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Walking & Hiking in Hampshire

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Hampshire's landscape is a rich fabric of contrasts and the beauty of some of England's most inspiring countryside and coastline can easily be experienced on foot.

Open down lands, tranquil valleys, charming villages, lowland heaths, ancient woodlands and an attractive coastline can all be explored through walks in Hampshire on 3,000 miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways.

Long Distance Hampshire Walks

Hampshire has a network of 13 long distance routes for the more serious walker, including the Clarendon Way from Winchester to Salisbury, the Wayfarer's Walk from Portsmouth to the Berkshire border, the Solent Way from Milford-on-Sea to Emsworth, the South Downs Way National Trail from Winchester to Eastbourne, Shipwright's Way from the South Downs National Park to Portsmouth Harbour and the 23 mile Blackwater Valley Path located on the borders of north east Hampshire. Maps and leaflets of short and circular Hampshire walks are also available to download free.

Guided Walks in Hampshire

A variety of guided walks have been organised around the county by a number of organisations.
If you are interested in walks in Hampshire around towns, cities or the countryside then this is a great way to discover even more about the area with a local guide on hand to bring the countryside to life with their knowledge and enthusiasm.

Hampshire Literary Walks

You can follow Jane Austen's footsteps through a circular walk from Chawton to Farringdon and there is also the Jane Austen Trail, a walking route from Alton High Street to Chawton.

The Edward Thomas circular walk has stunning views of the South Downs and hangers. This 4 mile circular walk explores the area round Steep, near Petersfield, which was an inspiration for the poet.

Follow in the footsteps of Flora Thompson and William Cobett, amongst other literary greats, in East Hampshire. Download the walks from the East Hampshire District Council website.

City Walks in Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth

Hampshire is home to the three vibrant cities; Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester, all of which have some extremely insightful and historical walks.

For information on tourist guides in the Southampton area, visit the Southampton Tourist Guides Association website.

Hampshire Scenic Walks

Hampshire has a range of shorter, scenic walks which are perfect for people who love the outdoors. Enjoy the picturesque 7 mile Mill Trail along the River Test in Whitchurch, follow the Strawberry Trail in the Hamble Valley or discover the natural beauty of Selborne on the Monk's Walk. Whether you want to walk just a section, or complete the full trail, you'll be sure to take in some great views along the way.
 

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