Walks and Cycle Routes


Parks and Open spaces Basingstoke Council website including:

Pushchair Walks: Basing lime pits, Crabtree Plantation, Eastrop Park, War Memorial Park

Other Walks: Carpenters Down, Blackdam Pond

Tree trails and self-guided walks – Basingstoke Council website

Walking in Hampshire – Hampshire Council website

Walking in Hants – John Harris’ Walking in…England, free walks

Pushchair friendly recommendations

Farley Mount, Winchester – No toilet facilities, free parking, excellent outdoor area for toddlers, farm shop on the way in from Winchester or Waitrose nearby for picnic bits, path’s aren’t distinct but are fairly pushchair friendly

Basingstoke Canal, Odiham – Castle remains are pretty cool although you can no longer picnic inside it, have to sit outside, path can be quite thin in places but still should still be able to use with an off road buggy

Frensham Little Pond/Great Pond, Nr Farnham – Nearest sandy “beach”!

Fleet Pond, Fleet – Tiny sandy beach, picnic benches, jettys for feeding the ducks, entry road in is a bit hair raising!

Alice Holt, Alton – See my review of Alice Holt from 2013 for more details

Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean – See my review of Queen Elizabeth Country Park from 2014 for more details.

Staunton Country Park, Havant

Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton

Other Walk Recommendations

Aldermaston Common – On the road from Basingstoke to Newbury. Several Car Parks around the common

Hook Common – Just off Junction 5 of M3. Cows present so will need to keep dogs under control.

Yateley Common Country Park – Nr Yately. Newbury Race Course/Watership Down – near Kingsclere, RG28 7NJ

Micheldever Wood. See my review of Micheldever Wood from 2014, for more details.

Victoria Park

Medstead Forest – Near to Alton. Lovely in spring time when the Bluebells are out

Danebury Iron Age Hillfort – Near Andover


Recommendations for family

Alice Holt, Alton – 3 mile cycle trail suitable for children and adults

The Look Out Discovery Centre, Bracknell – a 24.2 kilometre cycle network suitable for all abilities

General cycling recommendations from other websites

Cycling routes – AA website

Cycling routes – Visit Hampshire website

Cycling routes – Basingstoke Council

Cycling routes – Sustrans website

Cycling routes – Map My Ride website