Countryside and woodland in Hampshire
Discover the varied summer landscape of Hampshire, with woods, sparkling chalk streams, farmland and wetland waiting for you to explore, from the huge expanses of New Forest common to the wildlife-rich downland and marshes of Stockbridge.
Explore Curbridge Nature Reserve on the River Hamble, an ancient riverside woodland important for wild birds, waterfowl, salt marsh and rare invertebrates.
The heathland at Ludshott Common dates back 5,000 years and contains some of the few remaining areas of lowland heath in Europe. Discover some of the birdlife and wildlife you can see here, as well as similar heathlands and woodlands you can visit nearby.
A romantic mix of landscapes set within this centuries old forest. Undulating heaths and open grassland grazed by wild ponies and littered with paths. Panoramic views, gravel-fed streams and ancient woodland.
This diverse and unspoilt corner of Hampshire offers plentiful opportunities to spot wildlife and find plants and flowers, as well as some impressive views.
A Site of Special Scientific Interest in the peaty river valley of the River Test. This picturesque yet fragile wetland habitat of unimproved grassland and fen-like vegetation is rich in wildlife including water voles and butterflies.
A chalk hill supporting grassland, scrub and woodland, with spectacular views, and a huge array of wildlife. Take in ancient burial mounds and the remains of an Iron Age hillfort.
This quiet nature reserve of 143 acres sits close to the village of Woolton Hill on the Hampshire/Berkshire border. Take in woodland, meadows and heathland. A river tributary runs through the Chase, which attracts plenty of birds including kingfishers.