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The Countryside of Hampshire

Discover the countryside of Hampshire & The Isle of Wight on holiday or on your doorstep



Countryside in Hampshire
Hampshire is a haven for nature lovers, the official Visit Hampshire web site is a great guide to the local countryside.

Hantsweb (Council)
Landscape, Biodiversity and things to do at the county council web site.

New Forest National Park Authority
Discover the natural beauty, wildlife, plants & fungi and things to do.

Go New Forest
Discover wildlife, woodlands and coastline at the official tourism site.

The Environment Centre
An experienced environmental charity based in Southampton.

Walking in Hampshire
View, download and print local walks for free.

CPRE Hampshire
Charity promoting and encouraging the improvement, protection and preservation of the countryside.

Coast and countryside - NT
Explore National Trust land, properties and its wildlife on the National Trust web site.

South Downs National Park
The South Downs National Park offers a landscape as diverse as it is breath-taking.

Hants. & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Explore the reserves and the wildlife of the Wildlife Trust in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight LNP
The regions Local Nature Partnership. Working together locally to secure nature's value.

Sponsored Listings
Please get in touch to apply.

Rural Retreats in Hampshire

A Shepherds Hut overlooking the North Wessex Downs, a beautiful rural cottage, a coach house and a retreat with the New Forest in one direction and sandy beaches the other.

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Hampshire Cam - Wild Scenes
Wild Scenes photographs and stories with Trevor Codlin.

Latest News

RSS News – CPRE Hampshire
  • Hampshire Views Autumn/Winter 2020 22nd October 2020
    The Autumn/Winter edition of our members' newsletter, Hampshire Views is now available online. Features include: Value of Countryside report, Join the Regeneration, Volunteers' Week and Planning Reforms. The post Hampshire Views Autumn/Winter 2020 appeared first on CPRE Hampshire.
  • Update: South Hampshire District Group 22nd October 2020
    We are continuing to promote our Green Belt for South Hampshire and you can read about it on pages 6-7 of Hampshire Views. There is steady progress in persuading local authorities how important it is to have countryside on your doorstep to provide space for health and wellbeing, fresh air, clean water and tranquillity. There […]
  • Update: North Hampshire District Group 22nd October 2020
    The North Hampshire District Group continues to monitor planning applications within the area and to respond to concerns raised by members and the local community. These currently include proposals for new housing developments and the ongoing case of constructing a Motorway Service Area close to Hackwood Park near Basingstoke. The post Update: North Hampshire District […]
  • Update: South Downs and Central District Group 22nd October 2020
    The focus of recent planning work in the South Downs and Central District Group has been on two very large projects in the countryside of East Hampshire, one to the north and one to the south of the District. The post Update: South Downs and Central District Group appeared first on CPRE Hampshire.
  • Update: Test Valley District Group 22nd October 2020
    The group now consists of: John Moon – acting Chair, Moya Grove, secretary, Bob Wren – Romsey, Luigi Gregori – Andover, Steve Lees - Planning advisor, Nick Walton - environment and water, and Robert Childs. The post Update: Test Valley District Group appeared first on CPRE Hampshire.
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