GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Staunton Country Park

4 miles (7 km)

Enjoy 1000 acres of landscaped parkland and forest at Staunton Country Park near Havant. Here you'll find a farm, two pretty lakes, a maze, a walled garden and glasshouses containing exotic tropical flowers and plants from around the world. There is also a visitor center, with animals and attractions and a number of interesting buildings including follies and a gothic library.
There are a number of trails ideal for walking and cycling while cycle hire is available at the Victorian Coach House. The route below starts and ends at the car park but Rowland's castle train station is another good access point situated less than a mile from the park.
The park includes the large woodland area of Havant Thicket which forms part of the Forest of Bere. You can extend your walking in the area by visiting Creech Woods and West Walk.
The Shipwrights Way long distance cycling and walking trail runs past the park. You can follow the trail all the way to Portsmouth via Havant and Hayling Island.
Just to the east of Rowlands Castle you will find Stansted Park where you will find a fine 1800 acre park surrounding the Edwardian Stansted House.

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Staunton Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Staunton Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably bump into other owners on your visit. They can't be brought into the Farm area though.

The Rowlands Castle Walk starts from the train station in the nearby village. It heads to Stansted Park and Havant Thicket before making its way to the park. The route is a nice way of seeing all of these local attractions in one loop. The village is also worth exploring with its picturesque village green and remains of the old castle to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.

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Photos

Staunton Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1561663

A group of peacocks look towards the Gothic Library in the park.

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The lake and terrace in the autumn of 2009

Fishing in Staunton Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 8170

Fishing in Staunton Country Park. This was created as a Regency Pleasure Gardens and parkland by Regency politician and botanist, Sir George Staunton.

Looking towards the café at Staunton Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1595029

Looking towards the café

A llama within Staunton Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1595025

A llama poses for the camera

Autumn at Staunton Country Park (3) - geograph.org.uk - 1591826

Footpath and trees

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