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Open Chalk Streams: Cheriton

Location: Cheriton Mill, Mill Cross Cottage, Riverside Farm Lane, Cheriton, Hampshire, SO24 0NG
Come and explore our precious local chalk streams! Visit hidden places and see familiar ones in a whole new light - what will you discover?

Event details


10:00-12:00 or 13:00-15:00
A static map of Open Chalk Streams: Cheriton

About the event

Join us for a guided walk through a private fishing beat at Cheriton Mill, which is managed by Portsmouth Services Fly Fishing Association. You'll hear about the many heritage features associated with the mill, water meadows, and ancient watercress beds.

As we explore, you'll have the chance to spot brown trout and a range of insect life, and we'll have spotter guides to help you identify flowers. Our volunteers will pop into the stream for a kick sample, which will let you see which invertebrates are hiding there.

This event is part of Open Chalk Streams, a project within the Watercress and Winterbournes Landscape Partnership Scheme. We're protecting, enhancing, and celebrating the Rivers Test and Itchen headwaters - learn more.

Booking is essential for this event - we cannot admit anyone who has not booked a ticket in advance. Numbers are limited to ensure everyone's safety, so if you can no longer come please contact us as soon as possible on


Key information:

Age range: 7+ (under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Accessibility: Due to rough and uneven ground, you must be physically able. Not suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users.

Meeting point: Outside Cheriton Mill. Use what3words code shack.expanded.repeating.

Car parking: Limited parking outside Cheriton Mill and in nearby Cheriton.

Other information: Cattle may be present in one part of the site. Wellies are essential as the walk includes crossing a short stretch of stream (approx. 10cm deep). There is limited shade on site, so a sun hat and water are recommended. No toilets are available, but facilities can be found in the village pubs of nearby Cheriton.


Covid-19 safety:

By attending this event, you agree to adhere to the latest Government guidance on Covid-19. We’re following the latest guidance and taking measures to help ensure the safety of everyone involved.

A briefing will be provided at the start of each event, to ensure you understand the measures in place and your responsibilities relating to them. If you don’t meet these responsibilities, we reserve the right to stop the event or ask you to leave. If any of our hosts, staff, or volunteers becomes unwell within two weeks of the event, we’ll inform you straight away.




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