Walking in Hampshire
In Hampshire, you can explore the soft beauty of the autumn landscape on one of our many downloadable trails. There are acres of russet-coloured woodland, parkland and fields to stroll through at The Vyne, Mottisfont and Hinton Ampner. Some of the walks take in quiet lanes and pretty villages too. Or discover the wild heaths, streams and panoramic views of the New Forest.
Discover the beautiful, diverse Mottisfont estate on this varied circular walk through ancient woods and historic farmland. There are some lovely open views, as well as hedge-lined paths and lanes, which support visiting birds.
This moderate circular walk starts on open downland with endless views over the South Downs, then weaves through towering beech woods, with broad avenues along which to walk.
Take in a tranquil wooded valley, streams and heathland, as well as amazing views – from Whitefield Plantation you can sometimes see as far as Purbeck in Dorset. It’s an area steeped in military history; look out for the Huff Duff – a World War Two direction-finding station and hunker
This walk starts off with a climb up the exciting zig-zag path. Don’t forget to look back at the view from the top. You may not see many butterflies in winter, but there are grassy woodland glades, meadows, and a pretty churchyard where naturalist Gilbert White is buried.
Follow the old network of paths to the hill fort at the top, for incredible views over an autumnal patchwork of fields. Look out for ancient Bronze Age burial mounds and 3,000 year old Woolbury Ring fort and ramparts.
This short walk has lots to recommend it. You’ll see a beautiful view of Hinton Ampner from the parkland, and a picturesque beech avenue. A small detour takes you into the village of Kilmeston, with its charming manor house and Norman church.
Explore the area of one of the most decisive battles in the English Civil War – the Battle of Cheriton. This trail, along footpaths and farm tracks, follows in the footsteps of soldiers who fought in a conflict that helped shape the future of England.
This figure of eight walk through the New Forest’s Hale Purlieu common crosses streams and takes in huge views across the valleys and mires. There’s lots of wildlife to look out for in this wild landscape, even in winter, including the tiny Dartford warbler, which flits between gorse bushes.
This easy walk offers the wide open spaces of Stockbridge Common Marsh, along a well worn path. In this section of valley you’ll have rare access to the river’s edge, which looks onto the crystal clear waters of the famous river Test.
A circular walk around the village of Burghclere to explore where artist Stanley Spencer lived, loved, and was inspired to create thought-provoking art.