The estate at Hinton Ampner
Hinton Ampner sits within the South Downs National Park and has stunning views and rolling countryside surrounding it. There are estate walks which take in the nature, fields and woodland that enclose the house. Discover ancient oaks, walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers and uncover over 700 years of history.
Take a picture of our estate walks routes on the board by the church and let the adventure begin. As you wander, you’ll come across ancient woodland that’s home to rare native flora and fauna, like the barbastelle bat. Explore beech avenues that stretch as far as the eye can see, and endless views over the South Downs.
A short stroll can be taken on a 2-mile trail, or for the more adventurous there's a 4-mile trail around the Hinton Ampner estate. To spot some of the oldest, veteran trees on the estate, an ancient tree trail will take you across the parkland.
On your visit, discover how the Roundheads set up camp in the parkland during the Battle of Cheriton in 1644 on this specially curated walk. Imagine rows of cannon, lines of cavalrymen and the smell of musket fire swirling through the mist. This was a pivotal battle in the English Civil War and the entire battle could be seen from the old house.
Ancient breed Gloucester cattle
Since the rangers and local grazier 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.
More to explore
The woodland is not just for walking. Children can try their hand at den building or tree climbing.
Please note that there are a few gates around the estate walks, please call in advance and speak to a member of the team if you have access requirements to discuss a suitable route.
Hinton Ampner is a two pawprint rated place. Discover more about getting the most out of your visit with your dog, where they can explore and things to consider when you are on the estate.
Discover a menu using freshly grown ingredients from the walled garden, hot meals and drinks. Pick up gifts and second-hand books, with something for everyone in the shop.
Discover clipped topiary contrasting with brick walls, lilies floating on the surface of a pond and flower borders that transform throughout the seasons.
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