GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Staunton Way

9 miles (14 km)

The Staunton Way takes you from Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Petersfield, through the South Downs to Staunton Country Park near Havant.
The start in Queen Elizabeth Country Park is particularly lovely with its acres of woodland and variety of wildlife. You then pass through the south downs enjoying splendid rolling countryside as you go. The end point is Staunton Country Park which boasts pleasure gardens, a lake and original glasshouses.
Click here for an excellent route guide from Hampshire CC.

Staunton Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Staunton Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.

Photos

Pond at the Visitor Centre, Queen Elizabeth Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1360298

Pond at the Visitor Centre, Queen Elizabeth Country Park - route start.

Towards South Holt Farm - geograph.org.uk - 355946

Towards South Holt Farm. On the horizon, South Holt Farm, on the border between this square and the next one north. The valley in between is wooded (just see the tree tops here). The sign on the stile indicates the Staunton Way, a path between Staunton Park near Havant and Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Petersfield.

Signs for the Staunton Way and Church, Chalton - geograph.org.uk - 378253

Signs for the Staunton Way and Church, Chalton. The trail is named after Sir George Staunton, an early 19th century Portsmouth MP who created a country estate. It passes through Chalton, Finchdean and Rowlands Castle.

The Staunton Way on Chalton Down - geograph.org.uk - 1923513

Chalton Down

Staunton Way at Finchdean - geograph.org.uk - 1434277

Finchdean. This waymark of the deer's head is on Wellsworth Lane which is simply a footpath at this point. The footpath also carries the Sussex Border Path.

Old Idsworth seen from the Staunton Way on Idsworth Down - geograph.org.uk - 1923570

Old Idsworth seen from the trail on Idsworth Down

Leaving Rowlands Castle - geograph.org.uk - 355891

Leaving Rowlands Castle. Leaving the woodland, the trail heads invitingly north in open countryside.

Staunton Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1561623

Lake at the end of the route in Staunton Country Park

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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