Long Distance Footpaths in Hampshire
Hampshire is very well served by a comprehensive network of over 3,000 miles of rights of way giving access for everyone to most parts of the county - on footpaths, bridleways and byways.
To encourage use of the rights of way, the County Council has established a network of long-distance paths, in addition to the South Downs Way national trail. These routes greatly enhance the opportunities for walkers wishing to explore the best of Hampshire's countryside.
Each walk is distinctively signed and waymarked, and advertised by a leaflet or booklet - some also provide additional circular walks. Leaflets can be obtained from Hampshire Country Council Information or Local Information Points.
A series of circular bridleway routes to the north of Alresford known as The Ox Drove Way also provides recreational routes for walkers, riders and cyclists.
Other walks in Hampshire include the Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail - 30 miles of restored waterway and towpath from Greywell to Byfleet in Surrey and seasonal Guided Walks around Hampshire.