Walks in Hampshire

Enjoy walking with the family, or even by yourself? Want a new adventure? Then look no further, here are some titles providing different walks across Hampshire, from the New Forest to villages and sea side towns.

50 walks in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, AA publishing

Walking is one of Britain’s favourite leisure activities, and this guide to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. Featured are all of the practical details you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty, and annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Each has a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking, and public toilets.

A walk around the New Forest: thirty five circular walks, Norman Henderson

Created by William the Conqueror in 1079, the New Forest is largest area of lowland heath and ancient woodland in Britain. Easily accessible from London, it can appear in places to be very remote, both in time and location. This is the perfect guide for those wishing to get to know the New Forest better: a series of undemanding short circular walks, which, when tackled individually or linked together in a week’s walking, form a complete circuit of the New Forest.

Hampshire, Robert Wood

Robert Wood introduces a collection of walks exploring different aspects of the historical past of the county of Hampshire.

Hampshire including the New Forest, Helen Livingston

The books in this series provide full A-Z gazetteers of information on some of the most beautiful areas in Britain and present ten walks and two car tours, plus information for cyclists. A small atlas is included to assist with travelling.;The guide includes a weekend itinerary from Friday night to Sunday afternoon, and describes the customs, traditions, history and legends of the area as well a providing a checklist of places to visit and shop with addresses and telephone numbers.

The best of Hampshire, Chris and Jackie Parry

With this full-colour, itinerary based guide visitors will be able to prepare for their holiday with an extensive briefing on all aspects of Hampshire, including history, climate, culture, food and drink.

6 thoughts on “Walks in Hampshire”

  1. oh dear maybe myself & other customer spoke too soon….only the second one on list works, others get a 502 error message. I can’t understand why they are not checked at time of placing.
    Sadly I will no longer check any of these lists as to be honest a real waste of time.


    1. Hi Denny, thanks again for the really useful feedback. We now have a new method for obtaining our links and I am pleased to say they have all been corrected. This should hold us in good stead for future posts which we hope you will enjoy.
      Katie, Hampshire Libraries


  2. I was obviously too slow to catch the broken links, so for me, no criticism but recognition that this is a very useful way to promulgate books, and maybe in due course other materials, that are available to meet a particular theme. It also just so happens that a month or so ago my own local library, Fareham, did a ‘special’ – a single small bookshelf in the middle of the library – on general walking as well as local walks and I actually borrowed at least one of these books at that time.

    A minor criticism of the subject, this might have been better timed at the start rather than the end of the long school holidays ?


    1. Hi Neil, great to hear the walking book display in Fareham Library inspired you! Thank you for feedback, we will take this into consideration when promoting and displaying books within our Libraries in the future.
      Katie, Hampshire Libraries


    2. Hi Neil, do excuse the delay in getting back to you! We scheduled different mini topics within the summer holiday theme to be posted each week, regrettably this one came out last! Thanks for reading, we hope you still managed to find some nice days for walks? We’s also love to hear of any specific titles you can recommend from the books you borrowed? Our branches could definitely do something similar with book displays. Many thanks, Jeremy.


  3. You could add that if the books are not available at your nearest library, then you can reserve them for 70 pence (a knockdown price – used to be 85 pence when I first started working at Emsworth Library 14 years ago!) at your nearest library or through the Hampshire Libraries website if you know your Library card Number and Pin Number (4 digit password). L Jerome.


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