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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GPS:
Lat 51.191656 / Lon -1.243845
OS field ref:
SU534443
OS map ref:
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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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Excellent Airfield CL

Popham Airfield
Great weekend. Epitome of how a UK Airfield should be. Don't turn left down Steventon Rd, wait till 'Popham Airfield' sign on the wall, then follow the Caravan signs. Lovely field, short grass & the three essentials for a CL with the five well marked pitches with a wood behind. Bonus is the excellent Club house (24hr WCs opposite) where I enjoyed the food & drink (discount card given on arrival) in their Cafe with so many different visiting public enjoying the variety of activities Popham offers. Lovely walk to Overton (approx 4 miles & two pubs) seeing hares, deer & source of the river Test using the OS map. You will need wheels if you need a shop & visiting local pubs, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Whitchuch Silk Mills with it's Royal connection not too far. Interesting aircraft with lots going on, while I was there, The Jaguar Club met, Model flying, Drone training, pleasure flights, Gyrocopters, Motocross in the distance, cyclists turning up, spotters & motorcyclists all friendly to talk to and enjoying the day - yet as evening falls, you get the hush back to yourself. A303 audible but no problem. Book it!

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Reviewed on 13/06/2022 20:14

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Absolutely brilliant CL, highly recommended

Popham Airfield
Stayed here a few times in the late summer / autumn of 2021 and absolutely loved it !! All 5 pitches are spacious and clearly marked. Water and waste all easily accessible and being just off the sliproad on the A303 makes it an ideal stopover when enroute to /from from the west country. Within easy reach of Stonehenge, Salisbury and all that the region has to offer The fascinating range of aircraft coming and going throughout the day was an added bonus, as were the model aircraft flying displays that take place in the field right next to the pitches. Theres a great wee cafe offering lovely meals and snacks, cakes etc with seating directly adjacent to the airfield where you can sit and chat with the pilots who are only too happy to share their enthusiasm for their aircraft and flying. Will definitely be looking to book again when we're next heading that way. Can't recommend this fantastic CL enough.

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Reviewed on 16/04/2022 14:00

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Popham Airfield
This is a super CL with lots of space and a friendly welcome. Pitches are located near a copse away from the airstrip and buildings. They are level and well-drained. There is a good café at the airfield and there are toilets open for use too. There is plenty to watch with small planes and gyrocopters coming and going during the day. These stop at night. There is a little road noise but nothing too intrusive. We used this as a stopover on out way to the Isle of Wight ferry from Southampton which was around a 45 minute drive away. We’d certainly use this gem of a CL again.

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Reviewed on 15/04/2022 11:04

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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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