Chesapeake Mill – A Treasure Trove

Chesapeake Mill

Chesapeake Mill

Chesapeake Mill is quite literally a treasure trove, found in the neighbouring Chesapeake Millvillage of Wickham a cute village set around a traditional square of little shops and cafes.

Inside the old mill you will find a myriad of interesting items ranging from;

  • vintage furniture (large and small), jewellery and ornaments
  • soft furnishing
  • newly made handmade gifts

Several pieces of the pine bedroom furniture at The Crest came directly from the Mill, and I always squeeze in a visit when back ‘home’!

The Grade II listed building itself is of interest, previously a mill, and constructed in 1820 using the timbers of HMS Chesapeake, it’s well worth a visit.

“A veritable feast of all kinds of enticing bits and bobs and reasonably priced furniture.”

Once you’ve finished your vegan latte from the café inside head further into Wickham to ‘the lanes’ for more bargain hunting! (and cake)!

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Have a wonderful time mooching around the Mill!

Jo

New Atlas of British Hill Forts

Beautiful Countryside

An Atlas of British Hill Forts

Hill FortsHill forts make a fantastic destination for a walk, with of without a dog or if you’re feeling energetic a fun. Their location atop some of the most stunning hills provide spectacular views, often than not to a Beacon Hill and the closest major City, and a glimpse into a distant past.

A research team funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has spent the last four years sifting and recording information on all the hill forts identified across Britain and Ireland, and from that data has launched an online atlas of all the forts reaching its criteria.

The project has resulted in well over 4000 confirmed and possible hill forts, some large and well known and others pretty much hidden away. While some of the monuments are on private land and would require the landowner’s permission to visit, many are crossed by public footpaths or are on ‘open access’ land, the nearest one to The Crest is found on Old Winchester Hill accessed from Exton (click here for walk details).

The details of each fort are available on a public website using the latest mapping technology. It takes a little while to load but it’s worth it

Take some water, a snack and a blanket to sit an enjoy the view once you’ve reached the top!

Take some photos and tag The Crest.

Have fun, Jo

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