site is mainly level but does have a very slight slope, but nothing untoward. The arrival and booking in system is very easy to follow and the pitches are easy to find and very clearly marked. The information that Julia sends you when you book is very clear and makes your arrival simple. Each pitch is nice and large and the fresh water and waste points are also very clearly marked and well maintained. Popham is a popular airfield with both a Microlight and a Gyrocopter training school who offer experience flights if you fancy having giving flying a go. There is (weather depending) a nice amount of aircraft activity going on which you can sit and watch. There is a cafe on site which we have used the cafe and can recommend the breakfast if you don't fancy cooking. Alternatively you can have just a drink if you prefer. The airfield closes at dusk so there is no aircraft noise to disturb your nights rest and although the A303 does run alongside the airfield we've never found it intrusive. As this site is handy for both the A303 and also close to the M3 I can also imagine it could be a handy stopover. We definitely recommend this CL and are already planning future visits.

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Reviewed on 11/11/2021 20:57

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Popham Airfield
We love Popham and have visited 3 times this year. The 5 pitches are very well spaced, grass is kept very short and the elsan, grey water and fresh water points are very clean. There is plenty of wildlife in the area and the pitches back onto a copse. You also have a good view of the runway from the pitches; watching the planes and gyrocoptors coming and going is very interesting. The cafe serves perfectly cooked food and it's great to sit outside on the benches next to the runway. Popham is a very friendly place and we were lucky enough to have a tour of the hangers with the Airfield Manager during our most recent stay which was very interesting and much appreciated. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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Reviewed on 02/10/2021 13:13

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Popham Airfield
It's a very laid back and easy going site with much action during the day from light aircraft movements. Having said this, it is not noisy by any means and can keep you interested in the activities all day. The airfield cafe' offers great food and drinks and CL users are offered a 10% discount. Popham is very well situated with the M3 and A303 nearby, however very little noise is heard from the roads. Can't recommend this site enough, and would not hesitate to go there again.

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Reviewed on 14/09/2021 12:23

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Popham is a lovely CL which we have used several times and as we are only a short distance away is set to become our favourite go to CL when we want a weekend away. The site is reasonably level with only a slight slope towards the trees which is easily coped with. The pitches are grass but when we have stayed it has always been well drained and we've not had any problems with towing on or off. It is a very active airfield for light aircraft and Gyrocopters with occassional visiting Helicopters so if you enjoy watching planes this is definitely a site to visit. The airfield closes at night so there isn't any noise issues for sleeping (but note that as the site is an airfield there will be light aircraft noise during active hours). There is an onsite cafe which provides food and drink if you fancy a cooked breakfast which is excellent. The directions on arrival are clear and easy to follow and all the staff we met were very friendly and helpful and check in was a breeze. The airfield is alongside the A303 (but the pitches are as far away from the road as possible) and so has excellent links for visiting the area and there are services on the A303 (both sides) if you need to get any supplies (a vehicle is required in order to get to them, walking to them is not possible). As per the listing there is no EHU (which we're quite happy with) - but water etc are clearly indicated and easy to find and the pitches are clearly marked. We would definitely recommend this CL and are looking forward to our next visit.

Turnerra

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Reviewed on 13/05/2021 08:29

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