Nearest Landscape & Nature Hampshire
Our Landscape and Nature category brings all Coast Radar’s Hampshire listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of the countryside or coast path based activity.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Hampshire day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the countryside or coast path activity links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Hampshire activity.
- The New Forest Museum has displays and activities about the New Forest National Park. You can find out about the history, traditions and wildlife of the New Forest. The centre runs a wide selection of events throughout the year. Gift shop and wheelchair access.
- Nore Barn Woods is part of Maisemore Gardens in Emsworth. The woods are beautiful all year round and close to the Chichester Harbour. It covers about six acres of woodland and showcases the most stunning displays of bluebells and other wild flowers and birdlife. The northern area of the woods is mostly wet woodland so stick to the southern parts and you’ll enjoy a lovely day out in nature. There is a group of conservationists who keep the woods in good order to allow the public to enjoy them and there is no charge to go into the area. There is a decent amount of parking nearby and access is fairly easy.
- Langstone is a small village on a road which leads from Havant to Hayling Island. The village High Street is designated as a Conservation Area, while the coastal path leading eastwards from the village is both part of Hampshire County Council’s Solent Way and Wayfarers Walk. Langstone Harbour includes a RSPB reserve that occupies one third of the Harbour – a muddy estuary that attracts large numbers of birds all year round. Terns, gulls and wading birds descend to breed on the islands in spring and summer, while thousands of waders and brent geese migrate from the Arctic to feed and roost in safety here. Langstone Harbour tidal estuary and consists mostly of intertidal mud but includes five small islands composed of salt marsh and shingle ridges.
- The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the heavily-populated south east of England. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire. Don’t just think of a forest as the New Forest coast extends for 26 miles in length, as the crow flies, making it up to 76% of Hampshire’s total coastline (33 miles). The designated area of the National Park covers 571 km2 (140,000 acres) and includes many existing SSSIs. As well as most of the New Forest district of Hampshire, it takes in the South Hampshire Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a small corner of Test Valley district around the village of Canada and part of Wiltshire south-east of Redlynch.
- Clanfield is an historic village well worth a visit. One of the main attractions of the villages is the church of St James that dates back to 1305 and contains to medieval bells. The villages is bordered by the South Downs National Park and is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty full of walks and places to picnic and just enjoy the outdoors. There are few residents but Old Clanfield boasts more take aways than other similar sized communities! It also has a great skatepark and childrens play area and is frequented by walkers all year round. Visitors love the thatched well and the pond and stop in one of the three pubs on their way back from their walks to enjoy Sunday lunch or a pint. Those keen on star gazing make use of the Clanfield Observatory which is run by the Hampshire Astronomical Group who have open days. It is up high on a hill on the South coast of England and is well equipped and has a full programme of open evenings throughout the year.