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Country Parks and Nature Reserves

  • Manor Farm

    Manor Farm Country Park

    A working farm of a bygone age set in a scenic landscape of farmland and ancient woodland on the banks of the River Hamble.


  • Royal Victoria Country Park

    Royal Victoria Country Park

    Covering over 200 acres, it is one of the most scenic and delightful areas of South Hampshire, providing ideal facilities for families.


  • Staunton Country Park


    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.


  • Yateley Country Park

    Yateley Common

    193 hectares (476 acres) of heathland, woodland, grassland and ponds with angling at Wyndhams Pool.


  • Queen Elizabeth Country PArk

    Queen Elizabeth Country Park

    Hampshire's biggest country park... 20 miles of trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders... and Butser Hill National Nature Reserve.


  • Titchfield Haven

    Titchfield Haven and Visitor Centre

    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 Country Park

    Lepe Country Park

    Lepe occupies a narrow stretch of land with superb views of the Solent and Isle of Wight.


  • Farley Mount

    Farley Mount

    On the downs a few miles west of Winchester. The views from the monument are probably the finest in central Hampshire.


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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.

For more information on Lyme Disease on the NHS website