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Hampshire Countryside Service

Visit Hampshire's Countryside

  • Notices in Hampshire’s Country Parks and Nature Reserves – ‘Form CA17’
    Notices with accompanying maps are appearing in our Country Parks and countryside sites. These notices are headed ‘Form CA17’ and relate to access rights.
    They do not affect how people already enjoy using these sites, but are related to a legal process that will help the County Council plan and manage public access on the sites that it owns.

Countryside Sites

Country Parks and Nature Reserves
Countryside sites finder
Easy access to the countryside

Countryside events


Long distance routes
Shorter walks
Guided walks
Dog walking

Cycling, Horse riding,
Outdoor Activity Centres
Country pursuits 800kb pdf

Countryside information

Hampshire Countryside Service
Countryside Service Design Standards
Rights of way information
Countryside Learning
Books, leaflets and maps

The beautiful Hampshire countryside provides an ideal backdrop for outdoor activities

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    Mapping Hampshire's countryside
    Our mapping tool will help you get out into the countryside, plan your routes and make your own maps.


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    Whether you want magnificent views, a country park, somewhere to walk the dog or simply go for a gentle stroll, you'll find plenty to choose from in Hampshire.


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    There are a wide variety of landscapes, from hills and heaths, forest and downland, rivers and streams, water meadows and woodland... all for you to explore.


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    Have a picnic or barbecue, or go horse riding, walking and cycling on the many routes throughout this beautiful county.