3 National Trust Walks in Hampshire
The National Trust have so many great walks across the UK. Our Explorers have been busy finding their favourites to share with you.
Here’s 3 National Trust Walks in Hampshire from our Explorers Emma and Minnie.
We have come up with some of our favourite places in Hampshire to give you some ideas on where to go to blow the cobwebs away but whilst staying safe.
1. Uppark House and Gardens
Uppark located in Petersfield provides the perfect place to get out and let off some steam with your dog. Hundreds of daffodil bulbs have been planted here and as it’s now spring they will all be coming out in full bloom!
This provides the chance to safely get some gorgeous outside family photos. The position on the high point of the South Downs can give you views all the way to the English Channel on a clear day. You can explore the gardens of the 19th century house as well as the woodland here.
2. New Forest Northern Commons
Another National Trust location that we adore is the Northern Commons of the New Forest. An open landscape of heather, woodland, bogs and mini valleys, you are able to escape and forget about the world! Take. Picnic and relax out in the middle of no where. The New Forest is cared for via traditional communing with ponies, donkeys, cattle and pigs shaping the wilderness.
3. West Witterings Beach
If your dog prefers sandy paws then take a visit to East Head at the West Witterings. On low tide there are miles and miles of sand to run around on. (Some areas of the beach are off limits to dogs at certain times of the year so please check the website before you visit) Stretch your legs on the idyllic natural sandy dunes and feel the salty air in your face and tail. Please do keep your dog on a short lead whilst exploring the dunes due to various ground nesting birds that will be around at this time of year.
Hopefully we have given you some inspiration on a few places you are able to escape to.
Whichever National Trust walk takes your fancy make sure you follow the appropriate steps to keep the place clean and protect the natural environment around you.
Whilst it’s great to watch your dogs running around and burning some energy, pay attention to your surrounding and pop them on a lead to reduce the chance of them disturbing any wildlife.
Make sure to pick up after your pup to keep the areas clean and tidy.
Finally make sure you keep your dog close and give other walkers space and make sure to follow the social distancing advice from the government.
Take in the beautiful sites, breathe some fresh air but most importantly stay safe and do not abandon your dog!