Wallops Wood is well situated for some fantastic walks, including several that you can take straight from the doorstep of your cottage with no driving required! Being located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, we’re quite spoilt for choice for good walks around here, and they can be adapted to suit you and your family. Whether you’re in for a longer walk with the dog and a pub stop along the way or a shorter walk with the children, there’s plenty of exploring to do!
There are also some fabulous walks a bit further afield that may involve a short drive, but all are well worth doing on a lovely sunny day. Discover new places, take in the fresh air and enjoy the nature that surrounds you.
Walks from Your Cottage
The walks can be found in the Local Area section of our digital guide. The walks vary from an easier 30 minutes to 2 hours, so plenty to choose from. The longer walks all include a pub stop, allowing you to take your time with a drink or meal along the way.
There are many pretty towns and cities in the area including Winchester, Chichester, Bishops Waltham which is just down the road, Alresford and the coastal town of Emsworth. These are interesting towns to explore and discover their amazing history. Check out some walks around these towns in the Local Area section on our website and digital guide.
As well as being surrounded by the South Downs, we’re fortunate to have some Country Parks in the local area as well. The Meon Valley Trail is very local to us and follows the old Alton to Fareham railway line. It’s an off road trail suitable to walking, cycling and running, and with no traffic, a safe place for all the family to explore.
Other parks worth exploring in the area include Lepe Country Park in the New Forest, with amazing views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The Queen Elizabeth Country Park is near Petersfield and Royal Victoria Country Park just outside Southampton, so there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy.
Our accessible guests also have a great choice of walks locally that are on easier paths. You can find out more about local accessible walks on our blog post here.
We encourage our guests to get out and explore the local area as much as possible while staying with us. There’s plenty to on offer in the area, with some amazing countryside on our doorstep!