Itchen Valley Country Park
Explore 440 acres of parkland in this attractive country park in Southampton. There are numerous walking trails and an off road cycle trail running through the park. The park contains a 250 acre water meadow nature reserve, 90 acres of ancient woodland and 60 acres of grazing land. The River Itchen also runs through the park.
The park has excellent facilities with a Visitor Centre built in the style of a 17th Century Hampshire Aisle Barn. The centre houses a gift shop and various interactive displays.
To continue your walking you can pick up the Itchen Way long distance trail or visit the nearby Lakeside Country Park in Eastleigh.
Itchen Valley Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Itchen Valley Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Itchen Valley Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Itchen Valley Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Also in the city you can head to Southampton Common on the western side of the river. The expansive common is great for walking with miles of trails and several pretty lakes.
In the city centre you can pick up the Southampton Walls Walk and learn about the history of the old city walls.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.