Our Favourite Local Walks Within Hampshire - The Directory Group

Our Favourite Local Walks within Hampshire

Our Favourite Local Walks within Hampshire

From open down lands, ancient woodlands, to charming villages and attractive coastlines. There are plenty of beautiful walking trails to visit within Hampshire.

St Catherine’s Hill

This walk starts from Garnier Road Winchester, SO23 9PA. You will have chance to explore Winchester itself, a historic bustling cathedral city, before the walk passes through the tranquil water meadows and along the River Itchen. The route then climbs St Catherine’s Hill, the site of an ancient hill fort which provides stunning views across the city, before descending and continuing along another stretch of the river and back to the city. To find the map for this walking route visit www.hiwwt.org.uk.

Holly Bank Woods

Hollybank Woods is just North of Emsworth at the end of Holly Bank Lane, PO10 7EU. The woods are managed day to day by the Friends of Hollybank Woods for conservation and forestry on behalf of Havant Borough Council. The area comprises 157 acres of mostly mature broadleaved woodland, with a younger conifer forestry plantation and groups of conifer stands. Feel free to wonder on different trails in the woods, who knows what you might come across!

Beaulieu Food Trail

Explore the beautiful Hampshire village of Beaulieu, before following the Beaulieu River south to the shipbuilding village of Bucklers Hard. The Trail starts from Palace Lane, Brockenhurst, SO427YG and is 2.2 miles each way. But, your day out can be as long or short as you like. To find the map for the walking route visit www.thenewforest.co.uk.

Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst

This 6.5-mile walk starts at Hollands Wood in Brockenhurst, SO42 7QH, winding through wildlife-rich forests to Beechen Lane in Lyndhurst. Look out for deer and ponies as you make your way north towards the 'capital' of the New Forest. To find the map for this walking route visit www.thenewforest.co.uk.

Hayling Billy Trail

The Hayling Billy Coastal Path is a track used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders along the bed of an old railway line between Havant and Hayling Island. The Hayling Billy Trail starts in the car park of Havant train station. Follow the clearly marked cycle path to New Lane and through the crossing gates. You may of course join the trail at numerous points along the way. The Ship Inn at Langstone is a wonderful place to stop for drinks or a bite to eat on route. To find the map for this walking route visit www.walkandcycle.co.uk.

Thinking about adding more physical activity to your day? Walking can also be a great way to get more active!

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley