Spring walks in Hampshire

Now is the perfect time to get outdoors and take in the sights and sounds of spring, as our Hampshire gardens and countryside burst into life. There's so much to enjoy, from bird song in the New Forest to dappled woods and 'chattering' rivers at Mottisfont and Stockbridge. Look out bright stars of colour as wood anemone and celandine peek through woodland leaf litter. When you follow a nature trail you help us look after nature for those following in your footsteps.

Horses galloping across Foxbury in the New Forest, Hampshire

New Forest 

Discover wildlife and incredible views as you enjoy a spring stroll across this unique landscape. We care for five commons and there are several walks to choose from, each bursting with the sights and sounds of spring, from birdsong and New Forest foals, to unfurling green bracken and acres of open heath.

Stockbridge Marsh in Hampshire


Learn about Mottisfont's fascinating wildlife, history, even charcoal-making, on free guided walks through the gardens, village and wider estate. If you fancy a a longer walk, head out into our neighbouring countryside on one of our estate trails, to soak up spectacular views, chalkstream rivers and verdant marshes.

Beech avenues at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

Hinton Ampner 

This spring, set out on a picturesque stroll away from Hinton Ampner's gardens and into the wider estate fringing the South Downs. Downloadable trails take you through parkland dotted with magnificent trees in fresh spring foliage. Broad footpaths meander through magnificent woods, and you'll discover centuries old battles and pretty villages too.

View through grasses across to wetlands
Walking trail

The Vyne 

One of the best landscapes to experience in spring is woodland. The Vyne's downloadable trail takes you through glorious ancient woods, where dappled light shimmers on the fresh green foliage. Look out for wetlands, teaming with wildlife.