There is a newsagent and a Shell petrol station 15 - 20 minutes walk from site. These are both on the A31. From the campsite go to the bottom of Bighton Hill, turn right, shop on right, Shell station on left. 4 miles from the campsite is the small picturesque Georgian town of Alresford. This has a Co-op, a small Tesco, bakers, chemist, off-licence, post office, newsagents, restaurants, an award-winning Indian restaurant, Chinese, Pizza Express, pubs with great food, pavement cafes, and a range of shops and boutiques.
You can take the steam train from Ropley railway station to Alresford, Medstead/Four Marks and Alton.
At Medstead near Four Marks there is a new complex called Lymington Barn Industrial Estate, Medstead, GU34 5EW, where you will find Rumours Cafe-Bar, Tel: 01420 568 162
C.J.Read, Butchers, Tel: 01420 562 139
Clemintines Fruit and Veg, Tel: 01420 563 984
Petersfield market is held every Wednesday and Saturday in the square, GU32 3HH. It is a delightful place to shop with a wide range of organic produce, and has many individual shops. One shop called The Bran Tub is very well-known and sells health foods and natural remedies. The Bran Tub is situated in Lavant Street, Petersfield, tel. 01730 267 043.
There are also many street cafes, pubs and restaurants, a swimming pool, and a 22 acre boating lake created by farmers from marsh land around the end of the 18th century.
Rumours Cafe Bar
Winchester market is situated between the Brooks Centre, and the Post Office in Middle Brook St in the centre of the city. Approximately thirty traders assemble from Wednesday to Saturday, between 8.30am and 5pm. On Thursdays, the market also has a number of bric-a-brac stalls selling food, clothes, and household goods. Flowers are sold all week. Tel: 01962 848 325
Alton market is situated in the town centre on the High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HD Tel: 01420 839 86 on Tuesdays, 9:00 - 2:30.
The White Horse, Priors Dean, Hampshire, GU32 1DA. The highest pub in Hampshire. Local walks are plentiful, perfect for working up a thirst and quenching it with a choice of around 8 local ales! Dogs are affectionately welcome.