Hampshire offers visitors miles of idyllic countryside to explore, stretching from the South Downs National Park in the east to the New Forest National Park in the west and the North Wessex Downs in the north of the county.
With its unique mixture of rolling hills, chalk streams, country parks and bustling market towns which sell local produce, Hampshire's countryside offers the perfect rural escape for short breaks or day visits for all the family.
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With its gentle walks, pretty villages and welcoming pubs, Hampshire’s countryside is a hidden gem for visitors
Hampshire is scattered with beautiful country parks for all the family to enjoy. There is plenty to do in the wonderful open greenland and forests.
Hampshire is extremely privileged to be home to two beautiful national parks: the South Downs National Park and the New Forest National Park.
Created in 1079 as a hunting area for William the Conqueror, the New Forest is now a national park, home to around 4,000 ponies, cattle and deer who roam freely amongst the ancient woodland.
Located in the counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, the highly attractive unspoilt villages, sense of isolation and breathtaking scenery are the primary attractions of the area.
Visit one of Hampshire's rivers or canals for a relaxing walk or cycle along tow paths and river banks that boast rare and exciting flora and fauna.
Confirmed as a National Park in 2009, the stunning landscape of the South Downs charms and enriches from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in East Sussex.