The town of Fleet lies within the Hart district has been voted one of the most popular places to live and with its easy access to London and many open spaces it’s easy to see why. It is also surrounded by many pretty villages and towns such as Church Crookham, Crondall, Dogmersfield and Odiham.
the History of Fleet
The name Fleet is believed to have come from the French word “Le Flete” meaning shallow water and referring to Fleet Pond & Nature Reserve, the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire albeit one of the shallowest. What is now Fleet and Crookham was for centuries an almost treeless and uninhabited heathland that people used to graze animals and cut peat for fuel. Development started slowly with about 20 new houses by 1839.
THINGS TO DO IN FLEET
You are spoilt for choice with the selection of parks nearby and the Basingstoke canal running through it popular for cycling, running, dog walking, boating and fishing and the recently built leisure center. There are various events throughout the year including half marathon, food festival, beer festival, district carnival and local village and school fetes for the family. Fleet also hosts a weekly food market with an Artisan food and craft market in nearby Elvetham Heath.
Fleet has fantastic rail links providing access to Basingstoke, Southampton and London. It is also perfectly situated to access to the M3 and A331 down to the Blackwater Valley, M25 and M4. Fleet’s bus service provides regular connections to neighbouring towns and villages.
As you would expect Fleet has a fantastic selection of Schools in and around the area. From nursery right up to secondary level including, Tavistock Infants, Heatherside Infants and Junior School, Velmead, Elvetham Primary, Court Moor Secondary and Calthorpe Secondary School.