Winter walks in Hampshire

There's nothing like a winter's walk on a crisp day under blue skies. If you’re not sure where to start, try one of our downloadable trails; they’ll introduce you to some of Hampshire’s most beautiful landscapes. Walk across ancient, wildlife-rich farmland at Mottisfont, through Hinton Ampner's majestic beech woods, or across wild expanses of New Forest heathland. Distance and gradient are clearly marked for easy planning. Every step you take helps support our winter conservation work.

Mottisfont in winter

Mottisfont 

The diverse landscapes of this working country estate contain some wonderful walking and running routes. Clear your head as you stride through wildlife-rich farmland and ancient woods on our six mile downloadable estate walk. Or join a guided walk and explore our medieval history, magnificent trees, and hidden wetlands.

A frosty woodland path

Hinton Ampner 

With acres of parkland and woods, Hinton Ampner is a great place for a winter walk. Four downloadable walks introduce you to this picturesque estate and its splendid views. Landscapes include the pretty local village of Kilmeston and fields that were once the scene of a great Civil War battle.

Winter on Headley Heath Surrey

New Forest  

The beautiful wilderness of the New Forest is an uplifting place in winter. Our downloadable trails at Rockford, Hale Purlieu and Hightown take in a broad mix of landscapes, from bracken-covered heaths where ponies graze, to streams and mires full of rare wildlife.

A veteran tree and woodland path in winter.
Walking trail

The Vyne 

This is a great place to beat the winter blues and build up fitness levels. Acres of fields and woodland await you and there are beautiful views everywhere you look. Try our winter woodland trail for a great introduction to the estate. Look out for the cosy bird hide overlooking wetlands brimming with migrating winter birds.

A winter view across Stockbridge Down, Hampshire, with livestock

Stockbridge Down 

You’ll be buffeted by winter winds as you make your way up Stockbridge Down, but it’s worth it, as you walk through a gateway into a very ancient past. Our downloadable walk takes you over Bronze Age burial mounds to 3,000 year old Woolbury Ring fort and ramparts at the top of the hill. You'll discover vast expanses of the Hampshire countryside, and Wiltshire’s famous Salisbury Plain.