|9 Jun 2013||Friends of MacMillan||hayling billy walk|
The long distance footpaths in Hampshire provide the basis for many guided and self-guided walking holidays. The New Forest is a popular area for family and multi-activity breaks. For a holiday challenge walk the beautiful South Downs Way from Winchester to Eastbourne.
The South Downs Way
Experience the beautiful scenery and wonderful views and stay in the best country inns, hotels and B&Bs on one of our excellent value walking weekend breaks and holidays.
See also our South Downs Way trail guide, distance calculator and interactive maps.
Hampshire Hangers and South Downs
We offer walking weekend and mid-week breaks along the Hangers Way and in the Hampshire South Downs:
- Walk the Hangers Way: discover some of the history and beauty of Hampshire on this short walking holiday.
- Walk the St. Swithun's Way: follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims from Winchester in Hampshire to Farnham in Surrey via the beautiful Itchen Valley and the historic towns of Alresford and Alton.
There are several companies that combine walking with nature, exploring the many unique wildlife habitats across Hampshire:
- Project Fred run holidays and mini-breaks in the New Forest.
- Naturetrek offer wildlife holidays across the South of England.
- The Travelling Naturalist also run wildlife holidays in the New Forest.
Join thousands of others who regularly exercise and discover the benefits of this very social sport. The following clubs and businesses offer training and regular classes:
- Personal Trainer Cheryl McGlynn of Bodyperfect Fitness Training provides FREE taster sessions and evening and daytime lessons in the Hamble area.
- Denise Paice of Feel Good Therapies is a Sports Therapist who offers week day, week ends and evening classes in the Waterlooville area.
- Regular classes, beginner technique courses and taster sessions are provided by Susan Nordic Walking based in and around Fleet.
You may find this targeted Google search for Nordic Walking classes useful.
|Alton Ramblers||An active walking group covering a large area of East Hampshire and the South Downs.|
|Andover Ramblers||At the heart of walking in north-west Hampshire and the Test Valley.|
|Eastleigh Ramblers||Promoting rambling and protects rights of way within the Borough of Eastleigh.|
|Hants Walk 2030||A friendly bunch of young walkers who enjoy the country, chat, fine food and the odd bevvy.|
|Meon Ramblers||A thriving group organising walks across Hampshire and in West Sussex, Surrey and Dorset.|
|New Forest Ramblers||Formed in 1969, New Forest Ramblers organise group walks across Dorset and Hampshire.|
|North East Hampshire Ramblers||A regular programme of walks held in the Farnborough, Aldershot and Fleet area.|
|North Hampshire Downs Ramblers||Interesting and broad based walks in North Hampshire, Berkshire, West Sussex and beyond.|
|Portsmouth Ramblers||Walking regularly in an area characterized by chalk downland, historic towns and idyllic villages.|
|Ringwood and Fordingbridge Footpath Soc||The Society provides a comprehensive programme of guided walks and social events throughout the year.|
|South East Hants Ramblers||Walks each week within 15 miles of Waterlooville, Havant, Hayling Island and neighbouring areas.|
|Southampton Ramblers||Working for ramblers in the Southampton, Totton and Waterside areas and surrounding areas.|
|Waltham Ramblers||A small friendly group walking regularly on alternate Wednesday mornings.|
|Winchester Ramblers||A walking group that is part of the Ramblers Association.|