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    Walking in East Hampshire

    Shipwrights WayFootpaths

    Long distance footpaths cross East Hampshire. The Staunton Way, The Hangers Way, and The South Downs Way meet just south of Petersfield. The St. Swithuns Way passes through Alton. Local walks include: the Liss Riverside Railway Walk, three circular walks in and around the Market Town of Alton and the Deadwater Valley Walk in Whitehill Bordon.

    You can use interactive rights of way maps online at Hampshire County Council's website to plan walks and rides, report a problem with a right of way, or search for rights of way by postcode or placename.  

    Literary Walks in East Hampshire

    East Hampshire is home to some of Britain's literary greats. You can follow in the footsteps of these writers, including Jane Austen and Flora Thompson, on 6 self-guided walks. 
    The walks can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. (For details of how to download the Adobe viewer, click here). 

    Shipwrights Way

    A new long-distance path linking villages and towns in East Hampshire, from Bentley, through Alice Holt Forest and Queen Elizabeth Country Park and ultimately to Portsmouth. It can be used by walkers and cyclists, and, where possible, horse-riders and people with disabilities.

    Several sections are now open, including from Bentley Station to Alice Holt, from Alice Holt to Cradle Lane and from Buriton into Queen Elizabeth Country Park   More information

    Farm Trails

    There are trails in the countryside that can be downloaded below:

    More walks

    For more information about walks in Hampshire, take a look at
    www.walkinginhants.co.uk (an independent website), the walking pages on Hampshire County Council's website or the South Downs National Park website.