Church Crookham: a hidden gem

July 04, 2023

Enveloped in common land, Church Crookham offers a desirable, leafy suburban setting with numerous attractions. A quiet retreat, it is nonetheless perfect for business travel.

Host to scenes in the James Bond film, Die Another Day, this prosperous suburban location offers a wide range of fantastic local attractions. 

Explore the natural landscape of Naishes Wood, a picturesque community space consisting of 200 acres. This unique land is ideal for walking and horse riding with bridle paths and is aimed at supporting natural biodiversity. 

The pretty Basingstoke Canal is ideal for leisurely strolls in the sunshine, jogging, and cycling, whilst a variety of parks provide great opportunities for the children to play. Choose from Azalea Park, central to Church Crookham, with a play area soon to benefit from updating, or High Trees and Quetta Park, both set within green open spaces.

Tweseldown Race Course presents an iconic attraction, with a history spanning 160 years and characterful buildings. Having been a host to Olympic events and World Pentathlons, this venue is a haven for all things equine. Current events include equine schooling and horse trials, with an Aqua Treadmill for those serious about horse training. Open heathland at the venue is a Thames Basin Special Protection Area and part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, home to a variety of delicate bird and butterfly species, with a network of tracks to explore the space.

Outstanding Ofsted-rated local schools Tweseldown Infants and Church Crookham Juniors are also of benefit, enabling your children to have the best start in life. 

Church Crookham enjoys a real sense of community, ideal for raising a family. Several churches and an active community centre present inclusivity.

Families can participate in a whole range of clubs and classes. There is football, dancing, singing, and drama for the children at the community centre, as well as adult classes in Pilates, Yoga, and Zumba. The Peter Driver Sports Ground offers grass and 3-G football pitches, as well as tennis courts and a snooker court.

Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Hampshire and Surrey within the local area. Fleet Pond Nature Reserve offers a whopping 141 acres to explore nearby, with picnic areas, woodland, and heathland, host to the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire. Frensham Ponds features glorious lakeside and woodland walks as well as a beach, whilst The Devils Punch Bowl really offers you the chance to immerse yourself in nature, with some spectacular hilltop views. 

Superb commuting is offered with great road connections to the M3 via Fleet, as well as the Farnham Road. Farnborough Airport is also within easy driving distance, a modern airport well-regarded as a business aviation hub. 

If you are interested in selling or buying in Church Crookham, please contact our Fleet estate agents on (01252) 812121,

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