South Downs National Park

South Downs National Park

Countryside in Hampshire

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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.

Hampshire's countryside offers great days out for all the family, whether you are looking for attractions, walking and cycling or just taking in the natural beauty at the different times of the year.

Find out more:

National Parks 
Discover the New Forest & South Downs

Rural Escapes 
Ideas and inspiration for your rural short break to Hampshire

North Wessex Downs AONB
Discover more about this beautiful destination stretching from West Hampshire to West Wiltshire

Rivers and Canals
Discover Hampshire's great water ways