Hinton Ampner Walk
Explore the beautiful gardens surrounding this stately home near New Alresford in Hampshire.
Here you will find cloud topiary, a walled garden, a sunken garden and fabulous views over the South Downs. You can also extend your walk into the wider estate. Head east towards Joan's acre wood where you will find ancient woodland and an abundance of wildlife.
You could also pick up the Itchen Way or Wayfarer's Walk which run past the estate.
Head west and you can explore the South Downs on our Cheesefoot Head Walk.
PostcodeSO24 0LA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Hinton Ampner Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Hinton Ampner Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Hinton Ampner OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Hinton Ampner Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a good on site cafe where you can enjoy some refreshments after your walk. It's located in one of the oldest buildings on the estate which was formerly a stable.
If you fancy a pub lunch head into nearby Cheriton and pay a visit to The Flower Pots. The attractive red brick building dates back to the 1830s when it was originally a farmhouse. They serve fine food and have a lovely large garden area to relax in. You can find them at Brandy Mount, SO24 0QQ.
The pretty village is a pleasant place for a stroll too. There's a 13th century church some picturesque thatched cottages and the site of the Battle of Cheriton which took place as part of the English Civil War in 1544. This is located about a mile east of the village near Cheriton Wood where there's some peaceful woodland trails to enjoy.
The estate is a great place to bring your dog for a walk so you'll probably see plenty of other owners on your visit. They must be on leads and are not allowed in the formal gardens though. The tea rooms mentioned above are also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north you can pick up the Alresford Walk which uses two of the area's waymarked trails to create a circular route through the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks, South Downs Walks page.