With a network of over 4,800 km of rights of way and two national parks, Hampshire offers a myriad of adventures for walkers. The jewel in the county’s crown is the New Forest, one of Britain’s most stunning national parks and a remarkable example of a medieval hunting forest. The South Downs, England’s newest national park, also presents some outstanding walks in landscapes of high ecological and scenic value. The two national parks cover around 45% of Hampshire’s area. This guide covers both of these parks and features many other superb walks across the county.