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West Green House circular walk
distance 5.71km Vertical gain +22m Vertical drop -22m 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

distance 9.15km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -64m 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.

distance 15.47km Vertical gain +301m Vertical drop -302m Durée 5h15 Average Average
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.

distance 7.66km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -21m 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.

Around Dogmersfield on the Basingstoke Canal (short walk)
distance 5.19km Vertical gain +26m Vertical drop -21m 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.

distance 8.8km Vertical gain +163m Vertical drop -165m 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.

distance 9.53km Vertical gain +167m Vertical drop -160m 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.

distance 22.34km Vertical gain +321m Vertical drop -326m Durée 7h20 Average Average
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.

Walking Farley Mount Winchester ( Download : )
Farley Mount Winchester
distance 10.3km Vertical gain +155m Vertical drop -148m Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ashley (Hampshire) - Hampshire

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

Walking Fleet Countryside Stroll ( Download : )
distance 10.3km Vertical gain +25m Vertical drop -25m 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 : )
distance 6.91km Vertical gain +61m Vertical drop -64m 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.

Walking Brockenhurst village ( Download : )
distance 8.13km Vertical gain +11m Vertical drop -11m 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.

distance 1.69km Vertical gain +39m Vertical drop -39m 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.

distance 2.28km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m 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.

distance 1.06km Vertical gain +7m Vertical drop -7m 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 : )
distance 9.39km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -23m 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 Godshill and Castle Hill ( Download : )
distance 4.19km Vertical gain +45m Vertical drop -45m 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.

distance 6.6km Vertical gain +42m Vertical drop -43m 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.

Walking Burley village ( Download : )
distance 6.82km Vertical gain +43m Vertical drop -38m 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 : )
distance 11.61km Vertical gain +98m Vertical drop -94m 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 : )
distance 4.46km Vertical gain +18m Vertical drop -18m 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.

Walking Keyhaven Marshes ( Download : )
distance 5.71km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m 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.

distance 4.49km Vertical gain +4m Vertical drop -33m 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.

distance 1.77km Vertical gain +7m Vertical drop -7m 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.

distance 14.71km Vertical gain +210m Vertical drop -211m Durée 4h50 Average Average
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

Tall Trees Trail alternative
distance 2.8km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -10m 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.