The Estate and Parkland at Hinton Ampner

Discover ancient oaks and walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers. With over 700 years of history, our parkland is well worth exploring.

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A herd of ancient breed Gloucester cows graze on Hinton's lush parkland

Anicent breed Gloucester's at Hinton

Since local grazier Nic O’Connell and Trust Ranger Paul Collins introduced Gloucester cows to the parkland behind Hinton's house, we've seen numerous benefits as a result. From rare wildflower sightings to an overall increase in the diversity of the wildlife within the grass, these resourceful ancient breed cows are making a big impact at Hinton.

Estate walks

Pick up a map at Visitor reception or download a copy below and let the adventures begin. Discover ancient woodland that is home to rare native flora and fauna, like the barbastrelle bat. Explore beech avenues that stretch as far as the eye can see and endless views over the South Downs.
For the more adventurous, there's a 4-mile trail around the Hinton Ampner estate for you to discover and an ancient tree trail in our parkland.
Beech avenues at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire
Walking trail

Dutton Estate walk at Hinton Ampner 

Walk in the steps of Ralph Dutton with this 4 mile route around the estate.

Follow the red way markers for the Stewkeley walk

Hinton Ampner Stewkeley walk

This short walk takes you across the Hinton Ampner estate towards the village of Kilmeston before looping back to the entry of our estate. This moderately strenuous walk is perfect for walkers of any age and skill level. It is just under two miles and takes approximately an hour to complete.

A veteran tree in Hinton Ampner's ancient parkland

Ancient tree trail

Our parkland is home to many ancient trees, some with rather quirky characteristics. Find out more by downloading and following this trail.

Close up of memorial plaque for the Battle of Cheriton, Hinton Ampner, Hampshire
Walking trail

Battle of Cheriton walk 

Walk in the footsteps of the Parliamentarians and Royalist troops in one of the decisive battle of the English Civil War.

Dogs welcome

Dogs are welcome in our parkland all year round. Pick up a map showing all our dog friendly zones from Visitor Reception. Please help us by keeping your dogs on leads and picking up after them.

Battle ground

On your visit discover how the Roundheads set up camp in our parkland during the Battle of Cheriton, 1644, a pivotal battle in the English Civil War. The entire battle could be seen from old Hinton Ampner House.

More to explore

Our woodlands are not just for walking, there will be lots of fun events happening as well. Try your hand at den building, tree climbing or for real adventurers, join a wildwood camp under the stars.