Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Hampshire's largest country park with 600 hectares of dramatic downland and beautiful woodland, located within the South Downs National Park. From the top of Butser hill, the highest point on the Downs, to the Visitor centre with its shop and café, the park makes a great day out.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Visitor centre fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open daily, summer 10-5.30; winter 10-4.30. Closed 25-26 Dec
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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