Charlton Lakes

Charlton is a small village and civil parish north-west of Andover. Due to the expansion of Andover in recent years the two settlements are now effectively contiguous. Charlton is separated from Andover by way of Charlton Park and Anton Lakes. 

Charlton Lakes is a public open space located in the north-west of Andover, Hampshire. The site is dominated by two large lakes fed by a tributary of the River Anton. The lower (south-eastern) lake is used for angling, with the upper (north-western) lake located adjacent to a café, boat house and playground. 

Here the natural chalk has largely disappeared as a result of historical landfill operations and gravel extraction which has created two small lakes. The lakes are highly valued for fishing and recreation as well as for their wildlife. Water fowl can be seen feeding on the lake all year around, with many species of mammal also using the site including pipistrelle bats, water voles and otters.

There are also a number of other sporting venues to suit everyone of all ages provided by Charlton Leisure centre. These include:

  • 6 Football pitches (1 floodlit)

  • 2 Cricket pitches

  • 6 Lane all weather floodlit running track

  • 1 Artificial turf pitch (floodlit)

  • 18 hole pitch and putt course

  • 18 hole adventure golf course

  • Children's playground

  • Boating lake

  • Fishing lake

  • BMX Track