Country Parks and Nature Reserves
A working farm of a bygone age set in a scenic landscape of farmland and ancient woodland on the banks of the River Hamble.
Covering over 200 acres, it is one of the most scenic and delightful areas of South Hampshire, providing ideal facilities for families.
With a farm full of friendly animals, the south coast’s largest ornamental glasshouses, beautiful gardens and 1,000 acres of country park to explore there’s something for everyone at Staunton Country Park, near Havant.
193 hectares (476 acres) of heathland, woodland, grassland and ponds with angling at Wyndhams Pool.
Hampshire's biggest country park... 20 miles of trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders... and Butser Hill National Nature Reserve.
Visit Titchfield Haven for a peaceful walk and to see a variety of wildlife, especially birds, really close up... Visitor centre, shop and cafe.
Lepe occupies a narrow stretch of land with superb views of the Solent and Isle of Wight.
On the downs a few miles west of Winchester. The views from the monument are probably the finest in central Hampshire.
Lyme Disease - be ‘tick alert’
From spring through to autumn, it is best to be alert for ticks which can be found in moist areas of dense vegetation or long grass in woodland, grassland, moorland, heathland and some urban parks and gardens. A bite from a tick can carry Lyme Disease which can lead to very serious conditions if left untreated. Take some simple precautions:
Keep to footpaths and avoiding long grass when out walking.
Tuck your trousers into socks, wear long sleeved clothing and light coloured fabrics to help spot ticks.
Use insect repellents.
Inspect your and your children’s skin for ticks, including head, neck and skin folds (armpits, groin, and waistband).
Check that pets do not bring ticks into your home in their fur.