Hampshire residents encouraged to continue enjoying local outdoor spaces but at a safe distance from others

Hampshire County Council is encouraging residents to continue enjoying its range of fantastic outdoor spaces but to follow the social distancing guidelines in place due to the coronavirus pandemic

Mar 23 2020

The County Council’s Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage, Councillor Seán Woodward, said: “Given the large numbers of visitors we saw at our country parks over the weekend, and following Government advice, we are now making further changes to ensure the safety and wellbeing of visitors and staff during the pandemic.

“Alongside the social distancing, our country parks, walks and open spaces remain open to local visitors but all on-site parking and facilities (including the play areas and toilets) are now closed until further notice.

“We are also asking visitors not to drive to our parks as there is no parking on site.

“However, we are very fortunate in Hampshire to have many areas of outstanding countryside, including over 750 miles of off-road cycle routes and urban cycle paths, and 3,000 miles of right of ways – which are suitable for all ages and abilities. For those residents keen to get some fresh air, we ask that they carefully follow the social distancing guidelines – a critical measure being keeping two metres apart from others.”

Please follow the social media channels of your local countryside site to stay up to date with the latest developments.

Existing parking passes and memberships will be extended for the length of time we are closed.

For more details on the national guidance, go to the County Council’s Coronavirus web pages.