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Best trails in Hampshire

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Trying to find the best Hampshire trails? AllTrails has 337 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Southampton, Petersfield or Lyndhurst, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 184 easy trails in Hampshire ranging from 0.7 to 16.3 miles and from 13 to 885 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Hampshire
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#1 - Wessex 100 Circular Walk
South Downs National Park
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Length: 99.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
#2 - Otter Trail and Hawksley Memorial Garden via Itchen
Bambridge Park Garden Centre
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
A circular walk from village of Allbrook in Hampshire. The Otter Trail was created by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and takes you along part of the Itchen Navigation Path and through Otterbourne Park Woods. You will pass several old locks and enjoy long stretches of riverside path as well as beautiful sections of woodland. There is chance to see llamas along the way as well as a memorial garden. The path follows the course of the river for much of its length so is generally flat. The only real hill is a gradual incline across a field which takes you up to Otterbourne Park Woods. You will need to negotiate several stiles and kissing gates, all of which are fairly dog-friendly. The paths along the river are towpaths so are in a good state of repair, although some are narrow and you have to walk in single file. Otterbourne Park Woods can get a bit muddy. Stout walking boots or shoes are recommended (wellies are probably not necessary except in winter/after heavy rain). You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. Allow 1.5 hours. Show more
#3 - Farley Mount and Parnholt Circular
Winchester, Hampshire, England
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
This is a beautiful walk around the Farley Mount area. It starts at the Farley Mount car park and you will pass the mount (the pyramid shaped folly that gives the park its name) on the way to waypoint 1. Keep an eye on the views also as this is one of the most beautiful walks. There are also Geocaches along this route if you are that way inclined. The track is a solid well trodden track for the majority of the route, the first half is pretty flat, the second half has a few very slight inclines but nothing too bad. The track and footpath is obvious and is easy to navigate. There are no kissing gates or stiles on route. Show more
#4 - The Three Churches of Steventon, Ashe and Deane
Ashe Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
A circular walk of byways and field tracks from Steventon in Hampshire. It starts at Steventon Church which has strong connections with Jane Austen (her father and two brothers were rectors here). The route passes through fields and woodland to Ashe Park, then to the hamlets of Ashe and Deane. It returns to Steventon via part of the long-distance Wayfarers Walk. Most of the walk is fairly flat but with some gentle slopes. There are some short sections of quiet road, but most of the walk is on byways, footpaths and along field edges. The tracks were generally good without too much mud. There are various gates including kissing gates but no stiles on the route. There were sheep grazing in one field at the time of writing. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours. Show more
#5 - Dogmersfield and the Basingstoke Canal
Hook, Hampshire, England
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
A walk across the fields and along the lanes around Dogmersfield, a small peaceful village in Hampshire. There's plenty of water to enjoy with the Basingstoke Canal running through the area and a beautiful lake (Tundry Pond) situated in the grounds of Dogmersfield House. Dogmersfield House was originally built by the St John-Mildmays in 1727 and is now a hotel. The walk is relatively flat and includes a one mile section along the Baskingstoke Canal towpath. The paths are very narrow in places and they cross numerous fields so they could be very muddy in wet weather. The walk also includes a total of 16 stiles of varying heights and designs. Dogs will be able to negotiate all of these easily as many of them have adjacent gaps for dogs to pass through. Only one caused some concern with barbed wire along all fence edges. Show more
#6 - Kempshott and Pardown
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
A circular walk around the Kempshott and Pardown (Oakley) areas just to the south of Basingstoke in Hampshire. The walk is through the hills to the south of, and looking over, Basingstoke. Good views across the town and northern Hampshire can be found at a couple of points. The terrain is gentle, so the walk is quite flat for the most part. There is one gentle but moderately long incline of note in the latter half of the walk. A good portion of the walk goes through, or alongside, beautiful old woodlands and hedgerows, all of which exhibit lush and extensive carpets of bluebells and wood anemone in the springtime. Many other wild flowers can be seen dependent on time of year. If you are partial to blackberrying, there are plenty of bountiful bushes along the route. You will follow one short section of quiet public road which is a dead end, so there is no through traffic. If you have dogs with you, certain sections may require they be on a lead in the interests of avoiding disturbance to wild ground-nesting birds and to protect game birds which are reared close by. Wild pheasants and partridges can be a common sight throughout the length of the walk. Some sections of the walk are lower-lying and can get quite muddy after rain; however, even the largest puddles can be bypassed around their edges. There are no stiles or other climbing obstacles to negotiate, a narrow metal gate is the only obstacle on route. Set aside around two to three hours to complete the walk.Show more
#7 - Tillingbourne at Work
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
An undulating walk in the Surrey Hills, starting from Chilworth Station and passing through farmland, woodland and parkland. The route crosses the Tillingbourne stream, which used to power a number of powder, paper and corn mills in the area. Part of the walk follows the Pilgrims Way, running from Winchester to Canterbury. There is also a shorter variation of this trail that can be taken. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk has several steady slopes plus a couple of steeper sections. The paths across woodland and farmland can get quite muddy so stout shoes or boots are required and wellingtons are recommended in the winter months. You will need to negotiate a number of kissing gates plus 9 stiles (all of which have open fence surrounds which will be suitable for most dogs to pass through). You will be sharing a few of the fields with horses and at least one field may be holding cattle so take particular care with dogs. You will need to cross the railway at an unsignalled footpath crossing so take extreme care and listen carefully for trains before you cross. There is one short stretch of road walking. Allow 4 hours. If you are looking for refreshments there are several options. The Percy Arms pub is at the start of the walk, opposite Chilworth Station, and the William IV pub is in Little London, 5 minutes walk south of Waypoint 4. There are a number of pubs, cafes and shops in the village of Shere, a short walk from Waypoint 5. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham. This walk follows public rights of way which cross private and public land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.Show more
#8 - Emery Down
New Forest National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
#9 - Cliddesden and Ellisfield
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
A circular walk taking in woodland tracks, byways and fields in the Hampshire countryside near Cliddesden. There are a few slopes, including some quite steep sections. Most of the walk is on woodland tracks or across fields, with a few very short sections of quiet road. Part of the route is along the old trackbed of the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway, and the walk also includes a section of the long distance Three Castles Path. Some of the tracks can get muddy after wet weather. There are no stiles, but there are a number of gates including kissing gates. There are some fields where sheep were grazing at the time of writing. Allow 3.5 hours. Show more
#10 - Lyndhurst Hill and Swan Green
New Forest National Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
This walk in the New Forest National Park starts from Swan Green in Lyndhurst. This mostly flat scenic walk takes you through open land, dense forest, moorland, and heaths. There are many pubs on the path that you can visit if you need a rest or a drink!Show more
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