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West Green House circular walk
distance 3.55mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartley Wintney - Hampshire

Gently undulating circular walk across fields and through woodlands, passing by Leather Bottle PH in Mattingley

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distance 5.68mi Vertical gain +236ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheriton - Hampshire

A pleasant Hampshire walk that starts from the attractive village of Cheriton to the east of Winchester. The route follows the River Itcehn north through Tichborne Park to Tichborne. Before following the Kings Way south towards Gander Down.

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Around Dogmersfield on the Basingstoke Canal (short walk)
distance 3.23mi Vertical gain +85ft Vertical drop -69ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winchfield - Hampshire

This short leisurely Hampshire walk explores the Dogmersfield Estate and the Basingstoke Canal. Perfect for an afternoon stroll after Sunday lunch.

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distance 4.76mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -69ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winchfield - Hampshire

A leisurely Hampshire walk that explores the Dogmersfield Estate and the Basingstoke Canal. This longer version explores some of the countryside in the vicinity too.

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distance 9.61mi Vertical gain +988ft Vertical drop -991ft Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Exton (Hampshire) - Hampshire

This Hampshire walk explores the beautiful Meon Valley and two of the highest hills that flank the valley. The route also includes some picturesque villages. There are pubs serving food and refreshments on the walk.

Walking Fleet Countryside Stroll ( Download : )
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distance 6.4mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -82ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Fleet (Hampshire) - Hampshire

A lovely flat walk through some historical countryside taking in canals and farmland.

Walking Boldre village ( Download : )
National Park
distance 4.3mi Vertical gain +200ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Boldre - Hampshire

Beginning in the pretty village of Boldre, this is a peaceful and varied walk through country lanes, farmland and an ancient woodland nature reserve. The route is dotted with traditional Forest properties and visits St John the Baptist Church, which has a fascinating literary connection with the village. The walk returns alongside the meandering Lymington River to Boldre Bridge.

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distance 5.47mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -541ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Exton (Hampshire) - Hampshire

A Hampshire walk from Exford in the Meon Valley that includes sections of the South Downs Way and the Monarch's Way. The walk includes a section of the old Watercress Line before climbing to the top of old Winchester Hill for some good views.

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distance 5.92mi Vertical gain +548ft Vertical drop -525ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Exton (Hampshire) - Hampshire

This Hampshire walk includes two villages, both with a pub, some fine scenery and a visit to an excellent viewpoint. Sections of the walk follow the South Downs Way and the Monarch's Way.

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distance 13.88mi Vertical gain +1053ft Vertical drop -1070ft Durée 7h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ashmansworth - Hampshire

This North Wessex Downs ridge walk includes the highest points in Hampshire and Berkshire and outstanding views along the way. The return is through some attractive, rural villages nestling on the chalk downs. The outward leg makes much use of the Wayfarer's Walk, whilst the return leg uses some of the Test Way.

National Park
distance 4.1mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Copythorne - Hampshire

This walk starts by passing St Mary's Church before winding through Copythorne Common and its interesting mix of woodland and open glades. The route then follows rhododendron and woodland edged tracks to the Cadnam River and the northern commons. Here you can watch ponies grazing before returning through Newbridge and Copythorne Common back to the start.

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distance 9.14mi Vertical gain +689ft Vertical drop -692ft Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Martin (Hampshire) - Hampshire

A glorious walk in the hills between Martin Down and the Chalk Valley taking in Vernditch Chase, Marleycombe Hill, Church Bottom and Middleton Down Nature Reserve

Walking Brockenhurst village ( Download : )
National Park
distance 5.05mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

Brockenhurst is a picturesque village in the heart of the New Forest surrounded by some of the loveliest Forest landscapes. Starting from the village with its famous watersplash, this varied walk takes you across grazed lawns and through riverside woodlands before skirting around the edge of the village to take in some great heathland views. Return through the village to Brockenhurst station.

Walking Farley Mount Winchester ( Download : )
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Farley Mount Winchester
distance 6.4mi Vertical gain +509ft Vertical drop -486ft Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ashley (Hampshire) - Hampshire

A downland walk with good views and woodland. Visit a monument to a special horse!

Walking Keyhaven Marshes ( Download : )
National Park
distance 3.55mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Milford-on-Sea - Hampshire

Along the route there are views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the Needles and opportunities to watch the ever-changing bird life of Keyhaven Marshes. The path then cuts inland to follow an ancient highway behind the reserve before returning to Keyhaven.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 9.35mi Vertical gain +105ft Vertical drop -102ft Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Boldre - Hampshire

A comprehensive exploration of a classic area of the New Forest, including open heathland, wildlife-rich woodland, and the Forest's largest area of open water.

National Park
distance 1.42mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

Stimulate your senses on this short trail around the Forestry Commission's Blackwater Arboretum, with its small but nationally important collection of trees from all over the world. Sensory information boards along the trail provide fascinating facts about the tallest, heaviest and toughest trees in the world. This walk takes you past majestic conifers planted in the 1850s, some of the oldest Douglas fir trees in Britain and includes views of two enormous redwoods.

Walking Godshill and Castle Hill ( Download : )
National Park
distance 2.61mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -148ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Godshill (Hampshire) - Hampshire

This walk takes you along quiet field and woodland paths to the site of an Iron Age hill fort. It then continues to a stream-side hamlet on the edge of Castle Hill. There are views across the beautiful Avon Valley with its wildlife-rich water meadows and pasture and an optional detour to Castle Hill fort before returning along field and woodland paths to Godshill.

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Circular Otterbourne, Itchen, Bishopstoke and Stoke Park Woods
distance 9mi Vertical gain +322ft Vertical drop -295ft Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Otterbourne - Hampshire

This is a beautiful circular walk ideal for those starting in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Bishopstoke or Otterbourne. The walk takes you through woods and a meadowed track - certainly the most attractive way to reach Allbrook. You can take footpaths to connect with the Itchen Navigation and follow the famous chalk stream all the way to Bishopstoke. The return is a delight of paddocks and mature woodland with a high point above Stoke Park Farm where the view over Hampshire is stunning.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 3h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lymington and Pennington - Hampshire

Saunter on level, well-maintained paths around the creeks and saltmarshes of the Solent with views to Hurst Castle and the Isle of Wight. Includes directions to Lymington town centre. Explore one of the premier birdwatching sites on the south coast, on easy, surfaced paths.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lymington and Pennington - Hampshire

Saunter on level, well-maintained paths around the creeks and saltmarshes of the Solent with views to Hurst Castle and the Isle of Wight. Includes directions to Lymington town centre.

Walking Keyhaven Marshes ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 2.98mi Vertical gain +7ft Vertical drop -7ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lymington and Pennington - Hampshire

Explore one of the premier birdwatching sites on the south coast, on easy, surfaced paths.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 3mi Vertical gain +79ft Vertical drop -82ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Boldre - Hampshire

Stroll along the bird-rich Lymington River, returning via a monument to a local naval hero.

Walking Solent Foreshore ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 6.66mi Vertical gain +85ft Vertical drop -89ft Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Boldre - Hampshire

A rewarding walk using a superb but little-known permissive path along an attractive stretch of the Solent foreshore, returning via parkland and a former WW2 airstrip.

Walking Warsash to Swanwick ( Download : )
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distance 2.37mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hampshire

Walk or Cycle from Warsash to Swanwick along the length of the Hamble river

National Park
distance 1.05mi Vertical gain +128ft Vertical drop -128ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Minstead - Hampshire

Starting from Bolderwood car park this meandering route leads you past the deer fields and some majestic trees, the oldest of which date back to 1860. Unfortunately a large number of trees were lost in the Great Storms of 1987 and 1991, but many new trees have been planted and more will be planted over the coming years.

National Park
distance 0.66mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 0h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

An easy waymarked walk through the Arboretum to experience the woodland and take in the variety of tree species. There are regular seats with backs to rest on along this route.

Walking Exbury village and Lepe ( Download : )
National Park
distance 5.83mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Exbury and Lepe - Hampshire

Situated on the southern edge of the New Forest and a mile from the Solent coast, Exbury is a peaceful and beautiful village with a fascinating history and important war time links to Lepe and the build up to D-Day. The walk starts at the famous Exbury Gardens then takes you along field and woodland paths to Lepe for spectacular views across the Solent. returning inland through farms and woodland to Exbury village.

Walking Burley village ( Download : )
National Park
distance 4.23mi Vertical gain +141ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Burley (Hampshire) - Hampshire

This walk starts at the village centre before setting out on a circular walk around the edge of the village. There is a gentle uphill climb along Castle Hill Lane where there are good views across the Avon Valley; the perfect setting for stories about dragons and smugglers. The route passes an ancient hill fort on Castle Hill before descending back to the village and along the edge of the Open Forest. The walks return to the village centre past pretty Forest properties and the Queen's Head pub.

Walking Brook to Minstead village ( Download : )
National Park
distance 7.21mi Vertical gain +322ft Vertical drop -308ft Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bramshaw - Hampshire

Visit the Rufus Stone to discover the mystery surrounding the death of King William II. The route then follows quiet country lanes to the unspoilt village of Minstead where the famous detective writer and spiritualist Sir Arthur Conon Doyle is buried in the grounds of All Saints Church. Return via winding lanes and fields to Canterton and Brook.

Walking Ashurst stroll ( Download : )
National Park
distance 2.77mi Vertical gain +59ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ashurst and Colbury - Hampshire

From Ashurst railway station this short and easy walk explores a variety of landscapes that characterise the New Forest. The route first takes you past open Forest lawns where ponies graze and through Churchplace Inclosure, a timber plantation, before crossing the railway into Ashurst Wood. Then continue along a road that winds pleasantly through ancient pasture woodland and across a grassy lawn to the historic remains of a saltpetre house. Return via a roadside cycle track to Ashurst village.

National Park
distance 2.79mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -108ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Fawley (Hampshire) - Hampshire

This walk is great for families with young children, starting from Fawley town centre and following a pretty country lane with views over Southampton Water to the small and historic inlet of Ashlett Creek. It then passes the Jolly Sailor pub and 19th century tidal mill before following the coast through a contrasting landscape of industry and wildlife.

National Park
distance 1.1mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

This is an easy walk through woodland, passing through the Arboretum which houses a beautiful collection of trees from many countries. The walk passes Scrag Hill Nursery and ends with a stroll down a short section of the Tall Trees Trail.

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Tall Trees Trail alternative
distance 1.74mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

A flat circular walk with views of two enormous redwoods and using a part of the Tall Trees Trail.