Downloadable walks in Hampshire

A ramble in Hampshire will take you into a beautiful world of sparkling streams, ancient heaths and wildflower-rich downland. Our downloadable walks offer a mix of distances and terrains. Explore the ‘wilds’ of the New Forest, or the hedge-lined country lanes and tracks around Hinton Ampner. Walk to the top of Stockbridge Down for panoramic views, or dip into the sun-dappled woods of Selborne common. Every step you take helps to support our essential nature conservation work.

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This article was created before the coronavirus crisis, and may not reflect the current situation. There may be restrictions in place on some of these walks. Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel for booking details and the most up to date information about visiting

Sunrise on the Mottisfont estate, Hampshire

Mottisfont estate walk

Mottisfont’s walk takes in six miles of this tranquil country estate. In summer. You’ll discover ancient woodlands, historic farmland and the crystal-clear waters of the river Test. There are plenty of spots where you can relax to take in the picturesque views.

The ancient avenue of lime trees at Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner 

You can choose from no less than four walking routes at Hinton Ampner, including the Dutton Estate trail. It'll take you into sun-lit woodland filled with bird song, deer and broad rides to stroll along. You'll take in broad vistas over the South Downs as well as working farmland - a good place to look out for farm wildlife.

Heather at Hale Purlieu Common, New Forest, Hampshire

New Forest 

You can really get away from it all, on a walk in the New Forest. Huge swathes of ancient heath await you, littered with inviting chalky tracks. On a warm day the only things you’ll hear are the gentle buzz of bees on the scented heather, and birdsong in the yellow gorse. Fringed by trees, there’s plenty of opportunity to relax in the shade of an ancient oak or beech.

View through grasses across to wetlands
Walking trail

The Vyne 

The Vyne’s estate walk takes in tranquil beech woods with a network of paths. Our downloadable trail takes in glorious wildlife-rich wetlands and plenty of history too. You’ll find benches to relax on along the route.

Framed by trees, a swan swims on the river at Stockbridge Marsh, Hampshire

Stockbridge Common Marsh wildlife walk

A walk across the marsh takes you right up to the river's edge, which is teeming with wildlife. Look out for swans and their signets, moorhens and water voles.

Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly

Selborne Common and The Lythe butterfly walk

The sun-dappled beech woodlands and meadows of Selborne common attract hosts of butterflies in summer. Look out for silver-washed fritillaries and orange tips flitting across the glades. You may even spot a purple emperor as you stroll up the zig-zag hill.

Distant view of horses grazing in a pasture at Stockbridge Down, Hampshire

Stockbridge Down wildlife and history walk

You'll feel your cares slip away on a walk across this ancient chalk downland. In summer, butterflies flit over grassland full of wildflowers and herbs. The piercing cries of red kites can be heard overhead as you stroll to the top to take in panoramic views.