Chinese New Year Trail
February Half Term 2019
Are you looking for something fun and free to do this February half term? To celebrate Sir George Staunton's connection to China, we have created this downloadable trail for you to follow and find the animals of the Chinese New Year.
Staunton Country Park has 3 walking trails:
- Easy Access – this is signposted by red way markers - 2.6 km
- Medium Walking Trail – this is signposted by yellow way markers - 2.2 km
- Long Walking Trail – this is signposted by blue way markers - 5.1km
Little Hedgehogs Nature Club
Little Hedgehogs is a hands-on nature club for children aged 2 and a half years and above during school term time. Sessions include activities and resources appropriate to the weather and the seasons.
There are three permanent orienteering courses designed for different skills and experience levels. They all start and finish at the same location within the Country Park. The maps can be purchased from the Visitor Centre located on the Farm side.
- Havant Thicket Boundary Trail – this is signposted by purple way markers and is 4km long
- Green Mountain Bike Trail – suitable for beginners and novice cyclists. There are no challenging features. A section runs along the public highway at Swanmore Road and Middle Park Way. A 3.6km loop through Havant Thicket is available as an alternative.
Long Distance Paths
The Staunton Way
The Staunton Way is a 8.5 to 33km long-distance walking route passing through some of the most uninhabited places in Hampshire. It will take you from Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Petersfield at its northern tip, high onto the South Downs and down to Staunton Country Park on the
fringes of Havant.
You can walk the whole route or make a series of shorter walks by using the two connecting paths shown on the map.
The Shipwright’s way
The Shipwrights Way is a 50 mile long distance route which links villages and towns in east Hampshire. The name reflects the use of oak grown at Alice Holt Forest for Tudor shipbuilding.
Starting from Alice Holt Forest, the route passes through Bordon, Liphook, Liss, Petersfield, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Staunton Country Park, Havant, Hayling Island. It continues to Portsmouth via the ferry, finishing at the Historic Dockyard.
As much as possible, the route is off-road, using rights of way and permissive paths.