Things to do

Activities in and around Upham

Upham is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a popular starting point for exploring the Monarchs Way and the South Downs.  There are many routes for walking dogs, rambling and cycling, with breathtaking views of the Hampshire countryside and a you have a choice of 2 great pubs to visit on your return to the village.

Walking

Upham’s location makes it a popular destination for walking. We’ve collected a number of suggested routes around the village and we hope you find them informative.

Recreation Grounds

Upham has 2 recreation grounds with play areas for children. The main recreation ground is located at: https://www.footballgroundmap.com/ground/upham-recreation-ground/upham and as well as being home to Upham Football club has two bespoke children’s play areas. The Rec is also the start of many walks around the beautiful surrounding South Downs countryside.

There is a smaller recreation ground within the Torbay farm development –
SO32 1QN – with a smaller children’s play area.

Football

Frustratingly, Upham’s season was brought to a premature end, along with all other football in the UK, by the COVID-19 outbreak, just when they were putting in some of their strongest performances of the sea-son.

Prospects for next season, once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, are looking very promising with most current players looking to sign for Upham once again and the League is looking a lot more competitive with 15 teams entering Division 1.

To find out more about Upham Football Club, please contact Roger Cooper on 01489 – 783373 or racooper@dsl.pipex.com

Pubs

Upham is fortunate to have 2 great pubs to choose from, the Brushmakers Arms is a pub in the heart of the village, serving good food and drink. The Alma Inn is a family pub, located on the Winchester Road. It has ample parking and a chldren’s play area.

Cycling

Riding a bike is a great way to aid physical and mental health and with the fine weather over the summer it was great to see so many benefitting from this activity.

Provided we follow the advice on social distancing and good hygiene, cycling is a great option for getting some exercise. Mike Elliot manages the Upham Velo Cycle group and can be contacted on michael_elliott@hotmail.co.uk

Gardening Club

Sadly the garden visits for the summer were cancelled but the Gardening Club are hoping to start arranging talks for the autumn and remain flexible about when these may start.

Jenny Bird organises the Gardening Club and can be contact on: 01489 – 860914 or jenny@coachsupervisor.co.uk