There will be a Parish Council Saturday Surgery at 10.30 a.m. on the morning of 23rd September 2017. Residents are welcome to come along to the Village Library to discuss any matter of concern.

Enjoy Our Village



Although there is evidence of Roman occupation, Wickham was still a very small manor at the time of the Domesday Book of 1086 and belonged to the Bishops of London.

It was originally centred around St. Peter’s Church, but gradually moved up to the top of the hill and St Bartholomew’s Church was built in 1850


The village is built along the Blackwater ridge and the hill is full of springs. It is an agricultural community – arable farming and fruit since 1924.


Since the advent of the railways in 1848 travel to London has been possible and it is now a popular commuter village.

Parish Walks - enjoy, explore and walk our picturesque village

There are 6 walks around Wickham Bishops:-

River Walk

Distance 6.6 km. (4.1 miles)
Approx. time: 1 hr.45 mins.
13% on roads or pavements.

Sparkey Wood Walk

Distance 3.5 km. (2.17 miles)
Approx. time: 45 mins.
28% on roads or pavements.

Shut Heath Wood Walk

Distance 7.0 km. (4.35 miles)
Approx. time: 1hr.45 mins.
45% on roads or pavements.

Rail Trail Walk

Distance 5.8 km. (3.6 miles)
Approx. time: 1hr. 37 mins.
37% on roads or pavements.


Glen Chantry Walk

Distance 6.5 km. (4 miles)
Approx. time: 1 hr.45 mins.
58% on roads or pavements.


Blackwater View Walk

Distance 9.4 km. (5.84 miles)
Approx. time: 2hr. 45 mins.
37% on roads or pavements.


Please click here to download the Wickham Bishops Parish Walks booklet (PDF).


NB: The Parish Walks booklet is in PDF format - if you have problems with viewing this booklet please click here to download your free copy of Adobe Reader.


Please also take a look at photo's that have been taken of our village over the years in the gallery.


Please Note: When using the walks please follow the Countryside Code and don’t use bicycles on public footpaths.